Sidi Gas Shoes Review, a wBW Quick Look Sidi’s continuing commitment to form, fit and function is well represented in the Sidi Gas Shoe. The Sidi Gas shoes are light and comfortable while providing basic protection for light weight riding activities and as a casual supportive shoe for walking or hiking. Part of the Sidi Design …

For City Rides, Track Day Laps or Sports Tours Through Africa, Our Hands On Reviews of Motorcycle Boots Will Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Boots for Whatever Your Riding Adventure. Do you even need specific motorcycle boots? Sure, you can wear regular shoes on your motorcycle, a good pair of boots is a …

50th Anniversary Sidi Boots Where to Buy Sidi 50th Anniversary Vortice Boots Also: Leather Motorcycle Boots, Touring Motorcycle Boots, Women’s Motorcycle Boots Sidi 50th Anniversary Vortice Boots In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sidi Boots, Motonation is offering a very limited edition, one-time, built-to-order production run of the famous Sidi Vortice road racing boot (review). The …

Vendramini Elephant Boots Vendramini makes some very interesting motorcycle boots, no doubt about it. If you need proof, just take a look at the Vendramini “Desert Alp” Elephant boots shown here. But maybe “interesting” isn’t the right word. How about unique?  Over the top?  Yes, I think that’s getting closer… If you want more proof …

2013 Falco Boots Falco Boots for 2013 Falco is probably one of the lesser-known motorcycle boot manufacturers — and that’s too bad. The Italian company’s products are very nicely made and they have many stylish designs. The quality is excellent and several webBikeWorld evaluators wear Falco boots quite often for a variety of two-wheeled adventures. …

Tourmaster Response SC Road Boots The Tourmaster Response SC boots have all the important stylistic and functional features of the recent crop of low-cut, short motorcycle boots, but at a slightly lower cost. I love my Doc Martens. I‘ve had ’em for years and they are so broken in that they slip on with barely …

Gore-Tex Dual-Sport Boots in Version 2 are still top of the Sidi Adventure-Touring boot lineup The Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots are at the top of the Sidi Adventure-Touring boot lineup. And the Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex variant are arguably the best yet. The original Adventure Gore-Tex Boots (review) were so good that we just couldn’t pass up an …

REV’IT! Discovery OutDry Boots Are Built To Last, High Quality Boots With the Cool Boa Lacing System The REV’IT! Discovery OutDry boots are the 2017 update of the REV’IT! Apache boots we reviewed in 2008. The Discovery boots are also available in a shorter version, the REV’IT! Pioneer OutDry boots. The Discovery OutDry boots are good-looking adventure boots reflecting …

Hangout Street Shoes for Motorcyclists The Sidi Gossip street shoes are comfortable for all-around messing about off the bike. They allow you to fly your motorcyclist colors rather than pay homage to Nike, Adidas, etc. The Gossip shoes aren’t really designed for running, hiking or trekking. They’re for relaxing. And in that regard, they score. …

Super Sport for the Street The TCX S-R1 boots are a “hypersport” street version of the TCX racing boots. A Gore-Tex membrane is included to make the boots waterproof and the S-R1 boots are also CE certified to EN13634. Paired with the built-in safety features and reasonable price, these boots are a winner. My apologies, …

Work Boot Style With CE Certs The TCX X-Blend boots combine a classic leather work boot look and feel with CE certified protection. (For more information, be sure to read the wBW report “CE Certified vs. CE Approved“, because their is a difference.) Most people would never know these are motorcycle boots unless the details …

Waterproof Touring Boots for Women The Sidi Livia Rain boots are also known as the Sidi Livia Lei Rain boots in Europe. These are protective boots for battling the elements when on touring and commuting duty. The Livia Rain boots tick all the right boxes for protective riding equipment, with an emphasis on protection. Styling …

Adventure Touring in Deep Rain The new waterproof Sidi Deep Rain Boots are designed to be a lower-priced alternative for adventure-touring or dual-sport use. The “leather” is the all-synthetic type, or at least 99% synthetic in the construction of the Deep Rain boots. The Deep Rain boots are part of the Sidi Touring line; one …

Waterproof and Comfy Touring Boots The Dainese Fulcrum boots are made from soft, broken-in leather that is very comfortable. These are touring boots offering CE level protection and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Dainese has the Fulcrum boots listed in the “winter” category, but the Gore-Tex breathable liner works in hot weather also. Also, the “Skywalk” …

Icon Reign Waterproof Boots for Women and Men A sturdy, light weight, nice looking touring boot. But are they waterproof? As my husband can attest, I’m something of a gear collector. I have a whole section in my closet dedicated to riding jackets and pants. There are 4 helmets sitting on the shelf and so …

All Roads Conquered With the All Road Boots The Sidi All Road Gore-Tex boots were designed to replace the venerable and popular Sidi On Road boots (review). This means that lots of comparisons are being made, which is only natural. What isn’t natural — leather — is the new all synthetic construction of the All …

New Sidi Boots for 2015   Background October 17, 2014 – I stopped by the Motonation booth to see what was up and discovered these new Sidi boots for 2015. The $325.00 list price Sidi All Road boots will replace the very popular Sidi On Road boots (review) that have been in the lineup for many years. …

Sidi Mag-1 Motorcycle Boots The new Sidi Mag-1 boots are top-of-the-line race boots loaded with technology and new features. They’re sort of a slimmed-down evolution of the Sidi Vortice boots (review) but made lighter (claimed 17%), much easier to wear and they’re also very comfortable, even for street use. New features include a redesigned “Tecno-3” ratcheting micrometric …

Dainese Long Range D-WP C2 Boots Review A high-quality pair of street/touring boots that are a good value even at its price point. Definitely worth a look for the serious touring or sport/touring rider. Motorcycle boots have a hard life. Not only are they asked to provide protection from impacts, abrasion and the elements they …

Sidi Apex Lei Women’s Motorcycle Boots The Sidi Apex Lei boots are the women’s version of the Sidi Apex boots and similar to the Sidi Vertigo Lei boots (review). These are short boots with serious protection. Both the Apex and Apex Lei boots have similar features but the Apex Lei version is specially designed for the …

Aeromoto Dry Tour Waterproof Motorcycle Boots A better than expected waterproof boot for the price. Motorcycle footwear choices. I think newer riders may not appreciate the wide variety of boots (and shoes) we have today that are made specifically for motorcycle riders. It wasn’t too long ago that the only choice you’d have to make …

RS Taichi RSS006 Drymaster Boa Motorcycle Riding Shoes The RS Taichi RSS006 Drymaster Boa Riding Shoes are a good mixture of form and function. The shoes — or boots — have some style without being over-the-top and the protective features are good for a motorcycle boot or shoe of this style. The Boa lacing system …

Vendramini Marathon Motorcycle Boots Review The Vendramini Marahton boots are made in Italy from real leather. These are very comfortable boots! The boots have a wide range of adjustments and include inner and outer ankle protection and shin protection. Vendramini claims that the Marathon boots are waterproof. But we haven’t used these boots in the …

Tourmaster Response 2.0 WP Road Boots A comfortable and reasonably protective boot that is a real sleeper when it comes to bang for the buck. But, are they really waterproof? When it comes to riding gear, my boots get the most use. I often commute to work on my bike and when I get there, …

Sidi “Traffic Air” Boots Review The Sidi Traffic Air boots are the fully perforated version of the Sidi Traffic Rain boots. They include two useful features and also something rather interesting that we discovered. First, they’re “user friendly” due to the simple side entry zipper. And the combination of perforated sides and thin liner give …

Tactical Boots Comparison Are you willing to forgo some of the features of motorcycle-specific riding boots? Then try the Ridge Outdoors “9000 Ultimate Zipper boots” and the Blackhawk “Warrior Wear Light Assault Boots”. They will cover most — perhaps all — of your riding needs. They are both rugged, functional, extremely comfortable, and cost less …

VQuattro “Milano Academy” Motorcycle Boots The VQuattro Milano Academy boots are the final pair of our preview trio. As with the other VQuattro boots, I don’t have much information on these. In fact, I no longer see them on the revised VQuattro website. But, as long as they’re here and we have the photos, well, …

VQuattro “Milano Paperboy” Motorcycle Boots Next in our brief overview of the new VQuattro motorcycle footwear is a look at the Milano Paperboy boots. I’m not sure where the marketing people come up with the names for some motorcycle products, but “Paperboy” it is. Truth is, I never saw a paperboy wear a pair of …

VQuattro “San Remo” Motorcycle Boots webBikeWorld regulars know we’re big fans of VQuattro products. In fact, we named the VQuattro Squadra heated gloves (review) as a 2012 webBikeWorld Product of the Year. The award was given for excellent performance and build quality. We’ve reviewed several other VQuattro motorcycle gloves (reviews) And we have been equally impressed by the French …

Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex Dual-Sport Boots Review The Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots are the top of the Sidi Adventure-Touring boot lineup. They’re a quality piece of riding gear and they’re not inexpensive, but serious riders may discover that these boots will probably outlast lesser types. The height of the Adventure Gore-Tex boots doesn’t work on my …

Dainese “Dyno C2b” Shoes The Dainese Dyno C2b shoes are located at the mid-point of the Dainese Dyno family. They are located below the Dyno C2b Pro and above the Dyno and Dainese Asphalt shoes (review). The Dyno C2b shoes are street focused. But they also have many high-end features borrowed from the Dainese motorcycle race …

Gaerne Off-Road Boots Review – Part 2 Introduction to Part 2 A promise made and although a tad overdue, a promise fulfilled: Part 2 of our Gaerne GX-1, SG10 and SG12 off-road boots review. At the time that Part 1 of this review was published in February of this year, I was very much looking forward …

Sidi “Nitro” Boots Review The Sidi Nitro boots are comfortable and good-looking. The boots are constructed from Sidi’s “TechnoMicro” synthetic leather, a lightweight substitute just like the real thing. The latest Sidi Techno 3 closure system is the big bonus here; it works smoothly and effectively to form-fit the boots to individual comfort. The system …

Firstgear Back in the Boot Business for 2013   Summary March 8, 2013 –  Firstgear motorcycle apparel has been around in one form or another for more than 20 years. Owned by motorcycle products distributor Tucker Rocky, Firstgear is recognized by American motorcyclists as a purveyor of high-quality, innovative products. Motorcycle jackets, pants and gloves are …

Gaerne GX-1, SG10 and SG12 Motocross/Off-Road Boots Review There is no denying the purpose of these three pairs of Gaerne boots. Some serious motocross and off-road performance is at hand with the multi-purpose Gaerne GX-1 or the more focused SG10 and the flagship SG12 boots. Gaerne understands the requirements needed by both serious motocross to …

Sidi “Armada” Boots Review The Sidi Armada Gore-Tex Boot is “two boots in one”. The boots feature an upper ankle support system that can be removed, which converts the boots from adventure touring to street or sport use. A Gore-Tex liner keeps out the water and a heavy-duty sole provides traction. It’s an interesting concept, …

TCX “X-Cube” Waterproof Boots The TCX X-Cube boots are available in waterproof and “Air” versions. These are comfortable mid-height boots with a short-boot look. But they provide more protection than many shorter motorcycle boots, especially around the ankles. The X-Cube boots also have very nice styling and detailing, with complete double stitching used throughout. The …

Built-in Spats for Asphalt Style The Dainese Asphalt shoes are comfortable, stylish and comfortable. But, wide feet may not fit. A few of the safety and protective features have been borrowed from Dainese race boots, a nice surprise. They’re also a great match for the Dainese Druids gloves and the rest of the AGV and …

Vitesse “Glove” Motorcycle Boots Review The Vitesse Glove motorcycle boots are outstanding. They are built to a very high standard of design and quality and they don’t look like every other sports boot on the market For the serious motorcyclist, the balance between protection and style/comfort is always hard to get right. Everyone’s seen foolhardy …

Thorogood American Made Boots These Thorogood American Heritage Signature series hiking boots are not motorcycle boots. They are, however, extremely comfortable, with soft “broken-in” leather and a cushy sole. The surprise is that they are also Union-made in the U.S.A. I frequently get emails from webBikeWorld visitors asking if I know of any motorcycle gear that is …