the best short motorcycle boots

Entry-Level

Priced under $150.

Joe Rocket Atomic Boots

Mid-Range

Priced $150 - $250.

TCX Street 3 Air Shoes

High-End

Priced $250+.

Dainese Dyno Pro D1

Key Specs

• Perforated full grain leather with triple stitch construction

• Dual compound sole with EVA mid and durable rubber outsole with a high grip texture and pattern for solid footing

• Full length composite midsole footbed for added torsional protection

• Moisture wicking lining with protective ankle cups and reinforced heel cockpit and toe box

• Gusseted padded tongue w/webbing lace stay to keep laces out of your controls

• Fully padded top collar with Achilles flex panel for comfort on or off the bike

• Removable/replaceable shock absorbing insole

• Flat laces and matte finished eyelets

• 20mm webbing loop pull

• Rear facing reflective hit on the heel for easy recognition in low light riding

Protection & Safety

• Reinforced toe, heel, and mid-sole help prevent damage on the extremities, while the nubuck leather provides excellent abrasion resistance

Joe Rocket Atomic Boots

Key Specs

• 95% Leather, 5% synthetic

• Reinforced shifter zone

• Replaceable toe slider (sold separately)

• Low profile toe box

• Peg-friendly sole sculpture

• Double stitching in all stress areas

• Padded ankle cuff for added comfort

• Rear pull loop

Protection & Safety

Reinforced stitching, added padding at the ankle and the replaceable toe slider all provide added protection from impact in an accident and increase the durability and protection from abrasion injuries.

Street & Steel Oakland Boots

Key Specs

• Full grain leather construction with Hipora waterproof breathable membrane

• Reinforced ankle, heel and toe box

• Full composite midsole with built in flex zones for added comfort and protection

• Microfiber flex zones for added durability, mobility and comfort

• Molded rubber sole reduce vibrations from pegs and aid traction

• Soft accordion stretch at the shin and back of leg for added comfort

• Heavy duty metal buckle base and nylon straps are replaceable

• Reflective at the heel for visibility in low light conditions

Protection & Safety

• Reinforced armor at toe, heel, and ankle. Heavy duty straps and buckles to provide a secure fit without being uncomfortable

• Reflective heel for low light visibility

Merlin Bandit D3O

Key Specs

• 2.4mm premium cowhide leather upper with subtle contrast panels

• Merlin-exclusive Hipora Triple Liner system both waterproof and breathable

• Comfort mesh inner lining

• D3O impact protectors

• Reinforced footbed

• High grip sole

• Padded tongue for added comfort

• Lace fastening and adjustment

• Antibacterial sole insert

Protection & Safety

• Abrasion resistant cowhide upper, joined to a high grip sole for the best slide and anti-slip

• Integrated D3O armor over toes, heel, and malleolus of ankle

Key Specs

• Waterproof and breathable

• Grain leather with pull-up finishing

• T-Dry waterproof membrane

• Rear reflective inserts for high visibility

• Reinforcements on ankle toe and heel

• Fastening with laces

• OrthoLite footbed with long term cushioning and high levels of breathability

• Groundtrax rubber outsole

Protection & Safety

• Fully armored on toe, heel, and ankles despite retro look and “stealth” styling. High grip sole for safe walking to and from the bike, and to make sure your feet don’t slip off the pegs

• Despite stealth styling, reflective inserts on heel for visibility in low light

TCX Street 3 Air Shoes

Key Specs

• Reinforced breathable textile upper with suede leather trim

• Reinforced midsole with ZPLATE shank to balance flexibility with transverse rigidity

• Reinforcements on malleolus with D3O inserts

• Breathable 3D mesh liner for added air circulation

• Reinforcements at toe and heel

• Lace closure with elastic band to store the laces

• OrthoLite footbed with long term cushioning and high levels of breathability

• Oil-resistant Groundtrax rubber outsole

• CE 13634:2017 certified

Protection & Safety

• D3O reinforced malleolus protection

• D3O grade toe and ankle cups, and a full shank through the midsole for transverse rigidity

Key Specs

• 6cm (2.36″) heel height

• Cork heel extension with leather cover

• VELCRO® brand fastener

• Watertight and breathable with Gore-Tex climatic membrane

• Two side zip fasteners to get in quick and easily

• Elastic, soft Inserts which expand to fit

• Strong, hydrophobic, greased special full cowhide

• Textile lining (80% polyamide/20% polyester)

• Reinforced gear change cushion from abrasion resistant PU foam

• PU foam sole

• Reinforced shin guard and ankle support

• Plastic reinforced inner sole with a hot-dip galvanized steel inlay that allows you to gently roll your feet

• 3M-Scotchlite heel reflector

• Robust and non-slip rubber touring sole

Protection & Safety

• CE Rated level 1 protective boots due to armor inlays on toe, mid-sole, heel, ankle, front of shin. Motorsports grade cowhide also adds abrasion resistance.

• Highly reflective heels with genuine 3M Scotchlite

Dainese Dyno Pro D1

Key Specs

• Gear shifter guard

• High grip TPU inserts

• Soft inserts

• Reflective inserts

• Rubber sole

• Setscrew wrench supplied

• Flexible joints for extra walking comfort

• Speed lacing system

• Upper in microfiber

• Cowhide leather inserts

• TPU heel counter

• Shoes certified to CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC Directive

• Reinforced nylon toe

• Protective nylon inner hull

• Magnesium inserts on the outer side and heel

• Shock absorption insert on the heel with controlled deformation insert

• Replaceable magnesium slider (sold separately)

• Double jersey airgap liner

• Air canalization system

Protection & Safety

• These shoes are fully certified to CE – Cat. II – 89/686/EEC Directive – you can trust the official safety rating with these shoes rather than what the manufacturer may or may not claim

• These shoes have a ton of safety features and reinforced areas. The TPU heel counter, reinforced nylon tow, nylon inner haul, magnesium inserts, and shock absorption insert all culminate into a very safe boot.