Motorcycle boots are all the rage. But they are also an icon and a wardrobe staple. A good pair should last you roughly until the end of time as long as you care for the leather and pick fairly traditional style. There are zillions of variations on the theme out there right now, but personally I want my motorcycle boots to look like motorcycle boots. That pretty much means round toes, beat-to-shit black leather, and a sensible boot heel. I do not want high-heeled motorcycle boots, cowboy-boot toes, laces, or half a pantleg attached to the top. A zipper here and there I can accept. I’m fond of harnesses and straps. But mostly, these should be pull-on, super comfortable, all-purpose boots. I’m still not sure I’ve found the right pair- I really like those Eagle Eyes, but Chinese Laundry never seems truly comfortable to me, and this is one case where comfort is queen. This may well be one of those times when picking up a used pair on eBay or at the local Goodwill is actually the best bet.
Anybody out there have a pair they truly love? Share!
And while I’m at it, other than a few I didn’t much like at Shepler’s, there doesn’t seem to be much out there in the way of boot harnesses, which seem like a sensible way to dress up a plain pair of boots. Hop to it, crafters! I sense a void in Etsyville…
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