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ADV/Dual Sport Motorcycle Boot Buyers Guide

Adventure Motorcycle Boots

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!

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  • Alpinestars Corozal Adventure Drystar® Oiled Leather Boots

    Alpinestars Corozal Adventure Drystar® Oiled Leather Boots

    Robert in TN

    Alpine Stars always a good choice

    You cant go wrong with Alpine Stars. I really only buy new ones for the new styles. You cant tear them up. They fit great, break in quick, light weight and super protection. Never skimp on helmets or boots. I have learned the hard way and its not worth it.

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  • Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots

    Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots

    Michael in CO

    Squeek squeek squeek

    Squeekiest boot ever! Had the boot ls for 8000 miles now. Protection is great, the loud, attention drawing sound these boot make while walking is about the most annoying thing after a long day of riding. Probably got ngbto get some new boots next season. They certainly won’t be alpinestars.

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  • Forma Boulder Boots

    Forma Boulder Boots

    mark in CO

    this is a great boot

    I haven't been able to use them yet due to weather. Wearing them around the house they are very comfortable and flexible. I was looking for a boot that was a little taller than most trials boots and these are. I also wanted the steel shank in the sole. I have 2 pairs of Gaerne off road/mx boots and they are the best. I looked at the Gaerne oiled trials boots but was worried about the lack of the steel shank in the sole. I have read that they are very comfortable but can break down in the sole area. So far I am very happy with the Forma boots and I would recommend that you give them a look.

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  • Forma Adventure Boots

    Forma Adventure Boots

    Pete in SD

    Favorite adventure boot

    I like these so much I got 2 pair. Size for me was about 1/2 size small. They are very flexible and can be walked in, however they are not full on motocross type armored boot, but I only trail ride. So far have been water tight and have wear in the usual footwear areas such as scuffed toes and heels. I have taken softball/grapefruit sized rocks on the shins without any issues. Mostly if you want decent protection but be able to hike a bit in them, then these are the ones.

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  • Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

    Gaerne Balance Oiled Boot

    Keola in WA


    These boots are supreme for trail riding. They are waterproof, comfortable (almost like hiking boots) and have a flat sole. I have very wide feet and it fits great. Full grain leather makes it very forgiving. Only wish I bought these first before spending $400.00 on Gaerne SG-12 boots. GAERNE IS TOP OF THE LINE FOR BOOTS

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  • Falco Avantour Adventure Motorcycle Boots

    Falco Avantour Adventure Motorcycle Boots

    David in AZ

    Beware of sizing

    Sought out these boots and ordered them after much deliberation between another pair that is known for being super comfy and hike-able, but with less protection, and boots with more protection, but less comfort and "hike-ability". I wear a size 10.5 US, 44 in Euro. The size 11 offered here from RMATV is a euro 45, the size 10 is euro 43. After calling RMATV I was advised to order a size 11. Well, the size 11 does not fit well at all, the articulation point in the front of the ankle has excessive bunching on the inside of the boot when bending forward. When I lift my foot, the heel slips up from the insole and I can feel my ankle slip past the achilles supports. I know a size 10 or Euro 43 would be way too small. Size 44 is not available from RMATV. It would be perfect for a 10.5 US. I know that they are available, all the Euro stores have them. It boggles my mind that they are not available here, with 10.5 being the most common foot size and the adventure market being the largest growing segment of motorcycling. I deliberated on this purchase for a long time and was looking forward to having the perfect boot which is not offered here due to sizing. Hopefully my problem can save someone else this issue. The build and quality of these boots seems fantastic. I just wish they fit.

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