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Motocross Boots

Motocross Boots are used by those who engage in racing motorcycles. Because the motorcycles are driven at very high speeds, a specialty boot was created to provide extra protection to the racer.

MOTOCROSS BOOT CONSTRUCTION

Modern motocross boots are usually nearly knee-high (about 16 inches in height) and made from a combination of leather, metal, plastic and/or composite materials to create a very form-fitting, comfortable and tight boot. To allow a rider to easily get the boot on or off, the shaft of a motocross boot is designed to open lengthwise. Multiple adjustable straps (usually 4 to 5) are on the foot, ankle and shaft of the boot to allow the rider to tighten the boot to his preferences and comfort. Some manufacturers also include an internal quick-lacing system between a soft inner leg and the outer harder shell of the boot shaft to further ensure a tight but comfortable fit.

To protect the leading edge of the boot sole against rough terrain, a metal plate is usually screwed in place. The heel of a motocross boot is typically very low: not more than 1/2-inch. A curved plastic or composite plate covers the shin of the boot to protect the rider from debris that may be thrown from the front wheel of the motorcycle. Many high-quality motocross boots have Kevlar inserts for additional strength. Kevlar is a fabric used for rigid and protective applications and is fragment resistant, lightweight and flexible.

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Content from Wikipedia and Booted Harleydude

Text from Wikipedia article on Motocross Boots and as edited and contributed to by Booted Harleydude. Text of this article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.



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