|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.