Motorcycle Boots

Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Strive GTX boots

Daytona Strive GTX boots £369.99 Tester: Simon Relph Time tested: 4800 miles/13 months What’s good? If you get cold feet and hate getting them wet when riding in the rain, then these are the boots for...

Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

Product Review: TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots

TCX Pro 2.1 motocross boots, £329.99 Time used: Five months/1500 miles What’s good? The Pro boots are made of tough stuff. They’ve taken serious knocks and remain in great condition. They come with...

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX 1.1 Boots

Alpinestars S-MX 1.1, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/2000 miles What’s good? I have worn these ankle boots through the summer and on a couple of long weekends away and, after the initial strange...

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots

Product Review: Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots

Alpinestars S-MX6 Gore-Tex boots, £229.99 Time tested: 12,000 miles/one year What’s good? Like the suit, these boots have been used in temperatures well below zero as well as in the heat of the Sahara...

Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

Product Review: Stylmartin Philadelphia

Stylmartin Philadelphia, £139.99 Miles covered/time: 1700 miles/nine months What's good? They call them ‘riding trainers’ – which I guess means they’re casually styled and not obviously motorbike...

Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

Product Review: Falco Ayda boots

Falco Ayda boots, £129.99 Time tested: Two months/1600 miles What's good? These boots were comfortable from the off with one slight exception, the top of one of the zips scratching my leg slightly, I...

Product Review: Spada Gear boots

Product Review: Spada Gear boots

Spada Gear boots £79.99 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? When you don’t need the faff of full-sized sports boots, these Spada Gear are simple, sports-styled leather boots that provide...

Product Review: Stylmartin, Red Rock boots

Product Review: Stylmartin, Red Rock boots

Stylmartin, Red Rock boots, £169 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? The Red Rock boots are exactly what I was after. They’re lightweight summer boots for riding that also double up as...

Product Review: Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes

Product Review: Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes

Astars Fastlane Waterproof shoes, £119.99 Time used: Seven months What’s good? These riding shoes are my new favourite piece of biking kit and I haven’t worn conventional bike boots since I’ve had...

Product Review: Sidi Mag-1 Boots

Product Review: Sidi Mag-1 Boots

Sidi Mag-1, £279.99 Time tested: 1400 miles / two months What’s good? The fit on Sidi’s new Mag-1 is fantastic. The micrometric fasteners allow you to ratchet the three key fitting points to...

Product Review: TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots

Product Review: TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots

TCX S-R1 Gore-Tex boots, £249.99 Time tested: 4 months/ 400 wet miles What’s good? They work. Even in really persistent heavy rain, they’ve not let in a single drop of water. I even resorted to the...

Product Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Product Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Spada ST1 WP boots, £99.95 Time tested: 1800 miles/two months What’s good? Reassuringly sturdy, these boots are both decent value at under £100 and packed with protection with hard plastic armour at...

Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots

Daytona Evo Voltex GTX boots, £679.99 Time tested: Four months, 3000 miles What’s good? There are lots of positives about these boots, but the only place I can possibly start is with the price. At...

Product Review: Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots

Product Review: Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots

Alpinestars Toucan GTX boots, £349.99 Time tested: One year, 10,000 miles What’s good? These bad-boys are tough, robust and waterproof thanks to a Gore-Tex membrane - exactly what you want from an...

Product Review: Stylmartin Indian boots

Product Review: Stylmartin Indian boots

Stylmartin Indian boots, £189 Time tested: 2000 miles/Eight months What’s good? The Stylmartin Indian boots offer a good compromise between big bike boots and normal casual boots – looking smart off...

Product Review: Alpinestars SMX 6 boots

Product Review: Alpinestars SMX 6 boots

Alpinestars SMX 6 boots, £189.99 Time tested: Four months, 1200 miles What’s good? These boots from the Italian giants of the motorcycle clothing industry are everything you would expect from one of...

Product Review: Daytona Travel Star GTX boots

Product Review: Daytona Travel Star GTX boots

Daytona Travel Star GTX boots, £379.99 Time tested: 9000 miles/ five months What’s good? The Travel Star GTX boots are a high quality product, albeit for a high price. They feature a Gore-Tex membrane...

Product Review: Puma Roadster v4 GTX Boot

Product Review: Puma Roadster v4 GTX Boot

Puma Roadster v4 GTX Boot, £179.99 Time tested: 2000 miles/ Four months What’s good? They are exceptionally comfortable and didn’t take any breaking in. When off the bike they have a sturdy sole and...

Product Review: Red Wing 8146 Moc Lug boots

Product Review: Red Wing 8146 Moc Lug boots

Red Wing 8146 Moc Lug boots, £225.00 Time tested: 2300 miles/seven months What’s good? I wore these boots all through the summer on the bike. I wanted something sturdy with some ankle protection, but...

Product Review: TCX Airtech GTX Boot

Product Review: TCX Airtech GTX Boot

TCX Airtech GTX Boot, £150 Time tested:  Five months/1500 miles What’s good? During the lighter, hotter summer rides it’s essential to feel comfortable when riding and nothing upsets me more...

Boot Review: TCX X-Street WP ankle boot

Boot Review: TCX X-Street WP ankle boot

TCX X-Street WP ankle boot, £100 Time tested:  1910 miles/ six months What’s good? I’d be lost without these ace little boots! They’re pretty much my daily work-wear whilst at MCN, simply...

Boots Review: Harley Davidson Darnel boots

Boots Review: Harley Davidson Darnel boots

Harley Davidson Darnel boots £119.90 Time tested: 600 miles/two months What’s good? The older I get (46 last week) the less willing I am to faff about with overcomplicated motorcycle kit. In my view,...

Boots Review: TCX T-Lily Gore-tex boots

Boots Review: TCX T-Lily Gore-tex boots

TCX T-Lily Gore-tex boots, £179.99 Time tested: 1000 miles/ 1 month What’s good: These leather boots took little time to break in and after the recent April showers they’ve proved to be fully...

Boots Review: TCX S-Race boots

Boots Review: TCX S-Race boots

TCX S-Race boots, £129.99 (special deal on www.mcnshop.com) Time tested: 15,000 miles/three years What’s good? There’s a balance to be struck between heavy-duty protection and everyday practicality...

Boots Review: Dainese Anfibio Café

Boots Review: Dainese Anfibio Café

Dainese Anfibio Café, £165 Time tested: 1200 miles/two months What’s good? These are my dry ride to work, around town and short journey boots and in that role they have been perfect so far. I wanted...

Boot Review: Alpinestars Joey Perforated suede shoe

Boot Review: Alpinestars Joey Perforated suede shoe

Alpinestars Joey Perforated suede shoe, £129.99 Miles covered/time: 300 miles/2 months What's good? What’s not to like? Trendy ‘Converse-style’, lace-up baseball boots (as we used to call them in the...

Boots Review: TCX R-S2 boots

Boots Review: TCX R-S2 boots

TCX R-S2 boots, £259.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: 1000 miles/eight months What’s good? They survived my crash well enough to still be used now, but with quite a few scuffs for the authentic...

Boots Review: Alpinestars Air Plus

Boots Review: Alpinestars Air Plus

Alpinestars Air Plus, £179.95 Tester: Andy Davidson Time tested: 4000 miles/7 months What's good? These boots are perfect for summer use. They are super light-weight, comfortable and waterproof. The...

Boots Review: Alpinestars Tech8 boots

Boots Review: Alpinestars Tech8 boots

Alpinestars Tech8 boots, £349.99 Tester: Michael Guy Miles/time: 1200 off-road miles/three years What’s good? Like a lot of motorcyclists I take protection seriously whether it’s one-piece leathers on...

Boot Review: Alpinestars Gore-Tex CR-4

Boot Review: Alpinestars Gore-Tex CR-4

Alpinestars Gore-Tex CR-4 £149.99 Time tested: 20,000 miles/ 6+ years What’s good? As you can tell by the state of my Alpinestars boots they’ve had a hard life, but survived some real abuse. I...

Boot Review: Vitesse Hunt Boot

Boot Review: Vitesse Hunt Boot

Vitesse Hunt Boot £150 Time tested: 4000 miles/7 Months What’s good? I needed a boot that would offer as much protection as possible whilst looking and feeling good when I’m off the bike walking...

Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Review: Spada ST1 WP boots

Mileage: 9000 miles Time used: 9 months Useage: Heavy Cost New: £74.95 (offer price) Additional costs: nil I've used these boots for every day riding through all weathers, with a 100 mile motorway...

Alpinestar SMX-5

After upgrading from 50cc to 125cc, I decided it was time to buy some proper gear rather than risk injury or worse. So I looked at a range of boots and decided on the Alpinestar SMX-5 none waterproof in black and white. Trying them on for the first time they felt comfortable, secure and snug while still giving freedom of movement. This feeling continued when I tried them on the...

Boot review: RST Women’s Trinity

Boot review: RST Women’s Trinity

RST Women’s Trinity Boots, £79.99
 Miles covered/time: 2000 miles/two months What’s good: I used these boots for a recent trip across Europe where I encountered all manner of conditions. Spending a...

Boot Review: Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot

Boot Review: Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot

Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot, £250 Miles covered/time: 2000/eight months What’s good? I have worn other Red Wing boots for years and I would swear by them. To me, these are an iconic traditional...

Boot review: TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex

Boot review: TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex

TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex boots, £125 Miles covered/time: 15,000/two years What’s good: These ankle-length boots are some of the most comfortable I’ve worn. The lining is waterproof and the quality of...