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!
ron in CA
As someone that where’s a size 14 and never able to find a decent set of MX boots and I tried them all at great eExpense now that I’m retired and riding trials I decided on the Garnier oil boots and I can tell you they fit perfect and comfortable . And very flexible The one thing I don’t like is the Velcro at the top closure I just don’t like Velcro but it does work as for protection I feel the foot is well protected my shins and calf are protected as far as ankle lateral protection goes very little be carefulRead All Reviews
James in CA
This is my first dirt-oriented boot, as I've only ridden on pavement in the past. I wanted something that was comfortable out of the box, since my dirt-riding time will likely be limited, and mostly geared towards forest roads and the like. These definitely fit the bill. The only downside for me is adjusting to a boot that has very little pedal/peg feel compared to my road boots. Quality is top-notch, comparable to my Daytonas. Pricey, but you get what you pay for, and I wanted this to be my first and last pair of ADV boots!Read All Reviews
Duane in OR
Very comfortable right out of the box. Read about the boot making clicking noise and how they had fixed the problem. Apparently not because my boots click like crazy. Didn’t buy them to go hiking so it doesn’t really bother me.Read All Reviews