Touring boots are important for keeping feet and legs protected on the road during long motorcycle rides. A good pair should feel lightweight and comfortable enough to wear for long periods on your bike, but they should also stand up to the elements. The boots maintain good traction with the road, bike pegs and gear shifts. To help narrow down your search, we compiled a list of the best styles on the market for men. Each of our picks is engineered to protect against the bike’s exhaust pipes, extremely cold weather and road debris.
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1. O'Neal Rider Boot
This boot from O’Neal has an air mesh interior with supportive, cushioned insoles and metal toe guards to protect the sole from coming apart.
Pros: The shoes are equipped with a synthetic leather heat shield to prevent them from heat damage. A metal shank insert reinforces the shape of the boot and enhances support. Durable Goodyear welt soles encourage stability.
Cons: They’re not waterproof.
2. Joe Rocket Ballistic Touring Boots
These boots by Joe Rocket have heavy-duty synthetic leather construction that’s both durable and waterproof.
Pros: They feature an injection-molded toe armor with replaceable integrated toe sliders. Reinforcement in the shins, ankles, toes and heels offers additional protection. An articulated ankle area and low-profile toebox improve mobility.
Cons: Some wearers may find these fit a bit big.
3. TourMaster Solution 2.0 Boots
The style has a water-repellent leather and PU upper and a HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane.
Pros: A VR single density compound sole supplies reliable grip. Auto-lock zippers covered with adjustable Velcro closure flaps give a secure fit. Molded nylon shin and ankle guards reduce shock. A TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap deliver protection. These also feature an orthopedic footbed that absorbs vibration.
Cons: Some may prefer a more flexible fit.