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post #1 of 13 Old 04-18-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so my MSR VX1 riding boots came in by fed ex today. Wow that was quick. Anyways these boots are wonderful at first impression!! I think its a good idea to gets some real pictures out there so here we go.



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^^^ As seen here, there is a smooth patch of material on the inner top portions of the boot. I'm guessing to help prevent scratching to surfaces on the bike.

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^^^ Ankle impact guards as well.

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^^^ Played with the "buckles" some and boy, they are simple but strong. Now the strength of them could wear out after lots of use of course. There is no zipper or Velcro along the area.

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^^^ A rubber piece on top here to protect the boot from damage/scuffs from shifter. The black gloss sides are classy and look great..

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^^^ You'll notice the steel plates on the tip of the boot as well..It is held in by screws.


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^^^ Soft, cushion like, flexible material along the center for comfort and wiggle space.

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^^^ Same as on the back of the heel and... you will also notice double stitching on the soles.


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^^^ I really do like the buckles and there is a Velcro piece on top that should be good for pulling boots shut tightly.


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And last of all, the back.. : ) like I said so far I'm very impressed with the quality and for 107.00 dollars I don't think ill complain much... I will ride these out several times and report how well they have held up. JL

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-18-2013, 06:32 PM
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Nice looking boots!

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And last of all, the back...
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Nice looking boots!
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I've been looking at picking up a pair of boots after what happened to Hangster.

Let us know what you think after a few rides.



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Well, they are very bulky. I couldn't point my foot down and get under the shift lever and I felt like I'd snap the break pedal.

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Do those have any vents or do they breath at all? I really need some boot that have a bit of air low.

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Do those have any vents or do they breath at all? I really need some boot that have a bit of air low.
I don't remember seeing any vents...

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I've been trying to figure out whether to go with a sportbike or adventure style of boot. Anyone really care to point out the pro's and con's? I'm just wearing the wrong footgear now and I'm starting to get pretty annoyed with myself for not being a little more OCD with good riding gear.

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I've been trying to figure out whether to go with a sportbike or adventure style of boot. Anyone really care to point out the pro's and con's? I'm just wearing the wrong footgear now and I'm starting to get pretty annoyed with myself for not being a little more OCD with good riding gear.
It comes down to personal preference. I have two pairs of "touring" boots, some protection here n there, and one pair of Gaerne Balance trials boots, a good compromise of a motocross boot that's not too stiff.

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Those look like a nice set of full length booths. Wear them around the house for a bit to break them in, yea silly looking walking around with them on but you gotta loosen the leather.

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but you gotta loosen the leather.
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They are really nice...they just felt bulky trying to shift and use rear break. So you say walk around in them Egh? Then thryll work Egh? Hmmm.

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It made a big difference for the Sidi boots, YMMV.

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