Boots (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

    31 December 2010 by James Keen

    Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

    Rev’it racing socks, £24.99 James Keen Miles covered/time: 3500/seven months    Save £££ on motorcycle boots & socks in the MCN Shop What’s good? Racing socks? I know, but hear...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

    21 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

    Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex boots, £159.99 (£159.95 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: 6000/one year What’s good? Riding 80 miles a day to work through winter, I find boots are probably the single most...

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  • Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

    16 December 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

    Daytona Roadstar GTX boots, £305.99 Miles covered/time: 60,000/six years What’s good? For me, these boots have become the benchmark for touring footwear. Not only do they provide wide-footed me with...

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  • Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

    07 December 2010 by Simon Brown

    Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

    Sidi Gore-Tex boots (superseded by B2 Gore, £210) Miles covered/time: 10,000/three years What’s good? Pretty much everything. I’ve worn these boots most days – summer and winter – for the last three...

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  • Boot review: Spyke Totem waterproof boots

    15 November 2010 by Andy Downes

    Boot review: Spyke Totem waterproof boots

    Spyke Totem waterproof boots, £250 Miles covered/time: 17,000/one year What’s good? So many waterproof boots fail on the second most important thing they are designed to be – waterproof. Thankfully...

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  • Boot review: Spada Predator Sports

    15 November 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Boot review: Spada Predator Sports

    Spada Predator Sports boots, £89.99  Miles covered/time: 700 miles/one month What’s good? Good solid boots with armour that are brilliantly waterproof. Completely and utterly,...

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  • Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

    22 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

    Vitesse Vulcan boots, 150 Euros (£123) Miles covered/time: 1200/three months  What’s good? Worn under a pair of riding jeans these boots really could pass for trainers at first glance – which I...

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  • Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

    17 September 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

    Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots, £199.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? I was attracted by the understated style of these boots, along with the fact that they’re Gore-Tex...

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  • BMW ProTouring Boots

    15 September 2010 by YoungHomer

    BMW ProTouring Boots

    This is my review based on a full year's useage (all seasons) of the BMW ProTouring Boots: COMFORT: They are very comfortable. But see CONSTRUCTION section below. WATERPOOF: The first pair I bought...

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  • Boot review: Probiker 70

    20 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Boot review: Probiker 70

    Probiker 70 Boots, £59.95 Miles covered/time: 10,000/one year What’s good? They’re utterly waterproof, extremely comfy and they won’t break the bank. Save cash on motorcycle boots If you’re looking...

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  • Boot review: Tucano Urbano Chelsea

    10 August 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Boot review: Tucano Urbano Chelsea

    Tucano Urbano Chelsea boot, £87.90 Miles covered/time: 4000/two months What’s good? They’re just like normal boots except they’re made for motorcycling. It means I can ride to work (80 miles), walk...

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  • Boot review: Dainese Managua trainers

    23 July 2010 by Adam Child

    Boot review: Dainese Managua trainers

    Dainese Managua trainers, £99 Miles covered/ time: 2000/three years What's good? They look fantastic, and they’re more protective than a normal pair of trainers. I wear them off the bike as much as...

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  • Kit review: Sidi Vortice boots

    01 July 2010 by Adam Child

    Kit review: Sidi Vortice boots

    Sidi Vortice boots, £289.95  Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? The first time I wore these boots I hated them, the unique fastening mechanism seemed over complicated and they felt...

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  • Boot review: Sidi Canyon Gore

    28 May 2010 by Simon Relph

    Boot review: Sidi Canyon Gore

    Sidi Canyon Gore, £164.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/one month What’s good? I have lived in these boots for the last two and a half weeks, you know the moment you put something on and it immediately...

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  • Boot review: Lewis Leathers Westway boots

    18 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Lewis Leathers Westway boots

    Lewis Leathers Westway boots, £325 Miles covered/time: 900/two months What’s good? Let’s, for now, disregard the price of these boots, and instead deal with their performance. Save money on...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    07 May 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Boot review: Alpinestars Supertech R

    Alpinestars Supertech R boots, £299.95 (non-vented) Miles covered/time: 2000/four months What’s good? Out of the box, they’re as comfy as 10-year-old boots. This is due mainly to the amount of...

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  • Product review: Gaerne GRW GP boots

    13 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Product review: Gaerne GRW GP boots

    Gaerne GRW GP boots, £249.99 in MCN Shop  Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/28 months What’s good? These are my second pair of Gaerne boots since 2006 – they’re the perfect fit for my feet. The...

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  • Sidi Rain Evo

    17 March 2010 by JohnPierre

    These boots are very light yet supportive, and are great quality. The zip up and velcro provide a good fit and support the ankle well. Coming off my bike at 40mph with the bike landing on my ankle, these boots offered maximum protection and I was more than pleased. They stood up well to the abrasive treatment they recieved during the spill and I still wear them today. They don't look out...

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  • Sidi Canyon boot review

    09 March 2010 by lordlucan

    Riding a BMW R1150 RT I was looking for a mid-priced touring boot, specifically with a 'adventurer' type sole. I tried on a couple of Sidi racing boots for size and found the sizing confusing. Normally size 9 is Euro 43 but according to Sidi size 9 is Euro 44 so beware of this if ordering over the internet. Richard at Speedway Bikes in Blackheath was very helpful and ordered a pair to try on. From...

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  • Boot review: Arlen Ness Racing boots

    10 February 2010 by Michael Guy

    Boot review: Arlen Ness Racing boots

    Arlen Ness Racing boots, £169.99 (MCN shop £152.99 + £9.99 postage) Miles covered/time: 5500/18 months What’s good? These boots are lightweight and have been comfortable from the day one especially...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof

    10 February 2010 by Adam Child

    Boot review: Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof

    Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof Boots £119.95 Miles covered: 8000 What is good? 100% waterproof, I’ve ridden in snow, torrential rain for hour after hour and even been walking in deep snow and I can...

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  • Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex

    27 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex

    Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex, £230 Miles covered/time: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? They’re warm and they’ve so far been 100% waterproof (and let’s face it, the weather doesn’t get much worse than it...

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  • Boot review: Oxford Sport Bone Dry

    20 January 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Boot review: Oxford Sport Bone Dry

    Oxford Sport Bone Dry Boots, £99.99 in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good? They are snug and well articulated so they are probably the most comfortable shoes I own, let...

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  • Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 10

    07 January 2010 by Gareth Ashman

    Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 10

    Alpinestars Tech 10 Boots, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 1500 off-road/six months What’s good? Almost everything! Despite the hefty price tag, these boots are worth every penny – the moulded soles offer...

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