Riding trainers will never be as protective as a boot, but their popularity continues to grow.
Scooter riders and commuters particularly love them − and these five picks come from the legion of reviews left by Sportsbikeshop customers who’ve bought and worn them.
Many of the 400+ Sportsbikeshop customers to leave a review of Richa’s Slick trainers say they’re so comfortable it’s like wearing slippers, giving them an impressive 4.8-star average. They say they offer great value for money, and that they’re perfect for wearing all day both on and off the bike. Some customers are keen to point out that the sole can wear quite quickly, but many say it wouldn’t stop them from buying another pair.
A large portion of customers to leave a review for these riding boots noted just how comfortable the boots are after a short break-in period, with a significant number of customers also highlighting the casual style of the boots as a positive. The cowhide leather construction gives the boots a substantial feel, and has given some customers confidence in their protective capabilities. Despite the casual style of the boots, there’s a waterproof lining inside to keep the worst of the weather out.
Many of the first 28 customers to review these boots have been impressed with the comfort of the boots, as well as the sizing, with a large percentage stating that the boots fit true-to-size. Several reviewers have been caught in the rain while wearing these boots, and all of them were happy with the performance of the Hipora waterproof membrane. With an average of 4.9 stars from the first 28 reviews, it’s fair to say our customers found very few negatives with these boots.
These waterproof leather casual-style boots from TCX have averaged 4.9 stars from the first 40 customer reviews, with many customers commenting positively on both the comfort of the boot, as well as the waterproof properties of the breathable Gore-Tex liner. The boots feature inserts at the ankle, toe and heel, which customers agree gives the boots a sturdy feel without compromising comfort and mobility.
These very popular Alpinestars boots are certified to give the protection a short boot can offer, meeting higher Level 2 standards for abrasion-resistance and transverse rigidity in the CE standard. With this protection on offer many of the first 129 customers to review these boots have commented on the sturdy feel, although they have noted that it doesn’t negatively impact the comfort. In fact, a large portion of customers recommend these boots for the comfort both on and off the bike.