While urban-styled bike boots might not offer the highest levels of protection, they do offer loads of off-bike practicality.
If you need a boot that looks just as at home on the bike as it does in the office, Sportsbikeshop customers highly recommend these five…
The first 23 customers to leave a review for Falco’s casually styled Hyper Dry boots have a unanimous verdict, with all of them leaving a perfect five-star rating. The word ‘comfortable’ pops up throughout the reviews, as does mention of the Hyper Dry boots having a taller profile than others in this category. The waterproofing is also rated highly, adding an element of practicality. They combine laces and a zip, making them quick to put on and take off.
Of the first 77 riders to review the Krazy Horse boots, only six docked a star when dishing out their rating. The common thread among the dockers is that the boots take a while to break in, though 71 five-star reviews gives an idea of the overwhelming popularity of the Krazy Horses. They’re made from a leather upper that has laces for fastening, and a trainer-type sole that’s reinforced for crush protection. There’s a waterproof membrane to bring some practicality as well.
Made from full-grain leather with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner, these boots have a rating of 4.9 stars from the first 49 reviews. Many of the customers to review these boots have been happy with the comfort both on and off the bike, as well as the waterproofing from the Gore-Tex liner. One customer was so impressed with the boots he bought one black pair and then added a second pair in brown!
A sturdy feel and good comfort are the main talking points from the first 68 customers to review these boots, who’ve rated them an average of 4.8 stars. Several customers are also happy with the waterproofing provided by the internal lining, with one particular customer still having dry feet after six hours of riding in the rain! There’s a hard insert in the ankles, as well as reinforcement in the toes and heels.
If you’re looking for a suggestion of Doc Marten styling with bike-based protection, look no further than the £100 Hinckleys. Quick to bed in and with a good level of grip on the sole, Sportsbikeshop customers are confident in DXR’s boots, giving them a 4.8-star average from the first 99 reviews. They also say the leather construction is soft and comfortable, and that the boots feel robust and sturdy.