View Full Version : Alt-Berg boots
01-19-2004, 01:22 PM
Anyone have any experience with these, specifically the 'Clubman Roadster Microlite' model? It's just about new boot time and I'm gonna be in Blighty again in 2 months, so...
I notice Ride magazine rates them highly, but they also seem to think the PanEuropean is a sporty motorcycle. Your views, please.
01-19-2004, 05:59 PM
Next time I need advice on boots, the thread is gonna be called, "great big titties". Thousands of views guaranteed;)
01-20-2004, 12:22 AM
No experience with that brand but I just checked them out on their website. Looks like a very well made boot from an old-shool maker. For your Futura I would think they would be just the boot. Its nice to be able to re-sole those good boots as they should last a long time. Most small companies like that also stand behind their products if you ever had a problem. Only thing is that there was no mention of Gore-tex or other waterproof liner. However being made for British weather I would imagine them to be waterproof especially if treated with any waterproofing agent occassionally. I have a pair of Chippewa Rally boots that are somewhat similar in construction. No waterproof membrane but the leather is treated. They are also resoleable and made of the good leather. I wear them for all riding but am now looking for some boots with toe sliders to wear occassionally on those aggressive days. Been down once in the Chippewas and the thick leather holds up nicely to asphalt slides with just some character scars. Those boots look good IMO so if you like them I'd say get them. One of the better looking boots I've seen.
01-20-2004, 11:00 AM
Thank you. What's "winter"?
01-20-2004, 11:33 AM
2 of my mates have Altbergs and they swear by them.
One pair is the old fashioned looking, BMW riding type and by all accounts are 100% waterproof and very warm. I think they look terrible though.....but he does ride a BMW!
THe other pair are more like a hiking boot style, but with a bit more leather and bike orientated stuff on them. They look cool, are 100% waterproof and warm and I'll be getting a pair in a month or 2.
01-20-2004, 11:43 AM
Winter is the $100 worth of underwear I'm getting ready to put on under my insulated gear so I can ride today @ 31 F. :confused:
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