Vale's hairy pair

Published: 25 January 2007

You’ve got to hand it to Rossi, he’s finding more and more ways to be wacky and different.

Now he's wearing boots covered in horse hair.

MCN’s GP Reporter Matt Birt spotted the mad footwear as Rossi went out on the new 800cc Yamaha M1.

We spoke to Dainese to find exactly why he chose the boots. 

David Dew explains: "During the last photo shoot at the Dainese Corporate AD campaign, where Valentino was the star, he saw the new model of ladies boots from the 2007 Winter Collection, the Yoyo Lady white in "cavallino" leather (horse) and he liked them a lot. 

"He asked Dainese to make him a pair for the first winter test in Sepang. The original model of the moto boots is the Valentino Replica and, as usual, he asked for a pair of black and white boots. 

"The boots are not on sale at the moment but in the future Dainese may think about production, but the Yoyo lady will be available with the new ski & snowboard collection."

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