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    Avoid the dri-rider boots. The synthetic upper cracks easily (< 18 months old) then leaks like a sieve.
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    I had a strange dream myself. You know that game some folk play on the streets where they toss coins at the wall and what not? In my dream they were tossing my semi hardened stool at the wall. I shit you not.

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    Ok, thanks. Yeah, I'll avoid dri-riders. Thats a bit crap since they're supposed to keep you dry.
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    good thread- been having this issue myself....seesm theres lots of synthetic gloves/boots available in the us but the cost to ship added to the nz customs outrageous charges put most of them out of my price range that said, aerostitch do some nice gloves called 3-season vegan which i shall be getting an order in for

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    Yeah, Ive seen those US ones too but I dont really want to mail order them without trying them on first, especially boots.
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    Don't know what the fuss it about guys. If the cow eats grass does that not make him a vegetarian anyway?

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    This a wind up right???? vegetarian??,synthetic boots?? mate shouldn't you be on the bloody greenpeace forum or something else equally gay?

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    I don't think greenpeace would know much about bike boots. No its not a wind up, I knew id get some bigoted single minded fuckwits replying to this so say what you want.
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    Non leather will outperform leather boots

    here is a start

    https://veganpeak.com/vegan-motorcycle-boots/

    time to grow up if to join the big guys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpglxHTJVM

    available on netflix etc.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by miz View Post
    Non leather will outperform leather boots

    here is a start

    https://veganpeak.com/vegan-motorcycle-boots/

    time to grow up if to join the big guys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpglxHTJVM

    available on netflix etc.

    cheers


    What a load of Twaddle!
    Boots, jackets, there is STILL No Substitute for leather.
    Go push yer barrow somewhere else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slofox View Post
    The Lorica boots sound pretty good from what I have found just now from a brief search. Might be the way to go. IF you can find 'em...bound to be available online if not retail in NZ...
    My Alpinestar boots are Lorica and I've had them for about 5 years so Lorica must be pretty common by now. Incidentally, the boots have remained completely waterproof since buying them.

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    My Alpinestars SMX Plus boots are made from Lorica and are in better condition than a pair of leather Dainese boots bought at the same time 6 years ago.

    I haven't crashed in them though.



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    A 9.5 year old thread resurrected. Must be record of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    What a load of Twaddle!
    Boots, jackets, there is STILL No Substitute for leather.
    Go push yer barrow somewhere else!
    hah!

    well it did not take long to find real proof, here is a bloke from down under, 3 years old though


    I am so impressed with the performance of the Rukka pants that took the brunt of the fall and slide I returned them to the Australian agent with a letter of appreciation. If you went to the Rukka/Innotesco stall at the World Superbikes, you would have seen my pants on display.

    https://motorbikewriter.com/rider-cr...orcycle-pants/

    and will only get better with new tech, I bet Temper foam are not made of leather

    https://www.nasa.gov/ames/spinoff/temper_foam_1981/

    personally I only ride using Rukka and have crashed a few times, with excellent results

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    A 9.5 year old thread resurrected. Must be record of some sort.
    well as Arnold says ; I'll be back!

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    finding non leather 10 years ago you were pretty hardcore trying to find it

    as more people opt in for vegan/new materials more money will flow to develop new materials with higher level of protection and performance

    if anyone still get injured I do recommend new series with Tony Stark of things coming

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwsrzCVZAb8

    vegan is pretty new but real and not all fancy stuff, here is a talk from a bloke from down under, former sniper, who used to run over animals for fun

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCsyK4aRXQ

    hi tech materials for bikers is not a bad thing so keep an eye open when you select your new gear, probably many have already bought new materials, not knowing about it

    Cheers

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