With winter well and truly here, what do you look for in suitable boots?
We’ve selected five pairs of touring boots from five different manufacturers and at five different price points to show you what’s available for your budget.
Price: From $529
At $529, they’re not cheap but have a genuine Goretex full liner and are built to last – just ask any of the motorcycle-mounted posties delivering the mail in any kind of weather – it’s what they are issued with and have proved themselves time and time again. Brilliant if you need to use them for serious use off the bike as well.
Priced from $399
Alpinestars Web is Goretex lined and that speaks volumes. It’s a seriously well-built boot that doesn’t feel bulky on the bike. Insulated as well as waterproof, Alpinestars always look great as well.
Sidi Tour Rain
Priced from $339
Sidi’s mid-priced tour boot, the Tour Rain uses Technomicro as the outer material for the outer and a Trockenfuss liner, resulting in a touring boot that is light, weatherproof and easy to keep looking good.
Priced from $299
Boot specialists, Stylmartin don’t just do the trendy stuff. The Navigator is their waterproof, rugged boot designed for the traveller who defies the elements. Ergonomically designed, they are also comfortable off the bike and give you a smart looking boot for the three hundy mark.
Priced from $219
DriRider’s Airtech is light, comfortable and has a waterproof, breathable membrane as well as insulation at a price that will always please. Not as high-spec as some of the others here but they are a great option at an affordable price.