You know you can go jump on a bike in a pair of Nike’s or some sort of sneaker but the best plan is to get some motorcycle riding boots designed for your type of riding. Just consider what accidental contact is going to do to your feet if you do not have adequate protection.
Besides a nice motorcycle boot looks good and protects. With today’s boots you can find one that is quite comfortable for all riding conditions including hot climates where a ventilated riding boots are going to come in super handy.
Just some basics to look for when purchasing quality biker boots:
Consider the type of riding you do. If you are on a cruiser, usually some old school biker boots made from top grain leather and a steel toe may just do the trick for you. If you are on a sport-bike and you like to do track days as well as push it on the street you might want to look at a motorcycle riding boot that has more safety features like reinforced ankles and shin protection as well as a shift pad, replaceable toe sliders, and a good sole.
No matter what you decide remember their are affordable quality boots out there that will do the job for you. Don’t pinch penny’s when it comes to motorcycle gear. Get good quality gear that will last and also hold up in a crash.