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anyone tried the "Dainese Cafe Boots" [noob question]

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by TheCatsMeow, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. just like the look of them. is there any boots that offer protection and do not make you look like your wearing these weird leg braces with straps and velcro etc. (run forest run lol)
    obviously the price is steep for this boot could i get away with steel toe workboots ?

    experience and ideas / opinions welcome

    ps. link to pictures here > http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-cafe-boots

  2. Steel toe workboots may not be a good idea. There are some claims that the steel might cut into your toe. They are meant to protect your toe from things being dropped on them.
    Those boots look ok and seem to have good ankle protection. You look for ankle protection and protection from the foot being twisted.
    I'd be hassled with so much lace on those boots to do up and undo - it would be a pain.
    Laces can be an issue if the ends get caught up in something. Some lace boots also have velcro that holds the laces in.
    Velcro and straps asre used beacuse they work.
  3. thanks for the input i guess i want something i can just wear casually as well as on the bike but i would like SOME protection at least. being on Ls im bound to **** up
  4. i use these as my daily boot:

    i have supertech-r's that i use for my sporty riding, and these a* touring ones are ofc nowhere near as protective, but i can walk around in them all day - and the kevlar jeans actually fit over these as opposed to my supertechs.
    pretty moon-bootish, but not too bad with jeans pulled down over them.
  5. ah yeah i think my best bet is to get down somewhere and start trying them on
  6. yep, thats your best move
  7. I have a pair of Diadora Planet for that http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Diadora-PLANET-motorcycle-ride-shoes-boots-SPECIAL-/250547742968

    They are a cross between a boot and a shoe and really only give minimal ankle protection. They give some - you can feel it.
    The advantage is that you jump off the bike and can just keep wearing them. However, when you get used to most any boot you can at least walk around a bit.
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