Motorcycle Gift Guide 2014: Boots

December 10, 2014
By Motorcycle USA
Motorcycle USA presents some great motorcycle boot gift ideas, from the casual kicks that resemble run-of-the-mill street shoes to full-on race boots. Check out the suggestions below in the 2014 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Boots.

Alpinestars Tech 7 Boots 

I’ve been pounding on the latest version of Alpinestars’ Tech 7 Boots for the last 8 months, and I have become fonder of them as time goes by. The Tech 10 boot has been one of my favorites since its introduction and I’ve never given the Tech 7 any mind until recently. The fit is more relaxed than the Tech 10 as it is a booty-less design, making them much more comfortable for trail riding, dual sporting and ADV bike riding. If I know I’m going to be in a boot all day long or for multiple days, the Tech 7 boots are the first on my list. The new buckles are easy to open and close, the construction is excellent and feel on the pegs is top notch. They have held-up well also. For the money you can’t beat the Alpinestars Tech 7 Boot. – Justin Dawes

MSRP: $349.95 

Spidi X-Zero R Shoes

The Spidi X-Zero R Shoes offer high-tech protection without the bulk of a full-sized boot. High-strength microfiber material is complimented by reinforced polyurethane on the heel and a PU removable slider provides additional abrasion resistance. There’s extra reinforcement on the heel and toe and a composite insole with metallic support for added protection and support. The X-Zeros are sealed by a zip closure, and made extra snug by a micrometric fast-clip closure. A diagonal heel design is used to keep the foot in ideal position on the pegs.

MSRP: $199.95 

TCX S-Sportour EVO Boots

The TCX S-Sportour EVO Boots offer a lot of bang for the buck. The polyurethane heel guard has been redesigned with additional protection offered by an ergonomic shin plate, PU ankle reinforcement and PU shift pad integrated on the upper portion of the boot. The upper features microfiber fabric with increased padding for added comfort. The removable polyurethane sliders are anchored to the boots via two bolts and an elastic zip with wide Velcro band keeps the Sportours closed tight.

MSRP: $199.95 

Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes 

The Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes offer a casual look with rider-focused protection at an affordable price. The Black 9s are simple in design, made from leather with molded toe, heel and ankle reinforcements. Laces are protected from wear by the Under Cover lacing system and the anti-slip rubber sole keeps your feet firmly planted on the pegs or street. I’ve worn the Black 9s for close to a year and wear is minimal, comfort it high and there have been plenty of times I’ve reached for them without having any plans to ride. – Byron Wilson

MSRP: $99.95 

REV’IT! Bleeker Boots

REV’IT!’s Bleeker Boots blend the look of a casual off-bike boot with the high-level fit and finish provided by REV’IT!. Made from Apache Batido cowhide, the Bleeker Boots have an anatomically-shaped ankle cup and thermoformed toe and heel. A gusseted zipper closes the boots and additional material on the upper toe portion provides sure grip on the shift lever. The boots also come with a slip-resistant sole for reliable grip in wet and dry conditions.

MSRP: $249.99 

Icon 1000 Prep Waterproof Boots

The Icon 1000 Prep Waterproof Boots feature 12” top-grain leather uppers and an internal waterproof liner. An internal ankle plate, axialmetric steel shank and heat-pressed molded leather shin plate provide added protection in case of an off. Rear-entry zippers and straps make for easy on/off and the heat-pressed leather shift panel gives the Prep Boots a sure grip on the lever. They are available in either black or brown.

MSRP: $270.00 

Gaerne GP1 Air Boots

Track day riders and racers will love the Gaerne GP1 Air Boots this holiday season. Featuring the Gaerne Floating System, which allows for natural foot movement without compromising protection, the GP1 Air Boots have all the qualities of a top-shelf piece of gear. A polyurethane heel cup is protected by a magnesium slider and an adjustable calf closure system allows riders to personalize the fit around the calf area. High-wear magnesium toe sliders are fit to the exterior of the boots, and the PU shin plate can be replaced if necessary. Closure is achieved via internal zip protected by a rubber outer strip. An antibacterial and breathable inner liner ensures a comfortable fit and a variable density, oil and wear resistant sole provides reliable grip.

MSRP: $478.95 

Fly Racing Maverick F4 Boots

For an entry level motocross/off-road boot the Fly Maverick F4 Boots are a great choice. There’s leather heat shields, an articulated rear ankle, 3D shin protection and adjustable quick lock buckles. An elastic gaiter keeps any unwanted debris out of the boots while plastic inner ankle protection adds to the level of safety provided by the F4s. The internal steel shank is laminated into the length of the sole, and a 3D plastic molded shift panel helps ensure a long life. For a little more than $100 bucks, there’s a lot of quality to be had from the Fly Racing Maverick F4 Boots.

MSRP: $119.95 

Tour Master Coaster WP Boots

With the look of a standard work boot, the Tour Master Coaster WP Boots are a great choice for the rider looking for versatility. Made from full-grain cowhide leather, the Coasters feature a HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane and an oil-resistant, anti-slip rubber sole. A molded nylon ankle guard, along with Italian TechnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap, provide a level of protection above and beyond a run-of-the-mill boot. A side zipper and lace-up system keep the Coasters snug.

MSRP: $114.99