Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

April 1, 2009 by: MCg

Waterproof Motorcycle Boots

THE BASICS OF MOTORCYCLE FEET PROTECTION AND COMFORT

Motorbike boots are an important part of our motorcycle protective gear. We need boots with strong, oil-resistant soles, that won’t slip when we put our feet down at a stop light on grimy pavement. We need protection from occasional road debris that might strike our feet. Our boots need to offer good protection for our ankles and feet, in case we inadvertently touch a hot engine or exhaust component. And for those of us that ride in the dirt, we need even more protection from rocks, gravel, sticks, stones, mud, sand, etc., that engage our feet when we are out in the woods, mountains, deserts, or wherever. More importantly, we need boots that will protect our feet and ankles in the event of a fall.

As a result of our unique needs as motorcycle riders, our boots are often made of a thick, heavy leather (or man made material), as well as energy absorbing padding, metal, plastic and/or composite materials, which all work together to protect our feet.

WATERPROOF BOOTS PROVIDE EVEN MORE PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS

However, waterproof boots offer another level of feet protection and not all motorcycle boots are designed to withstand the deluge a biker’s feet are subjected to while riding in the rain.

Waterproof boots include various treatments that are built into the leather or material that provide wet weather protection. As well, some boots have a waterproof membrane lining such as Gore-Tex or Sympatex that allow the boot to “breathe,” which means allowing the smaller moisture droplets from perspiration to exit through the boot, while keeping the larger water droplets from the rain from getting into the boots.

Some waterproof boots need regular treatments of waterproof materials to maintain their ability to keep a rider’s feet dry.

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