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post #1 of 26 Old 01-29-2014, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Good women boots to add an inch?

Hi there,

I am starting to shop for boots.

I'm 5'4 and could use an extra inch to feel even better on the bike.

I've heard Alpinestars and Daytona.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

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Yep ... the Datyona should add two inches ... and has every need thought out. My wife is considering getting these to replace her Sidi's.

Check out the vid.
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Hot damn! Those look nice. But at $450 that's fancy!
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I don't think that 6.5cm of heel hieght is going to really help at stops, you more likely would be on the balls of your feet?

Sure those Daytonas have some extra interior sole thickness, much like an extra insole would do but they will not add 2" of hieght.

My Gf is 5'2 and even with them on standing flatfooted she is under 5'3" and she is on toes on the bike, so no added height.

She went with Sidi Vertigo liea's in the end as they offer far superior protection in the event of an off.

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Yep ... the Datyona should add two inches ... and has every need thought out. My wife is considering getting these to replace her Sidi's.

Check out the vid.
hmm nice looking boot, but I don't really see the reason for adding height to the heal,??
unless a woman thinks she is going to be able to flat foot the bike
Which if your short, is unlikely. Why not add something to the toe of the boot?
Hell even I find myself toeing the bike around in parking lots.(on my toes)

Something on the outside of the toe (not enough to hinder walking)
but enough to allow you to get a better grip with your toe, Say a quarter or half inch wedge of hard rubber??

I don't know maybe I'm just nuts

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I don't think that 6.5cm of heel hieght is going to really help at stops, you more likely would be on the balls of your feet?

Sure those Daytonas have some extra interior sole thickness, much like an extra insole would do but they will not add 2" of hieght.

My Gf is 5'2 and even with them on standing flatfooted she is under 5'3" and she is on toes on the bike, so no added height.

She went with Sidi Vertigo liea's in the end as they offer far superior protection in the event of an off.
Exactly.

haha I guess I should have read your post before posting my first post huh?

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RevGirl reviews a few women's boots here: RevGirl - Gear

It looks like she actually had additional material added to the soles of one pair in order to add some height: http://revgirl.com/the-icon-bombshell-boot/
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same height, same problem


not many of the motorcycle specific boots will give you much height. any normal sport shoe/sneakers has more sole than a riding boot i find.

don't ride with heels. i had to one day cuz someone stole my smx-5 and it was crap for shifting cuz your foot drops and you bent your feet up/down even more just to shift.

I barely touch the ground with both feet down, standing on tippy toes.

I'm so used to put the right foot up and on the rear brake so i can scoot over to the left and flat foot.


Depends on what style you're looking for.
Do you wear track leather pants or mostly jeans?
Why a bike specific boot?
Do you wanna use it for safety or just functionality (more track oriented?)?

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/t...se-wp-20-boots

http://www.revzilla.com/product/rive...er-field-boots

I'm wearing A* SMX-Plus boots in men's size 6 and women's 7 in normal shoes.

Next boot is gonna be the top of the line TCX R-S2 boot since they come even in size 5.

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Thank you for your thoughts!

Any thoughts on these - Joe rocket heartbreaker boots?

Again it only looks like they add height to the heel but one review says she can flat foot at 5'3

https://www.denniskirk.com/womens-he...questid=762809

Also - I'm brand spanking new to riding so I'll be putzing around a big parking lot for a long time. However I'd really like to learn more with women. Any women riders near Boston?

Thanks!
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Don't mean to be Mean... but is a zx6r your learning bike/1st bike?

The Joe Rocket ones look nice. Be careful about a tall boot if you don't have a slim calf, even tho these boots already have a stretch panel in the back.

Don't expect to ever be able to flat foot a 600 sportbike unless you slap on lowering links AND thick sole boots. Only flat footing there is, is just with one foot on the ground.

If you wear jeans on top then you won't see much of the shoe/boot anyways.

https://www.denniskirk.com/womens-re...questid=806108

Those look solid and lots of grip since us shortys can't allow to slip on sand.


https://www.denniskirk.com/cruiserwo...d/H3575265.sku
Lots of heel
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I can't flatfoot mine either. I wear Sidi ST Air boots. Usually, if I have to maneuver the bike around, I do it before I get on it, and I spin it around on the kick stand instead of trying to back it out of a space on my tiptoes.

At stoplights/signs, it's right foot on the brake anyway, and left foot on the ground.

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RevGirl reviews a few women's boots here: RevGirl - Gear

It looks like she actually had additional material added to the soles of one pair in order to add some height: RevGirl- The Icon Bombshell Boot
AVG sees both of those links as threats
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Why has no-one made reference to women wanting an extra inch?

Its all about the girth anyway


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How come you're mentioning this?

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