Motocross Off Road Boots

When it comes to riding motorcycles, motocross off road boots are one of the key pieces of protection in the biker’s armoury. After the head and hands, feet and in particular, ankles are possibly the most vulnerable part of the body in an accident, so it is worth making sure they are as protected as possible.

From off-road specialists such as Wulfsport and Fox, through to such companies as Alpinestars and Sidi, who also have on-road pedigree, there’s no lack of choice when it comes to finding high-quality new and secondhand protective motocross off road boots here on eBay.

Features of Motocross off road boots

One of the main features to look out for is rigidity. Such motocross boots as the Alpinestars Tech 7 have sturdy bracing about the ankle and shin to provide impact resistance and prevent the ankle from bending, whilst at the same time having flex zones around the instep and Achilles to let you operate the gear lever and foot brake.

Shock absorption is another key element in a good motocross boot; look out for boots with soft poly-foam linings. These help with both comfort and prevent your feet from bouncing off the pegs. High-grip rubber soles are useful for keeping a good grip on your bike, especially when the mud starts flying.

Motocross boots come in various styles, with some having large mesh front panels for added ventilation, others with waterproof outers, relying on moisture-wicking fabric liners to keep your feet cool and dry. Fastenings on motocross boots are usually via a combination of Velcro and aluminium buckles.

As with all motorcycle gear, the fit is paramount and you need to make sure you know your size before purchasing your new boots. Being heavily armoured and less giving than most everyday boots, it’s not unusual to find that you need a half size or sometimes a full size larger in a bike boot.