June 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm #3030SantaCruzRiderParticipant
Weather is getting warmer here in NorCal (though still pretty mild compared to you folks in southwest in the triple digits and you guys in the south with your 110% humidity.
I’m still keeping cool with ventilated leather jacket and textile overpants, but my feet are cooking in my leather boots.
Is anyone having success with ventilated boots or boots with textile panels? Icon has some new Tarmac ventilated boots out and I’m wondering if anyone has tried them.June 19, 2009 at 12:02 am #19929MunchParticipant
I wear Vega touring… the zippers up the sides let in air… there again I also have floor boards so all I have to do is turn me feet one way or another to get the wind in there.June 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm #19943bigguybbrParticipant
I just picked up those boots when I was up at Americade. I never have left them unzipped while riding around. I feel like they would be too loose and would fly off in an accident. Maybe yours are a little different, but mine have a zipper up each side of each boot that I thought was to secure your foot in the boot.June 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm #19956MunchParticipant
you are correct sir. I meant that while they are zipped they still let plenty air in when you turn your foot to the side. There again I am also on a cruiser to, with floor boards so I can enjoy that luxury.
See how the zippers come down to the tops of your feet… yea more air! Down side… more water too.June 20, 2009 at 7:05 am #19926eternal05Participant
My “summer” boots are white and vented and it makes a huge difference from gore-tex-lined black leather boots I normally wear during the fall/winter.June 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm #20070bigguybbrParticipant
You guys seriously end up with water in your boots even with the liner? Well I added a little bit of boot polish to the inner liner (vynal?) and a quick spray of some silicon waterproofer and haven’t had a wet foot yet.
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