Motocross boots are one of the most important personal protection equipment for motocross and enduro riders. During riding on a track you will reach high speeds with big jumps A crash over such a jump can result in high forces. Human ankles and feet are not made to absorb these high forces and therefore good boots are a must have. In the event of an crash they have two tasks. First, forces must be absorbed an distributed over the lower leg. The second task is preventing hyper extension, this is a movement that goes beyond the natural range of your body. Motocross boots should prevent your ankle and foot from moving too far. During a enduro ride other hazards arise, such as branches and large stones. The job of the boots is to fend off these objects and absorb impacts. Control over the dirtbike is also an important feature. Having a flat surface with grip material allows you to control the bike with your legs. It must also provide grip on the footrest and give support to the foot, without being limited in the natural range of movement.
At V1mx we only sell specially selected boots that meet the highest standards of quality and protection. By offering high quality boots from well-known brands such as Alpinestars, Sidi and Gaerne, V1mx wants to ensure that every rider can ride as safely as possible.
Gaerne is an Italian manufacturer that develops and produces beautiful motocross boots. This brands has the highest standard of quality. In recent years the range has been expanded, so besides the standard black and white boots you also have a wide choice of bright colors. The Gaerne motocross boots are known for their excellent comfort and protection. By using memory foam these are among the most comfortable boots on the market.
Alpinestars knows better than anyone how to build good motocross boots. They constantly keep improving and innovating due to the cooperation with many riders in the world championship motocross and supercross. Alpinestars has been producing high-quality boots since 1963 and nowadays it is the most popular brand among hobby and professional riders. The most advanced and well-known Alpinestars motocross boots are the Tech 10. These are known for the unprecedented performance, beautiful styling and excellent protection. The full collection consists of a wide range for both beginner and advanced riders.
Sidi is one of the best-known and most innovative companies that produces boots for off-road riders. It is worn by Tony Cairoli during the world championship motocross races. Cairoli, together with this brand, have already conquered 9 world titles. The footwear is constructed from parts that are often mounted by screws. The advantage of this construction is that parts can easily be replaces in case of damage. V1mx has most of the spare parts available in the webshop. If you cannot find the item you are looking for, please contact us. Sidi motocross boots are divided in two types of construction. The first and most innovative construction is with an integrated sole. The advantage of an integrated sole is a lighter boots and it also provides a beautiful modern look. The second construction technique is the traditional way, with an stitched sole.
There are many different types of boots available in all sizes, colors and designs. The different characteristics are explained below, so you know what to look for when buying new boots.
The hinge system is one of the most important components of advanced motocross boots. The task of a good hinge system is to offer the rider freedom of movement and give support in the event of a crash. It offers riders a reduction in energy needed to control the bike. This feature has a big influence on the price and performance. The top lines such as the Gaerne SG12 and Alpinestars Tech 10 are equipped with a double hinge system on both sides of the boots. Cheaper lines like the Tech 5 and Sidi X-Treme have a simpler design with only one hinge point.
Soles are deigned to last for a long time, but after prolonged use it is inevitable that soles will wear out. Having replaceable soles is an ideal way to fix worn boots. Most high-end lines are equipped with some sort of replaceable soles. Each brand has its own method for this. With some top lines from Alpinestars you can detach the soles yourself and glue new inserts under the footwear. Sidi has equipped the SRS versions with soles that are mounted with screws.
Riders who are going to use the boots for trail and enduro riding should check out the specially designed enduro boots. The advantage of these boots are extra grip on the soles, which helps you in though and muddy conditions. Enduro boots are available in the enduro department of the webshop.
A lower weight boot is more comfortable for the rider and improves performance. High-end motocross boots are made from advanced materials that are generally lighter than traditional boots. An example is the Techno Micro from Sidi. This microfiber material is lighter, strong and softer than leather.
Off-road boots must protect riders against impacts from branches, stones and other objects. This is done by protective plates and other impact resistant materials. The most important areas that need protection are the toe box, shinplate and ankle.
After prolonged riding with the motocross boots it’s inevitable that parts wear out or break. Therefore you can find a wide choice of spare parts at V1mx. Spare parts are in stock in most of the cases, if not, we can usually deliver within 2-5 working days. Many riders wear special motocross socks while riding. These socks are made specifically for the offroad motorsport and help riders through good ventilation and moisture wicking properties. In addition, these socks are longer than standard socks, to cover the entire inside of the motocross boots and possible even the knee braces or knee guards.
Do you want to buy a new set of motocross boots and you have a question about the products or placing an order? Do not hesitate tot contact V1mx. We will gladly answer your question and help you to choose the right motocross gear and protection. You can reach us 24 hours a day by e-mail, we do our best to answer it as soon as possible.