"Riding Boots". Ya know, I could tell a story about a girl in my youth nick named Boots but that isn't what I thinking of. Nope, actually I want a new pair of boots for street riding, always dug the look of lineman boots but never had a pair of them. One thing I have learned over the years the hard way was tucking in or being sure your pants are long enough to cover the laces if you have them. Ever tried to put a foot down while coming to a stop in traffic only to find a lace caught on a bit of your bike? Not a fun predicament to be in though I got lucky and my laces were not double knotted. Double knotting or not double knotting is sort of a damned if you do damned if you don't dilemma. It's best to double knot and tuck the laces back inside the top of the boot if your going that route as I have been doing...if I remember to do so.
I was thinking some time back after the rider safety course and telling my knotting story that there should be something to be able to wrap around the boot to cover the laces, something universal and not made onto the boot. There had to be something but nobody I knew ever heard of anything and I wasn't sure what to call it or to look for, until today. Now why I never though of it before is beyond me but all I had to do was look the military way and then that brought me to the thing called "Spats" as in the old days men wore all the fricken time. So now I had the name of said item and began searching around and came upon a boot maker who will actually make a pair specific to you if you like or you can get something from their already nice line of riding boots.
Now after looking around I can't decide if I want just spats or one of the great looking bad assed boots they make. Maybe you have already heard of these people but I never have. If you have then please let me know your satisfaction level before I make up my mind and shell out some bills.
here is a link for you to gander at and help me decide on these,
Now if I could just stretch my black leather pants out enough to wear again, seems they have, ummm, shrunk after all these years. Yep, that's it they shrunk in the waste.