2010

Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

Kit review: Rev’it racing socks

Rev’it racing socks, £24.99 James Keen Miles covered/time: 3500/seven months    Save £££ on motorcycle boots & socks in the MCN Shop What’s good? Racing socks? I know, but hear...

Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

Boot review: Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex

Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex boots, £159.99 (£159.95 on MCN shop) Miles covered/time: 6000/one year What’s good? Riding 80 miles a day to work through winter, I find boots are probably the single most...

Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

Boot review: Daytona Roadstar GTX

Daytona Roadstar GTX boots, £305.99 Miles covered/time: 60,000/six years What’s good? For me, these boots have become the benchmark for touring footwear. Not only do they provide wide-footed me with...

Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

Boot review: Sidi Gore-Tex

Sidi Gore-Tex boots (superseded by B2 Gore, £210) Miles covered/time: 10,000/three years What’s good? Pretty much everything. I’ve worn these boots most days – summer and winter – for the last three...

Boot review: Spyke Totem waterproof boots

Boot review: Spyke Totem waterproof boots

Spyke Totem waterproof boots, £250 Miles covered/time: 17,000/one year What’s good? So many waterproof boots fail on the second most important thing they are designed to be – waterproof. Thankfully...

Boot review: Spada Predator Sports

Boot review: Spada Predator Sports

Spada Predator Sports boots, £89.99  Miles covered/time: 700 miles/one month What’s good? Good solid boots with armour that are brilliantly waterproof. Completely and utterly,...

Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

Boot review: Vitesse Vulcan boots

Vitesse Vulcan boots, 150 Euros (£123) Miles covered/time: 1200/three months  What’s good? Worn under a pair of riding jeans these boots really could pass for trainers at first glance – which I...

Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots

Hein Gericke Rallye II Gore-Tex boots, £199.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/three months What’s good? I was attracted by the understated style of these boots, along with the fact that they’re Gore-Tex...

BMW ProTouring Boots

BMW ProTouring Boots

This is my review based on a full year's useage (all seasons) of the BMW ProTouring Boots: COMFORT: They are very comfortable. But see CONSTRUCTION section below. WATERPOOF: The first pair I bought...

Boot review: Probiker 70

Boot review: Probiker 70

Probiker 70 Boots, £59.95 Miles covered/time: 10,000/one year What’s good? They’re utterly waterproof, extremely comfy and they won’t break the bank. Save cash on motorcycle boots If you’re looking...

Boot review: Tucano Urbano Chelsea

Boot review: Tucano Urbano Chelsea

Tucano Urbano Chelsea boot, £87.90 Miles covered/time: 4000/two months What’s good? They’re just like normal boots except they’re made for motorcycling. It means I can ride to work (80 miles), walk...

Boot review: Dainese Managua trainers

Boot review: Dainese Managua trainers

Dainese Managua trainers, £99 Miles covered/ time: 2000/three years What's good? They look fantastic, and they’re more protective than a normal pair of trainers. I wear them off the bike as much as...

Kit review: Sidi Vortice boots

Kit review: Sidi Vortice boots

Sidi Vortice boots, £289.95  Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? The first time I wore these boots I hated them, the unique fastening mechanism seemed over complicated and they felt...

Boot review: Sidi Canyon Gore

Boot review: Sidi Canyon Gore

Sidi Canyon Gore, £164.99 Miles covered/time: 2500/one month What’s good? I have lived in these boots for the last two and a half weeks, you know the moment you put something on and it immediately...

Boot review: Lewis Leathers Westway boots

Boot review: Lewis Leathers Westway boots

Lewis Leathers Westway boots, £325 Miles covered/time: 900/two months What’s good? Let’s, for now, disregard the price of these boots, and instead deal with their performance. Save money on...

Product review: Gaerne GRW GP boots

Product review: Gaerne GRW GP boots

Gaerne GRW GP boots, £249.99 in MCN Shop  Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/28 months What’s good? These are my second pair of Gaerne boots since 2006 – they’re the perfect fit for my feet. The...

Sidi Rain Evo

These boots are very light yet supportive, and are great quality. The zip up and velcro provide a good fit and support the ankle well. Coming off my bike at 40mph with the bike landing on my ankle, these boots offered maximum protection and I was more than pleased. They stood up well to the abrasive treatment they recieved during the spill and I still wear them today. They don't look out...

Sidi Canyon boot review

Riding a BMW R1150 RT I was looking for a mid-priced touring boot, specifically with a 'adventurer' type sole. I tried on a couple of Sidi racing boots for size and found the sizing confusing. Normally size 9 is Euro 43 but according to Sidi size 9 is Euro 44 so beware of this if ordering over the internet. Richard at Speedway Bikes in Blackheath was very helpful and ordered a pair to try on. From...

Boot review: Arlen Ness Racing boots

Boot review: Arlen Ness Racing boots

Arlen Ness Racing boots, £169.99 (MCN shop £152.99 + £9.99 postage) Miles covered/time: 5500/18 months What’s good? These boots are lightweight and have been comfortable from the day one especially...

Boot review: Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof

Boot review: Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof

Alpinestar Ridge Waterproof Boots £119.95 Miles covered: 8000 What is good? 100% waterproof, I’ve ridden in snow, torrential rain for hour after hour and even been walking in deep snow and I can...

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex

Boot review: Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex

Sidi Vertigo Gore-Tex, £230 Miles covered/time: Three months/1500 miles What’s good? They’re warm and they’ve so far been 100% waterproof (and let’s face it, the weather doesn’t get much worse than it...

Boot review: Oxford Sport Bone Dry

Boot review: Oxford Sport Bone Dry

Oxford Sport Bone Dry Boots, £99.99 in the MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good? They are snug and well articulated so they are probably the most comfortable shoes I own, let...

Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 10

Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 10

Alpinestars Tech 10 Boots, £399.99 Miles covered/time: 1500 off-road/six months What’s good? Almost everything! Despite the hefty price tag, these boots are worth every penny – the moulded soles offer...