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Old 03-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #31
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Any man who looks at you, and then looks at your feet...is obviously gay. You could be wearing astronaut shoes and I wouldnt know it....or care.
hmm.. I look at women's shoes all the time. A person's style can be easily summed up by the shoes she wears with her outfits.

Here's another hint:

A woman appreciates it when a man can see all the little details she throws in her outfits. She may even appreciate it more, if you were to point it out.. And i'm not talking about pointing out the obvious like her chest/butt.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:58 PM   #32
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Andy, that's valuable information about ankle breaks and heels, and I know everyone says to wear all gear all the time.
"All gear, all the time" is the safest policy, though I think we should all be free to make our own choices. Sometimes I ride with no gear, but I'd like to think it's an informed choice. If you're thinking of these boots for their protection value, you've got a little more to gnaw on. If you're considering commuting in less than full gear, I assume that's an informed choice too, knowing you're a smart person. Sometimes the convenience of just hopping on the bike is hard to pass up.

If I'm going to opt for partial protection, my gear priorities (FWIW) are:

1) Helmet
2) Gloves
3) Jacket
4) Boots
5) Pants

That my triage list, if you will, based on my own estimation of which body parts would be most problematic to injure or lose. And actually, jacket and boots are a toss-up, with the jacket winning out if it protects my arms. I figure I can do without the use of my feet more easily than without the use of my arms.

Of course, layered on top of all this is my confidence that I'm not going to road test my gear on any given ride. No, we can't control all variables, but riding a mile down the road for a sandwich is going to be a lower risk proposition than going hot-shoeing with my friends.

Glad to hear you'll be commuting by bike; it's a nice way to go.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:01 PM   #33
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Hey karayzieho I agree with CeruleanSkye. I saw a pair of them at Cycle Gear in SF (thanks Mel) and they are totally not safe. The "leather" is very thin...payless shoes style thin. The the so-called protective padding is just an air bubble...or if there is stuffing in the padding it's like cotton or something because it didn't really feel very sturdy when I pressed down on it! I posted a thread about them when they first came out and got similar responses. They are way hawt though...why can't we have functional hawt shoes

I think CeruleanSkye is right they are way to expensive to take the risk.

Lord knows this has been my endless search... I actually started searching under riding boots.... like horseback riding boots because they are nicer looking than yur typical sidi/a* boots and they also serve a function. The ankle support on most of them is not up to par with the ankle support you get from motorcycle riding boots but it's better than the non-functional fashionable boots.

Look at these.... these were pretty thick but to rich for my blood


or these but they're Harley boots
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:14 PM   #34
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hmm.. I look at women's shoes all the time. A person's style can be easily summed up by the shoes she wears with her outfits.

Here's another hint:

A woman appreciates it when a man can see all the little details she throws in her outfits. She may even appreciate it more, if you were to point it out.. And i'm not talking about pointing out the obvious like her chest/butt.
I always point out how nice a womans shoes are...when they're next to her earrings...but hey....whatever works for you Stan, whatever works for you.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:38 PM   #35
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Go to a large Harley Davidson dealer. They have a dizzying collection of women's boots in, curiously, two categories; riding and walking. My wife has a nice pair of HD riding boots with genuine ankle protection that look like slightly-less-clunky Doc Martens. There were several other styles available. She's very happy with her boots, and for $100, so am I.

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:45 PM   #36
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:36 PM   #37
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Nope. I was totally disenchanted after seeing them in person.
Besides, $170 for something that I would wear on very rare occasion, offering substandard protection, didn't seem worth it.

For the money, I expected much more.

Save the money and keep a pair of shoes at work.
I agree. They're cute and all, but no way in hell would I wear those over my daytona ladystars. Honestly, I think they're a little cuter than the Bombshells, especially with a sexy pair of jeans tucked in!

I love wearing high heels, just not on the bike!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:46 PM   #38
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I think CeruleanSkye is right they are way to expensive to take the risk.

Look at these.... these were pretty thick but to rich for my blood

or these but they're Harley boots
Thanks for the advice and great suggestions!
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:08 PM   #39
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I wish I knew how to make boots. There is clearly a market for 'cute' and 'hawt' womens boots that provide the same levels of safety as quality mens boots.

Good luck in your search barf-hotties.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:10 PM   #40
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I agree with general consensus here. Bombshell boots = crap. In fact I'd probably say they're the worst boots for the price that we sell. Or that I've seen for that matter.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:53 PM   #41
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I just have to say that my first pair of m/c boots was high heeled and they worked great. I like to keep my bike as high as I can for clearance purposes, so I'm already on my tip-toes. A heel in back gives a gal a bit more sole on the ground for added traction. Prefer the safer feeling of a nice armored pair of boots most of the time, but I'll take a quick spin around the block in flip flops or slippers, so don't listen to me about safety.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:14 PM   #42
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #43
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Yeah, for all the haters out there... I can't stand to pass another bike on my commute, look down and see wing tips or whatever they call mens' office shoes these days, and not be able to wear my own fashionable footwear. And I'm even trying to figure out a way to wear actual riding boots, made out of leather, hello, people! Like Andy (tzrider) said in his invaluable list of "what's important," helmet, gloves and jacket are, like, way more important in the grand scheme of things. Thank you for that list Andy, I think that's helpful information for a lot of people out there.

If boots were the only thing protecting my body, I'd be making a much more careful decision.

To the guy who said he wished he knew how to make sexy, sturdy womens' riding boots, you're so right!

Heather, we'll have to have a march of the squidettes ride around the block in peep toe pumps and tank tops one of these warm days!
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #44
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Good god woman, like your legs aren't long enough?
Hey K.H. , just take those three comments like that as the fact that They do not want you to buy these shoes..

I just had these summer Icon gloves that wore out after 20 times of using. But heavy duty Icon asphalt shoes haven't worn out in 2 years.. (mens)
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Heather, we'll have to have a march of the squidettes ride around the block in peep toe pumps and tank tops one of these warm days!
My avatar is a chick in a skirt on a motorcycle... you sure you want me as a playmate?
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