The Belstaff Whitwood 2.0 Short Boots are made from a water-repellent, full-grain buffalo leather (1.4 to 1.6 mm thick) designed to offer maximum protection from both the elements and the asphalt.
The boots have a full calf leather lining for comfort and an extra layer of leather across each forefoot to protect the boots from gear shifters – many motorcycles from pre-1975 have right foot shifters and most built after that date have left foot shifters as it was mandated by the US Department of Transport.
The Whitwood 2.0 Short Boots use a Vibram rubber sole with a chunky rock-grip, anti-slip tread pattern. To enter and exit the boot there’s a no-hassle rear zipper, doing away with time-consuming laces and buckles.
In order to offer additional safety for motorcyclists the boots have internal malleolus (ankle) protectors on both sides – this is a very common impact area in accidents. Belstaff have added an additional leather lip around the topline/cuff of each boot to avoid chaffing, and there’s a subtle embossed Belstaff logo on the front of each lower shin.
Sizing ranges from 41 to 47 and currently the only available colorway is black with white welt stitching. These are boots that’ll look equally at home on a scrambler, cafe racer, cruiser, or tracker, and thanks to the materials used they should last decades if well cared for.