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Riding Boots/work boots with safety toe. Ideas?

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I am looking for a non Harley Davidson safety toe riding boot. I am wanting something I can ride to work and not have to change out of even if I go to the shop. I am currently only finding HD style boots and nothing that fits a KLR and doubles as office worthy. I am looking at some combat boots that may fit the bill as they zip for ease but should provide good ankle support. I know they are not proper riding boots but I have honestly never worn proper riding boots except for off-road.

 
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I just went for a ride (not on a KLR...) in my brand new Caterpillar Second Shift work boots. I am sure they have a safety toe version. Far more ankle protection than a combat type boot. I routinely ride in my Keen 59 boots, which again are not "proper" work boots but Keen has a huge selection of work boots, I'm sure something will fit the bill. Having recently shopped for work boots, I found tons of them that would work fine for riding a motorcycle.

I do have a pair of dedicated riding boots, BTW. I have used them once. I also had a wreck last year in non-moto-specific boots and broke my foot in 5 places. However, I don't think any boot short of a full on MX boot would have done much to protect my foot in that wreck.
 
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I just wear my old-school Red Wing lace- ups on my bikes. Same as I wear in office/shop other than work pair is black (easier to make professional after scuffing). The big toe box does take getting used-to if you do not have heel shifter. If you need safety toe shoes look into the composite toes - they are significantly lighter
 
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I also wear Red Wing boots. All day comfort and when you wear the sole out you take them back and it's about $120 to have them resoled. Get to know the sales people and they will tell you all kinds of great info about the boots and how to care for them, probably more than you'd care to know. I always bought less expensive brands then realized I was wasting money because once the sole wore out they were trash. Now when these get resoled (choice of sole material) they also get new strings and insoles. They're as comfortable as brand new.
This is what I wear: https://www.redwingshoes.com/work/mens/waterproof/Brnr-XP-02400.html
 
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I should point out, it's not just Red Wing boots that can be resoled. I had a pair of moc-toe Wolverine work boots resoled with my choice of soles, I picked the wedge sole vibrams, for $80. Half the price of the boots new. They were excellent after they were done but they still didn't fit so I sold them. Most quality work boots can be resoled. $120 is on the high side of pricing.
 
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Thanks for the thoughts on Danner, I have been seen those but did not know anything about them.
 
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I just bought some Danner "urban hiking" shoes. So far so good three days in. But pretty expensive. Not sure that would be my first choice unless I already had good reason to choose them.
 
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Well I went the Danner route, so far they look excellent but have not worn them yet. This should fit the bill for work and riding better then what I have been wearing.

 
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