Riding Shoes for Those Who Can’t Stand Traditional Motorcycle Boots
There are occasions where a comfortable pair of shoes that provide protection while riding—and work as a walk-about shoe—is a practical alternative to traditional riding boots. These shoes all provide basic protection while remaining fashionable, comfortable, and casual.
SIDI Meta Riding Shoes
This is a riding shoe that crosses over to the office. The suede upper is bolstered by a nylon mesh that provides airflow in warm temperatures. Reflective accents offer low-light visibility.
The recessed lacing helps reduce the chance of your laces getting caught up in or interfering with brake and gear shift pedals, and are fastened with Velcro closure. Unisex sizing for men and women.
TCX Street 3 Tex WP Shoes
Part of TCX’s Street family of riding shoes, the Street 3 Tex WP has a waterproof breathable liner and is equipped with impact-mitigating ankle cups, a reinforced crush-resistant midsole and a reinforced toe box. The Street series strikes a balance between practical features and wearable comfort. The reinforced weft textile upper with suede leather trim ensures practical protection while riding without sacrificing a stylish look when walking.
Street & Steel Kickstarter Riding Shoes
Street & Steel Kickstarter is a stylish shoe that embraces functionality with basic protective elements. It has a suede upper with mesh lining and a padded ankle. A reinforced cap protects your toes while the lace keeper helps prevent the laces from getting caught up in the foot controls. Grommets for venting grant airflow for comfort and the sole has been designed for a long life.
Reax Fulton Air Riding Shoes
Reax presents a high-top design featuring natural Nubuck leather in a triple-stitch construction that grants protection while riding and comfort when walking. The non-impact zones are perforated for airflow and the moisture-wicking liner absorbs perspiration.
A fully padded top collar and flex panel provide protection without hindering walking. Ankle cups and reinforced heel and toe boxes provide additional protection.
A padded tongue with webbing keeps laces away from foot controls and the high grip textured sole pattern boosts traction on pegs. The shoes also have a replaceable insole and a rear reflective heel for low light visibility.
Alpinestars J-6 WP Shoes
Alpinestars, brings its years of cobbling experience to its J-6 WP shoe. Stylish, with solid street function and comfort, the J-6 boasts leather and suede construction with ankle and heel protectors and a breathable, waterproof membrane for wet weather riding or walking.
The shoes have a padded leather tongue and heel, while an advanced rubber cup sole molded to the upper gives support and comfort. Metal eyelet lacing closure and logo details gift the CE-certified J-6 hip street cred.
O’Neal RCX Shoes
O’Neal RCX is a water-repellent riding/walking shoe with a reinforced toe and heel for protection, augmented by ergonomically shaped ankle inserts for comfort. The RCX features a rubber sole designed for maximum grip in a variety of terrain.
Ideal for cool and cold riding conditions, the shoes provide comfort and functionality for riding, with a leisurely look and feel for walking. They also feature a breathable liner with reflective elements for night-time visibility.
Rev’It! Jefferson Shoes
The Jefferson shoes’ outer shell is constructed from Nubuck and synthetic leather with washed canvas for a unique feel and styling. Thermoformed reinforcements at the ankle and heel keep your foot securely in place and help disperse energy in the event of an impact.
Gusseted tongue and leather shift pad provide functionality, while the partially perforated outer shell ventilates for comfort. OrthoLite Insole X40 foam provides support while the padded tongue and reinforced side panels improve protection. The shoes have heel reflectors and are CE-certified.
TCX Dartwood GTX Shoes
Don’t let the yacht club-sounding name or the stylish topsider design fool you. TCX’s Dartwood riding shoes combine a GORE-TEX boot feel with a round-toe walking shoe to create functional, fashionable footwear.
Constructed of a leather upper with a GORE-TEX inner membrane, the GTX shoes are waterproof and breathable for extreme comfort. The sole and footbed are crafted by Groundtrax and OrthoLite to ensure foothold and comfort.
Impact-absorbing inserts are D30 and the shoe is CE-certified. TCX’s in-house ZPlate midsole provides rigidity and crush resistance without cramping walking. Easy entry side zipper with an attractive texture and blacked-out logos is topped off with detailed red stitching for a soft accent.
Klim Blak Jak Boot
Klim offers its version of a riding/walking shoe in the form of the Blak Jak Boot. Moto-centric styling is married to practical riding features, which include full-leather construction, a reinforced toe box, and 3mm XRD impact-absorbing inserts at the tongue and ankle.
The left foot shift pad and metal eyelets provide sturdy, practical riding application, while a moisture-wicking liner grants comfort. A tough rear ankle loop makes for easy pulling on. Available in basic black or a soft suede brown.