Author Topic: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice  (Read 4154 times)

Offline Streak

  • Supreme "2000" Club Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4833
  • Thanked: 274 times
  • Stampy Glitterballs
    • Australian ST Owners Club
Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« on: August 16, 2016, 05:01:44 PM »
Hello Team,
                 I have been contacted by one of my work boot suppliers who are looking at making a Road Unisex Motorcycle boot, and have asked me for advice in what people look for in a road orientated boot.

Could you please give me good constructive feedback on what are the major points you look for in a boot, such as comfort, design, safety aspects, style, and the like.

This is not for a special OzSTOC design, it is to help a supplier build & design a boot for market (and hopefully I could stock and sell to)

Thank You!

*example image only


Cheers

Streak

Streak (Graham)
Storm Trooper
streak@ozstoc.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OzSTOC
2010 White DL650 Strom
FarRider #667
IBA #59145
Aussie Hard Arse #63
 

Offline Sicman

  • RTE Coordinator
  • Supreme "2000" Club Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2988
  • Thanked: 602 times
  • Was here when the lights got turned on :-)
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 05:15:20 PM »
1)Waterproof  :thumb
2)Wearable all year no matter what the temp  :thumb
3)Able to wear on the bike and then walk around in them i.e save carrying additional walking shoes or boots :thumbs
4)Longevity - My Gaerne waterproof riding boots are now 5 years old and still doing the job, although the sole is wearing a bit. They were soft enough on day one to ride in and then walk around.  :thumbsup

***And tassle's, they need tassle's, lovely sparkly tassle's***  :KissBlow
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 06:23:12 PM by ST2UP »
Cheers
Tony
FarRider 802
NatRally's - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 202🤬, 2🤬21, 2021/22 Black Dog bit me, 2023, 2024
Experience trumps assumption :-)
 

Offline ST2UP

  • The Pockey Poker ;)
  • Administrator
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5607
  • Thanked: 1320 times
  • Guyra - NSW
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 05:34:08 PM »
Waterproof, Breathable, halfway up the lower leg, Ankle protection, NO laces, Oil resistant silicone sole..... :think1

 :beer
Chris    



IBA #64116   FarRider #660   Ulysses #56339

st2up@ozstoc.com

Mbl: 0428792425

Sighted it....Wanted it...Chucked a fit...GOT IT !!!!
 

Offline Brock

  • Tardis Tech
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8747
  • Thanked: 1710 times
  • White is the fastest
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 05:37:16 PM »
Zip sides, with a waterproof flap covering,
A decent sole like a work boot. (I hate those thin ones that wear out in 6 months.

A wide short fitting would be really nice, my foot is size8 long and 9 wide ( high instep as well)
Brock
Asian Correspondent
2003 Honda ST1100PY



Ulysses #32829
STOC #8239
OzSToc # ??
Kinross WA
 

Offline STeveo

  • Legendary "1000 Club" Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1643
  • Thanked: 409 times
  • ST Legend
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 05:43:00 PM »
I recently bought new road boots and I looked for protection, comfortable fit, able to walk in them, waterproof and cover over the opening, good grippy sole and NO tassles.  :p
 

Online StinkyPete

  • Defected to a BMW
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6556
  • Thanked: 2963 times
  • Blackwood, SA
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 05:47:49 PM »
I've had my Alpinstars touring boots for around three years now and they are close to perfect.  I can wear them all day, walk comfortably in them and they have never let in even a drop of water in the harshest conditions.  They were like an old pair of slippers from the day I bought them.  Therefore I'd be looking for....

Full length boot
Strong heel ankle and toe covering.
Flexible and comfortable
Must be properly waterproof
Molded hardwearing sole (Photo 3)
High waterproof inner flap, and waterproof zippers (Photo 2)
IBA #59146   OzLapper 2012 & 2019

BSA M21 600cc single (1948)
Yamaha XS650  (The Black Wobbler)
Yamaha XJR1300 (Rocket Ship)
Honda ST1300 (Beautiful Bike)
BMW R1200RT (Technically Perfect)
 

Offline Biggles

  • "Top Dog" 10000 club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14078
  • Thanked: 2528 times
  • Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 05:57:53 PM »
I've had my Alpinstars touring boots for around three years now and they are close to perfect.  I can wear them all day, walk comfortably in them and they have never let in even a drop of water in the harshest conditions.  They were like an old pair of slippers from the day I bought them.

Just looked at them on the 'net.  Are yours the Super Touring or Tech Touring?  There are 8 varieties altogether.
For the modern man who lives in the city, riding a bike might be one of the only ways to escape the humdrum monotony. To take off and ride. To be both at one with nature and one with the bike. To feel masculine. Adam Piggott

OzSTOC #16  STOC #6135  FarR #509  IBA #54927
 

Offline Brock

  • Tardis Tech
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 8747
  • Thanked: 1710 times
  • White is the fastest
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2016, 06:01:42 PM »
Not the moulded aircell type soles, after a bit of wear, the inside starts to collapse and make the boot uncomfortable.
Brock
Asian Correspondent
2003 Honda ST1100PY



Ulysses #32829
STOC #8239
OzSToc # ??
Kinross WA
 

Online StinkyPete

  • Defected to a BMW
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6556
  • Thanked: 2963 times
  • Blackwood, SA
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2016, 06:26:45 PM »
I've had my Alpinstars touring boots for around three years now and they are close to perfect.  I can wear them all day, walk comfortably in them and they have never let in even a drop of water in the harshest conditions.  They were like an old pair of slippers from the day I bought them.


Just looked at them on the 'net.  Are yours the Super Touring or Tech Touring?  There are 8 varieties altogether.


It's a bit hard to tell as the design keeps changing slightly, but I'm petty sure they are the Web Gortex.   See  http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/alpinestars-web-gore-tex-boots
IBA #59146   OzLapper 2012 & 2019

BSA M21 600cc single (1948)
Yamaha XS650  (The Black Wobbler)
Yamaha XJR1300 (Rocket Ship)
Honda ST1300 (Beautiful Bike)
BMW R1200RT (Technically Perfect)
 

Offline Gadget

  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5576
  • Thanked: 2113 times
  • Just Ridin'
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 06:42:40 PM »


1)Waterproof  :thumb <b>tick</b>
2)Wearable all year no matter what the temp  :thumb <b>tick</b>
3)Able to wear on the bike and then walk around in them i.e save carrying additional walking shoes or boots :thumbs <b>tick</b>
4)Longevity - My Gaerne waterproof riding boots are now 5 years old and still doing the job, although the sole is wearing a bit. They were soft enough on day one to ride in and then walk around.  :thumbsup <b>tick</b>

***And tassle's, they need tassle's, lovely sparkly tassle's***  :KissBlow



sent using Tapatalk

Cheers,
Gary
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Then  :blu13 Now :Spyder
Life's too short to be miserable, so enjoy it! :)
OzSTOC #257
FarRider #810
IBA #59140

Mob: 04 2448 3555
 

Offline Shiney

  • Dave
  • Global Moderator
  • UNBELIEVABLE "5000 Posts" Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6756
  • Thanked: 2355 times
  • RTE Coordinator - Strathpine, QLD
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2016, 09:10:16 PM »
I was just looking at boots the other day and these two look awesome to me:

#1

http://www.andystrapz.com/products-details.php?productId=140&productCategoryId=102&Level=1

#2

http://www.championhelmets.com/en/sidi-adventure-goretex-boots.html?source=googlebase&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_qW9BRCcv-Xc5Jn-26gBEiQAM-iJhZ1LzKsJ9Iqi-cBHR8Lvn945AMDErpiwIutRifW7jogaApm58P8HAQ

Comfortable and easy to walk in (Good movement when bending forward and back), good grip on the sole, waterproof and safe.
My Ride: 2023 ST1800   :thumb
OzSTOC #104   STOC# 8512   IBA # 59142
Find me in The Who's Who of OzSTOC!

I like shiney things :grin
One of the Dave, Dave, Dave and Duncan crew 8)
 

Offline Biggles

  • "Top Dog" 10000 club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14078
  • Thanked: 2528 times
  • Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2016, 09:35:29 PM »
Apart from waterproof, I think the poll agrees with one of my key criteria- grip.
You want to know that when you put your foot down, it's unlikely to slide (unless you stand on a round stone , ice or mud).  Also essential when you're trying to paddle back into a parking spot.
For the modern man who lives in the city, riding a bike might be one of the only ways to escape the humdrum monotony. To take off and ride. To be both at one with nature and one with the bike. To feel masculine. Adam Piggott

OzSTOC #16  STOC #6135  FarR #509  IBA #54927
 

Offline STroppy

  • STroppy (Terry - the name on the TeeShirt)
  • RTE Coordinator
  • Legendary "1000 Club" Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1872
  • Thanked: 743 times
  • CountryMember! Mob 0412499625
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 07:37:03 AM »
My SA made Rossi boots have served me well . . Had them for about 4 years. Agree with all the above, however just a minor safety point, my Rossi's have a small reflective patch on the side of the boot, one on the rear of each boot would be worthwhile as well.

See http://www.rossiboots.com.au/catalogue/detail/811-vision/motorcycle
Terry, Canberra 0412499625
Ulysses #22354, FarRider #761
Current bikes 2013 Triumph Trophy SE, 2008 ST1300
Previous bikes1948 Triumph Tiger 500 Twin - sprung rear hub, 1963 BSA Bantam 175, Yamaha 75cc & DT250, Honda ST1100, 400N & CX500 sports, BMW K100RS & K100 LT, Harley Electra-glid
 

Offline Streak

  • Supreme "2000" Club Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4833
  • Thanked: 274 times
  • Stampy Glitterballs
    • Australian ST Owners Club
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 09:14:53 AM »
thanks for the feedback everyone, i am passing on the feedback and see where it takes us....
Streak (Graham)
Storm Trooper
streak@ozstoc.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OzSTOC
2010 White DL650 Strom
FarRider #667
IBA #59145
Aussie Hard Arse #63
 

Offline Draco (Heartbreak Kid)

  • Rob Married Ros 14/09/2019
  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 659
  • Thanked: 414 times
  • White Phoenix
Re: Road Motorcycle Boot Design Advice
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2016, 09:26:07 AM »
 :blu13 In the 70's and 80's i always wore Rossi touring boots, comfortable for walking, high up thus protecting shins from flying rocks and such, (always used dubbing monthly to keep stitching soft and waterproof.) my first pair lasted 8 years, then passed on to a mate who wore them a further 3 years till they fell apart :like ++ :thumb :-++ :blu13left
CHEERS
DRACO :)

Honda MT250 Elsinore, Honda 750 four F1
Kawasaki Z650, Kawasaki Z1R Mk ll (mint green)
FJ1200 Yamaha 1995, Kawasaki Z1100
Kawasaki Z1000, FJ1200 Yamaha 1995
FJ1200 Yamaha 1992, FJR1300 Yamaha 2004
ST1300 Honda 2004, FJ1200 Yamaha 1990


My next ride:2015 ST1300P
White Phoenix