2009

Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

Alpinestars Shibuya shoes review

These shoes are pretty-much for scooter use only, as they don't have a gear change pad on the left foot. That said, they have one fantastic feature that will suit every rider, no matter what they ride...

Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

Boot review: Dainese Axial Race

Dainese Axial Race boots, £279.99 Miles covered/time: 20,000 miles/one year. What’s good? As with my gloves (see left) I’ve used these boots for everything from touring to racing. Save £££s on...

MCN Biking Britain survey: short boots

MCN Biking Britain survey: short boots

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey. Save cash on motorcycle boots From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top short city riding boots. 1. Daytona Sport...

Boot review: TCX SS Sport Woman

Boot review: TCX SS Sport Woman

TCX SS Sport Woman £129.99 Miles covered/time: 900/one month What’s good? The oil- and petrol-resistant sole is reassuringly grippy in the rain. For the first couple of hundred miles they were a bit...

Boot review: Teknic Violator

Boot review: Teknic Violator

Teknic Violator waterproof boots, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 5024/eight months What's good? Still like the fact they’re discreet but don’t spare the race tech, with massive shin guard, renewable toe...

Boot review: Frank Thomas Classic

Boot review: Frank Thomas Classic

Frank Thomas Classic boot, £89.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/four months What’s good? Unlike so many pairs of boots I’ve had in the past, these were an instantly comfortable fit from the first day I...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof boots

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof boots

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey. From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your most waterproof riding boots. Save £££s on motorcycle boots 1. TCX...

Top ten best selling boots at the MCN Shop

Top ten best selling boots at the MCN Shop

MCN’s online shop currently has a staggering 42,000+ motorcycling products for sale, many at prices vastly below the recommended retail price. Bringing together loads of respected names in bike kit...

Kit review: Dainese Axial Race Boots

Kit review: Dainese Axial Race Boots

Product: Dainese Axial Race Boots £279.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Miles covered/time: 30,000/three years What’s good? Despite owning these boots for three years I haven’t actually crashed in them – yet...

Boot review: TCX Competizione S

Boot review: TCX Competizione S

TCX Competizione S boots, £179.99 (143.99 on MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 3000/one year What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a few minor crashes. They’ve...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable racing boots

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 most comfortable racing boots

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. To buy motorcycle boots click here To fill in the...

kit review: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots

kit review: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots

Product: TCX SS Sport Waterproof boots, £210 (£144.99 on MCN shop) Tester: Rupert Paul Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good? I've barely started my relationship with these boots but TCX...

Boot Review: Dainese Torque In

Boot Review: Dainese Torque In

What’s good? Understated and fairly plain in construction the Torque In boots can be worn under jeans or Dainese leather trousers specifically designed to go over them (they attach to Velcro patches...

Boot review: Hein Gericke Maxwell GTX

Boot review: Hein Gericke Maxwell GTX

What’s good? I wanted a pair of boots to keep my feet warm and dry, that I could polish when needed, that I could wear on most bikes without looking out of place and which were fuss-free to put on and...

Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

Boot review: Alpinestars S-MXR

What’s good? These are the only boots I’ve worn day-in, day-out without anything falling off them or snapping. Now that can’t be bad, can it? They’re a versatile pair of boots – I’ve done track days,...

Boot review: TCX Competizione S

Boot review: TCX Competizione S

Product name: TCX Competizione S, £179.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/one year Compare and buy TCX Competizione S boots What’s good? The rugged construction is really reassuring, and has shrugged off a...

MCN Biking Britain survey: race boots over £150

MCN Biking Britain survey: race boots over £150

In the market for a new pair of race boots? MCN’s readers who responded to our Biking Britain survey give you their top 10 right here. Compare and buy motorcycle boots To change the face of...

Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

Boot review: Dainese Gore-Tex Tour

What’s good? These boots are so good. What makes them good? The fact I wear them on and off bikes without discomfort (no armour involved); they have never leaked; they haven’t fallen to bits. In...

Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

What’s good? I hate flashy kit because it makes me feel a dick when I get overtaken by CB500s, but I still love techie stuff. Which makes these perfect. Standard issue to some cop riders, they’re...

MCN Biking Britain survey: touring boots under £100

MCN Biking Britain survey: touring boots under £100

Almost 12,000 readers have filled in MCN’s Biking Britain survey. The results of our findings are printed here and in the print edition of MCN every week. Top 10 two-piece leathers Top 10 helmets...

Boot review: Dainese Quito

Boot review: Dainese Quito

Best thing about it: I love these boots. They feel safe but at the same time they’re as comfy as trainers on and off the bike – great for commuting and touring because you can easily wear them all...

Boot review: Puma 1000

Boot review: Puma 1000

Best thing about it: When your foot is in it, it’s one of the most comfortable boots I’ve worn. Loads a feel through the sole, very water-resistant for a non-WP boot and all the Puma kit has a certain...

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-tex

Best thing about it: They are completely waterproof, extremely comfortable and well armoured. Even though they aren’t winter boots I wore them all year and combined with a pair of thermal socks they...

Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

Product review: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots

Product: Sidi Vertigo Gortex boots Tester: Samuel Pinney Cost: £199.99 Still available: No, superseded by Vertigo Gore-tex Mega http://www.motorcyclenews.com Miles covered: 6000 Time owned: One...

Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

Boot review: TCX Comp 2 boots

Best thing about it: They’re worn by multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres so their pedigree is undoubted. These are not a full-on MX boot, but make a brilliant road boot for the GS man...

Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

Boot review: Puma Desmo Gore-Tex boots

Best thing about it: If I was forced to only have one pair of bike boots, it would be these. They’re lightweight, waterproof and give plenty of feel, but an 80mph slide and tumble failed to damage the...