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 IA
Overall Klim did a great job with the GTX boot, light, comfortable, with adequate protection for the commute or weekend tour. Unlike most Klim gear, this is NOT a trail/ADV boot, it was designed for the less agressive rides. Sole is amazingly quiet and flexible while walking which is easy to do. Fitment seems to run on the wide side in the upper boot while the toe box is standard size. The Boa lacing system is proven in cycling shoes and hiking boots and makes itself right at home in the GTX. With a pop and pull of the tensioner knob the boots are easily removed. If there is one aspect to pick on, it is the tongue on the left boot is a little stiffer compared to the right. This review is only after two weeks/300 miles of commuting.Read All Reviews
Robert in TN
I have been riding in Alpine stars for 20 years and these boots live up to the name. Fit true to all other Alpine stars. They feel a lot like the Tech 6s and Tech 8s of old. My personal favorites. The difference these have a little less protection but feel much lighter.Read All Reviews
Tom in FL
Just purchased these boots, and used them on a 2 day dual sport ride in the North Carolina mountains. They broke in well after the first day, and became very comfortable. They felt true to my normal size (11 Wide). They appear to be very durable, and based on the rocks and gravel that was bounced off of them on this trip, they offer good protection. They are definitely a winner in their class.Read All Reviews
Arthur in WA
Have not put to much use, so review is from examination of the boots. They are stiff but the fit is good, with reasonable flex for shifting and brake. Almost to pretty to put to the mud and abuse they will see. The sale price was to good to pass up for a top rated boot, Thanks RMATV.Read All Reviews