I am looking for the best pair of motorcycle boots I can get. Money is no object... if it's $300 and under. I did a search of the forum and only saw one topic, and the Chippewa brand ones look good, but I am concerned about the sizing of the calf. The circumference of the shaft isn't listed on any website I've seen yet.
I am short, and my calves are strange - most boots that are taller than mid-calf are too tight and I can't tuck in pants or wear thick socks, and they end up being pushed down and get slouchy around the ankle. I would wear fashion boots from Lane Bryant or Avenue but they are too big, and I would never wear "fashion boots" to ride in anyway, leather or not.
So, what I'm looking for is a mid-calf or knee-high leather boot, one that can accommodate an "athletic calf" (laces are OK), and can be resoled.
The soles are what I'm most concerned about. I have a cruiser and a sport bike, I ride all year (in KY), but I don't want Sidi boots or anything like that because I want them to be cross-functional and have real soles. Harley boots look nice but don't fit the bill - all that pretty leather doesn't do much when the soles peel off after a year.
I currently have two identical pairs of engineer-style Rocket Dogs. They are tight in the calf and they have about given up the ghost. I've had them since 2005 so I'm not going to complain - they were worth every penny and I've had them resoled countless times.
I'm thinking of going to Doc Martens again but I have read that since they shipped their production to Asia that they are not as reparable as they used to be. They do have a few kinds that are knee-high with laces and a side zip, although they may still be too narrow at the top. SIGH.
So, long post... any help out there?
greater nashville area