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Our 5 Best Cruiser Motorcycle Boots – 2020 Reviews & Ratings

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Most newbie bikers take Cruiser bike shoes for granted and wear any shoe they find for their biking purposes. You will see that they’ll complain about how biking is hurting their feet or shoe and how their feet are cold even after a short ride on their bike. It is only with experience that they come to know of the due importance of Cruiser shoes and the research it is required into finding the right shoe.

Numerous factors go into making a pair of motorcycle cruiser shoes the right one for you. By balancing different factors, we’ve come up with our list of best cruiser motorcycle shoes, out of which you will most likely find the right one for yourself.

Top 5 Cruiser Motorcycle Boot Reviews

TCX - Waterproof

We know you either like these shoes or have heard about these shoes before we even mention any of their features. It is no doubt that the TXC 7096 boot is widely acknowledged as the best cruiser motorcycle shoe.

Although it’s no doubt that they cost too much, the quality of every material and the superior craftsmanship that is utilized into making them durable. It is also waterproof and comfortable while being outstandingly stylish, making them worth the cost.

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The full-grain leather that is used into making the upper for these shoes is of high quality and therefore makes these shoes last way longer than any other Cruiser style biking shoes. Additionally, these shoes will keep your feet warm no matter how cold it gets outside, allowing you to better focus on the activity.

The leather lining is excellent at its waterproofing ability whereas the leather construction is doubled at some points for better protection of your feet.

They are equipped with better flexibility due to the expansion inset at the back of the ankle and for better comfort. The interior is equipped with a pre-shaped contour, saving you the deadly break-in periods other boots require. With a snug fit zipper system that makes them easy to wear and take off, we don't know what else could a shoe have to make it more likable.



  • Waterproof

  • Comfortable

  • Stylish

  • Flexible

  • Pricey

Speed and Strength - Anti-slip

Although they may not seem like your typical cruiser style motorcycle footwear, the Overhauls by the Speed & Strength Co. is designed to provide you all those facilities that other motorbike shoes do.

At a price much lower than other shoes of the same category, these will provide you with enough comfort, protection, and traction that any other boot would. Equipped with a wide foot-bed and a side zipper, they become ideal for a worker use who regularly works for more than ten hours a day.

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The Toe, heel and ankle areas are reinforced to better protection while the lacing system is designed to make them fit perfectly with your feet. The boot is made from premium quality leather and the company offers a one-year warranty in case your pair wears out before that. For anyone looking for cruising shoes with a casual look, the Overhaul boot is a great option.


  • Affordable

  • Comfortable

  • Safety Protection

  • Great Traction


  • Large Sizing

Milwaukee - Premium

The Milwaukee Leather boot is another great option for Cruiser Boot Men’s. They are quite durable and good at abrasion resistance owing to their Full Grain Premium 2.2mm Cowhide Leather made upper.

Their outsole is Oil and Acid Resistant having a non-Skid and Non-Marking Tread.

The back and side zippers prove quite good for the fit and ease the process of putting them on and off while providing the necessary protection.

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As for the comfort of your feet, they come with a welt constructed square toe box and the Smart Mask Climate Control Insole. Their combination proves quite compelling, making them worth the price tag.

Oh! And don’t forget the high quality and stylish Milwaukee hardware that so many of us love.


  • Durable

  • Abrasion Resistant

  • Non-Skid

  • Easy To Wear

  • Comfortable


  • Pricey

Alpinestars - Gore-Tex

For anyone looking for cruiser style motorcycle boots, the Alpine Stars is a brand that comes up everywhere. This brand has been able to make biking boots for every subcategory but with good quality and for different prices. Spending on any one of them is never a disappointment, however, the more you pay the more features you get.

Similarly, this boot is not just a testament to the brand name but also a testament to the price tag. This boot comes with a highly durable full-grain leather, accompanied with perforated pieces for breathability, to make the upper. Whereas the GORE-TEX XCR membrane is utilized to guarantee excellent waterproof ability.

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As for the interior of the boot, the extensive insole and the Achilles accordion are made from a 3D mesh providing better comfort, flexibility, and control. The midsole is made from a high modulus polyamide and integrated with a reinforced shank.

This boot is equipped with an innovative and exclusive buckle closure system that wraps around your ankle rapidly and provides protection. To take it off, aside rachet is provided allowing you to take them off very easily. The boot is CE certified and designed especially a biker needs such as better control of bike's control and ergonomic shaping.

Although the price may seem high, the weight out of these features makes it worth it.


  • Durable

  • Comfortable

  • Waterproof

  • Breathable


  • Pricey

Harley-Davidson - Lace-up

Now, who doesn't want to own Harley-Davidson products especially someone enthusiastic about American style motorbikes?

Like all their other products, these boots are made durable and abrasion-resistant.

Thanks to the full-grain leather upper with tech tuff overlays and the resole-able rubber outsoles made with Goodyear Welt construction. These materials are also oil and stain-resistant.

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We’ve found out that these shoes are extremely good at impact resistance, for which the poron insoles and its ankle protection deserve the credit. The YKK locking inside zippers along with an external YKK outside air vent zipper are of high quality, smooth and long-lasting, providing an easy wearing and taking off process while promoting breathability.

While all these features are great, the one feature that users love about these shoes is the use of Harley Bar and Shield badging on the sides and a debossed Harley logo on the heels. These give the shoes an appealing look and promote brand value. For an average price, these shoes are definitely worth a purchase.


  • Durable

  • Abrasion Resistant

  • Toe Protection

  • Excellent Grip


  • Lacks Support

Cruiser Motorcycle Boots Buying Guide

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Now that we’ve given you our top consideration for motorcycle cruiser shoes, we want to take a step further and guide you on the different aspects of a boot that will make them the right one for you.

Boot Height

It is no doubt that while riding bikes, any part of our body exposed will gather a residue of debris. The lower part of our body especially our lower legs are more prone to settling debris. To avoid this, we should opt for a boot with more height. 

The high ankle boots are also more suitable for the winter season or cold environments as the extra height acts as an extra layer of insulation. However, if you live in a tropical or warm area and want your feet to breathe then you might want to consider boots with a low height.


Waterproofing is very important for any shoes that you might consider wearing when riding a bike and that is why we've included only those shoes that are quite good at waterproofing. The gore-tex lining is a good waterproof membrane while leather is also quite good at water retention.


Try avoiding those shoes that are not waterproof because they won’t keep your feet dry and will weigh you down when it rains ar when the bike must cross through puddles. However, you can always opt for addition waterproofing treatment which works wonderfully for all sorts of shoes.


Weight is also an important but often ignored factor when it comes to purchasing a boot for your bike riding experience. Some materials have many other advantages but tend to increase the weight of the boot such as full-grain leather but others like Gore-Tex and Nylon fabric lower the weight of the boot. 

Try purchasing a boot that has the right balance of both these types of materials. Often, boots are mentioned with their exact weight. Try getting a boot that is a maximum of 4.5 lbs. of weight.


The type of insulation and the layers of it should always be considered because a boot's protection, durability, and warmth depend on it. 

A trendy faux leather shoe might look good at first but would not provide the due protection and wouldn't survive much longer for bike riding usage. Therefore, prefer good quality material like full-grain leather and rubber soles that can withstand the abrasion that cruiser bike shoes face daily.

Besides protection, insulation also guarantees warmth which is a very important aspect for bikers in cold regions. shoes with padding should be considered more due to their ability to close entry to the air outside as well as keep your ankles warm. For this, high ankle shoes would do more advantages than low ankle shoes. Besides some boots come with extra padding and reinforced toes which is a good way of ensuring protection.

 Each one of our carefully selected boots was checked for insulation and warmth before being considered for our list.


Knowing full well how important comfort is, we selected only those boots in our list that provide great comfort. However, if you are looking for some other boots, make sure to not compromise on comfort. Prioritize removable insoles because their soles can be replaced when it stops being comfortable enough, adding to both its life and comfort.

Sure, all boots require some time to break into, but other things can tell you about the level of comfort that a boot can provide such as the zipper or lacing system, the weight of the boot and the room in the toe box area.


Sizing is so important that even the best boots can become useless for you if they do not perfectly match with your feet. Remember to consult the sizing chart that is given on most of the shoe sites and also read buyers' reviews about a particular boot or brand before making a purchase. 

Try checking them at the store by walking a few steps in them. Otherwise, try purchasing boots that have a return or exchange policy if the size doesn't fit. Keep in mind such guarantees are only for a short period like 15 days or so and with the condition that no damage has been done to the shoes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these brands good for touring?

Yes, not only are they good for biking but they could be your best boots for touring into far-flung areas either cold or warm.

Are leather types good for cruisers?

Yes, good quality leather is more durable, protective and good looking as well.


Now that we’ve provided you with all that we know and consider important for buying the right pair of cruising shoes, we hope you're now better equipped to decide on the right pair of boots for you.

In case you still have any questions, let us know in the comment area and we would love to answer them.

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