The Boots of… Famous Bikers
Helmet, overalls, gloves and boots: to see them fully equipped, the two-wheel champions really seem the modern answer to the ancient knights. And if the place of the horse has been occupied by increasingly aggressive and technically perfect bikes, the armor has evolved piece by piece without losing its central importance for the safety of the wearer.
In particular, feet, ankles and legs need protection and support against impacts, abrasions, recoils, vibrations, sprains and so on, without forgetting that, in the unfortunate case of accidents, the right footwear can really make a difference and limit a lot. the damages.
This is why the big names in motorcycle clothing are constantly experimenting with new solutions in terms of materials and design in order to ensure the best for the safety of the feet of the great champions. So why not be inspired by the choices of famous motorcyclists to identify the motorcycle boots that are right for us and thus grant us champion footwear, comfortable, safe and with an attractive and gritty design?
From MotoGP to Superbike: choices by champions
Looking at MotoGP, the panorama is varied. Andrea Dovizioso's boots have long been signed by Sidi: the Vortice line by Sidi is above all the Vortice line by Sidi, with models characterized by replaceable components, shock absorbing heel, support beams for the ankle and an aggressive look. just enough.
There are also MotoGP riders who have chosen to rely on Alpinestars for their boots. A few examples?
The Repsol Honda team duo, Marc Marquez's boots and Daniel Pedrosa's boots, as well as Eugene Laverty's boots are Alpinestar.
The sporting rivalry of the two Yamaha super riders is also reflected on the level of footwear: if Jorge Lorenzo's boots are Alpinestars boots, Valentino Rossi's boots are Dainese, as well as those of Ducati rider Andrea Iannone.
The two names are also found in Superbike: in the race Max Biagi (when he raced) and Tom Sykes wear Dainese motorcycle boots, while they opt for Alpinestars Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies.
But that's not all: for some time now XPD, a brand that offers motorcycle shoes and boots at the latest in terms of design and safety, has signed Marco Melandri's boots. For example, the XPD XP3-S boots are made of perforated microfiber, with an insole designed to ensure maximum comfort and flexible, abrasion-resistant components.
For those who prefer shoes, the XPD X-Zero R stands out for the polyurethane reinforcements on the toe, malleolus and heel, the latter designed to facilitate the positioning of the foot on the platform.
Footwear that also makes a difference for motocross
How to regulate on the motocross front, perhaps the most adrenaline-pumping declination of two-wheel sports?
Here safety and protection are more than ever the necessary foundations to be able to enjoy only the exciting side of motocross. Also in this case it can be useful from the choices not of a champion, but of the champion among the champions, Antonio Cairoli. The centaur who has made a lot of titles between the MX2 and MXGP tournaments entrusts his performances at the highest levels to SIDI, a house that stands out on the motocross front for the advanced research behind each model made.
The SIDI Crossfire 3 SRS are reinforced on the toe, adjustable, especially on the calf, highly flexible and with a large number of replaceable parts, including the seamless shaft assembled by screws. And if the seven-time world champion Antonio Cairoli chooses SIDI motorcycle boots for his breathtaking tests, it seems that even motocross enthusiasts should look in this direction: maybe it will not be the footwear that transforms you into authentic champions, but they will help you to try the safety and emotions of those who try their hand at the most famous circuits. Ready to hit the track?