On the Sixth Day of Christmas- Biker Gift Guide

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You need boots to complete the look.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

So we have gremlin bells, riding eye wear, vests, Easy Rider the movie and riding gloves. Add to that motorcycle riding boots.

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Boots made for motorcycle riding serve a purpose(s). For one, they protect your ankles and two, the bottom of your boots should be slip resistant that way when you approach an intersection, your boots won’t slip out from under you because you happen to set your feet on a patch of oil. They also look cool. No self respecting motorcycle rider should wear sneakers. Sneakers are for Jerry Seinfeld and jogging, not motorcycle riding. I know I will never hear the end of it with that last statement, but for me it is a safety issue.

Now, when I say boots, I’m not talking about cowboy boots which tend to have a slippery sole. Make sure you look at the sole of the boot to confirm it is oil and slip resistant. There will be a stamp indicating as such, but you can tell just by looking.

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With so many options, I prefer to buy mine online. If it is a day I will be walking a lot or I’m taking a trip out of town and thus, I have limited space on my motorcycle, I prefer to wear construction boots instead. Again, they are slip resistant, protect my ankles, and they are extremely comfortable, even the steel toe versions. Construction boots are also very affordable. Motorcycle boots you can find online for about a $100 even though prices exceed $300 especially if buying a pair at a Harley Davidson dealer.

I currently use a pair of brown construction boots that I bought at a Wal-Mart that I love for riding and I’ve taken with me as well when I travel to cold states like Colorado since I can use them with my jeans, in the snow, and be comfortable at the same time.

So on the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: motorcycle boots.

MC Atty

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