Beyond your helmet, one of the most important pieces of gear you need for motocross racing is a pair of top-tier boots to protect your feet, lower legs and ankles. Good ones should keep your feet on your bike’s pegs securely and allow you to move comfortably. In an effort to help narrow down the number of options out there, we did some research and curated a brief round-up that includes a few of our favorite styles on the market. Each boot we put on our list is roughly the same height and features adjustable, easy-to-operate buckles.
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1. Fly Racing Maverick Boots
These boots feature long-lasting, heat-resistant leather and 3D shin protection with pre-shaped molded plastic that reduces impact and enhances comfort.
Pros: Added grooves and texture help you grab the shift lever. Elastic gaiters keep debris from entering the boot. A durable, flexible panel of plastic supplies extra ankle protection. Steel toe guards prevent the front of the sole from delaminating. A steel internal shank laminated into the length of the sole provides rigid strength. 3D-molded shift protection saves your boot from premature wear. These come in high-visibility neon yellow.
2. Fox Racing Comp Off-Road Moto Boots
This pair has an internal lacing system for a custom fit around the ankle and a lower buckle for a secure fit over the top of the foot.
Pros: They’re available in three colors. A durable rubber burn and medial guard provide excellent grip and feel. An internal steel shank supplies great grip and support on the footpeg. A TPU shin plate, toe cap and calf guard give full coverage.
3. O'Neal New Logo Rider Boot
These boots feature metal shank reinforcements for added support, injection-molded plastic plates and a durable Goodyear welt sole.
Pros: An air mesh interior allows for breathability while cushioned insoles provide extra comfort. A synthetic leather heat shield prevents heat damage.