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!
David in CA
Great pair of boots . They required no break in period and are comfortable to walk in and wear all day. I wear a pair of Alpine star knee protectors in the boot with no discomfort. I wear them on both a trials bike and two stroke enduro.Read All Reviews
William in WY
Comfortable, good looking, and lightweight but they are very light on protection. I'm not really sure the category for these boots. The vids on Rocky Mtn ATV are very helpful and do an excellent job of covering the features, but more importantly they give their opinion! I sent these back and ordered the Gaerne fastback enduro (high level of protection). If you're looking at these I would consider checking out the Gaerne Dakar (as big step up from the G-Adventure, but not quite as extreme as the Fastback). As far as sizing I felt these were spot of for size. I'm an 11 in Nike, Adidas and these fit true to size.Read All Reviews
Brendan in MA
If you're planning on doing small walks or hike while on your trip the shorter ones might be better. My buddy got the shorty's and loves them. I was tired of wet feet from deep mud puddles and the tall boots add extra shin protection but are heavier. Everything has been great and quality shows.Read All Reviews
Curtis in FL
Good boots, comfy for commuting or beating the tar out of adventure riding all day. 2 complaints, first being that since its a water resistant (haven't tested the proof yet) boot, the venting is none existent so your feet will get hot. Second, the toe box is slightly too tall, its a little difficult to get it under the shifter sometimes.Read All Reviews