Many motorcycle riders wear harness boots to protect themselves from the heat of the exhaust pipes and the engine block, but anyone can rock the rugged style. They’re usually equipped with a heavy-duty leather upper, a square toe and four nonadjustable leather straps held in place by two metal rings that are located on either side of the ankle. To narrow down the options on the market, we did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite models on the market for men from brands like Harley Davidson, Durango and more. Each boot we included on our list comes with an approximately 11-inch shaft with dual pull tabs, durable Goodyear welt construction and wide-width options.
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1. Durango Harness Boot
These boots have an oiled black leather upper, 11.5-inch shaft and a steel shank to protect the foot and help them maintain their original shape.
Pros: Taped side seams enhance longevity while foam cushioned insoles boost comfort. The outsoles are slip and oil resistant. They also come in distressed brown and rubbed brown.
2. AdTec Harness Boot
These harness boots also have a full grain water-repellent leather upper, oil-resistant outsoles and an 11.75-inch shaft.
Pros: Cushioned insoles make them more comfortable.
3. Harley Davidson Bowden Boots
These boots have a full-grain leather upper featuring iconic Harley Davidson branding embossed on the upper shaft, which measures 11.75 inches.
Pros: Abrasion-, slip- and oil-resistant outsoles deliver reliable stability while a metal shank offers support.