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!
Brian in TN
The exact ADV boot I needed for my lighter off road riding. Size 9, my normal size, a little snug but I expect break in room. Very warm. Not much ventilation I can detect. Will be good in cooler weather. Have not tested in water/wet conditions. Look great. Very walkable. Good velcro/straps/clips. Quick on/off. Feels like I'm 2 inches taller which actually helps at stop lights etc. I had to adjust the height of my gear shift lever to reach under comfortably; but that worked no problem. Really glad I don't have to wear the higher boat (as in the old MX days).Read All Reviews
James in NE
These boots are extremely comfortable and well-built. For the price I am really happy with themRead All Reviews
Harry in NC
Absolutely love my Belize boots. While they do not provide the same protection as my Garne MX boots they are much more comfortable to walk short distances. I would definitely purchase them again for street and adventure riding. PS - you will need to wear socks just a tad taller then the top of the boots.Read All Reviews