Wouldn't placing velcro covers on the velcro part of the boot stop it from ripping the lining of a non-dainese track suit?
From what I understand, the velcro just stops the suit from sliding up a during riding. However all of the protection is still there within the boot itself. So if one were not use the velcro, like in an Alpine Stars suit, the suit would just slide over top of the boot sleeve (not up and over, just around over) so as to not restrict movement like the velcro would. Just trying to make it more of an option for those of us who want the boots but have had a different suit for awhile and cant afford a brand new Dainese suit. Thanks.
I did exactly that. I went to a crafts store and bought a couple strips of the fuzzy side of velcro and just stuck 'em to the boots to keep the velcro from snagging on the lining of my suit...and everything else that velcro snags on. Worked like a charm. I have a Dainese Stripes suit, which doesn't have the velcro sewn in, so it was fraying the lining. I think the lowest suit in the Dainese line-up that has it is the Laguna, which isn't cheap. They should have sewn the fuzzy side to the boots in my opinion so this wouldn't be an issue, but they didn't. Oh well. By the way, the purpose of the velcro feature on the boot is to stop your foot/leg from twisting side to side independent of the suit, and thus greatly reducing the possibility of potentially breaking your leg/ankle from that kind of torsion in a crash, not just to keep the suit from sliding up. Actually a fantastic safety feature, if you can take advantage of it. Boots are still awesome though. Hope this helps.
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