These motorcycle boots by Deus Ex Machina are amongst the toughest boots we’ve come across recently. They’re made from 2.00 – 2.20mm rough-out Buffalo hide, they have a handmade Goodyear-welted sole with double-row stitchdown and a USA-made steel toe up front.
The Anfibio Cafe Boot by Dainese is just about the perfect solution for people looking for that classic, retro motorcycle boot but not wanting to forgo anything in the way of safety.
The Iron Ranger Boot by Red Wing is built to the same specifications as the boots worn by miners and other blue collar workers in the early part of the 20th century, they’re made from amber harness leather and have double layer toe and heel caps for durability.
Our female counterparts in the world of motorcycling are often forgotten about by manufacturers, the limited amount of protective gear they have to choose from often leaves them buying and wearing stuff they’d never have chosen otherwise.
The Shibuya Casual Boot is a classic hiking leather hiking boot with a one-piece leather upper, a soft polyurethane footbed and a Vibram® 148 Kletterlift outsole.
Red Wing have a habit of making some of the most iconic and desirable boots you’ll find anywhere, this is their “Iron Ranger” boot and it’s directly based on the boots worn by iron miners in the latter part of the 18th century.
This is the “Classic” by Gasolina Boots, each of them is made by hand from 1.2mm and 1.4mm top grain leather with a stitched-in lining made from super soft glove leather.
Brogue-styled boots are one of those things that aren’t for everyone, I happen to like them though and this pair from Delicious Junction are amongst the best we’ve seen recently.
The Vintage Shoe Company is based in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, they hand make some of the best looking footwear in the USA and this is their current favourite from their collection.
The El Bajo is exceptionally well built and looks suited to being worn both on and off the bike…
Rockport’s current collection is a nice step away from the ubiquitous “Timberland” style boot, the design influence for the Rockports seems to be early 20th century work boots with natural, often blemished leather and hand stitching around the seams.
This boot by Kenneth Cole fits into that narrow zone between a motorcycle boot and a dress shoe, allowing it to be something you could wear with a suit…