MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable racing boots

Published: 28 August 2009

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey. From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your most comfortable race boots.

1. TCX Competitzione S, £179.99
Contact: www.nevism.co.uk
The Competitzione S is the slightly lesser spec’d version of TCX’s flagship Competitzione RS race boot. The upper is made from micro fibre and the internal lining is breathable. The boot has protection in the form of a polyurethane shin plate with iron mesh air inserts and a polyurethane shift pad. The toe sliders are replaceable and the closure has elastic around the zip for better comfort.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £143.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 94%
Fit  91%
Looks  84%
Quality  91%
Overall  91%
2. Daytona Evo Sport, £459.99
Contact: www.tranam.co.uk
Daytona boots are long established as top quality race boots, hence the price tag that comes with them. The Evo Sport has a hard inner boot shell with a solid hinged joint and a soft calf skin outer shoe with plastic reinforcements and elasticised areas for flex. The outer boot can be replaced as can the hard plastic toe sliders and plastic screws.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £449.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 92%
Fit  93%
Looks  75%
Quality  94%
Overall  91%
3. TCX Competitzione RS, £249.99
Contact: www.nevism.co.uk
Brand new last year, the Competizione RS boots feature the latest in TCX boot technology including the Torsion Control System that restricts flexibility for safety. A steel slider also protects the heel in the event of a fall. Replaceable toe sliders come as standard. There is an inner boot fitting and fastening combination of zip and Velcro.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £149.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 92%
Fit  92%
Looks  95%
Quality  92%
Overall  88%
4. Gaerne GRW Sport, £199.99
Contact: www.tranam.co.uk
Gaerne's G-RW Boot is made from Lorica uppers, they have front and rear hinges in elasticized material to ensure excellent flexibility and incorporate an innovative structure designed to counter ankle twisting without compromising flexibility. The wide shin plate is produced from a variable thickness plastic, the interior has a breathable antibacterial lining and the shinbone area has special padding for extra comfort.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £199.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 90%
Fit  92%
Looks  86%
Quality  88%
Overall  86%
5. Sidi Vertigo Corsa , £249.95
Contact: www.feridax.com
The Vertigo Corsa was Sidi’s long standing flagship boot until the Vortice came along this year. It has an anti-twist ankle support system, a shock absorbing heel cup, interchangeable carbon fibre shin protectors and ceramic inserts in the toe sliders to reduce wear. The outer is Lorica leather and the perforated lining is Teflon coated to prevent the water and sweat being absorbed.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £199.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 89%
Fit  92%
Looks  94%
Quality  89%
Overall  90%
6. Alpinestars Supertech R, £299.95
Contact: www.alpinestars.com
The Supertech R is Alpinestars top of the range boot, as worn by all their MotoGP representatives. It’s a fully CE approved race boot. It comes with Alpinestars well tested calf ratchet adjustment system and the shin protection has vented sections for improved airflow. The front flex panel is mesh, there is a plastic protective heel plate and replaceable toe sliders. It also has Alpinestars patented inner booty system, too.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £259.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 88%
Fit  89%
Looks  92%
Quality  90%
Overall  90%
7. Alpinestars SMX Plus, £239.95
Contact: www.alpinestars.com
The SMX Plus has been around for a while now and is Alpinestars’ top selling sporting boot for the road. Nori Haga loves this boot so much that he still prefers it over the Supertech R! The upper section is made from Lorica leather, the boot features a U-shaped calf protector and the toe sliders can be swapped over.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £239.95
OWNER RATING
Comfort 88%
Fit  89%
Looks  90%
Quality  86%
Overall  89%
8. Teknic Violator WP, £179.99
Contact: www.teknicgear.co.uk
This is the same boot as what police motorcyclists wear with a breathable and waterproof sock liner as standard. It comes with a nylon anti-torsion brace system and a double adjustable calf. It has replaceable toe sliders, a dual-density anti-vibration and anti-slip sole.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £149.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 87%
Fit  88%
Looks  83%
Quality  83%
Overall  86%
9. Alpinestars SMX-R, £199.95
The updated S-MX R boot has been re-profiled to give better fit and feel. Greater flexibility and comfort has been achieved thanks to its lightweight and ergonomic shape  A contoured shin plate protector is injected with high modulus TPU has been re-profiled to improve forward flex performance while giving highly effective impact and abrasion resistance.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £199.95
OWNER RATING
Comfort 87%
Fit  87%
Looks  88%
Quality  86%
Overall  87%
10. Sidi Vortice, £289.95
The upper part of this new for ’09 boot is Lorica leather with a mesh internal liner and replaceable shin plate. Like the rest of the top of the range Sidi boots, the Vortice has both a calf and instep tensioner as well as ankle support braces. The Vortice also has an air ventilation system on the slider, the heel cup is shock absorbing and the nylon inner sole has a removable arch support.
Buy online at www.motorcyclenews.com/shop from £259.99
OWNER RATING
Comfort 84%
Fit  87%
Looks  93%
Quality  93%
Overall  90%
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