After a helmet, it’s important to wear good, protective footwear when you’re off-roading. You want something that fits good, and provides good ankle support. Sorry, those high-top sneakers won’t cut it. If you look at what motocross racers wear, those boots have tons of ankle support, and protect the foot, ankle and shins from impacts. There are some great boots available for off-road use. Here are five we are partial to.

Fly Racing Maverik

Fly Racing Maverik

The Maverik may not be the most technically advanced boot on the market, but for under $100, you really can’t go wrong. These low-profile boots have an 11-inch height and have a double-stitched Vibram sole for traction when you have to step out onto the trail. Click here to learn more.

Forma Adventure

Forma Adventure

What is it about Italian craftsmanship that makes their products so good? Forma boots are no exception, with classic styling and a perfect blend of protection, light weight and comfort. These boots have an aggressive sole for time spent away from the ride. They are comfortable enough to wear hiking, so you won’t feel like you’re wearing a heavy MX-style boot at all. Water and mud isn’t an issue with the waterproof outer shell. Forma does say that if you have a kick starter on your machine, these boots are not the ones for you, as the sole is not designed for that. Click here to learn more.

Alpinestars Drystar

Alpinestars Drystar

A discussion about boots really must talk about Alpinestars, right? The Drystar boots have optimal protection built in with panels constructed to allow for freedom of movement. A two-buckle closure system and a wide opening make getting in and out of these boots easy. With a name like Drystar, you’d expect them to be waterproof, and you wouldn’t be disappointed. In fact, you wouldn’t be disappointed with any part of these boots. Click here to learn more.

Cabela’s Meindl Ultralight Hunting Boots

Cabelas Meindl

If you’re like many of us, you are a hunter or outdoor enthusiast, so you may not want a pure moto-oriented boot. Have no fear, the Meindl boots from Cabela’s are amazing. These boots offer a great deal of support for your feet, allowing you to hike for long hours, or ride all day long and still have happy feet at the end of the day. GORE-TEX construction means dry feet and shock-absorbing EVA midsoles means impacts don’t get transferred directly to you. Click here to learn more.

Irish Setter Kanati Vaprtrek

Irish Setter Kanati Vaprtrek

Who doesn’t like camo? If you’re looking for some sweet camo boots that are comfortable, durable and supportive for your off-road adventuring, try these Irish Setter boots. Lightweight and waterproof, the Kanati Vaprtrek boots will feel like you’re wearing comfortable sneakers, while you still have the support you need for riding, hiking, hunting and whatever else trips your fancy. These boots have a antimicrobial lining that help control your stinky feet, a plus for hunters and for those around you. Who wants to smell stinky feet after a long day on the trail? Click here to learn more.

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