Pixie Boots

No, no, no, that's a whole other kind of boot, a KTM Wellington with a non-PC mud depth gauge on the side.

No, no, no, that’s a whole other kind of boot, a KTM Wellington with a non-PC mud depth gauge on the side.

Easily shocked (har!) heart patients please don’t click through!

A recent lowsider and dropping the cow a few times on single tracks have left me a bit worse for wear, so I decided I needed something so safeguard my feet, ankles and shins.

A recent lowsider and dropping the cow a few times on single tracks have left me a bit worse for wear, so I decided I needed something so safeguard my feet, ankles and shins.

Went to a Motocross shop yesterday in the Erzgebirge region. Couldn't try  on the MX boots I was looking for, their inventory was limited. The ride itself was wonderful, as you can see.

Went to a Motocross shop yesterday in the Erzgebirge region. Couldn’t try on the MX boots I was looking for, their inventory was limited. The ride itself was wonderful, as you can see.

White MX boots are arrogant! Found them at a local dealer just 15 km away. "Sieh, das Gute liegt so nah!" Four buckles and a velcro flap provide closure. Ample padding on the outside and foam support around the ankle on the inside.

White MX boots are arrogant! Found them at a local dealer just 15 km away. “Sieh, das Gute liegt so nah!” Four buckles and a velcro flap provide closure. Ample padding on the outside and foam support around the ankle on the inside.

They are Gaerne SG.12s. The sole is sewed-on, rounded so that you can (sort-a-kind-a) walk and surprisingly grippy on different surfaces.

They are Gaerne SG.12s. The sole is sewed-on, rounded so that you can (sort-a-kind-a) walk and surprisingly grippy on different surfaces.

Immaculate white no longer: Stains from the shift lever's rubber covering remain after a wipe-down.

Immaculate white no longer: Stains from the shift lever’s rubber covering remain after a wipe-down.

Riding them home they were comfortable already, especially standing on the footrests. We’ve had to lift up the shift lever a bit for the toe box to fit underneath, but then shifting was more positive standing up than with more flexible footwear. And no, I didn’t test their protection on the short way home. More when that happens.

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3 Responses to Pixie Boots

  1. Sableyes says:

    Love the KTM boots 😀

  2. Daniel says:

    Good decision! That kind of boots should protect you better than adventure boots. I´ve missed such boots at the Enduro training…my foot is still NOK… 😦

    • chammann says:

      Sad to hear that, Daniel! REI is the motto for yout ankle: rest, elevation and ice. But don’t just take advice from an eye doctor, get it looked at.
      Get well soon!

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