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Motorcycle Boots for First time Rider. 3/4 or full Boot?

This is a discussion on Motorcycle Boots for First time Rider. 3/4 or full Boot? within the Boots forums, part of the Gear category; I am a first time rider. I need to buy motorcycle boots to take the learners course. I eventually plan ...


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Old 12-01-2008   #1
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Default Motorcycle Boots for First time Rider. 3/4 or full Boot?

I am a first time rider. I need to buy motorcycle boots to take the learners course. I eventually plan to ride cruiser type bikes.Is a 3/4 boot or a Full Boot rider's preference? Or is there a reason for each?Also looking at cheep boots. (although i will spend what is needed to be safe and comfortable)Looking at: (3/4th or Full version)http://www.leatherup.com/p/Mens-Moto...oot/41914.html
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Old 12-03-2008   #2
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I've always preferred full boots. They will protect more in a crash and also keep you from getting burned. They are also warmer in winter when the cold wind blows up your pant legs.
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I just wear hiking boots/shoes when I'm riding. 3/4 lets you move your ankles better for shifting, braking etc. I've got long johns and leathers for keeping warm and I live up in the mountains. Smooth hard soles are not good either because it's too hard to move your toes to hook the shift lever and they slip off the pegs too easily when it's wet. Cowboy boot type soles are the worst if you ask me. Your foot can slip out at a stop on wet asphalt. I ride pretty heavy bikes though.
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Before you buy anything, does the particular learners course your going to DEMAND that you wear actual boots made for motorcycle riders or do they just say you should show up wearing some leather, over the ankle boots or work shoes?When I went through my MSF riders course, I just wore regular work boots. Most everyone else did too. The instructors even said when taking the class, any cheap pair of $20 work boots from Wal-mart will do.What you don't want is steel-toed shoes because you want to feel the shift lever with your foot when learning.Of course, if you want better boots when you start riding on a regular basis or even just some high top gym shoes, that is up to you. Some people are stupid enough to wear flip flops. ------
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