Boots (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

    23 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

    These shoes are pretty-much for scooter use only, as they don't have a gear change pad on the left foot. That said, they have one fantastic feature that will suit every rider, no matter what they ride...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

    17 December 2009 by Adam Child

    Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

    Dainese Axial Race boots, £279.99 Miles covered/time: 20,000 miles/one year. What’s good? As with my gloves (see left) I’ve used these boots for everything from touring to racing. Save £££s on...

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  • MCN Biking Britain survey: short boots

    04 November 2009 by Rob Hull

    MCN Biking Britain survey: short boots

    Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey. Save cash on motorcycle boots From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top short city riding boots. 1. Daytona Sport...

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  • Boot review: TCX SS Sport Woman

    04 November 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Boot review: TCX SS Sport Woman

    TCX SS Sport Woman £129.99 Miles covered/time: 900/one month What’s good? The oil- and petrol-resistant sole is reassuringly grippy in the rain. For the first couple of hundred miles they were a bit...

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  • Boot review: Teknic Violator

    23 October 2009 by Guy Procter

    Boot review: Teknic Violator

    Teknic Violator waterproof boots, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 5024/eight months What's good? Still like the fact they’re discreet but don’t spare the race tech, with massive shin guard, renewable toe...

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  • Boot review: Frank Thomas Classic

    17 October 2009 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Boot review: Frank Thomas Classic

    Frank Thomas Classic boot, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/four months What’s good? Unlike so many pairs of boots I’ve had in the past, these were an instantly comfortable fit from the first day I...

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  • Top ten best selling boots at the MCN Shop

    17 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Top ten best selling boots at the MCN Shop

    MCN’s online shop currently has a staggering 42,000+ motorcycling products for sale, many at prices vastly below the recommended retail price. Bringing together loads of respected names in bike kit...

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  • Kit review: Dainese Axial Race Boots

    10 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: Dainese Axial Race Boots

    Product: Dainese Axial Race Boots £279.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Miles covered/time: 30,000/three years What’s good? Despite owning these boots for three years I haven’t actually crashed in them – yet...

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  • Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    04 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    TCX Competizione S boots, £179.99 (143.99 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 3000/one year What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a few minor crashes. They’ve...

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  • kit review: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots

    26 August 2009 by Rupert Paul

    kit review: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots

    Product: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots, £210 (£144.99 on MCN shop) Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good? I've barely started my relationship with these boots but TCX...

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  • Boot Review: Dainese Torque In

    30 July 2009 by Ped Baker

    Boot Review: Dainese Torque In

    What’s good? Understated and fairly plain in construction the Torque In boots can be worn under jeans or Dainese leather trousers specifically designed to go over them (they attach to Velcro patches...

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  • Boot review: Hein Gericke Maxwell GTX

    17 July 2009 by Simon Relph

    Boot review: Hein Gericke Maxwell GTX

    What’s good? I wanted a pair of boots to keep my feet warm and dry, that I could polish when needed, that I could wear on most bikes without looking out of place and which were fuss-free to put on and...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

    10 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

    What’s good? These are the only boots I’ve worn day-in, day-out without anything falling off them or snapping. Now that can’t be bad, can it? They’re a versatile pair of boots – I’ve done track days,...

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  • Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    03 July 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: TCX Competizione S

    Product name: TCX Competizione S, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy TCX Competizione S boots What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a...

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  • Review: Supertech R boots

    19 June 2009

    Review: Supertech R boots

    Product Supertech R boots £299.95 Tester Michael Neeves Miles covered/time 100/six months What’s good? These new Supertech Rs are big improvement in fit over the last Supertech boot, and they’re...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    10 June 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

    What’s good? These boots are so good. What makes them good? The fact I wear them on and off bikes without discomfort (no armour involved); they have never leaked; they haven’t fallen to bits. In...

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  • Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    05 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

    What’s good? I hate flashy kit because it makes me feel a dick when I get overtaken by CB500s, but I still love techie stuff. Which makes these perfect. Standard issue to some cop riders, they’re...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Quito

    18 May 2009 by James Keen

    Boot review: Dainese Quito

    Best thing about it: I love these boots. They feel safe but at the same time they’re as comfy as trainers on and off the bike – great for commuting and touring because you can easily wear them all...

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  • Boot review: Puma 1000

    07 May 2009 by Rob Hull

    Boot review: Puma 1000

    Best thing about it: When your foot is in it, it’s one of the most comfortable boots I’ve worn. Loads a feel through the sole, very water-resistant for a non-WP boot and all the Puma kit has a certain...

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  • Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

    22 April 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

    Best thing about it: They are completely waterproof, extremely comfortable and well armoured. Even though they aren’t winter boots I wore them all year and combined with a pair of thermal socks they...

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  • Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

    15 April 2009 by Sam Pinney

    Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

    Product: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots Tester: Samuel Pinney Cost: £199.99 Still available: No, superseded by Vertigo Gore-tex Mega http://www.motorcyclenews.com Miles covered: 6000 Time owned: One...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    02 April 2009 by Rob Hull

    Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    Best thing about it: The most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned. They offer MotoGP derived protection (Stoner, Hayden and Hopkins all wear them) and even through two pairs of socks generate loads of...

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  • Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    18 March 2009 by Marc Potter

    Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

    Best thing about it: They’re worn by multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres so their pedigree is undoubted. These are not a full-on MX boot, but make a brilliant road boot for the GS man...

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  • Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    11 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

    Best thing about it: If I was forced to only have one pair of bike boots, it would be these. They’re lightweight, waterproof and give plenty of feel, but an 80mph slide and tumble failed to damage the...

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