Author Topic: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots  (Read 1594 times)

Cheesy Wotsits

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Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« on: July 01, 2016, 09:30:43 AM »
I've had these boots for a couple of weeks now, and from the off, right out of the box, I have to say they're the most comfortable boots, whether motorcycle cycle or walking etc I've ever had the pleasure to put on.
They're a step up from the Forma Adventure boots which I found ok, but didn't afford as much protection.
Sizing was way out however. I'm a UK 9 1/2, and needed an EU46. Which I believe is their equivalent of UK 11.
They use 2 quick clasp snap buckles to the lower half of the boot, and velcro fastening on both sides of the upper shin to secure, making access a breeze. Adjustment for fat or thin calves and anywhere in between is perfect using this system.
They're quite tall between sole and top of toe, so adjustment of the gear lever was necessary compared to my Dainese tourers.
After our 500 mile trip down to and around Devon they kept my feet warm when it was cold, and cool enough when temp rose on they way home.
I can certainly attain to them being totally waterproof after riding through a couple of thunderous deluges on the way to Devon. They use their own form of Gortex, called Drytex I believe.
Admittedly they don't have the protection of motocross boots, but not far from it.
They also afforded excellent protection from the heat on the clutch side of the Tiger, which is a well publicised uncomfortable problem in certain circumstances on the Tiger.
They're quite a heavy boot, very well put together, excellent quality.
With the limited mileage I do, I can't imagine ever needing another pair, unless they get damaged, God forbid.
Got a 10% discount at M&Ps just by asking, and they came in at 179.
For the price, there's not much out there to compare quality, comfort and protection wise.
I highly recommend these boots.

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Cheesy Wotsits

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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 10:59:41 AM »


You can't ride a thunderbolt without getting your arse burned!

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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 04:58:24 PM »
Nice write up there cheesy if/when I'm in the market I'll keep a look out for these  :thumbup2   
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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 05:47:19 PM »
They don't sell them in the market Harold.  :banghead
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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 06:59:13 PM »
Mm. Want me to find a deal for you Harold.  :eyebrows

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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 08:08:22 PM »
 Well if it's not good for you both i don't want any  :rofl
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Re: Forma Cape Horn Adventure/Touring boots
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 08:09:31 PM »
I had a pair of Forma boots about 8 years ago for off roading. Half the price of a very similar looking Alpine Stars pair. They were really good and was 100% waterproof. I would certainly look at getting a road/race orientated pair in future.
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