Saturday, June 09, 2007

What a motorcyclist wears on their feet can be as important as their helmet, jacket & gloves. Flip Flops, sandals and tennis shoes really shouldn't be worn when on a motorcycle. I wear a good, solid pair of motorcycle boots and that's why I chose these for ...
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I had a pair of boots before these, but the tread was just about worn out. Then I went on the search for another pair of boots. I love the above boots. They are River Road motorcycle boots and they are very comfortable. When I bought them, I ended up getting a half-size too big. They didn't have my exact size. I'm glad I bought them a little big, though. Sport and motorcycle socks are pretty thick and with them my boots fit just right. With these boots, my feet stay dry even in a hard rain. They have the special soles that stick great to the ground. My feet feel very solid on the ground with these. I feel great confidence and security with these boots.

Here is one of the reasons I wear a good, solid pair of boots. One day, two years ago, I parked in front of a friend's house in the gutter. I had no problem parking, but when I went to leave the slope of the gutter caught me off guard and I tipped over when I lifted my left foot to get into gear. My right foot got caught between my 500 pound Yamaha V-Star 650 and the cement curb. My ankle smarted for days. I'd hate to think of what might had happened if I was wearing tennis shoes or sandals, like I have seen some lately.

I also have to tell you. The extra cost of sport or motorcycle socks is well worth it. They do a great job of wicking away the sweat. I've tried the Harley socks, REI skiing socks and another brand for skiing and they all work great. I use them even in the heat of the summer. My feet get too sweaty (ewwww!) with regular socks.

Wishing you happy feet,

Biker Betty :)



8 comments:

Incog & Nito said...

Definitely wouldn't want to ride without good boots. They look real cool!! Happy weekend.

Pamela said...

what a spit shine!!!


ps. spit shining my blog or thinking about it for one year blog birthday!!! YEAH. Counting comments too next week for my one year give a silly gift.... maybe a box full of dust (:

Pato & Pearl said...

Wow, the boots looks very durable! and a good pair tat you can depend on! Cool.....

Pearl

GEWELS said...

Cool boots- they look great with the bike- lol.

Totally understand the importance of proper attire. My girlfriend (who never listens to what I say) insists on wearing shorts on her husband's bike. Well, yup, one day he dropped the bike with her under it. She has a MASSIVE burn scar now because her leg was totally unprotected. I still thinks she wears shorts though. Some people never learn.

Dragonheart said...

Those look like good boots for motorcycling.

The right socks and footwear can definitely make a huge difference. My humans wear wicking socks to run in, made of technical fibres, and they really help to keep their feet blister-free when running marathons!

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are cool boots! I'm sure they provide ample protection for your feet and goes well with your bike too.

I've never owned a pair of boots before. I guess living in a tropical country makes me more of a flip flops girl. :)

DK said...

Great post! I'm learning all about cycling shoes - for bikes, not real motorcycles. LOL Good to see you are still riding strong! Have a great week,
DK
A Flyover Blog

Barbara H. said...

Those are cool, and I hadn't realized just how protective they are.