Picking a pair of boots to ride in is a very personal choice, and the variation in technologies and price can be quite surprising to say the least. Multiple different outer material types, different kinds of waterproofing and differing kind of crash protection can be quite confusing, so this guide will aim to take you through a few different boots that suit various budgets and riders. We ourselves stock a vast array of boots, and unless you’ve specifically bought boots before there might be some brand names that you simply haven’t heard of.
If you've been living under a rock, or are completely new to motorcycles, you might not have heard of Sidi - the Italian boot maker founded in 1960. Well renowned in both cycling and motorcycling, they've stuck to boots as their forte and have become a stalwart of motorcycle footwear.
By some miracle, the UK hasn't really seen all that much rain overall so far this year, but you can bet your life that soon enough there'll be a wintry downpour you've not planned for and you might not have brought waterproof gear with you. Even worse, you might have 'waterproof' gear that you swiftly find out isn't so waterproof anymore!
There are several considerations: the level of water-proofing and the level of breathability.For example, you could consider a plastic bin bag which is 100% waterproof but also 0% breathable so you might be dry from the rain but not sweat!