The Best Motorcycle Boots For Women


In this buying guide, we’ll be taking a look at the best women’s motorcycle exhausts. 

We came about our recommendations by researching and comparing a few dozen women’s motorcycle boots until we had several boots that we felt were best. 

We then ordered these boots to try them out before returning them after a few days of use. 

Overall we found TCX’s Blend WP Women’s Boots to be by far the best choice. These boots provide outstanding protection, are waterproof, build quality is excellent, and we liked their aesthetic. 

Read on to find out more on TCX and our other top recommendations. 

  • TCX Blend WP Women’s Boots (Overall Best)
  • SIDI Gavia Gore-Tex Women’s Boots (Best For Wet Weather)
  • Alpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 Vented Boots (Best Protection)
  • Joe Rocket Trixie Women’s Boots (Best Budget)
  • Baffin Snogoose Women’s Boots (Best Winter)
  • Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 R V2 Vented Boots (Best Summer)
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TCX Blend WP Women's BootsTCX Blend WP Women’s Boots
  • Full grain leather means more toughness and longevity
  • Cool aesthetic look
  • Waterproof lining keeps feet dry
  • Quality ankle protection
  • Specially designed for women’s feet
  • Wear resistance soles
  • CE Certified
  • Reinforced toe and heel counter
  • Excellent build quality
  • Lasted my wife a number of years
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SIDI Gavia Gore-Tex Women's BootsSIDI Gavia Gore-Tex Women’s Boots
  • Completely double stitched
  • Excellent longevity
  • Great durability
  • Fully waterproof
  • CE Rated
  • Very comfortable boot
  • Doesn’t require breaking in
  • Breathable lining helps in hotter months
  • Full Grain Microfiber upper construction
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Alpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 Vented BootsAlpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 Vented Boots
  • CE Certified
  • TPU injection shin guards
  • TPU Calf protector
  • Excellent for street and dirt 
  • TPU heel counter
  • Ankle braces
  • Excellent ankle protection
  • Toe sliders
  • An abundance of protective features
  • Excellent shock resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance 
  • Specifically designed for women’s feet
  • Great for hot weather
  • Upper construction made of advanced micro fiber
  • Special rubber sole helps grip and longevity 
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Joe Rocket Trixie Women's BootsJoe Rocket Trixie Women’s Boots
  • Premium split grain leather
  • Double stitched
  • Waterproof
  • Reinforced shifting area helps with longevity
  • Very affordable 
  • Good longevity 
  • Good build quality 
  • Ankle protection 
  • Toe and heel reinforcements
  • Breathable membrane 
  • Sole has excellent grip
  • Great customer reviews
  • Excellent fitment and comfort
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Baffin Snogoose Women's Motorcycle BootsBaffin Snogoose Women’s Motorcycle Boots
  • Quite affordable
  • Variety of different designs
  • Temperature Rating: -40ºC/-40ºF
  • Rubber sole helps with grip and waterproofing 
  • Good fastening of with toggle 
  • Waterproof
  • Prevents wet getting in through the top of the boot
  • Excellent for weather below freezing
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Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 R V2 Vented BootsAlpinestars Stella SMX-1 R V2 Vented Boots
  • Excellent ventilation 
  • Constructed using lightweight microfiber 
  • Perfect for hot climates
  • Double density ankle protectors
  • Short cuff design
  • Excellent abrasion resistance 
  • Very affordable 
  • Great build quality
  • Perforations throughout the boot
  • TPU inserts improve impact protection
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TCX Blend WP Women’s Boots

Overall Best

TCX is our favorite brand of motorcycle boots, and their WP series for both men and women are head and shoulders above the competition. The boot is relatively affordable, provides excellent protection, is fully waterproof, and comes with a great aesthetic too.

The entirety of the Women’s Blend WP boots are made of full grain leather. This means both better longevity and durability for the boots. This is because, unlike normal leather, the top of the grain is not ground down.

This results in more effective abrasion resistance and also improved longevity for the entire boot.

Other protective features include reinforcements for the toe and heel counter. These reinforcements will help with impact protection and reduce the chance of damage around the toe and heel areas.

You’ll also notice a circular shape around the ankle area. This is another hard plastic reinforcement. This means in the case of a crash your ankles will be fully protected from abrasion and hard impacts.

Other neat features include the waterproof lining. I liked this as riding with these boots in the rain wasn’t a problem. We managed to ride in some wet conditions, and even then, my feet stayed dry.

The TCX Blend is a leather shoe, so it takes some time to break in, but it’s super comfy to ride and walk in once broken in. TCX has added a nice vintage look, which makes these boots look good for riding and more casual use. For example, textile motorcycle boots tend to look worse than the sleek and simple leather aesthetic.

Lastly, I wanted to touch on the longevity of these boots. My wife has owned the TCX Blend WP series of Women’s Motorcycle Boots, and even after four years of regular riding, they’re still holding strong.

Now she has taken very good care of them, but it goes to show just how excellent TCX’s women’s motorcycle boots are; some of the reasons for TCX’s superior longevity is they’re expertly stitched, which helps with the longevity immensely, real quality full grain leather means you can also get it repaired at your local cobbler. There are also wear resistance soles that feel similar to a Doc Martin.

Overall this pair of women’s motorcycle boots are an excellent choice, only falling short in hot climates where your feet can get a little too hot covered in cowhide without any ventilation.

Pros
  • Full grain leather means more toughness and longevity
  • Cool aesthetic look
  • Waterproof lining keeps feet dry
  • Quality ankle protection
  • Specially designed for women’s feet
  • Wear resistance soles
  • CE Certified
  • Reinforced toe and heel counter
  • Excellent build quality
  • Lasted my wife a number of years
Cons
  • Not ideal for hot climates
  • A touch pricey

SIDI Gavia Gore-Tex Women’s Boots

Best For Wet Weather

If you’re a rider who lives in a wet climate, or someone who doesn’t mind a ride in the rain but still wants to keep their feet dry, Sidi Gavia’s Gore-Tex Women’s Boots is by far the best pair of women’s motorcycle boots for wet weather riding.

Sifi Gavia has gone with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining throughout their boot. This is going to prevent any rain from getting in the boot, which means your feet stay warm and dry. There’s also a top gaiter area with an elastic stretch panel, keeping the top of the boot tight around your leg. This is important as sometimes the wet and moisture can seep into the shoe through the top section, such as if your pants were fully soaked.

Other wet weather features include a Non-Slip rubber sole. This means your feet won’t lose grip on the gear shifts or back break, which is excellent. I don’t think there’s anything worse than when your foot slips out in the rain, making you lose balance while moving.

Sidi has created an excellent fully waterproof women’s motorcycle boot; protection is also top notch, using full grain microfiber leather construction that’s also double stitched at the top of the boot, providing excellent durability and longevity and keeping your ankles fully protected.

The entirety of the boot is actually double stitched, which I’ve found to be quite rare for women’s motorcycle boots and something you only find for premium options. Double switching means the best longevity as there are two times as much stitching before things begin to come apart.

Double stitching also helps with the boots durability in the case of a crash. While it’s unlikely the boot will ever come apart, double stitching reduces the chance of it happening.

Another protective feature is the thick rubber outer ankle protection panel, further improving the boot’s abrasion resistance, especially around the ankle, which you’ll want fully protected. Sidi has included toe and heel inserts; these inserts will help with impact protection, meaning there’s less chance of breaking bones around your toes and heel.

I wanted to briefly touch on how comfortable these women’s boots are, my wife tried these out for a little over a week, and we have similar sized feet, so I tried them on too, and they fit very snugly.

Pros
  • Completely double stitched
  • Excellent longevity
  • Great durability
  • Fully waterproof
  • CE Rated
  • Very comfortable boot
  • Doesn’t require breaking in
  • Breathable lining helps in hotter months
  • Full Grain Microfiber upper construction
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Lacks the aesthetic of a leather boot

Alpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 Vented Boots

Best For Protection

We found Alpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 Vented Boots to be a women’s motorcycle boot that provides overwhelming protection because of its overall build quality and the numerous protective features it comes with.

The Stella SMX women’s boots have several TPU injected guards covering the shins, lower calf, heel, ankle, brace, and a toe slider. All these guards mean a lot more impact protection, and the chance of damaging your feet in a crash is significantly reduced.

An innovative feature that few boots offer is Alpinstarts TPU lateral brace protection. This brace provides protection around the calf, shin, and ankle. Offering improved support and excellent impact protection, meaning the chance of seriously damaging your ankle and shin area is almost impossible unless you crash at very high speeds.

If there’s one part of your foot that you don’t want to damage, it’s your ankles. That’s why Alpinestars has added a double-density ankle protector, which means there’s even more ankle protection.

With all these protective features, it’s pretty apparent these boots are CE certified, but they also possess some excellent ergonomic and comfort features as well, meaning they perform superior for comfort, support, and control of your motorcycle’s back brake and gears.

While many brands’ boots take a men’s motorcycle boot, make a few adjustments, and call it a women’s boot, the Stella SMX 6 is specifically designed for a women’s foot. This women’s specific design means you can expect these boots to fit better and be more comfortable than most other alternatives on the market.

Alpinestars have added flexible zones around the upper calf and ankle, or close to where the read belt usually sits. These flexible zones mean added flexibility when riding and also walking. Making these women’s boots extra comfy.

I found the Stella SMX 6 V2 to be excellent for hot weather riding, as you’ll see perforations throughout the boot, keeping your feet cool and preventing the boot from getting too hot.

The downside of these perforations is that the SMX 6 generally isn’t great for wet weather riding. Some rain is fine, but if you live in a damp climate, you may be better off looking at our wet weather option for women’s motorcycle boots.

Other comfort and support features include the breathable textile interior lining, this suede lining around the heel area keeps your foot from moving around while you ride, making it ideal for adventure or dirt riding.

These boots also include an instep around the Achilles. This flexible construction means the boot won’t be so rigid around your foot, helping with comfort, controls, and support.

Lastly, Alpinestars Stella SMX 6 v2 boots are fully stitched, and I couldn’t find any signs of glue. While they aren’t made of leather, their textile materials feel top quality. User reviews back up their longevity, and with a brand like Alpinestars, I’m confident this pair of women’s motorcycle boots should last years.

Pros
  • CE Certified
  • TPU injection shin guards
  • TPU Calf protector
  • Excellent for street and dirt
  • TPU heel counter
  • Ankle braces
  • Excellent ankle protection
  • Toe sliders
  • An abundance of protective features
  • Excellent shock resistance
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Specifically designed for women’s feet
  • Great for hot weather
  • Upper construction made of advanced micro fiber
  • Special rubber sole helps grip and longevity
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not the best for cruisers
  • No waterproof features

Joe Rocket Trixie Women’s Boots

Best Budget

For a pair of women’s motorcycle boots that don’t break the bank, provide adequate protection, have excellent longevity, and come with decent comfort features, too, we found Joe Rocke’s Trixie Women’s boots to be the best choice.

These women’s motorcycle boots are made using premium split grain leather. Now split grain looks great and feels excellent but lacks abrasion resistance, meaning these boots will be more comfortable as they’re less thick than standard leather, but this comes at the cost of protection.

I loved that Joe Rocket has included double stitching in a budget pair of women’s boots, meaning excellent longevity. Another benefit of double stitching is improved protection in a crash, as it’s far harder for the boot to come apart.

While the Trixie’s could do with better abrasion resistance since the leather is split, they come with toe and heel reinforcements, helping with impact protection, so you don’t break any bones in these critical areas of your foot.

Joe Rocket has also included a breathable waterproof membrane, which is quite lucky for a boot of this price. This means they’re going to be a pair of four-season motorcycle boots. You can expect to ride the Trixies in both rain and heat.

One area these women’s motorcycle boots excel at is ergonomics and comfort. The Trixie’s come with flex zones around critical areas such as the shins. These flex zones help with comfort and make breaking in the boots a lot easier.

You’ll notice the Velcro strap at the top of the boot, helping to securely fasten these puppies but also a zipper that goes right down the boot. I really liked this as it helps with fitment and also supports it. The zipper also has a storm cover to prevent the wet and rain from getting in.

Other neat features include the no slip sole design; this helps to ride in the rain as you’ll grip the gears and back brake properly, preventing your foot from ever slipping out. There’s also a reinforced gear shift area, as the top of the boot where you move up gears is usually worn away the quickest.

Pros
  • Premium split grain leather
  • Double stitched
  • Waterproof
  • Reinforced shifting area helps with longevity
  • Very affordable
  • Good longevity
  • Good build quality
  • Ankle protection
  • Toe and heel reinforcements
  • Breathable membrane
  • Sole has excellent grip
  • Great customer reviews
  • Excellent fitment and comfort
Cons
  • Lacks impact protection features
  • Felt the boot could use thicker leather
  • Split leather means less abrasion resistance

Baffin Snogoose Women’s Motorcycle Boots

Best For Winter

If you plan on riding in freezing cold weather, you’ll need a pair of boots that keep your feet warm well below zero and ultimately prevent any water from seeping in. We found Baffin’s Snogoose Women’s motorcycle boots to be the perfect choice for cold winter weather.

While I haven’t tried these boots in freezing temperatures, we took them out on an early cold morning, and they did the job. Baffin promises your feet will stay warm in temperatures as low as -40C/-40F. Which is pretty damn cold, but I do wonder if there’s a catch?

If you’re riding in cold temperatures getting wet feet is just dreadful, that’s why Baffin has added a waterproof nylon snow collar, this collar can be tightened around your lower leg, so water can’t seep into the top of the boot, either from snow or rain. There’s also a waterproof denim Nylon Upper, as usually, the top of the boot is where the wet seeps in.

The boot is entirely made of hard rubber, meaning the wet can’t get through. I stood in a deep puddle for a good few minutes without feeling any moisture within the boot.

The Snogoose has multiple layers of the inner lining that keeps your feet warm in cold temperatures for keeping your feet warm. Baffin uses a culmination of Arctic Rubber designed explicitly for freezing temperatures and also Eva and Polar Rubber. These different types of rubber are designed for the cold and keeping your feet warm, and they’re also waterproof, which is a plus.

I understand if you’re riding in freezing temperatures, you need proper insulation from your boots, and most of the time, quality insulation comes at the cost of protection. But Baffin hasn’t added anything special in terms of improving abrasion resistance and shock damage.

Because even in the cold, you can still come off your bike, so if I could recommend it, it would have more protective features.

These boots are just made of rubber, which is excellent for the cold but not so good for preventing broken bones and abrasion resistance when sliding down the asphalt.

Pros
  • Quite affordable
  • Variety of different designs
  • Temperature Rating: -40ºC/-40ºF
  • Rubber sole helps with grip and waterproofing
  • Good fastening of with toggle
  • Waterproof
  • Prevents wet getting in through the top of the boot
  • Excellent for weather below freezing
Cons
  • Once the weather heats up these boots quickly become unforgettable
  • Lacks protective features

Alpinestars Stella SMX-1 R V2 Vented Boots

Best For Summer

We understand we’re recommending Alpinestars Stella series twice for best women’s motorcycle boots, which is a testament to the quality of Alpinestars. We found the Stella SMX-1 R V2 to be an excellent choice for hot climates, where you’ll need a pair of boots that provide quality protection without heating your feet either.

Alpinestars uses high quality but lightweight microfiber throughout the boot. This microfiber material prevents the boot from heating up while still being durable and providing excellent abrasion resistance. You’ll see perforations around the medial, fabric, and toe panels. This provides excellent ventilation without compromising protection.

There’s an internal mesh lining that helps with cooling the boot internally. It also helps to mop up any moisture your feet produce. I rode with these boots in the warmer months for a few days and can tell you their ventilation is by far the best of the boots we tested; never did I feel my feet getting too hot.

The Stella SMX-1 R V2 does lack ankle protection, but it’s meant for hot weather riding, and you will need to make some compromises if you want a ventilated boot. But if you exclude the ankle, this boot excels in all other areas of protection.

The upper construction is made of advanced microfiber that brings excellent abrasion resistance when sliding on asphalt. You’ll notice TPR lateral side protection of the boot and also TPR inserts around the ankles. This further improves abrasion resistance but also the general durability of the boot itself.

Alpinestars has included double density ankle protectors on each side of the boot. This helps with preventing abrasions around the ankle area but also helps to avoid any broken bones.

Alpinestars has also included a TPU Heel counter helping provide excellent shock and impact protection, so if you crash at high speeds, it greatly reduces the chance of damage to your ankles.

Lastly, I wanted to talk about ergonomics and the fit of these women’s motorcycle boots. Since they’re not made of leather but completely textile, they include features like their velcro strap that crosses across the front of your foot. I found this super helpful in fastening the boot and getting a tight fit.

You can’t see it from the photos, but there are many flexible zones throughout the boot, covered in TPU and TPR protection. This means there’s added flexibility and maneuverability while still maintaining excellent protection.

I also liked the Stella series from Alpinestars that are specifically designed for a women’s foot. This makes fitment and long term comfort far better than most of the other motorcycle boots on the market.

Pros
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Constructed using lightweight microfiber
  • Perfect for hot climates
  • Double density ankle protectors
  • Short cuff design
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Very affordable
  • Great build quality
  • Perforations throughout the boot
  • TPU inserts improve impact protection
Cons
  • Lacks upper ankle protection
  • Not the best aesthetic for a women
  • Not ideal for cruisers

Top Considerations for Women’s Motorcycle Boots

Picking motorcycle boots as a woman requires some special considerations as most motorcycle gear is built for men.

Because of this, we’ve listed the essential considerations you’ve got to make before you pick up that perfect pair of boots as a woman.

Why not just wear a scaled down men’s boot?

Most women’s feet are anatomically shaped differently than men’s.

This different shaping for women means subtle changes in their legs and foot make wearing a men’s boot uncomfortable and almost unbearable for longer rides.

Generally, women will have higher arches, the inside line will be more curved, and the outside line will be longer. Women will have more shallow big toes but a larger toe region.

And everything about a woman’s foot is usually going to be smaller than the average man.

Women’s calves and ankles are shaped differently and are nearly always a lot smaller than men’s as well.

With all these physical differences, it soon becomes clear that most men’s boots will not fit properly, and it’s the reason why you should research a little more for a women’s motorcycle boot that’s just right for you.

Double check the design of a women’s motorcycle boot!

Some manufacturers may offer women’s boots, but they have minimal differences from the men’s version. You should be looking for a pair of boots specifically designed and manufactured for the shape and subtitles of a woman’s foot and lower leg.

Many manufacturers don’t correctly get how vital the shaping of the shoe is for women, especially if you’re on a motorcycle tour where you’re riding in your boots for up to several hours.

If the boots have not been appropriately fitted because they’re designed for the wrong gender, you’ll have some seriously sore feet by the end of the day.

Should I choose leather or textile?

What to go with, leather or textile? It’s going to come down to your circumstances and also your personal taste.

There’s no denying that leather boots have a far better aesthetic than textile. How can you beat that sleek vintage leather look? It’s just too cool.

Leather will generally provide better abrasion resistance if you come off your bike, and I’ve rarely seen the road grind through a leather boot.

Modern leather boots usually combine safety features such as TPU inserts, shin guards, and ankle protection to improve impact protection.

The downside to leather is if you live in a hot climate, leather boots can get uncomfortable. They get hot, and your feet will sweat like crazy. Leather also isn’t the best in the rain and cold as it can harden and change texture.

On the other hand, textile is excellent for hot climates, and every time we recommend a summer boot, it’s always entirely made of textile. Textiles will usually have better waterproof features as well and better ventilation.

Textile is more affordable as it’s made on an assembly line and can be easily mass produced.

The downside to textile is that most riders and myself included, find textile boots pretty poor in the looks department.

Textile also provides worse abrasion resistance and will generally have poorer longevity compared to leather.

In terms of impact protection, that depends on the boot and its extra features. But comparing just textile to leather, I would prefer to wear a leather boot in case of a crash.

What you need to know about safety ratings

Ladies, an essential part of picking the right pair of boots is to double check safety ratings. These ratings come about because a third party evaluates the protection of the boot and ranks it on how well it performs.

While there’s no minimum safety rating in the states, in the UK Europe, they use a CE standard. This is an excellent general guideline that a boot provides adequate protection.

Factors like Abrasion and Cut Resistance, Transverse Rigidity, and impact protection are all tested to gauge the protectiveness of a boot. What this means is how easily can a road grind through the boot? How easily can a sharp object enter the boot? How easily can a heavy object squash the boot? And how easily will the foot be damaged in a high impact crash?

Each test will give a rating of either 1 or 2. Ideally, you want a boot that is number 2 in all areas.

On the label of the boot, you’ll be able to see all its safety ratings and classifications.

The label on a pair of boots may also show other ratings. These are not required by law but features the manufacturer included. Here are the following ratings to look out for and what they mean:

  • WR – Water resistance
  • IPA – Ankle impact protection
  • SRC – Anti-slip sole
  • IPS – Shin impact protection
  • FO – Sole resistance to fuel or oil

These abbreviations signify a good quality pair of boots, and ideally, you want all these features included.

Conclusion

We’ll wrap up this ultimate buying guide on the best women’s motorcycle boots.

We absolutely loved riding with the above recommendations, and we think you will too.

Have a read of your women’s boot considerations as well, as it’s good to have a little background knowledge before you make your final choice.

Author
Cooper Higgins

Cooper Higgins is a motorcycle enthusiast who’s been riding for the last 10 years. He’s passionate about all things motorcycles and started Bikes Future to help other riders make the right motorcycle moves. He rides a pimped out white Kawasaki Ninja 400, and also enjoys adventure riding when out of the City.