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Puma 1000 v3 Boots The 1000v3 boot was developed with the help of Grand Prix riders and is a pro-level boot suited for any kind of road-racing activity due to its improved safety components. Features Intelligent Safety The Ghost Doctor protection device has been designed after the medically defined angles of no return, beyond which you would suffer from serious ankle injury. It limits the movement range in all four directions and becomes active when the ankle reaches a dangerous angle, making it an intelligent protection device thats there only when you need it most Increased Protection The Exo Low has a 360 degree cockpit construction that wraps under the heel, maximizing stability and increasing lateral impact protection Improved Cushioning A small cushioning structure is built into the lower portion of the Exo Low to provide vertical impact protection in the event of a high-speed crash The third generation 1000v3 benefits from ongoing evolutional change. The 1000v3 features flexible nylon toe sliders, a Bifit footbed with cut outs to improve flexibility in the forefoot, more flexible lining for easy step in/out, and modifications to the exo-low and calf protector to make the boot more able to withstand the rigors of competition
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Is heavy and bulky, but highly technical and has awesome protection
PostedJanuary 20, 2012
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TrojanMenace
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I mainly use this boot for canyon and track riding either of which I do at least once a week. They are extremely comfortable and once you get riding, you'll hardly notice they're even on. I love the inner booty system with the speed lace; it makes getting in and out of the boot a bit difficult, but once on, they insure a glove-like fit that makes riding with them on extremely comfortable. With that said, they are a little on the heavy side and are a bit bulky because of all it's protective features, so walking around in them is a pain. When I first got them, I used them for my daily commute and almost got a cramp walking across my school campus (I'm pretty athletic, running at least 3 miles every other day, so factor that in when valuing that statement). I've taken them for a few spills on the track at varying speeds (20mph-50mph low sides) and they've held up brilliantly: there are some scuffs here and there and some of the plastic has been worn a bit, but they did their job and are still functioning well after a year. Also, I got the non-perforated version of the boot so it does get a bit warm during track days, but this was almost never an issue at the canyons or any riding but track days. At $400, is it a good value? I suppose that's up to the beholder. Consider, though, that at this price point, you're up against some stiff competition from Dainese, Sidi, and Alpinestar. Will other boots offer better daily commuter comfort? Possibly. Will they be lighter and less bulky? Very likely. Will they offer more protection? Likely not. Nothing short of Iron Man's boots will give you more protection than these boots.
In summary:
-Very comfortable during rides
-Big, bulky, and heavy; not recommended for daily riding/commuting
-Very good protection and durability
-Non-Perforated gets warm at track day (but what did you expect? If you want more air, get the perf'd version)
-Ok value (at $400 you're competing with Dainese Torque race boots and the like)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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