Best Boots for Motorcycle Riders

Best Boots for Motorcycle Riders

The best boots for motorcycle riders should include a number of features that provide not only comfort to the rider but safety, durability, and value for the price. There are many motorcycle boots that are top-of-the-line and meet the specifications for being included in a best motorcycle boots category. An overview of some of those boots follows.

1. Harley-Davidson Scout Motorcycle Riding Boots

This rugged, western style Harley-Davidson boot original has what it takes, whether you're making a quick bike run to the corner convenience store or taking a cross country trip, this standard boot will be your go-to staple. Weekend warriors to die-hard bikers love the distressed, antique leather look of this boot, and its YKK instep locking zipper that makes it easy to slip in and out of this boot without fear of breaking or jamming the zipper. A Harley Scout is long on durability, protection and ankle support that make extended riding comfortable and easy on the joints. Though these boots offer sturdy construction and riding comfort, they prevail more on the side of serious riding, as opposed to serious hiking, as their heavy-duty weight can make for tedious trail blazing. Boot sizing may be an issue as well, as they have a tendency to run larger and may require sizing adjustment. Other features of the Scout include: a full leather upper, a rubber outsole, a shaft height of 7 inches; a heel height of 1 inch, a cushioned sock lining, Goodyear welt construction, and other Harley-Davidson detailing.

2. Bates Men's Palomar Motorcycle Boot

These sleek yet rugged all-weather and full grain leather motorcycle and work boots are comfortable, flexible, and long-lasting, and outperform other boots in challenging circumstances. With Bates, boot fabrication is an art and their manufacturing techniques are superior, particularly with outsoles, upper materials and other components. The Bates Men's Palomar is resistant to oil, slippage, and utilizes Vibram(r) in its rubber outsole and has Goodyear welt construction. Other features of the Bates Men's Palomar include: a shaft height of 10.75 inches that provides protection for the lower leg; a heel height of 1.5 inches, a sock lining that is cushioned, Goodyear welt construction, decorative side buckles that are adjustable for a more comfortable fit, and the Bates insignia stamped on the bottom corner of the boot.

3. Chippewa Men’s 12” Snip Toe Harness Boot

This American made classic motorcycle and work boot is part of the Chippewa Boot Company tradition and has all the quality characteristics of a Chippewa boot. Craftsmanship, rugged exteriors, durability and comfort are the true markers of this company's heritage, and this Snip Toe Harness boot is no exception. Its thick, heavy 12 inch upper is Odessa leather that withstands abrasion, scuffs and scrapes and is lined for easy on and off wear. A leather midsole, full leather lining, along with a Vibram mini lug plug sole, which prevents slippage, all add to the quality and versatility of this boot, plus this boot is easily resoled and re-heeled for years of future use. Other features of the Chippewa Men's Snip Toe Harness include: decorative harness hardware, snip toe styling, 3/4 inch rubber heel, a Texon insole that repels moisture for dry feet, and Goodyear leather welt fabrication. 

Motorcycle footwear may just be a part of the whole works when it comes to motorcycle gear, but boots are certainly a major equipment necessity as far as remaining safe while riding the highways and byways of the land. There are quality boot choices available that provide comfort, safety and protection and many selections are available through These boots were made for riding, and a whole lot more, and Coastal Boot can supply your footwear needs any time, any day.

We at Coastal Boot have a wide selection of high-quality, affordable motorcycle boots. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 972-7627 to place an order over the phone or go to our website, and place your order online.  

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