“I am looking at these and thinking of getting me a pair. But I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they are good for riding a bike as well. I bike a lot of trails and at times have to get off and hike some , would like something in this line of boot. I do some hiking now but it is not easy in tennis shoes. Thank you. ”
This is a hard question to answer. My bike riding days are in the past. I will address the question this way. The Hanwag Dakota boot is extremely
.comfortable right from the start. They are not heavy or cumbersome, not too stiff, but very supportive and protective They are a big boot. Don't
mistake them for something light weight and flimsy. However, they do not inhibit my movement. I can walk out in my pasture. Climb onto my backhoe.
Turn quickly, and go into the kitchen and cook some eggs. And not feel uncomfortable. But would you have a good tactile relationship with the bike
pedal, I don't know. Give it a try. STP offers them at an exceptional price. Good luck!
Boots are good medium duty hiking boots. They will protect your feet. Need to watch out for deep lugs getting hung up on pedals. If you are doing way more riding than walking I would think about other options. They are great for hiking.
These boots have a shank. Essentially the bottom of the foot is lashed by the laces to a relatively stiff sole. This type of boot helps prevent sprained ankles when hiking on uneven terrain, like rocks. Also they have a waterproof liner.I don't know how this would work out for riding a bike.
the sole is quite thick so you may have to adjust your toe clip. otherwise they are a stiff enough boot to lend well to bike riding