3 Badass Boots For Motorcyclists

From work boots to wellingtons, we've got you covered.

John Doukas

1. Wolverine Dylan
Wolverine has been in the boot business since 1883, and the American company makes the $400 Dylan in Michigan. It's part of Wolverine's 1000 Mile Collection (launched in 1914), and while the number presumably refers to the walking range, this model was designed for motorcycle use, with shift-lever protection and a slip-resistant Vibram rubber sole. The Horween leather upper is attached to the sole via the Goodyear welt process, and you can get it in any color you want, as long as it's black.

2. TCX RT-Race
TCX's tagline is, "focus on boots." The Italian firm does just that, creating a comprehensive line of moto footwear from its headquarters just north of Venice—not far from brands like Alpinestars, Sidi, and Gaerne. The RT-RACE is the latest addition to the TCX lineup. With an MSRP of $330, it undercuts the high-line R-S2 EVO by $100. You still get the nifty, cinching ankle bootie, combined with the zip/buckle final closure. It's subtle in all black but also available in white or white with hi-vis.

3. Runnerbull Biker Vintage Speed
If you're seeking elegant-but-sporty footwear that you're unlikely to spot on anyone else at your local bike night, look no further than the Vintage Speed, which Americans must order straight from Italy via the contact info on Runnerbull's website (depending on exchange rate, price is about $225). Made of calf leather with a classic look from the 1970s and '80s, the boot features a side zip, 1-inch heel, and ankle protection. Still too common? Runnerbull offers the option of bespoke colors.