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!
daniel in UT
This boot pretty much does it all. It's waterproofing is effective and reliable. It offers great protection but still stays flexible. It breathes very well, keeping your feet cool in the summer and surprisingly warm in cold weather. Zippers and velcro work great and pull tab on the back is robust so you can really pull on it to lever your foot in. Size is spot on (i have a really wide size 12) and the boots stay really comfortable. Height is exactly what i was looking for . Taller than most sport boots but shorter than an mx/off road boot. Comes up to low-mid calf. Great for commuting, cruising, and spirited canyone carving as long as you don't drag a toe (it doesn't have sliders). For reference i mostly ride commuting, trips, and canyon carving. The boots also works very well regardless of riding position. I've used it on relaxed cruisers, upright standard/adventure bikes, and more aggresive positions of an r6 and sv650.Read All Reviews
James in CO
These boots fit true to size. They are very comfortable to ride / push your bike. I live in western Colorado and the terrain can get pretty technical out here. Being able to walk in the boots is a big plus for me. I have had some pretty hard hits with rocks and stumps and no injuries! Probably not the best boot for MX, but it is the best for trail riding. I added steel toe protectors to help with protection to the boot. Highly recommended!Read All Reviews