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 ID
I followed instructions of outlining your foot on a piece of paper and measuring the widest part of the foot. Mine came to 10.5 inches. I ordered the size 11 assuming I would be wearing thick socks. I tried them on and they feel very comfortable with heavy socks. One of the plastic tabs for the buckle came off which I thought was a defect. It functions as designed. The tab is made to slide in and out of the buckled for adjustment reasons.Read All Reviews
Aaron in PA
Comfortable, durable, and a great value! Lighter and more comfortable than Gaerne SG10's, which the soles needed replaced in 1 season (yes, they're replaceable, but I have to take them to a shoe repair shop). These are holding up better and are easier for shifting, braking, and positioning on the pegs.Read All Reviews
ANDREW in CA
Awesome boot. I have a wide foot and these do have a wider toe box for a comfy fit. Very comfortable. They are more off road orientated and a lil bit stiffer than my liking. So, Unfortunately I did return them. I did come really close to keeping them because they are some comfy boots, but I am looking more for a touring book for my BMW GSA. Does have a large calf opening (a lil too large I think). Great value, Looks like they would be durable, very comfy, think they will perform better off road but should be okay on road as well, lil less on protection because of lower height, nice features for the money.Read All Reviews
Keaton in ID
Great boots but the inner sole is cheap, thin, and slips out when I pull my foot out, but that's minor. The construction of the boot is great durability is great, the sole is replaceable. It's comfortable, has plenty of room and plenty of ankle support. I have 1 season and boot has had no issues. Does click when walking.Read All Reviews
Mark in WI
Purchased these before Colorado trip,, spent a week in them, and they were comfortable right out of the box.. and kept my feet dry.. Do not feel they have the crash protection of Moto Cross boots, but you have to give up something to be able to walk in ADV boot.. Really like them, and would buy them again.Read All Reviews