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The Best Motorcycle Boots Will Rev Up Your Style
Motorcycle boots signal something more than simply, “I’m wearing boots.” They’re a declaration of an attitude, a perspective, a specific way of approaching the world. Take, for instance, a fashion moment. Pairs of motorcycle boots stomped down a makeshift flooded theater at Balenciaga’s fall 2020 runway presentation in Paris, where designer Demna (née Demna Gvasalia) wanted to show an apocalyptic landscape, something drowned in chaos, leaving man (and woman) to walk the path untraveled—albeit with the utmost urbanity. Director George Miller displayed a similar kind of vibe in the Mad Max film series, his take on motorcycle boot much more worn and torn, weathered by time and strife; a world where water is almost nonexistent and desert and the road ahead is all that is left.
You’re probably not stomping down a runway anytime soon. And (fingers crossed) you’re probably not fleeing from a pack of War Boys, either. But you should still consider a pair of motorcycle boots. Because even if you don’t actually take to the highway on two wheels, motorcycle boots are disruptive, shoes worn by rebels and independent thinkers. So, borrow a little of that devil-may-care vibe by copping one or more of the best boots below. And should the apocalypse happen sooner than later, at least you’ll have adequate footwear.
From Frye and Harley-Davidson to Belstaff and Alpinestars, we rounded up the best motorcycle boots for men.