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New boots and gloves break-in/fit - March 9, 2011, 07:36 PM

I just received a new pair of track boots and gauntlet gloves, that I ordered from online. But the fit is not perfect on either.

With the boots the issue is that I have a hard time zipping them up all the way when I am wearing my suit and wearing a medium thickness sock(a few minutes each foot). The boot is tight against the top of my foot, so I have to inch up the zipper a bit at a time. Even when it's on it hasn't caused any problems, in terms of comfort or fit, atleast for the 45 mins I had it on(25 min ride, 20 mins walking around the house.) My question is do race boots break-in and stretch to the shape of your foot? Or am I going to be wearing thinner socks from now on?

As for the gloves, they seem to be a bit big. I thought since they were new that they should be kinda snug, and able to conform to the shape of my hand as they break in, is this true? If so, I'll be sending them back tomorrow for a smaller size.

TEKNIC Chicane Boots 2011 Model White/Black from SportbikeTrackGear.com


TEKNIC Violator Gloves Silver from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Thanks for the help.


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March 9, 2011, 07:41 PM

My boots got a looot more comfy after a session at allsports with them. Easier to put on now too.


Also try a thin moisture wicking sock like underarmour or a good dress sock.


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March 9, 2011, 08:23 PM

If the gloves are too big just return them for a smaller size there not gonna get better
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March 9, 2011, 08:48 PM

My experience has been that boots stretch more than gloves.

I say you return them if you can and get a larger size. You don't want improper fitment interrupting throttle application.


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March 9, 2011, 09:04 PM

I'm gonna send the gloves back tomorrow. thanks guys


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March 9, 2011, 10:04 PM

IDK my pumas didnt expand too much. I had that same feeling, little movement around hte toes, made my foot claustrophobic. I bought em online too, but i didnt feel like returning them so i just kept em. Good thing too, cuz he first time i wore htem, i dragged my foot real bad during a lowside . 2 years later, feeling hasnt gotten much better but it doesnt cause any discomfort, just bothers me that i cant wiggle my toes, if htat makes sense lol. But if theres discomfort, or ur toes are bent, than id get a larger size boot.
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March 9, 2011, 10:16 PM

no length is perfect... if i had flat feet they would be perfect.


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March 10, 2011, 02:28 PM

I like skin tight gloves....some like loose fitting gloves.

Usually gloves stretch so I buy a size smaller than I wear.

Boots, in my exp. don't stretch, they will fit your foot...but they don't stretch like a pair of normal shoes would.

I'd return EVERYTHING until you got what fit and felt good on FIRST application. No sense is spending upwards of $100 on goves and $275-$450 on boots only to realize they aren't comfortable.

I mean yes it's for protection but should also be comfortable....possible the discormfort distracts you enough that the very gear you are wearing gets tested involuntarily?


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