I have always found it a challenge to find ladies riding boots for sale locally. The last two pairs I've ordered have been off the internet. Luckily they have fit, even buying sight unseen. I blogged about my frustrations HERE over 4 years and those two pairs of boots ago.
I have been searching for off road boots for well over a month. We'd been to motorcycle shops in several towns and hadn't found anything.
The Saturday before last we finally found ladies off road boots at Cycle Gear in Salem. I tried on a pair and they fit, but there was one problem - they had entirely too much pink on them. See Exhibit A below. Of course they are available in black and white with no pink, but no one carries those in stock.
|(Exhibit A - stock photo from RockymountainATV)|
Now, that may not look like a lot of pink to you, but for me it was over the top. So what's a girl to do? Well, if your feet are small enough you turn to boys boots. I am lucky, in that my feet are fairly small for my height. I tried on a Youth's 7 and they fit perfect. They even had more toe room than the ladies. And you know what? No pink! See Exhibit B below.
|(Exhibit B - stock photo from RockymountainATV)|
And.....they were $40 less than the ladies boots. Bonus. I was very happy to finally have some boots, and bought locally too. I had Labor Day Monday off while Troubadour had to work so it gave me a chance to put them on and
dance walk around the house a bit to test them out. I've sat on the TW with them on and we may have to adjust the shift lever a smidgen, but I think they'll work just fine.
"These boots aren't made for walking, so that's not what they'll do........."
We have a few days off coming up and we are hoping to get in some road riding, dirt riding, and mountain bike riding. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Half the State is still on fire. With the fire danger elevated, all off road vehicles must carry either 1 gallon of water or a 2.5 lb fire extinguisher AND a shovel with an 8 inch blade and 26 inch handle.
There is a large fire to the south of us - LINK, and to the southeast and southwest of us. This LINK has a satellite map of the western side of the State showing smoke from the fires. Even here in Corvallis we had over an 80 acre fire Friday night about 3 miles northeast of our house. LINK.
Come on rain. We just need a few days of rain with no lightning.
- Au Revoir
"Keep your bike in good repair, motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking." - Author Unknown