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Motocross Boots Buying Guide

By Darya AMX

Wed Nov 24 2021

Welcome to the ultimate guide to helping you purchase your first or tenth pair of Motocross Boots. AMX Superstores range in a variety of different motocross boots and this guide will give you all the right tools to give you more knowledge on buying a new pair of boots. We will explain the different styles of motocross boots, break down the different brands and the level of boot they offer, the safety tips you should look for, explain how to maintain your boots and we will talk about how to find the perfect boot for you.

What to look for when shopping for motocross boots?

This question starts off with what kind of motocross riding you are doing?

Are you riding the motocross track or are you riding the enduro trails through the bush?

You also want to look for the different boot level as another option. Maybe you only ride once a month or maybe you ride three times a week?

But overall you want a motocross boot that will provide protection and maintain a level of comfort.

What kind of riding are you doing?

We break down our motocross boots into 2 categories: Motocross and Enduro riders.

The difference between the two dirt bike boots comes down to the sole of the boot.

Motocross Boots

Motocross boots have your regular sole intended for track riders who take their foot on and off the foot pegs consistently. If you had grippier soles it would be harder to remove your foot off the pegs every time you came to a corner.

            SIDI Crossfire 3 SRS Boot White Grey Black

Enduro Boots

Enduro boots have a sole that has thicker grooves more intended to have a solid grip on the foot pegs of your motorcycle for those tough trails.

            Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boot Black

Brand Suggestions

Entry Level Motocross Boots - Fly Racing Maverik Motocross Boots

Who are these boots for? Beginner Riders

The Fly Racing Maverik Motocross Boot is a great introduction boot for dirt bike riders.

  • It features 3D molded plastic shift panels with added grooves and texture that saves the boots from premature wear.
  • The articulated rear ankle provides subtle flexibility to bend in the foot, yet remains supportive.
  • The pre-shaped molded plastic 3D shin adds impact resistance and comfort while the inner ankle panel made of durable end flexible plastic.
  • With a 3-buckle layout and a long lasting rubber heat shield, that will not melt and provides a good grip.
  • This boot shows a modern stylish look while also being CE Approved to EN13624:2015.

                            Fly Maverik Boot Black 

Entry Level Enduro Boots - Fox Comp X Boots

Who are these boots for? Beginner Riders

The Fox Comp X Boot offers the same durability, comfort and flexibility as the original Comp boot but with improved traction for riding rough, unpredictable trail conditions. This enduro dirt bike boot features a larger lugged outsole for outstanding grip when you need it; for example, when putting your foot down to transverse slippery rocks, wet logs, or loose mud.

  • Enhanced traction on outsole provides added additional grip in variable off-road conditions
  • Internal lace system for a custom fit around the ankle
  • TPU shin plate, toe box and calf guard gives the rider full coverage where you need it most
  • Instinct style buckles for a secure fit over the top of the foot
  • Adjustable buckle closure system on shin plate for increased retention in variable conditions
  • Durable rubber burn and medial guard provide excellent grip and feel for the bike
  • Durable high-density rubber outsole with internal steel shank supplies great grip and support on the foot peg

                         Fox Comp X Boot Black

  

Mid-range Motocross Boots - Alpinestars Tech 7 Boots

Who are these boots for? Intermediate Riders

The all new Alpinestars Tech 7 Boot is a revolutionary boot for it's price range.

  • With a new innovative, evolutionary TPU shin plate construction for greater range of fitment features a reinforced hook and loop closure for comfortable, highly customized closure, these are the best motocross boots on the market.
  • A lightweight upper combines suede leather with lightweight microfiber for impact and abrasion resistant TPU shell.
  • The TPU lower shell is reinforced with a metal shank and includes toe reinforcement for impact and abrasion resistance while riding.
  • The Alpinestars Tech 7 Boot is CE Approved to EN13634:2017.

                       Alpinestars Tech 7 Boot Grey

  

Mid-range Enduro Boots - Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boots

Who are these boots for? Intermediate Riders

The Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boot are the ultimate enduro riding boots for the mid-range price.

  • With the same features as the Tech 7 Boot, but with an improved Alpinestars' exclusive high grip rubber compound outsole that provides grip and traction on various surfaces and is profiled to provide more control and feel on the dirt bikes foot pegs.
  • The Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boot is CE Approved to EN13634:2017.

                  Alpinestars Tech 7 Enduro Boot Black

Top of the line Motocross Boots - Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boots

Who are these boots for? Advanced Riders

Sidi has been creating dirt bike boots for the last 61 years and they continue to make one of the best motocross boots around. The top of the line Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boot is the ultimate mx boot for your motocross loving soul. The best part about these riding boots is that every part of the boot is replaceable.

  • The thermoplastic front shin plate is anatomically shaped and replaceable, an exclusive-patented Sidi feature.
  • The Crossfire 3 SRS boots feature the Sidi micrometric buckle that has indented memory-regulation replaceable straps.
  • As well as a replaceable metatarsus insert, a completely replaceable boot leg making the Sidi boots the most versatile boot on the market.
  • The toe box is constructed of thermoplastic protection panels.
  • The Crossfire 3 SRS has an articulated joint on the ankle, called "HyperExtension Block", with completely revolutionized technology. It prevents the hyper extension of the ankle, the instep and the posterior tendon when the leg is flexed forwards or backwards.
  • The upper pivot, on the bootleg, improves the flexibility of the boot and the adjustment of the bootleg itself.
  • The Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS boots are CE Approved to EN 89/686/EEC.

             Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boot White Grey Black

Top of the line Enduro Boots - Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boots with Enduro Soles

Who are these boots for? Advanced Riders

Sidi have not yet created a Enduro specific boot as of yet, but the next best option is to purchase the Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boot and replace the sole with the E1 SRS Enduro Sole or the Enduro Click SRS Sole.

  • The Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS boot features a SRS Dovetail Sole which has an innovative design and a revolutionary replaceable system.
  • The tip and heel are fixed while the central part, made with a rubber insert with a brand new dovetail system and 4 screws for more security is replaceable.
  • You can purchase both the Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS boot and the enduro replaceable sole at AMX Superstores.

 

                  Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS Boot Black    

   

                     E1 SRS Enduro Sole

Safety Features of Motocross Boots

Motocross boot safety is an important part of choosing the correct boot for you. You want a pair of boots that will provide maximum safety, while also making the most for it's value. Every pair of dirt bike boots provides ankle protection, a padded toe box, a shin plate and a bit of leg protection.

The more money you pay for a pair of boots, the better protection you will get, whether it be the material used or the advanced protection it provides.

Below is a list of safety features to consider when purchasing a pair of motocross boots.

CE Rating

  • Boots that have CE safety standard

Abrasion Resistance

  • Techno-micro is a composite microfiber material that act like natural leather skin, but with the advantage of better strength, softer texture and lighter weight. It is also water resistant, highly resistant to abrasion and tearing.
  • Foot shell featuring protection against abrasion and impact.

Range of Movement

  • Premium boots provide superior ankle protection with a inner ankle brace
  • Dual flex system upper
  • Adjustable calf system
  • Hyper Extension Block
  • Medial and lateral double pivot system

Construction

  • Leather uppers providing a heat shield
  • Thermoplastic front shin plates
  • Highly breathable, perforated microfiber
  • Foot shell including an integrated shank
  • Buckle system
  • Aluminum buckles
  • Outer ankle protection
  • Maximum protection

Soles

  • Motocross sole
  • Enduro sole
  • Trail sole
  • Touring Sole
  • Replaceable Sole

Boot Maintenance

Maintaining your new boots is the key to a long lasting product.

  • Break in your new boots
  • Clean your boots after every ride
  • Store your boots out of the weather

Sizing

It is very important to have the right fitting motocross boot, as you want to be as safe as possible while riding. Having the right size dirt bike boots is just as important as having a right size helmet.

  • You want to make sure the boot is as snug as possible while also still being comfortable.
  • You do not want any ankle movement inside the boot
  • Make sure the boot isn't too tight as you do not want to be losing circulation
  • Leather stretches overtime
  • Width of the boots will stretch overtime as well
  • Make sure there's enough room in the upper boot for your knee braces

The best way to find the perfect boot is to try them on in person. Grab your regular shoe size and start from there!

Here is an Alpinestars Boot sizing guide as a reference to help you shop online.

Happy shopping!

We hope our guide provided you with the best information to find the perfect motocross boot so that you can go out and enjoy your ride! If you need any help with fitment, sizing or information come into one of our AMX Superstores and a team member will be able to help you out.

                                 

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