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Then there are off-road boots, motocross boots and other types of footwear that are used by motorcycle riders that all fall under the definition of motorcycle boots. Although there are some sneaker wearers out there, and probably even one or two with flip-flops, most motorcycle riders wear some type of boot.
Are motorcyclists more concerned about protecting their feet than their torso? Logging boots have very thick leather and soles, making them incredibly stiff and uncomfortable for walking. Motorcycle boots designed for racing offer lots of protection, but the protective layers of padding and other materials can make them get pretty toasty inside.
But I never found a pair that was anywhere near comfortable enough to spend money on. The Tour model is a takeoff on the classic engineer boot but with some extra features designed for motorcycle use. Also, the toe cap, the heel and the ankle have an additional layer of Kevlar fabric placed between the leather and the boot liner.
You can save a few bucks by ordering the boots without the Kevlar, but it makes sense to for the added protection that it offers against abrasion. I debated whether or not the boots would have been better with an additional leather patch on the outside of the toe to protect against motorcycle shifter wear, but it would probably hurt the look of the boots.
Specter Road also claims that the quality and durability of their leather makes a shifting patch unnecessary. Specter Road says that the soles are designed with a vibration damping capability.
The soles are bonded to the leather, which help to prevent water ingress at that critical juncture. The bottom of the sole has a rugged tread pattern that seems to grip very well on a variety of road surfaces. Heavy leather motorcycle boots like engineer boots or logger boots are usually so stiff when new that they can cause rubbing, chafing or blisters in no time at all, which is not fun.
If a blister opens up, it can cause a serious infection because of the hot, moist conditions inside the boot. Maybe I have extra-sensitive skin or a strangely shaped foot, but it seems like just about every new pair of shoes or boots that I buy will chafe my skin around round my ankles.
One special design feature that makes these boots so flexible and which also helps to prevent chafing of the ankles is illustrated in this photo. Specter Road added a flexible joint of soft leather in back of the ankle. It wraps around the back of the boot, giving it extra front-to-rear and side-to-side movement that adds to the comfort and really seems to make a difference.
The boots are nicely made and the stitching is of high quality. A soft piece of leather is sewn into the lining at the top of each boot to help make them easier to slide on and off. Each boot also has a big, wide leather loop that makes it easy to grab and slide them on.
Half sizes are available from size 6. Several different styles are available, some with laces and some without. Do you have extra wide calves or unusually small or large sized feet?
Since Specter Road manufactures the boots themselves in Canada, rather than subcontracting out the work, they have the ability to custom-fit a pair of boots for you for an extra charge. This is really great news for those motorcycle riders who have had trouble finding the correct fit. Page last updated October 7, A "1" is low, meaning the boots can't be worn for more than an hour without enduring torture.
A rating of "3" means they are uncomfortable, but can be worn for several hours. A rating of "7" means they are comfortable enough to be worn most of the day with thick socks.
A rating of "10" means they are comfortable enough to be worn all day on a really long motorcycle ride. A "1" is low, meaning the boots are really ugly, but are kept for other reasons. A rating of "3" means they are old and worn. A rating of "7" means that the boots look good but probably require a shine.
A rating of "10" means the boots look new. I ride a Harley and wear many of the boots shown on this page with my leather gear on the bike. When I am not wearing motorcycle boots, I wear cowboy boots , which I grew up in.
To some guys, Frye Boots especially the harness style were considered motorcycle boots. I have a lot of Frye Boots featured on this website since they were my first true boot passion. But I do not wear them to ride a motorcycle any more, since I have graduated to wearing taller biker and cop boots regularly on my Harley. Check out the Index of All Boots on this website, too. Quick links to the Motorcycle Boots on this page: Booted Harleydude's Motorcycle Boots Scroll down this page to see small images of the Motorcycle Boots in my personal boot collection note: Harley Harness Boots CScale: How Chippewa Firefighter Boots are worn.
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