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Motorcycle Boots – What To Look For
In the market for some new kicks? If so, what should you look for when shopping for some new motorcycle boots? Many shoppers only think about style and price, but with motorcycle boots there are many more considerations. Consider the fit and protection provided by select motorcycle boots, what comfort features (if any) the boots are designed to give you, and the construction methods. As with all authentic motorcycle clothing, motorcycle boots are designed to not only look god, but also provide protection. Some motorcycle boot styles offer more fashion looks for the ladies, and others are more traditional style motorcycle boots with the classic leather looks. Find below what features to look for while shopping for your new motorcycle boots.
If you’re reading this you’re most likely looking for cruiser and touring style motorcycle boots. These are the classic motorcycle boots are constructed of quality leather, premium sewn on soles and welt construction, and comfort features for riding and walking. Most importantly Milwaukee Leather motorcycle boots offer protection. Most all styles cover your ankles others that extend higher to your caves and shins which deliver even more protection. Leather motorcycle boots offer comfort on long rides and casual styling for daily wear. When considering new motorcycle boots also consider your socks. Milwaukee makes a pair of Biker Sox made specifically for motorcycle boots and bikers.
In your search you’ll find motorcycle boots which zip up, other boots that slide on as well as lace up motorcycle boot styles which you’ll want to know about. Zippered motorcycle boots increase ease of use and wearability. Other slip on styles such as the Milwaukee Classic Harness motorcycle boots fit slightly looser as they do not lace up. Lace up motorcycle boots offer a more secure fit opposed to slide on styles. Choose the style of motorcycle boots you’ll feel most comfortable in as when you’re riding, you don’t want to be thinking about your feet when there is the wind and the curves to enjoy. Select styles of slide on and lace up motorcycle boots both can offer zipper features for easy wear. Both boot styles can be designed with unique comfort features, but do consider the thickness of the leather as well as the quality of leather. Milwaukee motorcycle boots use quality full grain cowhide leather. This ranges from 1.2mm to 1.4mm thick for optimum performance and protection.
Another very important feature of motorcycle boots is the sole. Features of the sole of the motorcycle boot are easy to look over, but these features can make a big difference. The soles of a motorcycle boot can vary from tread styles to non-marking soles. Be sure to look for a quality tread for best grip on the payment as well as your motorcycle pegs. In addition, oil resistant soles are almost a necessity with all things considered. Motorcycle boots with oil resistant soles help ensure proper grip even in wet conditions. Oil and fluids can easily build up on highways which become slippery in a rain shower. Hills, at stop signs and wet parking spaces can become dangerous if your grip slips. Milwaukee leather boot soles are oil resistant soles with great traction patterns on the bottom. Milwaukee boots offer Freedom Flex® construction to make your new boots feel broken in from day one. Freedom Flex® construction allows the mid sole of your boots to conform to the natural bend of the arch of your foot while riding your motorcycle or walking. Milwaukee boots bend and move just like your feet, so your boots feel like a part of you. The sole of the Milwaukee boot line is 1/2 inch thick and the heel height of all Milwaukee boots is 1 1/2 inches. The Milwaukee sole provides the vibration dampening and comfort you need while providing a very maneuverable heel height.
Milwaukee motorcycle boots also feature insoles which can provide added comfort. In addition motorcycle boots with removable and washable insoles provide added comfort and allow you to freshen up your boots by washing the insoles after long rides, especially during warmer months. All Milwaukee Leather motorcycle boots feature removable and washable insoles. Don’t overlook what socks bring to the picture. Socks made for motorcycle boots can have a big impact on the overall comfort of your motorcycle boots. Biker Sox by Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company are specifically designed for wear with motorcycle boots. These motorcycle socks, Biker Sox, are made for leather motorcycle boots, but really, they’re simply great socks all around. The Milwaukee Leather Biker Sox by Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company are manufactured with DeFeet’s B4 Leather Technology for optimum performance. This against the skin performance beneath a layer of leather is designed to keep you cooler on warm rides, warmer on cool rides and dry all the time. Unique padding designed into these socks work to deliver added comfort in your motorcycle boots.
A few Milwaukee Leather motorcycle boot styles offer toe protection to reduce wear from shifting gears. This can extend the life of your motorcycle boots and lessen the wear of the boot itself from riding. Motorcycle boots with lining provide added comfort and support. Padding can also be utilized giving your motorcycle boots extra softness and added protection as well. If your motorcycle boot is ever caught between your bike and the pavement, the more layers between this and your foot the better! Look for padding for the ankles and the shins. All Milwaukee leather motorcycle boots are lined and padded. This allows the motorcycle boots to be more comfortable and last longer. Toe cap styles of Milwaukee motorcycle boots are called Tech-Tuff® toe caps. Tech-Tuff® is a patented feature found only on Milwaukee boots. The Tech-Tuff® toe cap is a uniquely reinforced toe cap that keeps your boots form being marred and look great even after miles of wear. The leather used in constructing the top is specially treated to make the toe six times stronger and more resistant to scuffs and scrapes than any other leather boot.
Shop MMCC Leather for a full selection of Motorcycle Leather Boots by Milwaukee Motorcycle Clothing Company. Shop Men’s Motorcycle Boot styles, and find a great selection of Women’s Motorcycle Boots here also.