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Boots with good ankle support?

Looking for a new pair or boots...something with great ankle support and protection. Anyone have the A/S Supertech...and does it provide greater ankle support than the SMX?

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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

http://www.daytona.de/english/boots_..._secevoII.html
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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

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I almost posted this in your first (crash) thread but thought it to be a bit tacky.

This is the top of the line. Pricey, ~$800, but if it saves you from what happened, it's money well spent right?

A friend destroyed his ankle in a crash, and would not ride in another boot if it was free afterwards.



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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

Holy crap, price went way up. $950 now. Gotta love the weak dollar...

http://www.helimot.com/catalog/boots...ity_data.shtml



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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

Don't you have a machine and some aluminum stock laying aroud the garage?
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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

Wanted a pair of Daytonas for awhile...but hard to find a place to try on a pair...

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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

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Wanted a pair of Daytonas for awhile...but hard to find a place to try on a pair...
It's not that long of a plane ride.

They aren't the most comfy off the bike, but they're real nice on.



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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

This pair I don't care about off the bike comfort too much...they will be track only...whereas my old pair did double duty.

I'm not sure any boot would have prevented my injury...but it may have reduced the damage a bit...

At $950 bones, a pair of Daytonas won't make it into my gear bag though...

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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

I charged them and paid them off over time. I have enough joint problems as it is.



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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

have you looked at Sidi's?

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

My SMX boots show very little abrasion damage from the incident, as the primary damage to my foot came from torsion and flexion. I think if I had done this when the boots were new, there would have been substantially less injury, as the boots were much stiffer before they got "broken in"...

At any rate, they are still serviceable...but I want to replace them with something having more ankle support...

Edit:
Sidis don't fit my feet...I'm in between sizes...wife is just the opposite...

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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

Which SMX boots did you have Bake?

The SMX Supertech boots have an inner boot with ankle support, and go for much less than the Daytona's. I believe they are around $300.
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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

I have the SMX Supertech. I like the support, but the zipper up the back of the leg SUCKS! I've blown the zipper on the left boot twice now. I really like the high end Teknic. I forget the model name, but they have two zippers up the front of the shell and a more full "bootie" on the inside w/ what looks like (as I haven't tried them on to know for sure) more support than the A*'s I have now.

Also, when I crashed at Grattan I tumbled a few times in the kitty litter and planted my foot once. I came out w/ a very light sprain. I still rode that day. I didn't walk well that night. Next day I was almost good as new. W/ a lesser boot I believe I would have broken my ankle.

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Re: Boots with good ankle support?

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...I really like the high end Teknic. I forget the model name, but they have two zippers up the front of the shell and a more full "bootie" on the inside w/ what looks like (as I haven't tried them on to know for sure) more support than the A*'s I have now....


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You are speaking of the Teknic Speedstar boot.

http://teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=1&pid=13

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You are speaking of the Teknic Speedstar boot.

http://teknicgear.com/catalog.php?styleid=1&pid=13
Congratulations. You're a pioneer. You were the first to ever figure out what HD is talking about.
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