Whilst learning I had a pair of Alpine Stars ankle boots. They were waterproof and great feel for the pedals but rather lacking on the protection front. So I dropped into Get Geared in Leatherhead to get something a bit more rugged.

I tend not to fanny around very much when shopping and go by what looks good first then whether it will fulfil my requirements. I saw the Forma boots very quickly and they fitted well.


They took a bit of getting used to with regards to the back brake. The AS boots had a flat bottom and these a proper arch so my natural position was pressing down on the back brake when I didn’t mean too. So I’ve changed the positioning of my foot now in slower moving situations. I’ll check the service manual because I can probably adjust the rear brake pedal.