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, Alpinestars, Gaerne o 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. Another thing to bear in mind is the twisting capacity of the ankle, which, thanks to the boot's shaft, is directly related to our knee and the knee guards we use. So the whole protections - pants - boot forms a unit to be born in mind.
Foot protection is vital in all off-road specialities, from motocross to enduro, but also for mixed specialities or for skidding, like in supermoto, dirt track or speedway. Off-road boots will help you go fast whether on asphalt or sand in supermoto, helping you slide.
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!
And as we all know that they're an important element, the brands have boots specific for women, with a better fit to the foot shape and shaft, also smaller sizes for children but with exactly the same technology in materials and safety as the adult version.