The new REV’IT Bleeker Boots are a great example of the continuing trend towards motorcycle gear with a strong safety component that don’t actually look like motorcycle gear with a strong safety component. This is a huge plus for people who use their motorcycles as daily transportation and don’t necessarily want to look like an overly enthusiastic fan of Lost In Space.
The Bleeker Boot looks almost indistinguishable from regular street wear – with the only giveaway being that extra strip of leather over the forefoot area to counter the additional wear and tear caused by changing gears. Internally the Bleeker Boot also has a protective thermoformed heel cup, toe cap, and ankle cup with a reflective tab on the heel. Each boot is made from highly abrasion resistant Apache Batido cowhide and the sole is made from 100% non-slip rubber.
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