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post #1 of 72 Old 07-23-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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I need W I D E waterproof boots

Not overly wide, but a size 11 1/2 EE boot would be nice.

I also don't want to spend $400..

Anybody got any suggestions?

I really like the Sidi Way Mega (wide) boot, but I'm open to thoughts or suggestions.
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I have the Gaerne Explorers and wide feet. Quite happy with them.

Out of the box I wouldn't say they are water proof, but they are quite resistant. I road in a steady drizzle for two days straight earlier this year; my toes got a bit wet and the boots had to be camp-fire dried. The water seemed to be coming in through the stitching.

I've since applied Sno-Seal and am hoping that will make them water proof.

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That's the problem.. I have a couple pairs of almost waterproof boots.. I have a pair of Aerostich Combat Touring boots, but I hate the speed laces and the fact that the boots are stiffer than newlywed dick.. I can't stand to wear them..

So, I figure the Aerostich's are going on eBay (where I bought them, barely used, for the same reason) and I want a good, solid, and completely waterproof boot, and I want a real EE size.. I'm tired of spending $200 for footwear that's not comfortable, and I'm just not going to do it anymore. If I'm spending that kind of money, I'm going to get exactly what I'm after.. Problem is, I have to find it first.
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Newlywed dick...LOL.

The only boots I have that are COMPLETELY waterproof are Engineer boots. Have you thought about waterproof sock liner thingees?




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Newlywed dick...LOL.

The only boots I have that are COMPLETELY waterproof are Engineer boots. Have you thought about waterproof sock liner thingees?
Yeah, but that takes me back to your first line, since it's like rolling a condom on your foot..
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I really like my Danner Acadia boots with Gortex. They come in both an insulated and non-insulated version. About $230.00.
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Go to my website, and look at style #427. I have a bunch of riders wearing them, myself included. It will be under the Red Wing brand

www.santarosaredwing.com

Let me know!

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Go to my website, and look at style #427. I have a bunch of riders wearing them, myself included. It will be under the Red Wing brand

www.santarosaredwing.com

Let me know!

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Thanks Mark, but I like boots that allow me to feel the shifter/brake, which is part of the reason I don't like the Aerostich Combats..

I've been wearing a pair of Gaerne Stradas for over 10 years, but they're not waterproof. I like the ability to feel everything on the bike, but the soles are just about toast and not replaceable.. I want to replace them with another pair of motorcycle touring boots, but I really want something that fits properly and is waterproof.. Even the Sidi's that I was looking at are water resistant, not waterproof..

I've been informed by friends about how great the Oxtars are in both comfort for wide foot, and waterproof.. Of course they're not the easiest to find..
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Thanks Mark, but I like boots that allow me to feel the shifter/brake, which is part of the reason I don't like the Aerostich Combats..

I've been wearing a pair of Gaerne Stradas for over 10 years, but they're not waterproof. I like the ability to feel everything on the bike, but the soles are just about toast and not replaceable.. I want to replace them with another pair of motorcycle touring boots, but I really want something that fits properly and is waterproof.. Even the Sidi's that I was looking at are water resistant, not waterproof..

I've been informed by friends about how great the Oxtars are in both comfort for wide foot, and waterproof.. Of course they're not the easiest to find..

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