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New Boot Break In

I've been walking around the house in my new Joe Rocket Meteor boots for the last week, but they are still really stiff. I tried to go out for a little ride but couldn't get them to cooperate very well. Any advice on breaking in a new set of boots.

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I've been walking around the house in my new Joe Rocket Meteor boots for the last week, but they are still really stiff. I tried to go out for a little ride but couldn't get them to cooperate very well. Any advice on breaking in a new set of boots.
i got a visual of a guy walking around his house in underwear wearing riding boots with a helmet on..............................



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i got a visual of a guy walking around his house in underwear wearing riding boots with a helmet on..............................
Not quite...but your close. I was vacuuming the house today while wearing my boots, some snowman sleep pants my wife got me, and a white tee-shirt. Lookin' good! I did think about sending a photo of me in my boots, gloves, helmet, and underwear to NewEnough for the testimonial photo!!! NOT!

Any ideas on the break-in? Besides walking around the house in them all winter...

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sorry brother... i have never had a pair......... i wear good ole sneakers when i ride.....



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That's what I wore all last year until I kept seeing videos of guy's shoes disappearing when they crashed. That's the coolest trick in motorcycling. One frame the shoes are on, then next they are 50 in the air! I switched to my steel toe boots when I bought my own bike, the metatarsal guards got in the way so I bought new boots without, and for Christmas I got the Meteors. I'll just keep walking in them until someone who has a pair decides to read this part of the forum. It doesn't look like it gets too much traffic.

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I would think stiff boots might prevent your foot from flopping around when needed. Why break them in off the bike ?

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yeah. I'm not opposed to having some rigidity, but these are crazy stiff. I can't even get my foot under the shifter. I took the bike for a short ride yesterday and had trouble shifting the whole time. I was about ready to take them off and ride home in socks. I don't expect or want them to be as nimble as tennis shoes, but would like them to be closer to my 8 inch lace up steel toe boots.

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Sometimes readjusting the shifter is required.

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thanks for the advice. Didn't realize that was normal.

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After reading this thread, I would suggest you send them back. Buy a set of Oxtar boots. They are well made, look good and break in quicker.

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Bite me! It's about time you quite lurking around and decided to post. Did you get tired of playing your Wii and decide to come on here and give me crap?

Now go over to the Newbie section and properly introduce yourself. I'm sure someone will want to help you figure out your Galfer Wave Rotor's on a Trophy with 6-pot ZRX caliper mod.

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Bite me! It's about time you quite lurking around and decided to post. Did you get tired of playing your Wii and decide to come on here and give me crap?

Now go over to the Newbie section and properly introduce yourself. I'm sure someone will want to help you figure out your Galfer Wave Rotor's on a Trophy with 6-pot ZRX caliper mod.
WOW Is this how you treat all the newbies. Maybe you should take your boots off before you post.

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You may be new to the board, but I remember someone at work who hassled me every day about buying a motorcycle.

The guys here LOVE mod threads. I'd start it under either Mechanical or Open Bike Discussion. Since it is about changes to your Trophy, you could also open it under Sport Touring.

We also have some real Dragon lovers here too. Laura told me we can go as long as I get all of that out of the system before July. After that, I'll be spending most of my seat time commuting and spending more time at home helping her with the new baby.

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After reading this thread, I would suggest you send them back. Buy a set of Oxtar boots. They are well made, look good and break in quicker.
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Bite me! It's about time you quite lurking around and decided to post. Did you get tired of playing your Wii and decide to come on here and give me crap?

Now go over to the Newbie section and properly introduce yourself. I'm sure someone will want to help you figure out your Galfer Wave Rotor's on a Trophy with 6-pot ZRX caliper mod.
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You may be new to the board, but I remember someone at work who hassled me every day about buying a motorcycle.

The guys here LOVE mod threads. I'd start it under either Mechanical or Open Bike Discussion. Since it is about changes to your Trophy, you could also open it under Sport Touring.

We also have some real Dragon lovers here too. Laura told me we can go as long as I get all of that out of the system before July. After that, I'll be spending most of my seat time commuting and spending more time at home helping her with the new baby.
ummmm..... i take it you two know each other??

and thats funny chiiit about take your boots off to improve your mood...



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He works with me. I originally asked him about my boots being stiff and his response was to buy some good Italian boots. We like giving each other a hard time.

He's the guy I've talked about before who has the sweet ZRX1200 that I go ride with often.

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I was vacuuming the house today while wearing my boots, some snowman sleep pants my wife got me, and a white tee-shirt.


Okay, good to know I'm not the only one who does things like that whenever I get new gear.

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My Daytona boots were super stiff too. I tried to break them in like you are but no luck. The problem is that they need to soften up in the front/back ankle area to allow you to point your foot up/down. Walking in them doesn't really work in those parts much. I just had to ride the bike with them and after about 2 rides they were good. I don't know if your boots have calf adjustments but I had to put mine real loose on top to allow me to be able to shift before they broke in.

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Sometimes readjusting the shifter is required.

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