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Purchasing the right motorcycle boots

  • October 17, 2016
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If you’re looking for Motorcycle boots that look nice in public, then they’re probably not going to protect your feet. Motorcycle boots are highly relevant for bike riders, especially new riders. There are a variety of motorcycle boots for street use, off-road riding, cruising, racing, etc. Either way, when purchasing riding boots, we encourage consumers to consider various factors such as construction closures, materials, and height. A full-length boot is imperative in protecting a rider from foot and ankle scrapes, breaks and sprains. Even though it may be uncomfortable and stiffer, it does a world of difference when it comes to protecting a rider during an accident/crash. The ankle bone is protruding out and is more prone to injury during a slide or fall. Most times, the foot gets stuck during a collision, and the weight of the bike lays on the riders leg while it slides on the road. Having the height ensures that your ankle and foot is protected as opposed to having boots that are below your ankle. Motorcycle boots are made out of high-grade leather that is thicker and more abrasion resistant. They are also all weather protection built to protect the rider from the elements. Another useful feature of riding boots is the buckle strap. Laces tend to be more popular due to their easement of slipping one’s foot in and out, however, laces may be dangerous if they are snagged/ripped/caught anywhere on the bike or road. It is best to get a boot that has a buckle strap to secure the laces and ensure safety is at it’s highest. Another feature to look for in riding boots us the stitching. The best boots will be triple or double stitched to assure it doesn’t come apart in an unfortunate accident. Motorcycle boots with steel toes are also considered the best when it comes to protecting a riders foot and preventing injury. One thing that shouldn’t be ignored is the care of your motorcycle boots. They are an investment made by you for your safety. Cleaning your boots after a ride on the streets/freeway won’t take much longer than 5 minutes. Using a damp cloth will keep your boots clean and free of dirt. Neglecting to care for your boots properly will mean the difference in its safety abilities and longevity. Using the proper cleaning products for the boot material you have is important in its maintenance. They should be treated with a cleaning product that is made for the type of material your boots are made out of. This is the only way proper motorcycle boots maintenance is recommended. Considering all these factors, buyers should consult the dealers of the motorcycles they are interested in purchasing. Asking questions about which boots to purchase or what to consider when researching helps in making the right choices.

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