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!
nathan in AR
First time putting them on and they fit so comfortable. Road with them for hours and they felt great! Love that they are waterproof too!Read All Reviews
Brian in UT
Great boots, a little stiff till broken in, but fit well. Did have the clicking noise at first but has stopped.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
LANNY in CO
Very functional boots for riding and walking. They keep you dry after immersion at low water crossings. They may not be as protective as taller boots, but are very comfortable and wear well. They will become squeaky after some break-in, but that is to be expected as they articulate well at the ankle. I have not noticed any unusual wear after a 1600 mile trip in rough, rocky and sandy terrain. The foot bed is thick and may make it difficult for shifting on some bikes, but I got used to that after a few miles of use.The boot clamps/straps make getting in and out of the boots a breeze. The upper part of the boot with the velcro closure could have been fitted better. I have big calves, but still needed to secure most of the material firmly around my leg to obtain a secure fit with the clamps. But, maybe the added material provides more room for pants, leg braces and other protective gear. I highly recommend these boots.Read All Reviews
Tom in ID
Nice boots but not quite as nice as I expected from Sidi. Fake welting on the sole is not what I was expecting although it hasn't been a problem. Not as comfortable as my trusty old and worn Gaerne Balance Oiled Boots however the additional protection is appreciated. Mine have been waterproof even standing in creeks. Holding up well so far this summer with about 2000 miles of North Idaho forest service roads and some singletrack abuse. These also saw snow time last winter on my Timbersled snowbike and worked surprisingly well partly because they are warm boots. I needed to get a size larger than my Gaerne's and Rocky Mountain exchange policy was excellent!Read All Reviews