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Low profile boots
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:45:34 PM »
I have nerve damage to my left foot and when I rode this weekend I had a hard time getting my foot under the shift lever. I tried moving the lever up a notch but when I did that it hit the countershaft sprocket.

I have SG 10 from a few years ago...so do you guys know of a boot that has a low profile at the toe?

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 05:06:47 PM »
Alpinestar tech 7ís have a fairly flat toe and are pretty flexible too...

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 06:32:03 PM »
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Re: Low profile boots
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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 10:09:34 PM »
I also like the Tech 7 because of the low toe.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 11:08:41 PM »
Alpinestar tech 7ís have a fairly flat toe and are pretty flexible too...
I also like the Tech 7 because of the low toe.

Agree on this. Wearing Tech10's now, very similar to the Tech7, and they are almost too minimal in the toe box.
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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 06:32:20 AM »
Of the good boots available (and that does NOT include Alpinestars) the Sidi Crossfire has the lowest profile toe.
The new Gaerne SG-12 has a revised, smaller toe, but still not as slim as the Sidi.
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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »
In addition to the slimmer boots, do you think a longer/different offset shifter would help? These guys sell adjustable lengths to get you dialed in:

https://hdmoto.com/moto/products/


Helps on our CRF's when you add wider than stock footpegs and the distance from peg to shifter decreases...

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 08:23:21 AM »
In addition to the slimmer boots, do you think a longer/different offset shifter would help? These guys sell adjustable lengths to get you dialed in:

https://hdmoto.com/moto/products/


Helps on our CRF's when you add wider than stock footpegs and the distance from peg to shifter decreases...

I checked out hammer head but I don't see one that goes higher...just longer.

I am going to try a longer one.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 08:26:37 AM »
Thanks for all the replies...I have to go to Berts or Chaparral and bring a measuring tape and try on a bunch of boots.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 08:30:44 AM »
I have nerve damage to my left foot and when I rode this weekend I had a hard time getting my foot under the shift lever. I tried moving the lever up a notch but when I did that it hit the countershaft sprocket.

I have SG 10 from a few years ago...so do you guys know of a boot that has a low profile at the toe?
Andy,
   As mentioned already, The newer SG12 and SG10's are slimmer in the tow box area and are a big improvement over the older style boots. Although if you have a slimmer foot, the SIDI boots are even slimmer in the tow box area. I can get you a good deal on a new set of Gearne boots, if you decide to go that way. I wear a sz.12 if you wanted to try the SG12's, I got a few pairs of the new style boots.

But if you're still running the stock shifter (offset) and have a sz.10 boot (or bigger), you'd benefit from a +10/+15 shifter tip. The link is posted for HDMOTO (Hammerhead designs) above, I'd go that route first. I use a +10 tip on my 450, but a +15 tip on my KTM 500. The KTM's seem to have a shorter distance between the pegs and shifter, as well as the brake pedal. I use the Hammerhead brake pedal too, it's longer and has an adjustable tip too.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 03:52:52 PM »
I have nerve damage to my left foot and when I rode this weekend I had a hard time getting my foot under the shift lever. I tried moving the lever up a notch but when I did that it hit the countershaft sprocket.

I have SG 10 from a few years ago...so do you guys know of a boot that has a low profile at the toe?
Andy,
   As mentioned already, The newer SG12 and SG10's are slimmer in the tow box area and are a big improvement over the older style boots. Although if you have a slimmer foot, the SIDI boots are even slimmer in the tow box area. I can get you a good deal on a new set of Gearne boots, if you decide to go that way. I wear a sz.12 if you wanted to try the SG12's, I got a few pairs of the new style boots.

But if you're still running the stock shifter (offset) and have a sz.10 boot (or bigger), you'd benefit from a +10/+15 shifter tip. The link is posted for HDMOTO (Hammerhead designs) above, I'd go that route first. I use a +10 tip on my 450, but a +15 tip on my KTM 500. The KTM's seem to have a shorter distance between the pegs and shifter, as well as the brake pedal. I use the Hammerhead brake pedal too, it's longer and has an adjustable tip too.

I ordered a Hammerhead shifter +20 (I wear a size 12) and a large brake pedal.

I'll try that first.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 07:16:48 PM »
I have nerve damage in my foot and ankle. I wear sidi boots and shortened my shifter a half inch with the extended tip. Works great for me. Less movement to shift the gears.

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Re: Low profile boots
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 10:52:58 AM »
Alpinestar tech 7ís have a fairly flat toe and are pretty flexible too...

Do the tech 7s have a booty inside?