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How many people here where riding boots when out? I know for safety you should but curious who actually does. And if where they ride primarily effects their decision.
 

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It's a good idea to be wearing at least some type of high top boot. I've just been wearing some steel toed work boots but I also have nerf bars. With out nerf bars you have a higher chance of running your own foot over. I just ordered Fox's Comp 5 Off-road boot which is suppose to be very comfortable but not to spendy. I'm starting to push myself pretty hard when I'm riding so I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to step up to a full boot. Now I'm starting to look into neck braces as well.
 

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I always have used a good high top boot in the past. Something with more protection is on my radar. Just not sure where. I was actually leaning more towards nerf bars first
 

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I always wear my boots. Alpinestar tech 3. Ride mostly dunes. Good for ankle support and keeps the heat away.
 

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I run alpine star tech 7s and even like the way they look. Find something you like both the look Feel and price of and you will be more apt to wear them. Remember good socks (IMHO just as important as the boots)
 

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I have Alpine star Tech 3. I have had them for a couple years and they are great.

I love having the boots for the bottom of my feet. with G-outs and jumps the boots really help. The boots help keep the heat off you from the exhaust, and support your ankles.

I would at least ride with steal toed work boots.
 

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I agree with what the other members are saying, Boots and nerfs for sure. I have owned a pair of gaernes for almost 3 years and they are by far the best boots I have ever owned, Very comfortable and no need to by another boot if they ever wear out they have replaceable soles. I know its crazy to give 3 and 400 bucks for boots, Some say the same about helmets.
 

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Appreciate the advice. My friend bought a pair of alpine stars tech 7 then promptly sold his bike. I'm thinking about grabbing those if they feel good, and the price is right
 

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I agree with al statements above. Here is another reason if you ride a dirt bike as well. The kick starter. I have a older 250f that has hella compression that you don't want to your foot to slip off the kick starter. I made the mistake of not wearing them recently just to start to get fluids flowing, slipped, and lever came back up, gashed open my shin and left me heckuva big knot there as well. Chalked up to another mental lesson the hard way, lol.
 

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DC shoes.....

but I have nerf bars... I would love to have a pair of riding boots, but im broke sooo..

I ride mainly trails and rocky terrain. sometimes i ride a nice blast of open trails and can get to the top of 4th and cruise on them. but to get to the trails is a 5th gear sprint on the road to the entrance.


after having a quad with nerf bars, i wouldn't own another quad without putting a good set on first. not only are they an investment towards protecting yourself, they can make a quad look incredibly good.
 

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Search CL. Always used riding gear for cheap
 

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I just bought tech 7s. Haven't ridden in them yet but they feel good. I was wearing my buddies old Gaerne boots for the last 7 years. And I finally needed them last fall. Rolled the quad, couldn't jump off, and the Nerf bar on my Honda rolled on my leg just above my ankle. Even with the boot was a huge welt. I kept riding, but no way if I didn't have boots. Then I decided I'd get a better pair in case I do something similar.

BTW, that's the only time I've seen a Nerf bar actually do worse damage. But oh well.
 

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Definately love my alpinestar boots. They have saved my ankles and shins a few times. Feel way more protected with them than just nerf bars.
Well, I hate nerfs. Have been banged up more by having nerfs than just pegs. Constantly getting sticks jammed in them, nets are either too tight and don't have enough room to work brake and shifter, or too loose and get hung up on my toe or the shifter or brake. Total pain in the ass and worthless in my book.
 

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Ouch! Better to be sore than to be broke for sure.
 

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I ride in my work boots. The only reason I have never invested in actual riding boots is because I hate the fact that I cant feel anything. Like when you put on winter gloves and try to write with a pen or pencil........yeah, it's hard to do. I had a pair when I first started riding my KX125 and just hated them. Maybe they have changed over the years.....
 

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I should get boots, I jump and do wheelies and ride trails on the sand all with no nerfs or heel guards.


But I use georgia romeos to ride.
 

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i rock thor boots
 

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I should get boots, I jump and do wheelies and ride trails on the sand all with no nerfs or heel guards.


But I use georgia romeos to ride.
Boots and nerfs are a must! All it takes is 1 time for your foot to slip of the peg coming off a jump and under the tire your leg goes and down you go as you get ripped of the bike and slammed to the dirt! And then you limp back to your bike with your leg tore half off and your ankle almost broke! Ask me how I know about that one! Lol
 
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