The 5 best motorcycle boots for sportbikes


The best motorcycle boots for sportbikes are ones that offer good protection and some aggressive styling while still being affordable. These 5 boots offer at least that much and maybe even a little more.

Overview

In this review, we look at the 5 best motorcycle boots that would be perfect for using on sportbikes. They’re not overly aggressive and bulky like racing boots but offer good protection and some aggressive styling. The most important thing here is that they are affordable or else you could just have a look at my review for the best motorcycle racing boots.

These are the best motorcycle boots for sportbikes:

  • Alpinestars SMX 6 V2
  • Alpinestars SMX S
  • Dainese Nexus
  • Sidi Performer
  • TCX SP Master

Rating index

Two Motion ratings are assigned according to this index.

RatingDescription
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Excellent
⭐⭐⭐⭐Great
⭐⭐⭐Alright
⭐⭐Bad
Very bad
Two Motion Ratings

Alpinestars SMX 6 V2

Features

  • Microfibre
  • CE certification
  • Drystar version available
  • Gore-Tex version available
  • Vented version available
  • 2 colours
  • Sport boots category

Sizes (EU): 40 – 50

Sizes (US): 6.5 – 14

The details…

The Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 is the only boot on this list that offers this level of structural support on the sides which comes close to that of the racing boots category (but not quite as much). This boot also comes in four different versions, namely the standard, Drystar, Gore-Tex and vented versions.

Price range:

  • $250

My opinion…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The SMX 6 V2 is, in my opinion, the best value-for-money boot for sportbike riding” ~ Two Motion™

Likes

  • Some structural support
  • Various versions available
  • Large variety of sizes

Dislikes

  • No complaints


Alpinestars SMX S

Features

  • Microfibre
  • 2 colours
  • Replaceable sliders
  • Sport boots category

Sizes (EU): 36 – 50

Sizes (US): 3.5 – 14

The details…

The Alpinestars SMX S comes in only one version and offers decent protection for everyday street riding. It is also a great looking boot that comes at an affordable price which could make it a good option for new riders that are looking for their first pair.

Price range:

  • $200

My opinion…

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The SMX S is a great looking boot with a decent amount of protection at an affordable price” ~ Two Motion™

Likes

  • Large variety of sizes
  • Great looking boot
  • Affordable

Dislikes

  • Not CE certified


Dainese Nexus

Features

  • Microfibre
  • CE certification
  • 4 colours
  • Sport boots category

Sizes (EU): 39 – 47

Sizes (US): 7 – 13

The details…

The Dainese Nexus offers great shin protection with its pivoting shin protector but doesn’t provide the structural support sideways. It might look like a hardcore racing boot but it’s not fit for track racing which will make you think twice about the price you are paying.

Price range:

  • $300

My opinion…

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Dainese Nexus is an excellent sport riding boot and might be able to disguise itself as an actual racing boot” ~ Two Motion™

Likes

  • Good shin and hyperextension protection
  • Good looking

Dislikes

  • A bit expensive for a sport boot


Sidi Performer

Features

  • Microfibre
  • Gore-Tex version available
  • Vented version available
  • 2 colours
  • Sport boots category

Sizes (EU): 41 – 50

Sizes (US): 7.5 – 14.5

The details…

The Sidi Performer provides excellent protection for sportbike riding and is available in both a Gore-Tex and vented version aside from the standard version.

Price range:

  • $250

My opinion…

⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The Sidi Performer is good value for money and works perfectly as a sport riding boot” ~ Two Motion™

Likes

  • Good value for money
  • Different versions available
  • Comfortable

Dislikes

  • Not CE certified


TCX SP Master

Features

  • Microfibre
  • CE certification
  • Vented version available
  • Waterproof version available
  • Gore-Tex version available
  • 2 colours
  • Sport boots category

Sizes (EU): 38 – 49

Sizes (US): 5 – 14

The details…

The TCX SP Master is a great looking sport riding boot with a decent amount of protection at an affordable price. This boot is CE rated and comes in four different versions to fit your riding needs.

Price range:

  • $250

My opinion…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“The TCX SP Master is an excellent sport riding boot that looks good and comes at a reasonable price” ~ Two Motion™

Likes

  • Good value for money
  • Different versions available
  • Comfortable
  • Good looking

Dislikes

  • No complaints

What’s your opinion?

Final words

When riding any motorcycle, I don’t ever recommend riding shoes or some other shit that’s available on the market. Mid-height boots is the minimum that you need and it’s best to stick to it without exceptions. I hope this review was helpful in some way.

I always try to keep my articles interesting and informative. And I’m always thankful when they are shared on social media platforms or Pinterest.

Two Motion

I don’t see myself as an expert in every topic of motorcycling but my articles usually relate to new experiences that are relevant at the time of writing.

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