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I have recently been thinking that given the peg layout in the multi that I could invest in motorcross or supermoto boots to replace the race boots I have at the moment.

Anyone ride in boots like this? I was looking at sidi's offerings like the charger and crossfire. They look more protective than any race boots I have seen out there.

And before anyone starts with the off bike comfort, if I wanted something to walk around in I would put some flip flops under the seat.

Any opinions or experiences appreciated....


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I haven't used MX boots on mine and I have some. But, an observation is that MX or CC boots are very high and stiff at the ankle. I'd wager that you'd be uncomfortable and unhappy with the way you'd have to shift the bike. As you probably know...to shift MX bikes you are doing more lifting the foot off the peg to move the shifter rather than articulating the ankle. FWIW.
 

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I have recently been thinking that given the peg layout in the multi that I could invest in motorcross or supermoto boots to replace the race boots I have at the moment.

Anyone ride in boots like this? I was looking at sidi's offerings like the charger and crossfire. They look more protective than any race boots I have seen out there.

And before anyone starts with the off bike comfort, if I wanted something to walk around in I would put some flip flops under the seat.

Any opinions or experiences appreciated....


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Wore them when I had my Husky 610 and was in the dirt a lot. I wouldn't use them with the Multi on the road. Overkill unless you're riding sumo style and backing the bike in everywhere with your foot down (in which case I'd ask why you're riding a Multi). When I don't care about walk around comfort, I wear my Sidi Vertigo race boots and I when I do care about comfort, I wear a pair of Alpinestars touring boots that are near as protective and incredibly comfortable. I can walk around in them all day and they are still pretty darn stout and protective.
 

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I use the Sidi Adventure Goretex boots. These are called "Adventure" style boots but are built like a motorcross boot but a little more flexible and less hard shell. This makes them easier and comfortable to walk in.



I posted a full review here:
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/79-apparel-accessory-chat/107602-sidi-adventure-gore-tex-boot-review.html
This was almost a year ago and I wear them every day. They are dry, comfortable and waterproof.

As they are bigger than a pure road boot, you may need to adjust the gear lever up a but - and that is not a bad thing. The only downside is that they do squeek. Not enought that I care. A few days a go I sprayed all the areas that rub with 303 protectant and they are almost silent. Not sure how long that will last. The boots are showing no signs of wear at all. Pricey but awesome boots.
 

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I where a pair of SWAT boots size 14us, I have a mesh pair and a waterproof set (and yes they are waterproof). I have no issues shifting.
 

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This will be my third pair of the "SIDI Discovery" boots. No problems with water, I use Nikwax, they work great in the dirt and on the pavement, and are my everyday boot of choice. I've used the boot's with my BMW GS Adventures and my new Pikes Peak. My last BMW was center punched by one of those cager's turning left who didn't see the bike. The part of my leg protected by the boot did very well.

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I have been using the SIDI Discoveries for about 3 months and am very happy with them.

The SIDI Adventures have a little more protection but those and the Discos are more on the adventure side. Crossfires are true moto and I want to walk around more in my boots so that is why I went with the Discoveries.
 

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I use Siid Cross fires on my dirt bike. They are terrific for that role in that they have an ankle pivot. I think they are a bit too big, stiff and agricultural for a MTS. The SIDI's shown above look great. Also the Forma boots make a similar effort.
Personally I just have a pair of Gaerne weather proof road boots and love them
 

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I have the Sidi Adventures too. They provide a lot less "feel" on the shifter and brake than a standard street or race boot. Overkill for the kind of riding done on a Multistrada.
 

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Daytona Roadstar GTX.

Made in Germany. Not China.

1st rate craftsmanship, comfort, quality.

Work very well on the Multi.

I can't wear any other boot after buying Daytona boots.

Check out the Daytona Trans Open GTX. It is a Enduro style touring boot.
 
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