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!
Josh in AL
After about 5-10 rides these boots are doing good. They've got very high arches, and a little on the narrow side when they aren't broken in. The outsole helps grip when you're in a muddy spot. I like the clasps style, but they can come undone if you get it caught in a bush on the trail. They feel sturdy and protective, but if you get sand or mud in between the flaps under the buckle it can feel uncomfortable when you cinch them down, but just clean it out good.Read All Reviews
Gregory in AZ
Great boot unfortunately my leg structure make them very hard to get on and closed. It's a two person job! Some of us big boys ride too!Read All Reviews
Tommie in TX
Forma makes some great boots. I have the short version of the Adventure Boot, but wanted a little more upper leg protection while riding. These boots are true to size and are comfortable right out of the box. I wish they could figure out how to include a little more protection while keeping them so light and comfortable. Buy without hesitation.Read All Reviews
Pete in MT
Have worn this for many long rides in all types of terrain. Not as heavy duty as an MX boot, but good support and still allows me to walk. Perfect for the ADV rides I do.Read All Reviews
Craig in CA
Picked these up recently at 20% off. Great deal!!! Got the brown/ black size 43. Wear a 9.5 in regular shoes these fit perfect. Went on a 3 day moto camping trip in Central California. Temps down in the upper 30's and several creek crossings boots did great. Feet stayed dry and warm. I was able to feel the controls just fine. Didn't have to move my shift lever either. One particular stretch of road was flooded for a couple miles outside of Parkfield, Calif. Water was pretty deep in places. Boots took the water directly this whole stretch. I was impressed for sure.Read All Reviews