Welcome to the Top 10 Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots Guide! This guide is packed with info, features, pros, cons and links to the best adventure motorcycle boots on the market. You’ll also find a short and mid-height adventure boot guide here too as well as links to more in-depth gear guides.
What are Adventure Bike Boots?
Adventure motorcycle boots are a hybrid (like everything else in the adventure bike genre) of off-road and touring gear.
Adventure boots take their styling and protection cues from heavy duty motocross and enduro boots with multiple hard-wearing buckles, added ankle and shin protection and reinforced soles for standing on pegs. And they dial it back a little so they can be walked in, are more comfortable like a touring boot and can be worn on longer days in the saddle. This makes adventure boots the perfect compromise for motorcycle travellers who need support, protection and comfort in one.
So, to make it easier to pick the right one for your needs and trip, we’ve collected 10 of the best, most highly rated boots on the market and listed them in this one easy-to-read guide.
You’ll find our top 10 full-height boots first and then a mini guide on short and mid-heights boots after.
Top 10 Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots
Forma Adventure Boots
Forma are an Italian boot manufacturer that have been going since 1999. They specialise in and only produce motorcycle boots for off-road, MX, touring, racing, urban and boots specifically made for women (as most brands only offer unisex boots). The Forma Adventure boots are probably the brand’s best sellers and are one of the most popular pairs on the market today.
Alpinestars Corozal Adventure Boots
The Alpinestars Corozal boots replaced the excellent Toucan Adventure boots. The Toucan predecessor was a brilliant bike boot: extremely durable, superbly well-made, all-day comfortable and plenty of protection. And now the Corozal successor is even better. You get a lot of bang for your buck with these boots.
Sidi Adventure 2 Boots
The Sidi Adventure boots are perhaps the most well-known pair in this list. The Italian firm has been operating since 1960 and is synonymous with quality footwear. The first Sidi Adventure boots were extremely popular and the second version are proving just as good. These premium boots are ultra rugged with a high level of build quality.
TCX Drifter Boots
The TCX Drifter adventure boots are similiarly styled to the Forma Adventures. The Drifters use vintage brown leather, look a tad more retro thanks to their weathered finish, include a waterproof lining, shin and ankle support, gear protection, three adjustable buckles, a velcro strap and a suede heat guard on the inside of the boot.
TCX Baja Boots
The TCX Baja boots are the second pair of TCXs on this list. These come with a Gore-Tex lining, multiple colour options and aren’t retro styled like the TCX Drifters listed above. There’s also a short boot option. Otherwise they are similar boots, but it’s worth knowing the options out there.
Falco Avantour Adventure Boots
Falco are an Italian motorcycle boot manufacturer. Their boots are stylish and well-made and these Avantour adventures are a perfect example. They almost look like a sport adventure boot and are packed with protective features like shin plate, decent ankle protection, enduro sole and gear pad protector.
Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
Italian brand, Gaerne, has been going since 1962. They produce a variety of motorcycle boots for different genres with the most popular being their motocross range, which the G-Adventure is modelled on. It’s one of the lowest priced boots in this guide, comes with a waterproof and breathable liner, three buckles, full grain leather, plenty of protection and is produced by one of the world’s most notable brands.
We have updated this article with the new Gaerne G-Dakar boots listed below.
Gaerne G-Dakar Adventure Boots
The Gaerne Dakar boots are the successors to the popular G-Adventure boots listed above. They’re pricier at £292 (recently reduced from £320), come in brown or black and are Gore-Tex. They’re harder wearing, come with beefier protection and support than their predecessor and we reckon these will soon be exceptionally popular.
Currently, they’re only available in the UK but we’ve added a link below to the current Gaerne line-up available in the US too.
RST Adventure X-CE Boots
The RST Adventure-X CE boots pack a punch for their asking price. They’re the second lowest priced boots in this guide, but are absolutely rammed with features. The reinforced leather boots have a waterproof lining, abrasion resistant panelling, external shin guard, ankle (internal and external) and heel protectors, two-buckle closure, calf expansion panel, heel cushion, arch support and ant-twist mid-sole.
- Waterproof lining
- PU coated leather and leather abrasion resistant panels
- Two buckle closures and velcro strap
- External shin, ankle and heel protectors
- Heavy duty sole
- Gear shift protector
- Anti-twist mid sole
- Comfort arch support, heel cushion and calf expansion panel
Rev’it Expedition Outdry Boots
Rev’it claims their Expedition boots are ‘revolutionary’ and like nothing ‘you’ve seen before’. They’re right – these are like nothing we’ve seen before. They’ve done away with the standard buckle closure system and use a ‘Boa’ system. You push the knob and rotate it to tighten the lace, then pull it up to release. It’s the same system used on many Knox gloves.
These are seriously pricey, high-tech, ultra premium boots. If you want some of the best protection you can get and without going to the extreme of riding in MX boots, then these might be your answer.
Richa Adventure Boots
The Richa Adventure boots are the lowest priced boots in this guide. Of all the boots here, these sit the furthest on the touring side of the fence because they lack the same protection as the other boots. However, that may not be a huge concern for some riders as there are plenty of adventure travellers out there who are after pliable and less rigid boots. And many people travel in ankle high boots with no protection at all. If you’re after a budget pair of adventure boots without all the bells and whistles, these may be for you.
The Best Short Adventure Bike Boots
Short and mid-height adventure boots are perfect for those who need more flexibility in their footwear. Perhaps you’ll be spending more time off the bike or just don’t need something as heavy duty as the ten boots listed above – if so, then take a look at these options.
Forma Adventure Low Boots
Forma offer both a full-length adventure boot and low boot option. Forma’s low adventure boots are hugely popular and come in black and brown options. They’re only slightly cheaper than the full length boots by about £10. They share all the pros and cons with the full size boot listed in the main guide above.
Alpinestars Belize Drystar Adventure Boots
The Alpinestars Belize adventure boots are the short boot alternative of the Corozal listed above. These boots are very similar and share the same pros and cons.
Sidi Mid Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots
The Sidi Mid Adventure 2 is the short boot version of the classic Sidi Adventure boots listed above, which are around £50 more expensive.
TCX Baja Mid Adventure Boots
The TCX Baja Mid Adventure boots are the short version of the standard Baja boots. Aside from the height of the boot, the main difference is that these boots are waterproof, but don’t come with Gore-Tex waterproorfing.