All good bikers have a pair of bike boots that they love like crazy….and if that’s not the case, they should try and get some. Dressing from the feet up is wise advice that we should also apply to bike gear. There are sport road boots. You can use them on your more sporty getaways on rounds on the track, as many of them are perfectly homologated for riding on the track. In fact, we can agree that the best way to test them out is to graze the asphalt with the slider until it wears out. An important aspect of a bike boot is the ventilation. At the end of the day, motorcycling is a sport and your feet are going to need to breathe better whilst practising it. Also you can use them as summer boots.
The versatility comes with the touring boots. Devised for long distances and for walking with them once off the bike, they’ll do for popping to the corner shop as well as for going half way across the continent. And when the cold comes, its time to use the winter boots. Brands like Dainese, Alpinestars or Sidi incorporate the most advanced materials, such as Gore-Tex, D-Dry or Drystar, in their membranes which afford great protection against inclement weather, including water …it’s nice to know you can use the same footwear to go to North Cape or to pick up the kids from school.
Some might think that for using the bike around town you don’t need special footwear, but the truth is that the manufacturers, lucky for us, don’t agree. The urban boots are a much more discrete and functional footwear than classic bike boots but provide greater feel, protection and even visibility than conventional sports shoes.
Off-road boots are a highly specialised item. Their design and development is complex; you need footwear that protects but at the same time is flexible. It must grip the foot, but without strangling it. And it must have great grip under all sorts of conditions. With this challenge, the motorcycle footwear brands, names as famous as Fox, Alpinestar, Gaerne, or Sidi, have pulled out all the stops to offer boots that meet your demands.In order to comply with all these requisites, they design boots with an inner bootie that improves the internal grip and helps to have boots with ergonomics that easily adapt to the morphology of our feet. By the way, you can find these booties here.
Remember that foremost, you must choose boots that adapt to the morphology of your foot. If you have the chance to try them on, the most advisable thing is to do so with a pair of socks and another pair of thermal ones to see how they fit. We especially recommend winter socks, because when things get ugly, when the mud reaches your knees and you have to go through puddles (the enduro riders know what we’re talking about) that’s when you want to count on them...and waterproof technology in the boots!
From the trial boots we must demand grip, such that we can decide whether we want ones with a sown sole, and they must have a hardness and balance in equal parts and above all, make sure that they fit to the physiognomy of our foot. At Motocard we have a wide range of boots, including the brands with the most experience in the bike footwear field such as Alpinestars, Sidi or Gaerne.
And if you trust Alpinestars, Dainese and Richa with the safety of your feet on the bike, then congratulations, now you can also enjoy the quality of these brands on the pavement.