A pair of motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes is a very important part of your outfit when you ride a motorcycle. If you fall, your feet and hands will hit in reflex the ground first. That's why special motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes have been designed. The main function of motorcycle footwear is to protect your toes, ankles and heel. If you buy high motorcycle boots, they also protect (a part of) your shins.
If you want to buy motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes, you will have to make the choice between two types of material, textile and leather. To make it not too complicated, we share Lorica -an artificial leather of the highest quality- also in the catogory leather. Lorica is flexible, soft, durable, water-repellent and has a high breathability. Leather is often better known. It is also durable, breathable, flexible and therefore adapts to the shape of your feet.
The range of leather motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes is larger than textile motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes. This has to do with that leather is very wear-resistant and therefore safer.
If you buy motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes, you will also have to choose for a style. The different styles we offer are sports, tour, adventure or off-road to casual and the more classic motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes.
The casual style is often a motorcycle shoe rather than a motorcycle boot. This has to do with the fact that motorcycle shoes are low and you can walk better in them. It is therefore more comfortable with these motorcycle shoes, for example, to walk through the city. Adventure boots are almost always high motorcycle boots, tour motorcycle boots and sports motorcycle boots can be high or low.
As mentioned before, motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes are available in different heights. You have the motorcycle shoe, the low motorcycle boot and the high motorcycle boot. To determine which height best fits your needs, we describe below the advantages and disadvantages per motorcycle boot or motorcycle shoe.
The motorcycle shoe
Motorcycle shoes look like a normal shoe or sneaker but are inspected as a motorcycle boot. A motorcycle shoe is always low and just falls on or under the ankle. In this shoe you can move easier, so you can keep the shoes on as soon as you get off your motorcycle. Motorcycle shoes are lighter than a motorcycle boot and thus run better than a normal motorcycle boot.
The low motorcycle boot
A low motorcycle boot does fall over your ankle, but only protects a small part of your shins. This boot is therefore stronger than the motorcycle shoe, but it also walks a lot stiffer. The hard protectors press against your shins, so you will not like it as soon as you get off your motorcycle.
The high motorcycle boot
The high motorcycle boot protects your foot, ankle and a part of your shins maximally. As with the low motorcycle boot you will notice that this is not very easy walking as soon as you step off the bike. On the contrary, they offer optimal protection. In addition, they can be very warm in the summer months, which of course is an advantage in the winter.
Protection is the most important thing about the motorcycle boot and motorcycle shoe. The higher the shoes, the better they protect. Another protection factor is reflection. You are visible in the dark through reflective parts in the heel, among others. Because of this others see you approaching. Ventilation is also essential. This makes the motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes a lot more comfortable during warm days. The ventilation parts are perforated and often located around the ankle. Some shoes have a slide that you can be opened or closed. Another important comfort element is the fit. With many shoes it is possible to adjust the fit. This can be done by means of, for example, Velcro. Some motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes also have stretch parts. This increases comfort and freedom of movement. It also ensures that you can pull the motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes on and off more easily, but also that they adapt to your riding position on the bike.
Another important aspect is the watertightness of motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes. If you are looking for motorcycle boots, it is also advisable to take a look at Gore-Tex motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes. These are 100% guaranteed waterproof motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes, ideal if you are commuting to work.
Do you have questions about our motorcycle footwear? Would you like to know for example which pair of motorcycle boot or motorcycle shoe are the most suitable for you? Then contact our customer service specialists. We are happy to help you with expert advice!
Do you want to fit motorcycle boots or motorcycle shoes? Then visit our store in Amsterdam. Here we have a large range of motorcycle boots and motorcycle shoes and there you can investigate which type suits you. You can order motorcycle footwear easily and quickly. With an order from € 50, - you benefit from free shipping.