Adventure motorcycling is unique. It incorporates elements of touring, but it also includes off-road riding. Make sure that if you own an adventure bike, you have gear that’s up for the task. When you’re looking for boots, make sure that you get something that can handle the rigors of adventure motorcycling and offer incredible comfort for those long trips.
First and foremost, don’t neglect safety and protection. Regular footwear – even if it’s “heavy duty” – will not offer you the same protection as purpose-built riding boots. Adventure motorcycle boots offer the impact protection you’d expect for off-road riding along with abrasion resistance you need for the street. However, some boots also offer additional shin protection and ankle support.
Adventure riding frequently incorporates many activities that aren’t riding at all, including everything from short hikes to meandering around a campsite to pleasant visits at local diners. You need to be comfortable walking around in your motorcycle boots. That means that while you still need protection and support, you also need a certain amount of flex.
There are several other features that can be nice, like good enough tread to give you enough traction when handling your bike when you’re not riding it (such as if you need to pick it up). Depending on where your adventures go, you might also want to consider waterproof boots. Several adventure boots are specifically designed to keep water out in all circumstances (even if you’re standing in a stream) while still being breathable.
Of course, everyone’s adventures tend to be a little different, so we’ve assembled a good selection of boots to make sure that you can find something that best fits your needs. Some boots are so geared up for adventure bikes that they include the word adventure right in their name. But we’ve also got other options, like boots which are designed more with the touring aspect in mind, and we’ve got some shorter boots as well if you tend to avoid off-road riding and don’t need ankle support. We also have several trials boots which – although weren’t designed for adventure bikes per se – have been quite popular among some adventure motorcyclists.
We’ve got great prices and industry-leading brands. Check out our selection and pick up your next pair of adventure motorcycle boots today!
Christopher in CA
Really cool looking boots that feel great right out of the box. I love the color of them and the styling. They were bought to replace an older set of AlpineStar ATV boots. Can’t wait to see how long these newer boots last. Got 15 seasons out of the last set before they just disintegrated after being stored for 6 months.Read All Reviews
Shawn in WA
Good boot, well built. Fit perfect. Did need a little break in. First ride of 140mi on mixed surfaces ankle bones were tender when walking around. After next ride of 170mi on mixed surfaces felt much better. Like the protection on bike and walk-ability off bike the boots provide.Read All Reviews
Duane in CO
I was very skeptic about buying these boots online without trying them on. I am very happy with them! The fit is true. The footbed is very comfortable. They are easy to put on and remove. Well made. Easy to shift with. And they are much easier for walking around than any boot I have owned. I can even drive home from riding wearing them. I strongly recommend these boots for dirt riding.Read All Reviews
Todd in PA
2nd pair of SG10’s. Old ones are about 6 years old and I will still use them for harescrambles as they are still comfortable and 100% functional. Was going to try SG12’s but figured why spend more money and risk not fitting as well when I know the 10’s are perfect for me. Son has Alpinestars that he likes but I would never buy anything but Gaerne ever.Read All Reviews