Like all essential pieces of riding kit, your adventure boots are the first line of defense against injury when you’re grinding through the gravel or skirting over sand. Adventure motorcycle boots need to be durable to withstand the rigors of off-road riding while being comfortable to wear for the long haul.
We’ve selected a few of our favorites, each has slightly different fitment and features, but all are designed to go the distance and keep you safe in even the gnarliest terrain.
Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boots
The Alpinestars Corozal is a premium adventure touring boot packed with top-notch protective features. Made of PU-coated leather, microfiber, and suede, the Corozal is comfortable and durable. The shin-plate and lateral ankle protection provide excellent front and rear movement while offering support and protection to the ankle. Every component on this boot is designed for performance regardless of the weather or terrain, including the integrated Drystar breathable membrane for waterproofing.
Fit: true to size and slightly wide
BMW Venture Grip Boots
The BMW Venture Grip boot packs some serious features in a classy package. The CE-certified Venture has three buckles and a velcro top closure to ensure a comfortable fit. The elasticated top of the boot shaft conforms to your calf to help keep out dirt. The rest of the boot is made of durable full-grain oiled cowhide with internal shin guards, ankle protectors, and suede panels for improved contact. Plus, the BMW Climate Membrane makes the Venture windproof, waterproof, and highly breathable.
Fit: slightly small and slightly wide
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Forma Terra EVO Boots
Somehow Forma manages to make riding boots that fit like bedroom slippers without sacrificing protection. The Terra Evo’s rigid, steel shank and anti-slip sole provides proper durability for long distance stand-up riding in all conditions. The heels and toes have external PU for tougher impact absorption and improved protection. The main boot structure uses Drytex waterproofing and oiled full-grain leather to keep your feet dry without compromising touring comfort.
Fit: true to size with a wide toe box
Klim Adventure GTX Boots
From one of the most trusted names in adventure riding gear, the Klim Adventure GTX Boot balances rider protection, weather protection, and off-the-bike comfort. Reinforced shin, toe, and ankle protection make this an incredibly durable adventure boot. The BOA Fit System allows you to fine tune the adjustment of the boot shaft and a moisture wicking liner, gel-stable insole, spare conventional insole, and a half-size fit insert are all included with the GTX.
Fit: true to size and slightly narrow
REV’IT Discovery OutDry Boots
REV’IT built their Discovery boot with the features of an adventure touring boot and the comfort of a hiking boot all rolled into one. With plenty of protection for off-road riding, the Discovery has Vibram soles for stability on the pegs and easy hiking off the bike. The unique Boa lacing system makes for a perfect fit and quick release with the turn of a knob. REV’IT’s lightweight boot uses a laminated Hydratex membrane for waterproofing and a 3D mesh lining for a comfortable, antimicrobial interior.
Fit: slightly small and slightly wide
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SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots
SIDI is a boot-making powerhouse with one of the best products available on the market. The Adventure 2 has a full-height Gore-Tex internal gaiter for exceptional waterproofing. The top velcro closure prevents the entry of rocks and dirt while allowing for a custom fit. The two buckle closures on the ankle and foot use a toothed strap and hook that allow for a wide range of adjustment and are replaceable if they wear out. The rigidity of the boot is complimented by a hinged ankle and flex zones to give you better control and comfort without sacrificing protection.
Fit: true to size and slightly narrower
Adventure Motorcycle Socks
Don’t underestimate the importance of proper riding socks when you head out for an adventure. Finding a sock that wicks moisture and manges temperature without wadding up into a ball at the toe of your boot can mean the difference between a great day of riding and a real bummer on the trail.
Moto-Skiveez Compression Riding Socks
Moto-Skiveez Compression Riding Socks extend over your calf with a snug fit that offers light compression around your lower leg. Skiveez uses 40% aloe fiber in the construction of their socks, making them soft and to reduce chafing while delivering anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties to combat boot odor.
Klim Mammoth Socks
Working in conjunction with the Gore-Tex inside your boots, Klim’s Mammoth Socks wick moisture away from the skin to keep your feet warm and dry in even the harshest environments. Made of a wool/acrylic/lycra blend, these truly technical socks won’t slip or bunch thanks to ankle and instep stretch bands.
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