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    Posted: 09 Mar 2017 at 20:07
Prefer boots to shoes/trainers for everyday use. I have a gift for destroying a pair within 6 months.Have Daytona GTX for bikes but like the look of the Altbergs for day to day and occasional biking.Anyone got experience of the Altberg Hoggs for dual use?
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There's a whole thread - quite recent - on this very subject!

Here you go:  http://guzziriders.org/a-good-pair-of-boots_topic7162.html?KW=altberg
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oafski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 11:20
I've had my Hoggs for over 10 years been back to Alt Berg for a re-furb once. Brilliant boots.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 2017 at 17:17
My goldtop trophy boots were made by Altberg years ago still like new top people and will supply spares and refurbish as long as you don't take the piss
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jog53 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2017 at 08:08
Thanks for advice, think they are the ones for me....just have to convince the missus now...
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Hi, I've got their Road Runners. Very comfy and as long as I keep them waxed, waterproof.
I was a DAS instructor for a while so would spend all day in them.
Not a lot of tread left so I'm thinking of sending them back for a refurb.
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I have the steel toe police boots that I wear for work every day ,they are ace
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They are great, you can step on someone's toe and not feel a thing.
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I had a pair of Altbergs after visiting the factory but just could not get on with them as they were so stiff and unyielding. I eventually sold them on at a huge loss (the buyer was very pleased) and reverted to the German para boots which I was very happy with......
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I love my Hoggs. Comfortable on and off the bike. I’m off on a cruise around the Norwegian fjords this winter, and will be taking them as my snow boots.
If you’ll be doing more walking than riding, maybe you should consider the Hogg Lites or Lite Micros.
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Were they the Hoggs? Mine are quite soft, and very comfortable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2017 at 08:56
Yes, the lace-up ones. This was about 15 years ago so recent models may be more flexible. I must admit one thing that drives me mad is restrictive gear (so I'm not an ATGATT type).......

I do like boots that are comfortable for walking in. I currently have a pair of cheap (Akita?) short ones with double zips that I find just right foor me as it's very difficult to find the para boots in my size.
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Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

I had a pair of Altbergs after visiting the factory but just could not get on with them as they were so stiff and unyielding. I eventually sold them on at a huge loss (the buyer was very pleased) and reverted to the German para boots which I was very happy with......
My Hoggs were stiff at first but lovely for all-day wear now.
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Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

I had a pair of Altbergs after visiting the factory but just could not get on with them as they were so stiff and unyielding. I eventually sold them on at a huge loss (the buyer was very pleased) and reverted to the German para boots which I was very happy with......



I have a pair of German Para boots and the quality and comfort is superb. Ideal for on and off the bike.
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