Designed to serve a dual purpose, motorcycle boots should both protect your feet and legs when riding and also be comfortable enough to walk around in when you reach your destination. When choosing motorcycle boots it is important to consider the type of riding you will be doing and the level of protection you will need.
There are many high performance motorcycle boots available from racing brands including Arai, AGV and Akito. A lot of styles are made from 100% leather but can also be manufactured using other materials such as leather blends, synthetics and suede.
Motorcycle boots come in many styles and shapes including cruiser boots, racing and sports styles and touring and urban boots. Styles can be low or high cut and offer a wide range of benefits such as breathability, protective armour, adjustable ankle fittings, textured gear change pads, shin protectors as well as many having reflective qualities.
High performance motorcycles require premium performance boots. Racing and sports boots are designed for contact with the pavement and to absorb high impact blows while racing at high speed. They offer a wide range of features such as side contouring for improved contact with your bike and durable microfiber uppers which are anatomically optimised to ensure flexibility and riding comfort and CE certified armour on the ankle, heel, shin and toe areas. Many also have front vents to allow for air circulation.
An iconic style symbol of motorcycle culture, cruiser motorcycle boots are a rugged, tough black leather boot offering a more relaxed fit. Being both robust, light and flexible touring and urban boots are all about performance.
Touring demands a boot which offers comfort over long distances and these types of motorcycle boots tend to have GORE-TEX waterproof membranes designed for riding through all-weather climates, especially wet terrain.