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!
Mike in ID
Soft and supple right out of the box! Great for trials riding which is what they were purchased for. I would bet they would be great for trail maintenance days, and for dual sport riding. More support than a shoe, and a lot more comfortable for walking than a full on moto boot.Read All Reviews
Trevor in CO
Great Boot. I have drop foot (nerve damage in the foot) and have trouble getting into boots. These open wide enough and have enough room at the opening that the foot slides in nicely. I also have wide feet (4E), the toe box in these boots are shockingly good. No hot spots or pressure points out of the gate. The flex when walking is a bit stiff new, I would imagine they soften up over time and wear. I have only worn them on nice days so far so can't speak to waterproofness of the materials. The sole is burly. Being a life long skier, the buckle system is familiar and comfortable. The boots do add the need to upgrade the shift lever to a longer version to accommodate the increased volume and length the boot adds, but that's a small conversion for the quality and comfort of a good riding boot. Now they sit until spring. Ski season is here.Read All Reviews
CLIFF in TN
I was a diehard Alpinestars guy for a couple of decades. Years ago I decided to try these when I needed a new pair of boots because I didn't like the removable bootie. I am glad I did. These are flat out the best boots I've ever owned. I've had this pair for 10 years and they are still in pretty good shape. Definitely still completely usable. If these wear out before I get too broke down to ride, I'll absolutely look at Gaerne before anything else for my next pair.Read All Reviews