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    Help me find some new kicks for the wifey

    I'm in the market for some riding boots for my wife. Any suggestions?? Regular motorcycle boots are so stiff. I was thinking about Doc Martins but thought I would throw a shout out and see if any of the ladies have a boot they love.. Thanks
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    If you want lots of hugs and kisses for Valentines Day you can't go wrong with Italian leather. Gaerne and Forma both make excellent pliable and comfortable non-MX boots right out of the box. Look at their Adventure and Oiled Boot lines. My Forma Adventure boots are among the most comfortable shoes I own.

    Here are some booted babes looking happy with their Forma Adventure high models. They are also available in a shorter height....yes , both babes and boots can be shorter.14723745_534378520093180_2801581294297808896_n.jpgforma_0.jpgIMG_8965_1-300x225.jpg
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    First: The title of this thread made my mind go places.. lol
    Second: Great recommendations there Fred
    Third: I just ordered Forma Adventure boots, they are on the way here now.. :-)
    Forth: When I first started reading Fred's post I had a sinking feeling that I ordered girls boots!
    Fifth: looks like maybe I got great boots based on Fred's review (close call, I feel better).
    Sixth: Fred has the best pics (first pic) and my mind is drifting again..
    Seventh: last pic got me back to reality and has me wondering why I got Italian leather boots!
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    Last pic is a guy...
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    +1 on the formas. I have the low which I love but kinda think I should got the high ones for more protection. CG now stocks them.
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    Reason Number Eight: My favorite endorsement I heard for Forma Adventure boots in brown is : "These are the boots Steve McQueen would have worn"5702b3f65f68e81ce8b68d3baaa1d35a.jpgf478c89662a98fe3d6e6d0cb25958a91.jpg

    Another advantage is the police can't take away your shoe laces when they book you for drunk and disorderly like Steve here in Alaska. 220px-Steve_McQueen.jpg So you will still look cool while awaiting bail.
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    Nice!
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    Snojammer, she's a little on the short side, right?
    Tires that will yield the lowest seat height?
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    I bought a pair of Forma Boots (tall version) online last November, and they were an excellent fit and felt great with a light wool hiking sock. The calf is also large enough to fit comfortably over my large calves, something my SIDI road boots fall short at. They are not a full mX boot, not nearly as stiff, but still have some small amount of armor.

    I haven't put enough miles on them yet to see how they will hold up over time, but this year I plan on taking the TW on some weekender trips through out New England. I'll get to test out a few new purchases then.
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    I don't own Forma boots but they are on my list because everyone I know who has them seems to love them.

    I can't seem to wear out the Alpinestar Tech 3's that I currently own...I actually like them but they are very stiff and not easy to shift or brake with. I've gotten used to them but I would not recommend them for someone who is still learning to ride because of the difficulty of knowing how to shift and not being able to tell if you are applying pressure to the rear brake. Another reason I would not recommend my Alpinestars is they have very difficult buckles (they may have improved over the years) that break my fingernails unless I use a tool; I use a cute little bottle opener key fob but what a pain.....they leak horribly too....I might be talking myself into a new pair of boots......lol
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