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post #1 of 14 Old 10-31-2016, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Full length boots that dont squeak?

I sold my canyon boots and now im looking for a new set. Anyone have some full length riding boots that don't squeak when you walk? My Alpinestars were super squeaky. Not a huge deal but if someone has a recommendation might as well take a look since im looking for new boots anyways. I was looking at the Dainese TR Course Out Air currently but no one has them locally to try since they are an old model.

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Agree with Riverszzr...

on top of that... it's cool to wear moto boots. People will know you're cool because they'll be looking for the cool guy in the moto boots. "that must be the guy on that bad ass Ninja." the people will say, and you'll be that guy.
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Haha hilarious. Well my boots were so loud they woke up my roommates when I left early in the morning to go to the canyon sundays.

Looks like the mag 1 have lots of protection and don't squeak at all but all depends on the fit

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Sidi are aces all the way round. I've had a pair of perforated "air" type that are super nice in warm/hot weather for many years. They are built like iron. They have about 3-4 different models that have the "air" aspect to them as well as a water proof model, standard type as well. Main differences in the models are (price) features - the more professional racer style are most expensive, whilst the more pedestrian street are less expensive. Sidi is a top brand that has been around for many decades.

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Ended up buying the 2016 Vented Alpinestars Supertech R. NO squeaking at all but wow did it take a chunk our of my bank account...... Tried on the Sidi and just couldn't get it to fit my foot right. Size 45 was big and had to be tightened up all around to fit and size 44 was too tight in the toe box. Supertechs are amazing just wish they weren't so expensive......

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U couldve fixed the squeaking with some WD40. Wouldve saved a lot of money!
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U couldve fixed the squeaking with some WD40. Wouldve saved a lot of money!
Actually I was having a lot of trouble shifting with my old boots. Turns out they were too big. I went a size smaller on the new ones and it's much better.

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Late to the game so not sure if you are still looking for info on this.

Generally speaking most full protection boots will squeak some, it is just a part of the process. You can limit that noise temporarily with silicone spray which will not harm the leather any but will provide some lubrication and diminish the squeaking.

I have run 3 brands so I will comment only on those:

Sidi: awesome protection, very heavy, made lots of noise (lots of moving parts), BOA system takes a long time to get in/out of. Comfort maybe 4 out of 10 (heaviness and clunky). Average ventilation.
Alpinestars: good protection but of the 3 I think this is the least protection. Two boot system funky but very comfortable. Some noise but not a lot. Comfort 10 out of 10. Superior ventilation.
TCX: Protection I would put on par with Sidi. Better hyperextension protection but I think less impact protection (simply because Sidi feels like strapping a tank onto your foot) but considering that I got run over in these boots and took no foot damage I would say these are still very good. Good for wider feet as well. Have a similar 'boot within a boot' system like the A* but it is actually fastened so it was a little funky learning to use them properly. Once I figured it out it is super easy. Make a little more noise than the A* but nowhere near as much as the Sidi. Comfort say 8 out of 10. Ventilation somewhere between the Sidi and A*.

TCX is currently my boot of choice and am very happy with them. If you want to take a look at TCX let me know as I am a dealer and can get you a discount on them as a forum member. If you want to go with A* or Sidi (or some other brand) then I would suggest sportbiketrackgear.com

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Late to the game so not sure if you are still looking for info on this.

Generally speaking most full protection boots will squeak some, it is just a part of the process. You can limit that noise temporarily with silicone spray which will not harm the leather any but will provide some lubrication and diminish the squeaking.

I have run 3 brands so I will comment only on those:

Sidi: awesome protection, very heavy, made lots of noise (lots of moving parts), BOA system takes a long time to get in/out of. Comfort maybe 4 out of 10 (heaviness and clunky). Average ventilation.
Alpinestars: good protection but of the 3 I think this is the least protection. Two boot system funky but very comfortable. Some noise but not a lot. Comfort 10 out of 10. Superior ventilation.
TCX: Protection I would put on par with Sidi. Better hyperextension protection but I think less impact protection (simply because Sidi feels like strapping a tank onto your foot) but considering that I got run over in these boots and took no foot damage I would say these are still very good. Good for wider feet as well. Have a similar 'boot within a boot' system like the A* but it is actually fastened so it was a little funky learning to use them properly. Once I figured it out it is super easy. Make a little more noise than the A* but nowhere near as much as the Sidi. Comfort say 8 out of 10. Ventilation somewhere between the Sidi and A*.

TCX is currently my boot of choice and am very happy with them. If you want to take a look at TCX let me know as I am a dealer and can get you a discount on them as a forum member. If you want to go with A* or Sidi (or some other brand) then I would suggest sportbiketrackgear.com

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Which TCX model are you talking about? the TCX R S2 Evo? I might be willing to try TCX if anyone stocked them I went threw 2 boots already that I purchased online and the fit was horrible. SO the Supertech R I just went to the local store and paid the premium to get a perfect fit. You think the TCX has better protection then the 2016 model supertech?

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Which TCX model are you talking about? the TCX R S2 Evo? I might be willing to try TCX if anyone stocked them I went threw 2 boots already that I purchased online and the fit was horrible. SO the Supertech R I just went to the local store and paid the premium to get a perfect fit. You think the TCX has better protection then the 2016 model supertech?
I do, actually. The A* is insanely comfortable. Like wearing a sneaker. I feel like they do not offer the same level of armoring that the TCX has.

Additionally TCX has tech that prevents hyper-extension which AFAIK is unique in the industry. If you have ever had to recover from pulled tendons, this should be very important to you. I would rather break 2 bones than have 1 pulled tendon.

Info on the TCX specifically can be found here: https://madscientistmoto.com/product...blackgraphite/ or if you have specific questions, fire away and I will do my best to answer them.
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I wear Alpinestars SuperTech R's. They're the only full boots I've ever tried that I'm properly comfortable in. I can't imagine wearing anything else now. I even wear them with jeans as long as it's not too hot.
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I wear Alpinestars SuperTech R's. They're the only full boots I've ever tried that I'm properly comfortable in. I can't imagine wearing anything else now. I even wear them with jeans as long as it's not too hot.
I ended up with these, best boots ever.

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I have ridden for quite some time in Sidi ST's now (even crash tested them). They aren't heavy at all, they have great protection, and only a tiny little squeak. I remedied the squeak with a little talcum powder between the parts that were rubbing.

Now I am wearing Sidi Mag 1's. They have the same great protection, they are comfortable, and they don't squeak.

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