In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at the best casual motorcycle boots.
Boots are usually bulky and heavy, terrible for walking and casual use.
So we researched and tested 14 casual style boots.
To discover what options provide excellent protection without compromising on style and walk-ability.
The best casual boot, hands down, is the TCX Street 3 WP boots.
TCX created a boot with a casual aesthetic that’s easy to walk around and will keep your feet protected in a high speed crash.
Read on to find out more on TCX and our choices of casual style motorcycle boots.
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The best casual Motorcycle boots
- TCX Street 3 WP Boots (Overall Best Casual Boot)
- Dainese Dyno Pro D1 Shoes (Best For Protection)
- TCX Mood Gore-Tex Boots (Best For Wet Weather)
- TCX Hero WP Boots (Best For Style)
- BILT Dexter Boots (Best Budget)
TCX’s Street 3 WP Boots is the swiss pocket knife of casual motorcycle boots. They sport many neat features that make them my #1 choice.
- Three season boot
- Excellent protection
- Casual aesthetic
- Great walk-ability
- No sore feet
- Excellent build quality
- Not too expensive
The 3 WP boots’ clean aesthetic fits perfectly with casual clothing.
A lightweight design and ergonomics in mind means your feet stay comfy and won’t get sore after long hours of walking or riding.
A unique ZPLATE midsole protects your feet while keeping them comfortable.
The combination of suede and leather creates a three season boot that’s more comfortable to walk around in and fully waterproof, thanks to the T-DRY Membrane.
TCX included impact-mitigating ankle cups and a reinforced toe box and heel area. Preventing your feet from getting SMASHED in a high speed crash.
WP Boots sport a crush a resistant midsole to prevent severe damage at high speeds because the actual shoe will not cave and crush your foot.
The WP 3 casual boots are CE certified, so you can trust in their protection.
TCX has included three color schemes, and the overall design of the boot is a laid back sneaker style. Perfect if you’re looking for a casual motorcycle boot.
You’ve got to get a pair of Street 3’s if you want a boot you can wear in social settings.
Because know one will realize you’re wearing motorcycle boots.
What I also liked about TCX’s Street 3 is their walk-ability. Thanks to their OrthoLite footbed, they’re SUPER comfortable, which cushions the sole and improves breathability.
TCX has chosen a gum rubber sole, which is an excellent choice for longevity and soft on your feet, so walking throughout the day won’t result in any soreness.
Overall, TCX is arguably the best motorcycle boot brand.
The TCX Street 3 WP is HANDS DOWN, my favorite casual motorcycle boots.
- Best walking boot we tested
- Super comfortable
- Excellent overall protection
- Waterproof membrane
- Great 3 season boot
- CE Certified
- Easier to break in due to suede leather
- Quality summer boot
- Quality wet weather boot
- Malleolus reinforcements with D3O inserts
- Reinforced toe and heel areas
- Cushioned footbed for extra comfort
- Impact-mitigating ankle cups
- Good abrasion resistance
- Excellent shock resistance
- Unique ZPLATE midsole
- Crush resistant midsole
- Lacks calf protection
- No lower leg protection
- No zipper, buckle or velcro straps
- NOT full leather
Dainese Dyno Pro D1 is a casual boot that sports a futuristic aesthetic—overloaded with protective features that are a direct descendant of Denise’s impeccable racing line.
Dainese Dyno Pro D1 is, without question, the best protected casual motorcycle boot.
The Dyno Pro D1 is packed full of racing grade protection. Soft and hard TPU inserts prevent hard hits while absorbing impacts.
Shock absorbing TPU inserts are placed around the heel, then surrounded with cowhide leather inserts. Further improving abrasion resistance and protecting the foot’s most crucial part from hard impacts.
Taking a look at the ankle area of the Dyno Pro D1, you’ll notice a mixture of hard TPU inserts surrounded by soft rubber.
Fully protecting your ankles from both hard impacts and grinding abrasions.
There’s soft foam padding within the boot, which absorbs impacts anywhere and helps with comfort while riding and walking.
Unfortunately, the Dyno Pro is not waterproof and better for warmer climates with less rain.
The highest level of CE certification proves these casual boots are the best for protection. A reinforced nylon toe area combined with leather inserts makes the Dyno an excellent choice to keep your feet safe.
What about comfort and being a casual boot?
The Dyno Pro D1 boots are mostly made of textile rather than leather. However, they do include leather inserts in critical areas.
This means the D1’s don’t require breaking in and are far more comfortable walking.
A slimmer profile is lighter in weight and combined with foam padding, making the D1’s comfortable for walking and casual use.
I spent the day walking around in the D1’s and had no trouble with soreness. They’re also breathable thanks to the textile build.
Dainese included flexible joints and a microfiber stretch panel that immensely helped the dexterity of the boot.
Making long walks a breeze and no problem at all.
Some riders complain that the Dyno Pro D1’s aren’t a casual boot. These critics are not entirely wrong as the aesthetic isn’t so casual.
However, it’s a short cuff, and I know riders who do wear the boots casually and swear by them.
So if you’re looking for something somewhat casual with superior protection, the Dyno Pro D1’s will be your best choice.
- Best protected casual motorcycle boot
- TPU inserts
- Top CE certification
- Similar to Dainese racing line of boots
- Overwhelmingly positive customer reviews
- Very comfortable to walk in
- Mostly made of texture for added comfort
- Excellent heel, shin, toe and ankle protection
- Lots of shock absorption inserts
- Flexible joins to help with walking
- Top CE certification
- Packed with protective features
- Magnesium inserts on the heel
- Not affordable
- Not fully waterproof
- Arguably not a casual style
Finding a casual boot that keeps your feet dry without compromising on comfort and safety isn’t so easy.
TCX has created a casual motorcycle boot that’s…
- Fully waterproof
- CE certified
- Super comfy
- Three seasons
- Casual aesthetic
The TCX Mood is your average laid back pair of sneakers. However, they come with hidden protection and a fully waterproof lining, so the wet NEVER seeps in.
Malleolus reinforcement covers the heel and ankle areas, improving impact protection to reduce the likelihood of broken bones and abrasion resistance so the road never meets your skin.
Toe and Heel reinforcements mean critical areas of the foot are fully protected even at high speeds.
A hard rubber sole means the chance of the boot crumpling under pressure is unlikely, and the chance of your foot being crushed is near impossible.
The TCX Mood uses full grain leather, which is thicker and stronger than standard leather and will improve resistance to abrasions and help negate hard impacts.
These boots are CE-certified and double stitched, providing excellent longevity and durability.
The TCX Mood does take a while to break in, but the CFS comfort system is unique to TCX. Once broken in, they’re comfortable and a perfect walking-around boot.
TCX included an anatomic and replaceable footbed that is better adjusted to the shape of your foot and will get more comfortable to walk and ride in with time.
I wanted to touch on this excellent three season boot. Wearing the boot doesn’t get too hot in the summer months and includes a Gore-Tex waterproof lining so you can expect your feet to stay dry.
Overall, TCX has created an excellent casual style of waterproof motorcycle boots. The mixture of leather and a waterproof lining makes them an excellent choice for riders who primarily ride in the rain.
- Casual style of sneakers
- Fully waterproof
- Gore-Tex extended comfort lining
- Full grain leather
- Excellent customer reviews
- CE certified
- Footbed adjusts to becomes more comfortable with time
- Exclusive CFS comfort system
- Leather build means excellent abrasion resistance
- Great for walking
- Color scheme lacks variety
The Hero WP boots do teeter on the line of ‘casual’, however these boots are by far the best looking and make great eye candy.
I would use style and protection to describe these boots in only two words.
TCX gives you a choice of two colour schemes, one black and one browny red.
I chose the brown option and loved it.
The sleek style looks excellent especially with the right pair of pants, the laces contrast the rest of the boot improving the overall look and feel of this casual boot.
Since the boot ends at the lower calf, it gives the impression of a doc martin. ideal for social occasions and casual use.
But don’t forget, protective features lurk below the surface. Giving you the impression of a casual boot… But in reality this puppy is packed with protection.
A full grain leather upper improves your upper foot and lower calf protection. Malleolus reinforcements compound the ankle area’s protection, preventing hard impacts from breaking bones and harsh abrasions on the skin.
There’s toe and heel counters hidden within the boot preventing hard impacts from damaging these key areas of the foot. These counters will also improve abrasion resistance so that the road never breaks through the boot.
The build of the boot is fully leather, expertly stitched to maintain its longevity for years.
Even after a crash these boots will be able to be worn again.
TCX are famous for comfort and they’ve included neat features in their Hero series.
Your foot will fit more easily in the beginning and better mold to your feet with time thanks to the CFS system unique to TCX Boots.
Accordion stitching around the achilles ensures flexibility and prevents your feet from getting sore EVEN after long hours of walking.
The combination of lacing, a velcro strap and a zipper right up the boot, ensures a snug fit and the boot staying stuck to your foot in the case of a crash.
Overall the Hero WP casual boots are one of my personal favourites, while not a true casual boot no one will suspect a thing, and it’s style is by far the best.
- Lower calf protection
- Laces, a velcro strap and zipper ensure snug fit
- Most popular casual motorcycle boots
- Overwhelmingly positive customer reviews
- Clean aesthetic
- Style is my personal favorite
- Great color scheme
- CE Certified
- Treads improve grip
- Flexible achilles area for walking
- Very comfortable
- Not exactly affordable
- Not a true casual motorcycle boot
- Takes a long time to break in
The BIlt Dexter series of casual motorcycle boots are CRAZY affordable, provide adequate protection, and last years.
They’ve received more five-star customer ratings than any other boot on Revzilla.
The Bilt Dexter’s lack features and extra protection other alternatives include. However, they make up for this with their crazy affordability.
Bilt created a fully synthetic shoe that’s ideal for warmer and dry climates. It’s not fully waterproof, but it still performed in wet weather, and my feet stayed relatively dry.
The lightly padded top line combined with the molded rubber trim fully protects your ankles from hard impacts and abrasion resistance; however, they’re the only real protective features included.
While the boot’s overall impact protection is decent and is fine for low and mid-speed crashes, chance will decide if your feet are protected in a high speed crash.
A synthetic build means less abrasion resistance. For medium and low speeds, synthetic will perform adequately.
In a high speed crash, if you’re sliding for a long enough time. Synthetic could potentially not fully hold up.
Remember, you’re dealing with a very affordable pair of casual boots, lacking protective features is expected.
While the Dexter boots are relatively light on protection, they are super comfortable.
These boots are excellent for long hours of walking, perfect for casual occasions, and never once did my feet begin to feel sore.
No one ever realized I was wearing a pair of motorcycle boots.
To improve longevity, Bilt included the gear change pad at the top of the boot.
The sole is synthetically molded to improve fit and give a more snug fit. The top line and ankle are lightly padded, which helps with comfort and also absorbs hard impacts.
In conclusion, the BILT Dexter casual motorcycle boots do leave a lot to be desired for protection. However, they’re so damn cheap. I really can’t fault Bilt’s Boots.
If you’re on a budget, BILT’s Dexter series is a no brainer.
- SUPER affordable
- Snug fit
- Overwhelmingly positive reviews
- Quality ankle protection
- Lacks protective features
- No leather protection
Top Considerations when choosing casual motorcycle boots
Casual motorcycle boots aren’t a popular choice for most riders. That’s why it’s a good idea to research boots, so you know what you’re looking for.
That’s why we’ve put together the top considerations when purchasing a pair of casual motorcycle boots.
Motorcycle Riding Shoes VS Casual Boots
Here at Bikes Future, we generally find riding shoes and casual boots often overlap. In our above recommendations, we’ve included a mixture of both as folks considering the two options generally have the same priorities.
Style, walkability, comfort, protection, and casualness.
Generally, riding shoes have better walkability compared to casual boots. However, this is beginning to change as designs and ergonomics improve from boots manufacturers.
Riding to a location, then hopping off your bike and walking around for a few hours is a massive benefit and a lot of riders prefer to mix things up rather than being on the saddle for the entire day.
I do admit, a lot of standard motorcycle boots have pretty poor styling. They look like they’ve come from another planet.
Riding shoes look like a pair of sneakers, but on the same token, casual motorcycle boots are excellent at hiding all the protective features and making themselves look like just another pair of boots.
Most boots are big and bulky. It’s my pet peeve and why I nearly always choose a more casual option.
Walking around with a literal brick on your feet isn’t ideal, especially if you’re riding to a social gathering of some sort. You can just look a little awkward.
A rider’s priority when looking for a pair of casual motorcycle boots is going to lean more on comfort, walkability, and aesthetics.
These three priorities usually come at the cost of durability and protection.
It’s going to be a balancing act on what’s important to you. However, the less you spend, the more you’ll have to play this balancing act.
Casual boots will contain less protective features and durability as they’re designed with walkability and a casual style in mind.
A heavy, bulky boot is terrible for walking and comfort and doesn’t fit the casual style either.
Spending at least $150 on a pair of casual motorcycle boots is recommended.
I find the sweet spot is around the $200 – $250 mark. This price range is where you’ll pick up boots like the TCX Hero, which ticks every box for a casual boot and gives you the best value for money.
In the $300 range, you’ll find better alternatives, but you don’t get the same bang for your buck.
I find the difference between the $200 and $300 mark is not nearly as large compared to the difference between the $100 and $200 mark.
I wouldn’t recommend anything less than $100 as you’ll be compromising on safety and could seriously damage your feet in a crash.
I did include a budget option since a portion of readers will buy a cheaper choice no matter what I say. Nonetheless, I still recommend do not stoop below $100 USD.
Casual Motorcycle boots are an excellent alternative to the standard offerings. My personal favorite is the TCX Street 3 WP casual boots.
However, there are plenty of other choices available.
We hope you enjoyed this buying guide, and be sure to check out all our articles on motorcycle boots as we cover the entire category.