February 21, 2008 – Rev’it has developed the Apache boot, a completely new type of motorcycle adventure touring boot that incorporates many new and interesting features.
One of the most interesting features of the Apache boot is the lugged sole. A lot of thought has gone into the lugs and the soles, which are designed for ease of walking but also for riding. The lugs have a unique shape; they’re canted back to allow the boot to dig in to soft earth or stones, but they have a flat profile when you view across the bottom of the sole.
The soles use the same compound curves on the bottom as the newly redesigned Freestyle boots (see our report), which help to align the rider’s foot correctly on the foot pegs but also help to make walking easier. Only Rev’it would spend this much time and effort on designing a boot sole and lugs specifically for motorcycling!
I didn’t get a chance to weigh the Apache boots, but they feel amazingly light and they also look fantastic!
They have full armor in the toes, heel cup and ankles. Everything is double-stitched and they use very high quality leather. They have a Hipora waterproof and breathable liner.
These are serious adventure riding boots and we hope to have a review soon. In the meantime, here’s the Rev’it 2008 online catalog and here are some photos of the new Rev’it Apache boot: