Police bike boots

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Police bike boots

Where can you buy them, are they any good and how long do they last? Oh and do they keep your feet warm?

The police I know wear Altberg boots, but I'm sure a bike copper will come along in a minute and correct me.

 Usually they wear Daytona boots....but some forces allow officers to choose other brands as long as they are similar price.

Are these the Altberg boots http://www.altberg.co.uk/Web/police_ClubClasP.jsp Does anyone ride in these? I can't find the daytona ones Gedge

google daytona road star goretex..cant post an image

Baseball bat not having the desired effect? Planning to put the jack-boot to the partner?…and you want to do it with warm feet 

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google daytona road star goretex..cant post an image

I can't post images either I want long boots and those ones are too short  

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Baseball bat not having the desired effect? Planning to put the jack-boot to the partner?…and you want to do it with warm feet 

Warm feet = Happy person

Might I remind you that calling the cops round just to look at their boots is wasting.......Anyway, Altbergs seem to be well made.http://www.altberg.co.uk

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Might I remind you that calling the cops round just to look at their boots is wasting.......Anyway, Altbergs seem to be well made.http://www.altberg.co.uk

i actually quite like the look of them   They could be just what i'm looking for i just need to find someone that uses them to see if they're any good.

 I wear the sort of Altbergs the guy says they don't make any more, with the back zip, so can't really report about the new improved ones, except to say I've seen them and they be a bit hard and need a good break-in.[quote]"We made our first motorcycle boots for the Police...for the old 'Goldtop' company. The Goldtop boots were the iconic 50s biking boots...and I think all bikers my age remember them as part of that golden era of British Bikes."By 1990 however things had changed...although they looked brilliant the Goldtop boots had problems...the zip at the back. First it wore a hole in your sock, then it wore a hole in your heel. They had no waterproofing and to keep your feet warm in winter you had to wear at least two or three pairs of socks...so you always had to buy the boots at least a size too big to fit the extra socks. Then in summer with only one pair of socks your feet slid around and they felt like oversize wellies passed down to you through the generations."The Police wanted something more functional but not flashy...so we made the Clubman Classic, and then the Tourer as a short boot...The Police thought they were a big improvement but everyone...including me... still misses the old Goldtop boot and that golden era of British bikes...happy days.[/quote]

The Altberg featured in the image are the current issue of TVP. I've been wearing them on duty for the past 10yrs...they're a little bulky and not too friendly in changing gear if your on a nimble 600 sports but for the BMW's we ride and the old pans they are fine...VERY warm and VERY waterproof.....well priced and mine are still going strong after 10yrs...you won't be dissapointed

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The Altberg featured in the image are the current issue of TVP. I've been wearing them on duty for the past 10yrs...they're a little bulky and not too friendly in changing gear if your on a nimble 600 sports but for the BMW's we ride and the old pans they are fine...VERY warm and VERY waterproof.....well priced and mine are still going strong after 10yrs...you won't be dissapointed

It's ok i don't want to wear them on a bike Are they flexible at the front of the ankle, where that big strap is? 

They are great boots and will last forever. It can take up to two years to break them in.  Ive had mine for seven years and they seem barely broken in.  They are made from seriously tough material and  are quite good at keeping feet warm, and dry. Wearing proper socks will help with keeping  your feet warm.    

Cheers i shall get down to a bike shop and try a pair on. Although 2 years to break in

As you can appreciate venus i do little walking in them!!but they're comfortable and the strap at the front is a velcro adjustable one so the amount of tightness is fully adjustable....worth bearing in mind that Altbergs main source of income is from thier walking boots which would seem to favour what you have in mind for them!

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As you can appreciate venus i do little walking in them!!but they're comfortable and the strap at the front is a velcro adjustable one so the amount of tightness is fully adjustable....worth bearing in mind that Altbergs main source of income is from thier walking boots which would seem to favour what you have in mind for them!

I want them for all terrain riding, just not on a bike

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I want them for all terrain riding, just not on a bike

A long chopper is (sometimes) a bike.

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I want them for all terrain riding, just not on a bike

A long chopper is (sometimes) a bike.

i wouldn't mind a ride right now on a long chopper

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i wouldn't mind a ride right now on a long chopper

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i wouldn't mind a ride right now on a long chopper

Well its more appealing than work

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Cheers i shall get down to a bike shop and try a pair on. Although 2 years to break in

Chances are you won't get them from a bike shop either.  Direct from the manufacturer is best - and expect some months wait while they make them for you.Silvermans are listing Cliubman Roadsters (at a price!)

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Cheers i shall get down to a bike shop and try a pair on. Although 2 years to break in

Chances are you won't get them from a bike shop either.  Direct from the manufacturer is best - and expect some months wait while they make them for you.Silvermans are listing Cliubman Roadsters (at a price!)

How can they make them without my feet i need to try them on to make sure they're not too tight around my calves etc

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How can they make them without my feet i need to try them on to make sure they're not too tight around my calves etc

Best to contact them for advice.  Custom sizing is not a problem but they have so many different lasts the chances are they can make ones that will be suitable already. A trip to Richmond for fitting can be recommended but is not a requirement.

Haven't read the thread but I've got Altberg Peacekeepers and a pair of black Doc Martins 8 eyelet. Both are fine on duty and on the bike.HTH

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Are these the Altberg boots http://www.altberg.co.uk/Web/police_ClubClasP.jsp Does anyone ride in these?

Yep. I do. I've been riding in Altberg Clubman Classics for seven or eight years now. In fact I've got two pairs, my original grotty crashed in ones I wear to commute, and a three year old pair for longer journeys and looking presentable. TBH I wouldn't buy any other boot they suit me that well. Brilliant kit.The only difference between those ones and mine is that I have them with the optional buckles rather than the velcro. Mainly because I prefer the look, but also because I've always found velcro loses it's grip eventually, and on a pair of boots that'll last you for years you want a fastening system that'll just keep working, which is what the buckles will do.

I've just got these Altbergsthey are getting their first ride tonight 

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I've just got these Altbergsthey are getting their first ride tonight 

and......

If you want off the shelf... then TCX Infinity is the way to go (as used by Fife Police I believe).  I bought them over the Altbergs as I just liked them better My brother has gone Altberg though, he got custom built Clubmans and they are very nice, but bloody hell they cost a bit!

I've got Daytona Voyagers, and they keep my tootsies toasty warm and dry. I was really restricted in my choice, I've got size 4 feet, with very high insteps and calves like a russian shotputter!!!! Daytona are the only make I can get on and zip up, but I'm pleased with the purchase well worth the money.

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