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    Trooper steel caps and two pair of socks are my go to footwear. Put a patch where the gear lever rubs'

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    I have a new pair of Army issue boots ,considering using them on the bike.

    I have two pairs of Sidis and a pair of Garnes' (spelling)that are all pretty fucked now.
    Most of the problems are they are worn down to the toes on outer edges, from older production bike racing. lol.
    Anyway the new army jobbies are comfy and should suit with the type of ridin I do in old age ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I have a new pair of Army issue boots ,considering using them on the bike.

    I have two pairs of Sidis and a pair of Garnes' (spelling)that are all pretty fucked now.
    Most of the problems are they are worn down to the toes on outer edges, from older production bike racing. lol.
    Anyway the new army jobbies are comfy and should suit with the type of ridin I do in old age ?
    Yip if you don't mind laces. I wore combat boots for several decades..

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I have a new pair of Army issue boots ,considering using them on the bike.

    I have two pairs of Sidis and a pair of Garnes' (spelling)that are all pretty fucked now.
    Most of the problems are they are worn down to the toes on outer edges, from older production bike racing. lol.
    Anyway the new army jobbies are comfy and should suit with the type of ridin I do in old age ?
    I used to use them myself for the same thing. Easy to walk (and push a bike) if required. Some water proofing can be achieved with Sno seal.

    https://www.huntingandfishing.co.nz/sno-seal-tube.html

    Most shoe shops will sell a Bee's wax variety of the stuff. It works on leather clothing too.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    I used to use them myself for the same thing. Easy to walk (and push a bike) if required. Some water proofing can be achieved with Sno seal.

    Most shoe shops will sell a Bee's wax variety of the stuff. It works on leather clothing too.
    yeah mate , I use Bee's wax stuff on leathers , boots and gloves !! wife bought back a couple of tins while at "horse of the year" in March.
    I don't do wet ridin these days ,but now and then get caught out ,works well.

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    $85 Chinese boots that only last 3 months

    You get what you pay for

    Maybe you didn't get many other options.

    if you ever see Carhartt boots (or anything else with the Carhartt brand on it) you can be confident you will get quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Good luck ...

    Might work ...
    It didn't.

    The boots are fucked.


    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    3 months ... THAT long ... you were on a winner there ... especially with regular and constant use. In the Army ... I went through at least four pairs a year.
    Four pair a year = a new pair every three months

    Soles de-laminating and being unable to repair.

    That is not 'Fit For Purpose' in my book.

    Therefore the Paraflex Combat Boot is a steaming pile of doggie do - and should be avoided.

    So what new boots next? Germany Army or Keen Winter?
    =mjc=
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim.cox View Post
    It didn't.

    The boots are fucked.




    Four pair a year = a new pair every three months

    Soles de-laminating and being unable to repair.

    That is not 'Fit For Purpose' in my book.

    Therefore the Paraflex Combat Boot is a steaming pile of doggie do - and should be avoided.

    So what new boots next? Germany Army or Keen Winter?
    I concur, The last pair of combat boots I used were a pair of John Bull steel caps. Soft sole which lasted and very comfortable. Weren't that pricey at the time either, around $150 or so iirc

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    Ha! Maybe I spoke too soon/

    Ha! Maybe I spoke too soon.

    Selley's Durabond for the win

    They have survived two day's heavy duty in temps only marginally above zero.

    (I really don't want to have to biff these boots.)
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