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!
casey in MT
Just took these guys on a 2k mile jaunt around the big horn basin in wyo. 700 miles the first day and no feet issues... slogging through bentonite slime, hiking to natural amphitheaters, off roading through mountain prairies... they did the job. They are narrow, but not bad. Walk well. May have to adjust your shifter slightly.Read All Reviews
Michael in UT
Extremely comfortable boots. Just enough protection vs comfort. In fact these are more comfortable than most of my shoes. Very good protection in wet conditions. I have done some deep water crossing and walking in snow. My feet stay dry. I have no complaints with the plastic buckles. They are easy to use and seem durable. I can't answer the question on the size 12. Mine are size 10 EUR 44.5. They are true to size and have plenty of room for wide feet. Mine have seen more than 1500miles. Mostly off road. Soles are like new. Leather shows some small scuffs. High water use may require re treating the leather. Mine have lightened up significantly due to wet spring conditions.Read All Reviews
Brian in OH
Great boots I can say they are waterproof and very comfortable my only knit picks and I wish the top of the boot The Velcro would slow a tighter fit a little loose if you have smaller calf’s and wish that they had better buckles they can be hard to close when covered in mudRead All Reviews