When we set out to shake the motorcycle footwear segment up, we had a purpose. Deliver the best of the best in terms of safety, design, and functionality. We did that. And more.
The Soul of our Motorcycle Boots
When we began brainstorming about our new adventure boots, we looked at what the most successful outdoor companies were relying on for extreme grip, durability, and comfort. We wanted to ensure that whether a rider was atop their bike or riding/walking on unstable ground, they had the traction they needed under their feet.
All roads quickly led to Vibram®, the world-renowned manufacturer of soles. The co-developed Vibram® Apex sole is compliant with CE certification; meeting the requirements set forth for protective motorcycle footwear. And like other Vibram® soles, it is made with Mont compound - a firm rubber tested on the world’s highest peaks for maximum support and durability.
In this sole, we combined everything a rider needs while stopped at a light, standing on the pegs, tearing through dirt backroads, or taking a day hike. Total game changer.
So what sets the Vibram® Apex sole apart? We redesigned its structure to meet the specific needs of motorcyclists. This includes: a self-cleaning, open lug pattern that results in traction and safety, an asymmetrical heel line that optimizes the boot position on the crank, and an added multi-density EVA layer that reduces overall weight and absorbs shock.
To ensure the lightest, driest motorcycle boots possible, we use the direct lamination of hydratex|Sphere in their construction; a patented technology to achieve a fully waterproof barrier on the exterior. Thus, avoiding the need for fussy seam seals and creating a surface that water cannot penetrate.
It also means that the boots dry faster, the wearer doesn’t carry around excess “soak” weight, and the temperature of the foot is more stable (from the elimination of a wet liner drawing heat away from the foot). This was an important component for us to get right, because dry and comfortable feet mean a less distracted, more focused rider.
Dial & Lock Closure
To achieve the perfect tension every time, we wanted to use a mechanism that was secure, convenient, and that closed the boot in a way that supported the foot and ankle. Therefore, we turned to BOA®, an Austrian company renowned for its fit system in the snow sports industry, for the answer.
The BOA® “dial” closures utilize aircraft-grade stainless steel enclosed in nylon, which is then paired with low-friction lace guides; the dial is turned to tighten the laces uniformly around the foot and ankle, then snapped into place once the desired tightness is achieved. To release the tension, the rider simply pops the dial open. It allows for excellent precision, adaptability and control in a product that’s guaranteed to stand the tests of time.
A Wide Range of Adventure Boots
We used the aforementioned components to set a new standard in adventure boots. Our collection includes a wide range of models that are suitable for riding in all kinds of environments. It doesn’t matter if you like hardcore off-roading, or you just partake in day trips on your local twisties, or commute to work on a daily basis, we have the right boots that will fit your riding style.
Expedition H2O Boots
The latest addition to our Adventure boots collection is the revolutionary Expedition H2O; the quintessential adventure footwear for the rider that needs maximum protection and comfort during their travels on and off-road.
Stability, safety and comfort combined in a good-looking package. The Discovery H2O boots offer the features and user-friendliness of touring footwear and the comfort of a trekking boot. A favorite of many riders globally. Whatever the weather, the Discovery H2O will keep you comfortable and protected on and off the bike.
For those who crave the features and performance of the Discovery H2O in a style that’s made more for the everyday, we created the Pioneer H2O boots. Designed as a hybrid between a hiking boot and a motorcycling boot, the Pioneer H2O packs all the high-caliber technical components of the Discovery H2O into a shorter, ankle-height package that can be worn just as easily with jeans as with adventure riding pants.
Our boots collection also includes a wide selection of touring footwear that will take you to any destination in any weather. Just like our top-level adventure boots, the Gravel H2O uses the same hydratex|Sphere laminate to make them fully waterproof.
The Compass H2O, Trail H2O, and Scout H2O boots feature a construction with a hydratex|Z-liner that provides a high level of all-weather protection. All of these touring boots feature the durable Vibram® Elevation sole. Go ahead and explore your world, with the right foundation from the ground up.