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Old 09-21-2011, 04:37 AM
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Default How well do snake skin boots hold up in weather?

I've always wanted to get me a pair of snake skin boots, and I might finally do it.

I wanted to ask if anyone here knows how well the snake skin holds up when used daily on a bike, year-round. How will the scales handle dense downpours or many hours of blistering sun and wind? Does intense heat or cold pose a problem? What kind of life expectancy do you think I would get out of them?

Thanks for any insight! I've been searching around but I haven't found any answers yet.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:20 AM
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NOT!
Marks easy, does not waterproof well, expensive.
Snake skin is more of a dress up type boot.

Check out this site some good info, particularly about soles of the boot.

http://www.bootedman.com/bootinfo/cycleboots.html

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:43 AM
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Snake skin boots tend to come apart if they get wet more than a few times. I know by experience. After a pair of $800.00 boots went to crap in 6 months I took them back. Thats when I was told they are not water resistant and will come apart
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:51 AM
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Listen to the other posters! Snakeskin does not hold up to water! I have 2 pair that loook terrible after being worn for dress while raining. They weren't even exposed to hard rain, more or less water splashed on them from walking. My absolute favorites are elephant. They will even hold up to being hit with a shovel. FAct! I have done it. No marring and no worries. I also like shark for utility wear.
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NOT!
Marks easy, does not waterproof well, expensive.
Snake skin is more of a dress up type boot.

Check out this site some good info, particularly about soles of the boot.

http://www.bootedman.com/bootinfo/cycleboots.html

euuuk, I wish I had not clicked on that link.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:33 AM
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Thanks guys! That saves me from an expensive mistake. It's a shame because they are some good looking boots, but I guess I'll leave them at that. I might look at alligator skin instead. Those look like they would hold up better.

I really appreciate that link golfmajic.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:45 AM
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I think most pairs wear out from all the dancing that's done in them at the gay bar.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM
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I think most pairs wear out from all the dancing that's done in them at the gay bar.
Thanks Coach! I was really more interested in how they hold up in riding conditions. I'm not much of a dancer myself and stick to the conventional bars, so I probably won't benefit from your experience at those establishments. I don't judge your lifestyle choice, and appreciate your advice.
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Thanks Coach! I was really more interested in how they hold up in riding conditions. I'm not much of a dancer myself and stick to the conventional bars, so I probably won't benefit from your experience at those establishments. I don't judge your lifestyle choice, and appreciate your advice.
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Dude those are pimp shoes to be seen with not something you'll ride with long . Had a set of Tony Lama Elephant skins that were the **** for all round riding and assorted rough activities wore them through 4 sets of soles . Too bad you can't get them anymore .
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