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Sidi boots look great and are quality products it's too bad that they don't make them in wide sizes, my wide foot make it very hard to find boots I like that fit.
I also ride and hike a lot, and spend the whole day in the saddle often and am not ashamed to admit that I normally don't wear motorcycle specific boots, they are uncomfortable, too difficult to get on and off, to limiting and next to impossible to find a suitable pair in my size.
I have a pair of Asolo hiking boots that I wear and accept the risks.
My situation as well, though I usually don't have too much trouble finding size 12 regular width. I decided long ago I didn't want to be changing footwear every time I stop to take a hike (it's one of the reasons I have an Aerostich suit as well--if I know I'm going to be hiking during the day, I can just wear shorts under the suit).

My boot of choice for the last fifteen years has been the Danner Fort Lewis. Good for all-day walking, waterproof, and protective enough that the California Highway Patrol's used them since the beginning of time (or so says Danner). They can be re-soled and rebuilt, which is a good thing because I wear them a lot when I'm not riding; they're that comfortable and versatile.
 

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I use Sidi Adventure as I need the protection when off road. While they are not the best for hiking/walking I don't find it a bother to swap boots for hiking shoes or sneakers. I have come to appreciate having waterproof or at least water resistant boots on all the time since I can find myself fording flooded roads, or crossing streams that I had not anticipated, I hate having to wear soggy boots.
 

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I was going to purchase those Sidi boots but weren't sure they were waterproof and breathable. After some researching, I went with Alpinestar Corozal Drystar. I like the protection and the fit.

Took it for an unplanned adventure, spent 16 hours in boots. Walked several miles on em, saved me from breaking my ankles when trying to lift GSA as I lost footing.

The local dealer I purchased them from even applied waxed for me for extra protection. They squeaked a little but a few drops of silicone at right spot resolved that issue.

They are built like dirt bike boots so they may not fit under jeans. They are flexible enough to not have to adjust my GSA clutch lever position. Very good protection, can walk around in them all day.
 

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I have the Alpinestars Toucan, the problem is gear shifting....its a pain, cannot seem to engage the gears with it and is always a struggle.......
Also the toucans are a bit tough to walk in buy comfortable.
Have had them for 2 years now, used them on my tiger 800 and now on the GSA.
Even with the tiger had issues changing gears
 

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I tried the Toucan but it didn't work out. Not sure why. I went with the Sidi Adventure. There's probably not a boot out there that offers full protection that doesn't get hot sometimes. Waiting for that carbon fiber mesh boot. I carry sneakers and look forward to getting into them after a day of riding and often wear my regular work boots on pavement day trips. Sometimes I want to wear my sneakers riding on longer road trips because after a couple of days you really want to let those dogs breathe for a day but I still put on the Sidis. Love the boots but they will put you through the paces.
 

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After reading this thread, I felt adventurous and ordered the Forma Adventure Low. I have some high Chippawa Rally's and wanted some lower boots for hot weather, since I had been wearing hiking boots with some reservation. I also wanted some lower boots that I could get my trousers over, since the Forma Highs look like motocross footwear. And, I wanted some boots in brown.
 

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I just cannot figure out how to shift with my toucans....its such a pain.....can someone tell what exactly goes wrong?
Have tried adjusting the lever also but not much help
 

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Are they just too stiff and thick? If so, I have that issue with my Formas. It took a bit to break them in so they had more flex, which helped. The other part was I realized I had to reach much further down with my toes - took more effort and I have no feel like I do with my normal Alpine Star boots. But I can make it work, just not if I'm trying to be all sporty.
 

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Are they just too stiff and thick? If so, I have that issue with my Formas. It took a bit to break them in so they had more flex, which helped. The other part was I realized I had to reach much further down with my toes - took more effort and I have no feel like I do with my normal Alpine Star boots. But I can make it work, just not if I'm trying to be all sporty.
Shit Same happens to me.....absolutley!
 

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Shit Same happens to me.....absolutley!
Yeah - I really struggled the first time I tried. It was a quick thing and on my VStrom, so I just went back to my other boots before I rode off. Then I decided to take a full day of riding with the Formas, just to get used to them. It was back in Feb and I was solo that day (took PTO because it was warm). I got to the point where it wasn't too bad.

I probably need to adjust the shift lever a bit to help offset the height, if I know I'll be wearing them for a bit. Haven't tried that yet, but it may be time to start playing around. I paid a pretty penny for them and need to get my money's worth.
 

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+1 on the TCX Evo Infiniti Gore Tex boots. I recently got a pair for my off-roading adventures and it is amazing how comfortable they are right out of the box. (I have another pair of TCX boots with similar experience.) The main reason for me wearing an adventure style boot is for protection and these are awesome in terms of support, protection and comfort. Easy to shift with as well!
 

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Got my Forma Adventure Low boots today and am wearing them now. They are relatively comfortable right out of the box. Squeaky, but seems to be getting better as time passes. Rode about 5 miles on my GSA. There is no feel for the shifter lever, but you can feel the bike change gears. I think it would be better if the wear pad on the boot was leather instead of plastic, but it be what it be... They are relatively ugly, but they are for protection, not beauty. As I read on the Harley forum the other day: "Adventure riders go for function, not looks." Just my $0.02.
 

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I had TCX boots for years, but have switched to the Alpinestar Toucans. These fit great, right out of the box. Made for a medium wide foot. I really like the thin toe for shifting gears. I have used them for three years now, mostly offroad, and they hardly show any wear.
 

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TCX Drifter have served me well, a trip from South Dakota to Inuvik and back in 2017 on my KLR, a run up and down Baja on my KLR. They kept my feet dry in 14 days of rain headed North and protected my shins and ankles while falling in the Baja sand. Only took a few days to break in, were comfortable for walking off the bike while sightseeing. Quite durable, Soles can be replaced as they are stitched on rather than molded on, replaceable latches if needed, fit my wide feet and fat calves too. I'd buy again.
 

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Watch this video about boots and ask yourself, which is more expensive, the boots or all those pins and screws.

https://youtu.be/XYof-jZUNfs

I love these guys and their videos. Very practical and good advice on things off-road.
 
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