Motorcycle Boot Reviews

In the past motorcycle boots were designed exclusively for sport riding or the cruiser market. Thanks to advancements in technology, manufacturing techniques and increased demand there's been a huge change for the better. Our motorcycle boots reviews look at some of the latest models and the progressive brands that create them. We've scoured the web to find you the best looking and best performing motorcycle boots on the market.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

You don’t have to put out a poll to know which colour riding gear wins out over all others. It’s black. Black has always been the stand out winner in motorcycle apparel and Icon 1000 has taken the colour to the extreme with their Nightbreed collection. Blacked-out yet reflective, comfortable yet protective…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Stylmartin Cruise Boots

Riding Gear – Stylmartin Cruise Boots

Italian riding gear manufacturer Stylmartin has made a pair of motorcycle boots that wouldn’t look out of place on a Ton-Up Boy circa 1960. But the fit, feel and materials have certainly benefited from a half-century of technological advancements. These are the Stylmartin Cruise boots and they’re part of the companies Cafe…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Dainese Tan-Tan Boots

Riding Gear – Dainese Tan-Tan Boots

Introducing the latest addition to our go-to riding gear, the Dainese Tan-Tan boots. Dainese has been making protective motorcycle riding gear since the 1960s. In recent years they’ve returned to their roots producing the Settantadue series of retro-styled gear. The latest release in the Dainese Settantadue Collection is the Dunes series. The…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots

Riding Gear – Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots

One of the better ways to beat the doldrums at the office is to ride to work. But if you don’t like the idea of doing a complete wardrobe change when you arrive, we’d suggest these Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots. The Swiss company Rokker, known for making motorcycle jeans, have turned their attention…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Some motorcycle boots try really hard to not look like motorcycle boots. Others, like these Retrograde boots from Icon 1000, boldly look like exactly what they are — a tough pair of classically styled, ready to ride motorcycle boots. The first thing you notice about the Retrogrades are the metal shin plates. Made…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

We live in a great era for riding. Back in the day, your options for motorcycle footwear were limited to black boots, with a low heel and perhaps a buckle somewhere. Of course, you could have worn whatever street shoes you wanted – as long as you were comfortable sacrificing protection. Now…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway

Riding Gear Giveaway

Christmas is about giving, well at least that’s what my mother told me. So, here at Return of the Café Racers, we’re getting into the festive spirit by giving away a full set of riding gear to one lucky reader. Thanks to our friends at Bell, Icon, Saint and Suus you could…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Truant 2 boot

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Truant 2 boot

“Is it a moccasin? Is it a hi-top? Literally, no one knows.” The Icon 1000 approach to marketing their new Truant 2 motorcycle boots may sound a bit like a Will Ferrell quote, but don’t let their light-hearted banter deceive you. Countless hours of research and development go into each and every one…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Forma Naxos Boots

Gear Review – Forma Naxos Boots

A few years ago I got my first pair of really good motorcycle boots for a trip I was taking overseas. They were 6-inch, moc-toe leather with standard laces and a great anti-slip rubber sole. I had no idea this would be the start of a new love affair with an inanimate…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Stylmartin Ace Boot

Riding Gear – Stylmartin Ace Boot

Since 1970 Italian bootmakers Stylmartin have been creating purpose made motorcycling footwear. Applying a level of quality and design sophistication that the Italian fashion industry is renowned for, Stylmartin have developed their ‘Café Racer Line’ of riding boots. The Cafe Racer Line adopts style trends from classic motorcycling footwear of the ’50s…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Rayburn Boots

Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Rayburn Boots

These Rayburn motorcycle boots from Alpinestars pay homage to the company’s illustrious past. In 1972 Alpinestars was awarded an esteemed Italian fashion award for their revolutionary motocross footwear. Recognising an opportunity to reach a wider market the company created an offshoot label that amalgamated form with function. The new sub-brand was called ‘Oscar’…

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