What to look for in your motorbike boots
Comfort – Racing shoes don’t focus on general comfort the same way touring shoes don’t match racing shoes for protection. Racing shoes may provide excellent protection for above the ankle but they’re also not the most comfortable shoe for touring and walking long distances on a lightly packed adventure.
Fit – the fit should be perfect for your feet. Too loose and it will affect your control over the gear lever and brake, too tight and it will be very discomforting.
Flexibility – Boots generally get more flexible with use but if they’re too rigid it’ll be discomforting.
Material – Look for a good thick leather and a waterproof shoe. Having wet feet is a quick way to make a long ride miserable!
Strong sole – the thicker the sole,
What to avoid wearing
Work boots with metal plates or toe caps – whilst these may protect your feet in certain situations, they are just as capable of cutting through your toes.
Flip flops, trainers – the list goes on! Casual footwear was never designed for motorbikes and will come off immediately in a crash and will provide little to no protection in the event of a crash.
Try on boots wearing the same kind of socks you would normally wear whilst riding.