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!
Thomas in MA
Wore them for the fist time this weekend, and they are great. So comfortable! How they grip the pegs will take some getting used to, but only because the last boots I had have the smooth MX sole, so I expected that and it is not a big deal. I'm a 10.5 shoe size and I ordered the 11's and thet fit great. Very satisfied so far.Read All Reviews
Patrick in MT
For those that want more protection they should go with full on MX boots. These make excellent ADV boots. Very comfortable to be in all day long and easy to walk around in when off the bike. Feet stay very dry and have been very durable for the last year that I have been wearing them.Read All Reviews
J in LA
Too stiff, too narrow, returned them and bought a pair of Forma Adventure boots for $200. To me the Forma Adventure boots are a true fit and are a little wider than other boots I have tried. Super lightweight, love the all leather, 3 buckle system and the Forma Adventure has great protection, toe box, heel protection and most of all no need for break in time, put them on and go ride. I ride a 4 wheeler/dirt bike on trails and woods no racing.Read All Reviews
John in TN
These boots straight out of the box are exactly what you would expect from the reviews videos and everything I absolutely love them only thing I don’t like about them is the buckles but for the price and what you get I honestly don’t think you can beat itRead All Reviews
David in IN
I did not rate durability as I have not had them very long. I have only put ten hours on them So far so good but I expect them to last well. As stated these are the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. I have had Alpinestars before but my other boots that I have now are Gaerne Reacts. Great boot but not as comfortable being a Motocross boot. I take long trips and wanted something more comfortable and these boots are awesome.Read All Reviews