You don’t fully appreciate your feet or your ankles until you can’t use them anymore – that’s why seemingly benign motorcycle accidents can be brutal if there’s damage to the feet or ankles. It used to be (and sometimes still is) the norm to simply wear leather work boots or military-style boots on a motorcycle, but if you’re piloting technologically advanced vehicles like sportbikes, you should have equally advanced boots to match. Especially if you’re going to the racetrack. Here, we’ve gathered some of the best race boots currently available on the market. Though they all perform the same basic function, each brand has its own specific methodologies.
Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Alpinestars Supertech R – $500
Alpinestars started as a boot company, making hiking shoes for folks to climb the Italian alps. Since then, premium footwear has been at the heart of the company. The Supertech R boot is the pinnacle in Alpinestars’ track footwear lineup. The secret sauce for the Supertech boot is the internal bootie, aka the Biomechanical Ankle Brace. To sum it up in a few words, two fiberglass reinforced polyamide braces act as hinges on each side, allowing the ankle to only move in its natural direction (up and down) and preventing movement side-to-side. It works in conjunction with the outer boot (the part visible to the outside world) to provide ultimate impact, abrasion, and rotational protection, while still being thin enough to give the rider maximum feel of the motorcycle’s controls.
Cortech Impulse Air – $200
The least expensive boot on this list, the Impulse Air by Cortech delivers some premium features for a price that won’t break the bank. You can see in the photo a triangulated carbon fiber bracing structure that covers both ankles. …read more
Source:: Best Motorcycle Track Boots