As you would expect we have loads of brands, styles and designs to choose from, but your first, most basic choice is one of material.

Leather boots last longest and offer the most protection, but are generally more expensive. Plastic and rubber boots are better than leather than in the wet, and are usually cheaper, too.

For commuting and general riding, a more basic motorcycle boot will be fine in most cases. If you have a sports bike and plan on getting your knee down on track days, you’ll probably want to consider a racing style boot, which is flexible and close-fitting for riding at speed, but offers high levels of protection and support where it’s needed most.