Motorcycle Boot Reviews

Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots

Riding Gear – Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots

One of the better ways to beat the doldrums at the office is to ride to work. But if you don’t like the idea of doing a complete wardrobe change when you arrive, we’d suggest these Rokker Gentleman Racer Boots. The Swiss company Rokker, known for making motorcycle jeans, have turned their attention…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Some motorcycle boots try really hard to not look like motorcycle boots. Others, like these Retrograde boots from Icon 1000, boldly look like exactly what they are — a tough pair of classically styled, ready to ride motorcycle boots. The first thing you notice about the Retrogrades are the metal shin plates. Made…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

We live in a great era for riding. Back in the day, your options for motorcycle footwear were limited to black boots, with a low heel and perhaps a buckle somewhere. Of course, you could have worn whatever street shoes you wanted – as long as you were comfortable sacrificing protection. Now…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway

Riding Gear Giveaway

Christmas is about giving, well at least that’s what my mother told me. So, here at Return of the Café Racers, we’re getting into the festive spirit by giving away a full set of riding gear to one lucky reader. Thanks to our friends at Bell, Icon, Saint and Suus you could…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Truant 2 boot

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Truant 2 boot

“Is it a moccasin? Is it a hi-top? Literally, no one knows.” The Icon 1000 approach to marketing their new Truant 2 motorcycle boots may sound a bit like a Will Ferrell quote, but don’t let their light-hearted banter deceive you. Countless hours of research and development go into each and every one…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Forma Naxos Boots

Gear Review – Forma Naxos Boots

A few years ago I got my first pair of really good motorcycle boots for a trip I was taking overseas. They were 6-inch, moc-toe leather with standard laces and a great anti-slip rubber sole. I had no idea this would be the start of a new love affair with an inanimate…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Stylmartin Ace Boot

Riding Gear – Stylmartin Ace Boot

Since 1970 Italian bootmakers Stylmartin have been creating purpose made motorcycling footwear. Applying a level of quality and design sophistication that the Italian fashion industry is renowned for, Stylmartin have developed their ‘Café Racer Line’ of riding boots. The Cafe Racer Line adopts style trends from classic motorcycling footwear of the ’50s…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Rayburn Boots

Riding Gear – Alpinestars Oscar Rayburn Boots

These Rayburn motorcycle boots from Alpinestars pay homage to the company’s illustrious past. In 1972 Alpinestars was awarded an esteemed Italian fashion award for their revolutionary motocross footwear. Recognising an opportunity to reach a wider market the company created an offshoot label that amalgamated form with function. The new sub-brand was called ‘Oscar’…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – MotoBailey Kevlar Boots

Gear Review – MotoBailey Kevlar Boots

These boots are made for riding. What can I say, I love that smell of fresh leather, and upon opening the neatly packed MotoBailey box I was greeted with just that…and some sweet tan riding boots. Dark Tan with a subtle tartan style inside these are the MotoBailey ‘El Bulli’ kevlar lined…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Dainese 36060 Collection – Cooper Boots

Dainese 36060 Collection – Cooper Boots

The line between functional riding gear and fashionable motorcycle attire has most certainly been blurred. Over the past few years, there has been a plethora of new motorcyclist fashion brands built around the “look good and be safe” ethos. It seems though that many of the older brands have been hesitant to…

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