Adventures always start with the first step and I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been itching to get out on our bikes lately in need of some adventure! We’ve had some intrepid riders in this week from over the border, even as far as Germany, each one have mentioned they’re using their bike more often now and in different ways to just the usual run out. Let’s face it, who isn’t chasing that much needed Zen we get out on two wheels?
Each one had a bit of a grumble about the weather and then about their riding gear- so it’s not surprising our instore consultations are keeping us busy, as well as advising our online riders too. One trend we’re seeing is a need to shift into different riding boots because of the requirement to commute without carrying extra shoes, or travel out further in one day, take in the sights and then head home. It’s easy to walk away from ordinary with the range of motorcycle boots we carry instore and online, that’s because they are not only tried and tested by the manufacturer, but by us too. We ride too, and we wear a lot of the riding gear we stock, so you can be sure of a valid recommendation.
Our top recommendation is the Harley-Davidson footwear range – you can find style in each stitch, and adventure in every detail. Made from full grain leather our Harley boots are built not only for the long road and touring, but also urban riding and casual hang outs too. More than that, what we’ve found is Harley-Davidson boots come into their own because they are built specifically for the journey in custom riding positions, providing all day comfort as well as protection against the elements out on the road. The riding boots you’ll find here online and instore might look cool, and even casual, but all our riding boots are all CE approved. This means they’re tested for abrasion resistance, impacts and cuts, and transverse rigidity (how the boot will resist your foot being crushed if a bikes weight fell against your foot as well as extreme sole compression). You’ve got piece of mind that not only will you look good, but you’re protected too.
Back to our intrepid riders, two of them were on the way further north, specifically they mentioned that their Dr Martins were starting to get wrecked out in the elements and the spare boots they packed weren’t waterproof either. Short story is they both went for a new set of Harley-Davidson boots to ride the NC500, both pairs waterproof with Poron protection (absorbs 90% of energy impact before you do). 6 Days later they were back in store with dry feet and commented not only on the comfort but also the sole had certainly saved one of their bikes from a drop in a stony car park!
We also carry other leading manufacturer boots such as John Doe and Merlin, for a choice of fit and function – you can see our current riding boots here. We’re anticipating more styles over the next two weeks so stay tuned.
Take it steady,