Bit gutted as unfortunately the weather was not suitable for our ride out over the weekend but I did try out my inner gloves from my snowboard gloves and they fit under my winter gloves, so at least I know I can use those, although I don't know how much they'd keep the wind out. Perhaps I'll try out one of the technique's above and position my fingers out/hide my thumb. I did read your review about your heated gloves and its tempting, especially as the heated grips only help the palm.When I lived in the UK, I found silk glove liners to be effective at keeping my hands warm. I only wore leather gloves then and those were effective at keeping the wind at bay. The silk liners are thin but give enough room for a thin layer of boundary air that eventually sets to body temperature.
Luckily my leathers are quite tight around my ankle so I can fit them in, the fact the boots taper helps. You definitely wouldn't fit shin armour in. I have wide feet, so I found the same as you, toe space is perfect and it they are a good fit everywhere else; my feet don't move around when I'm riding. I'm glad you find them suitable and my review wasn't unjustified 😂My box o’boots just arrived from Super Bike Shop.
I absolutely see what you mean. I tried the left boot first as my left foot is slightly larger. Generally if the left fits the right will also.
Ankle articulation seems fine. Won’t know until I wear them on a ride though.
They are quite stiff as you say. Pretty sure some of the reviews on the web stated the same. Also once zipped there is no room for leathers. Particularly if your leathers have shin armor.
My plan was to wear these with my winter riding pants over the top of them. Keeps the rain out I reckon. Thus, that bit shouldn’t be an issue.
I can see how anyone with longer calves would have issues with how the boots fit above the ankle. They fit me fine in that respect but as already mentioned, I won’t be tucking leathers into these.
Foot bed feels fine just walking in the house. Toe box is a perfect fit. I have thicker work socks on so seems they’ll be perfect.
I’ll update again once I wear them to ride.
I actually don’t mind riding in the rain so long as my hands are not wet and cold, and my ass is dry. Once my ass is wet, ride over.
I agree as well, I almost enjoy rain riding. When it’s just rain anyway. I find it almost serene…mostly in that I’m usually the only one out in it.
One of my favorite rain ride memories is from my time in the UK.
I was on a ride from RAF Upper Heyford where I lived, to a buddies house on RAF Croughton. Rain was pissing down.
I crossed over the motorway and there, along a short hedge lined stretch to the Bainard’s Green roundabout I saw another bike headed towards me.
Some bloke out on his Harley! He stood up on the floor boards and raised a fist as we passed. I raised a fist to the sky as well….we were the only 2 nutters out on 2 wheels that day.
I tend to agree, I don't mind riding too much in a bit of rain, although I've only ever been on my Bandit or a 600 Monster in the rain, so I'm yet to experience more power in the wet from the GSXR. The cold, wet and windy certainly makes a strong case for staying at home, even if the rain was sporadic and seemed at most, a short shower. In the UK it is just so unpredictable, hence why I usually have the coveralls, however unless you can find somewhere suitable to stop and put them on but the time you do you're already wet! Maybe he was raising a fist in anger at the clouds, its a thing that happens here often, although I do commend the solidarity!
Do they make heated seats to keep your ass warm and dry 🤣