Riders have always been advised to purchase motorcycle boots; however, some have chosen not to spend so much money, and they have gone for work boots. So, work boots for motorcycle riding, is this a good idea?
Foot injuries are one of the most common types of injuries to motorcycle riders. In these injuries, the ankle is often twisted. A good quality work boot may be able to prevent that this style of foot–ankle injury.
So yes, work boots for motorcycle riding are okay, considering these are not some sneakers or sport shoes. Some work boots especially ones made of leather are a good fit for motorcycle riding since they have met the standards of quality motorcycle-specific boots.
So what’s the difference between a motorcycle boot and a work boot?
The main difference is in the injection-molded armor, calf, and toe sliders. re is not much different, and in fact, both kinds of boots do share several traits. However, most motorcycle boots are designed with no shoelaces, and they have opted for Velcro design.
AGVSPORT was one of the few brands to use speed lacing on most of their road boots which allowed for a super-secure snug fit. Motorcycle boots may provide less ankle movement but with greater ankle protection. Their soles higher degree of grip on wet surfaces.
So what kind of work boots should you go for if you do not want some professional motorcycle boots?
1. Look for work boots that are comfortable and have the right amount of wiggle room.
2. Go for the low-heeled boots
3. Ask for the reinforced toe boxes ones
4. They should have slip-resistant soles and must have good traction
5. Should have protective shanks and reinforcements
6. High impact resistant boots
7. The material must be thick for feet protection
8. Should be durable and can withstand all road conditions.
Motorcycle boots have been specifically designed to protect and reduce the severity of foot injuries that a motorcycle rider can encounter in case of an accident.
These boots are an essential gear that should always be factored in when making the decision to an entry into the motorcycle world.
If you value your feet and you want to have the maximum protection possible then do not shy away from paying more for a boot designed solely for use by the motorcyclist.
About the author: Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.