Safety Features you need in your Motorcycle Boots

When it comes to picking the right motorcycle boots, it can be a challenge. Due to this, we created a two part blog series providing you with everything you need to know to select the right motorcycle boots for you! In part two, we review the essential boot safety features.
Safety Features you need in your Motorcycle Boots, StreetRider Insurance, Ontario

According to the US Center for Disease Control, 30% of all non-fatal injuries in motorcycle crashes were to the leg and foot. Considering these important safety features can help you in your search for the right boot.

Materials and Construction

Look for leather and textile materials that have a high abrasion resistance. Make sure leather is treated so it doesn’t absorb water. High-wear and fragile areas should be reinforced with extra layers, padding, or armor. Consider steel plated toes for extra protection. A softer sole will give more grip but won’t last as long. A harder sole will last longer but will give you less grip. All soles should be oil resistant. Double or triple stitching will help the boot stay together. A sole that is sewn to the boot will give your more protection for longer, than a sole that is glued on.

Closures and Fit

Laces make it easy for you to take off your boots and adjust the fit. Look for a boot that has a buckle to strap laces down to avoid them coming undone and catching on your bike. Velcro or buckles can offer a more secure fit than laces but are more common on race boots.


The boot should come up over your ankle and offer you support at the top of the boot. A full height boot offers you the most protection because it supports your ankle and your foot.

Motorcycle boots are an important part of your gear, which is why you really need to explore what boots have additional safety features – we hope you have found this blog informative. Check out part one of this two part blog series, How to Pick the Right Motorcycle Boots.


Disclaimer: The information provided on this blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as professional insurance advice. The coverage, terms, and conditions of each insurance policy are unique and subject to individual circumstances. The information provided does not guarantee the availability or suitability of any insurance policy for your specific needs. You should not rely on the information in the blog as an alternative to professional advice from your insurance broker or insurance company. If you have any specific questions about any insurance matter, please consult a licensed insurance broker for personalized advice and guidance.