Boots With Laces!

RiderInRed

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Hey guys got a question for ya. I'm on a small 250cc bike atm and I live in the downtown of the biggest city in my country. Think along the lines of Paris style streets with packed cars.

Now I'm not getting any actual motorcycle boots but I got some nice thick leather high-top boots yesterday which are extremely comfy to ride in (I'm surprised). And as I said, they are leather so I feel more secure in those.

Now here's the question. What do you do with the laces? I tuck em in right now, but may be there are more 'pro' solutions or tips? Something that looks good and feels good too?

I also have gotten to ride a bike in running shoes like Salomon or adidas. Not so comfy. but I had to ride the bike for like 500 feet just to get it off the space that was needed and I still end up tucking them in but the laces might end up going into the shoe and hurting my foot.

Gimme suggestions!!!
 
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RoadSprock

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Hey guys got a question for ya. I'm on a small 250cc bike atm and I live in the downtown of the biggest city in my country. Think along the lines of Paris style streets with packed cars.

Now I'm not getting any actual motorcycle boots but I got some nice thick leather high-top boots yesterday which are extremely comfy to ride in (I'm surprised). And as I said, they are leather so I feel more secure in those.

Now here's the question. What do you do with the laces? I tuck em in right now, but may be there are more 'pro' solutions or tips? Something that looks good and feels good too?

I also have gotten to ride a bike in running shoes like Salomon or adidas. Not so comfy. but I had to ride the bike for like 500 feet just to get it off the space that was needed and I still end up tucking them in but the laces might end up going into the shoe and hurting my foot.

Gimme suggestions!!!
I've ridden in boots before but you'll eventually wear out the left with the gear shifting. As to the laces, I used to tie them behind the flap and tuck them down to the side.. Hope it works for you to!
 
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RiderInRed

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MV Agusta F3, Yamaha R1
I've ridden in boots before but you'll eventually wear out the left with the gear shifting. As to the laces, I used to tie them behind the flap and tuck them down to the side.. Hope it works for you to!
Both good advice. I just can't afford riding boots and then swapping them thru the day. Maybe I should make a sort of a sock for boots that goes on to help avoid wear on the left shoe?

Wait doesn't this actually happen to riding boots too? Doesn't the left one get worn out due to the shifter?
 
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RoadSprock

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Both good advice. I just can't afford riding boots and then swapping them thru the day. Maybe I should make a sort of a sock for boots that goes on to help avoid wear on the left shoe?

Wait doesn't this actually happen to riding boots too? Doesn't the left one get worn out due to the shifter?
Most riding boots have a hardened plastic pad towards the toe for the shifting :) well all the ones I've had lol
 

AmpdMoto

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I wear alpinestars riding boots that are waterproof and leather. I can't speak for the laces but my left boot as a thicker piece of added leather on the top for the shifter.
 

RoadSprock

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Ahhh gotcha, I'ma think of a 'plastic addon' something like a 'toecatcher' or whatnot to hit the TV markets across the globe :D
I think I've seen one by triumph! It's like a rubber band that goes around the boot tip!
 

RoadSprock

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AmpdMoto

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Boot protectors probably come with a free box of tampons. Just sayin.
 

RoadSprock

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I ride a
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Boot protectors probably come with a free box of tampons. Just sayin.
I've only ridden with my normal boots once, but if i was going to all the time I'd buy some man.. Not going to wreck a $230 pair of boots anytime soon!
 

AmpdMoto

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I've only ridden with my normal boots once, but if i was going to all the time I'd buy some man.. Not going to wreck a $230 pair of boots anytime soon!
If you have good boots it won't wreck them. I've had my work boots (not actual riding boots) for years and I ride all the time and it hasn't hurt them at all. I only see you having an issue if you have cheap fake leather boots.
 

RoadSprock

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If you have good boots it won't wreck them. I've had my work boots (not actual riding boots) for years and I ride all the time and it hasn't hurt them at all. I only see you having an issue if you have cheap fake leather boots.
Suede buddy, but I prefer my motorcycle boots as get more feel out of them and better movement. Probably because I'm more used to riding in them :D
 
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BurntRuber

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i ride in normal shoes and don't tuck my laces in and haven't had a problem yet. i just make sure my shoes are tied tight.
 
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RiderInRed

The guy who rides in red
Jun 2, 2016
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I ride a
MV Agusta F3, Yamaha R1
Boot protectors probably come with a free box of tampons. Just sayin.
Then I'll grab some when I'm buying some tampons for my gf :D
Seriously though, meh, what's so 'not manly' to want to extend the life of your boots?
These look neat, ima go look for some on ebay right now. Thanks Sprock
 
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JonJeoprdy

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I can understand the concern, and I won't say it can't happen, but I'd say it's a pretty low risk. I've never heard of anyone having trouble with their laces.
 

SalvageSV

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I'm a terrible person and ride in low-top leather shoes currently. I tuck the laces in the side. I've had the right side catch the peg when coming to a stop which was pretty damn scary. lol. I was able to save it though.
 

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