RST PRO SE­RIES RACE BOOT

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TESTED BY: Bruce MILES: 4,000+ TIME: 1 year PRICE: £159.99 WEB: www.rst-moto.com There’s more to a bike boot than pro­tec­tion; fit, feel and func­tion are also pretty damn im­por­tant qual­i­ties. And let’s not for­get about good looks, while we’re at it. Luck­ily for me I found the above in abun­dance with RST’s Pro Se­ries Race boot, be­com­ing a firm favourite from the get go of our re­la­tion­ship. I’ve given th­ese boots some se­ri­ous stick over the time I’ve had them, both on road and track, in snow, sun and show­ers; they’ve never let me down. They fit a treat and the best thing about them is the great level of feel you get from the sole and toe area; the lat­ter mean­ing gear changes aren’t com­pro­mised by vague­ness. They’re not cum­ber­some ei­ther, and they don’t re­quire a diploma to fit them – just a wee bit of man-power to op­er­ate the side-fit­ted zip­per, that’s dou­bly se­cured via a Vel­cro flap at the top. They’re just good, solid boots, of­fer­ing high lev­els of durability and im­pres­sive lev­els of pro­tec­tion. I’ve crashed in th­ese and have no hang-ups to re­port. Like the RST suit I was wear­ing at the time, they came away from the melee per­fectly us­able, just like me. Be­cause I’ve used th­ese boots ex­ces­sively on track the sole has taken a bit of a kick­ing, and there is a bit of a de­pres­sion to note, but my socks aren’t get­ting wet just yet. The only other wear is to the change­able toe slid­ers, which for ob­vi­ous rea­sons is no prob­lem what­so­ever. There are much costlier and fancier op­tions on the mar­ket, but if you’re look­ing for value for money and cred­i­ble per­for­mance then I’d highly rec­om­mend th­ese.

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