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How do you buy motorcycle boots?

When choosing motorcycle boots, you have to ask yourself, "What is the main purpose of the boot?" Do you need boots that are multi-functional, and it can be used for riding, working, and walking? In order to get the best boot for your needs, first is to know, to check what purpose your boots will serve.

Styles of Motorcycle Boots

All motorcycle boots are not the same. There are several styles of motorcycle boots you can choose from. The most common of these styles include engineer or harness boots, "shorty" or tactical boots, tall "biker" boots, police motorcycle patrol boots and racing or motor cross boots.

Engineer boots

Engineer boots are the most common styles of motorcycle boots that American bikers wear. These boots come in various heights, but the most common height is from 10 "to 12" (25cm to 30cm). The boots present a rugged appearance, and the style stands the test of time. Harness boots have a strap that wraps around the foot across the back of the heel and attached with a ring at each side, and usually have a square toe.

Shorty boots

These boots are also called tactical boots, because some police officers or wild land firefighters wear them. These boots are perfect for motorcycling and everyday wear.

Tall biker boots

Tall biker boots are usually 14 "(35cm) to 20" (51cm) tall They come in either Harness style.. (Shown: my 18 "(46cm) Wasco Harness Boots) or Engineer style Some bikers like to wear taller boots because of the added protection the boots provide to the legs, especially if the configuration of the motorcycle being ridden puts hot exhaust pipes close to the legs.

Motorcycle police patrol boots

Motorcycle police patrol boots are a specialty style of motorcycle boots. The boots are usually 17 "(43cm) to 18" (46cm) tall, but may vary if made custom. These boots are almost always black.

Moto cross boots

Motocross boots are primarily boots but have additional technical features. Usually, these boots are tall and secures the area around the foot and calf. These boots are perfect for off-road riding and racing.

Reference from Motorcycle Boot Buyer's Guide