Hey, everyone! The summer of this year was a weird one for me. It felt like it both lasted a really long time and also like it’s passed by far too quickly. It seems like just a week or so ago I was riding to work in just my summer gear that I can just throw on quick and get going. But suddenly the weather spit it’s dummy out and now I’m spending more time gearing up to weatherproof myself as best I can every morning. Stuffing my waterproof over-alls into a backpack just in case, extra pairs of socks and gloves just in case, balaclavas, the lot. I already miss the days I can just throw stuff on and get riding within a couple of short minutes.
Oh well. Here and there we still get in a good day of decent weather so lets make the most of them when they happen. I took a break from my search for a new jacket to take a look at some more casual shoes. Something I can still throw on in the morning and wear throughout the day and shave off a bit off from my total gear-up time before riding home from work.
And I just happened to get an email about something new on the Ghostbikes.com website. A new item in stock from Richa that has a good-looking casual style, is still waterproof and is nicely affordable at just £79.99. The Richa Krazy Horse Leather Motorcycle Boots may be exactly what I’m looking for.
The Richa Krazy Horse Boots boots look great! They’re made from leather and styled to look like a trendy hi-top style shoe but despite styling the boot to look that way- there’s still a few external features put in there just for us bikers.
The first of which that I noticed was the ankle support and flexibility in ankle movement. The ankle bones themselves feel nicely protected behind the reinforced ankle cup but the cut of the boot dips down toward the Achilles to give the foot and ankle plenty of freedom. So shifting gears and using the rear break is nice and easy compared to breaking in a new pair of full sized boots.
The next thing I noticed, or rather didn’t notice at first, was the really subtle gear shift pads that go over the tops of the toes. It’s so discreet and well integrated into the design that they’re barely noticeable and they’ll still blend in nicely as a pair of casual shoes.
And as I said before- they’re waterproof. So there’s no need to worry if the weather turns wet, allowing you to stick with the same pair of motorcycle boots all day and not have to spend precious time swapping boots for shoes when you’re not riding or are about to get going
The best thing about these boots is the price tag, though. £79.99 is a bargain when you consider that most other brands would sell something like this at this quality for around £120 or more.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com