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Offline Stevie.P

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 12:25:48 PM »
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Reasonable price considering the quality and longevity of them........and its worth a trip for the ride round the moors etc.!

Given the current weather (1 non-rain day since 1st Sept in the SW) and forecast not yet sure if the bike will be going or just the car. The easy solo decision goes when a visit is with SHMBO. :164: :008:
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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »
Never seen this anywhere, I'm really interested by the Hogg as I love hiking as well when I travel, they have a Sympatex liner, which I also can vouch for, if you ask me my last GTX boots leaked after 4 straight rainy hours at 140kmh, my Sympatex clothes that I wore, had no problem holding the water out, so Sympatex hell yeah, GTX never again !

Too bad there's none in shops around Switzerland, I'd have to buy without trying !

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 02:59:43 PM »
I have the Hogg Originals and I will bore anyone who will listen about how good they are for walking as well as riding.
100% waterproof + 100% comfortable = 200% brilliant (and yes I know that's not good maths). 

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wullie [+]
I have the Hogg Originals and I will bore anyone who will listen about how good they are for walking as well as riding.
100% waterproof + 100% comfortable = 200% brilliant (and yes I know that's not good maths). 

Wullie   :300:

How warm are these btw ? That's the problem I have nowadays I invested in heating soles, because waterproof boots keep me dry, but the wind makes them freaking cold !

I like you math hehe !

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2019, 03:18:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
That's the problem I have nowadays I invested in heating soles, because waterproof boots keep me dry, ...

+1. My current Alpinestars boots are complexly waterproof but in the winter I use my Keis heated insoles and inner gloves. Due to nerve damage caused by the Army doing ankle surgery back in early 80's my left toes get excruciatingly painful if allowed to get cold. :190:  :151:
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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2019, 03:24:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
+1. My current Alpinestars boots are complexly waterproof but in the winter I use my Keis heated insoles and inner gloves. Due to nerve damage caused by the Army doing ankle surgery back in early 80's my left toes get excruciatingly painful if allowed to get cold. :190:  :151:

Ohhh army butchers, sorry to hear this indeed I can imagine as I feel like dying when it happens, that I hit my toes on the living room table  :172: !

My soles are okay, still the above of the foot gets colder, because with the soles I can't have big socks, there ain't enough room left !

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2019, 08:23:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Djairouks [+]
How warm are these btw ? That's the problem I have nowadays I invested in heating soles, because waterproof boots keep me dry, but the wind makes them freaking cold !

I like you math hehe !

I ride all year round including commuting 30 miles each way 5 days a week in all weathers. I can't honestly remember my feet ever being cold in mine ( Altberg clubman roadsters ).
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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2019, 08:27:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by penry [+]
I ride all year round including commuting 30 miles each way 5 days a week in all weathers. I can't honestly remember my feet ever being cold in mine ( Altberg clubman roadsters ).

That's impressive, does your commute include highway speeds ?

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2019, 08:56:34 PM »
I dont use any heated clothing but my feet have never been properly cold since I had my Hoggs. I remember the days of numb toes though - Derry boots were the worst in my experience.   :190:
I think keeping a little wriggle room for the toes is important. Maintaining some air for the body to warm up is good (string vest principle) and flexing the toes periodically helps.  Cold feet are as dangerous as cold hands.

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Re: Altberg Boots
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2019, 09:27:25 PM »
I have a pair of Altberg Field and Fell boots.Great boots,warm,comfortable and they keep my feet dry.I realise I might be considered odd but I do look after them using Altbergs own Ledergris wax.One thing to watch,I find the sizes are a bit small,Im a nine but my boots are a size ten,originally I had some nines but had to sell them on as they were too small.

 


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