Hey, everybody! I’m still talking about Agrius stuff and this time it’s a pair of boots- The Agrius Alpha Motorcycle Boots. I picked up a pair of these for myself recently so I will do my best to get through all my thoughts and points on them
The first thing I want to say about these boots is that I love them. I’m usually a size 10 in normal shoes and had to go up to an 11 in these boots, no real surprise there but these boots are the most comfy boots I’ve worn in a while. And that’s coming from a guy who’s last two pairs of boots were RSTs and Frank Thomas. I’m pretty much living in these boots, wearing them all day- wearing them right now, in fact. Since I commute to work on my bike- I wanted a pair of boots that I could put on, leave on and save myself the time of having to change footwear. And I don’t regret my choice at all.
The boots are made from a bonded leather, so they’re plenty tough and protective but my feet don’t feel trapped. I have enough movement and flexibility to keep comfortable and walking in them is almost like wearing a pair of regular boots. The boots have a velcro closure that goes the full length of the boot but the zip only goes about half way up, so there’s plenty of breathing room at the upper section, gives plenty of space if you prefer to tuck your trousers into them and the boot is quick and easy to slip off with little space for the zipper to go wrong or break. The leather paneling on the boots look cool and they even have stretch paneling on the back of the calf for a bit of extra give where it’s needed. They also have reflective paneling but limited it to the back of the heel- a thought out placement for them and it’s not so much that it ruins the look of the boot.
With what I do here at Ghostbikes.com I can be sat here like I am now working on blogs or I can be in the shop, running back forth to fetch stock all day and these boots have done nothing but look after me. I’ve done the same thing in my RSTs and my Frank Thomas boots but its only since switching to my Agrius Alpha boots that I’ve realised that my feet don’t ache after a long day of being constantly on the move. They have a comfort insole that has been made with a triple density construction and support in the arch to keep everything feeling snug but supportive. Its also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and moisture wicking to keep your feet dry and comfortable. They’re also waterproof- after I get home from a wet ride out I’m always pleasantly surprised to find my feet are dry after wearing other pairs of not-so-waterproof boots for so long. For warmth and yet more comfort, the boots have a lining made from Polyester and an open cell foam to make the interior soft and work better at trapping warm air inside the boot. It does the job well enough but I recommend wearing thick socks with these boots just for a little extra warmth- especially on wet or cold days. Today is one of those days where I’m sat down and not moving about as much, so I have on my Oxford Longsocks and I’m plenty happy.
Unlike some boots I’ve owned, I’m not slipping around and nearly breaking a bone when I wear them off the bike. The Agrius Alpha boots have a non-slip rubber sole so that your feet can keep a good grip on whatever surface your feet are on which is especially handy for people like myself who have a lot of smooth, laminate flooring and tend to go skating into the house after it’s been raining. Not a problem for me anymore, though! As an added bonus, the boots have a Polyurethane gear lever pad on the top and side. It’s fairly flexible, so it’s not adding a rigid portion to the boot and affecting the comfort or flex of the over all boot and it also protects the boot against the gradual wear they would otherwise face from shifting gears.
I love these boots, that’s all I can really say about them. My opinion of them might be slightly tilted by the fact that I’ve had to deal with other, old, sub-par boots for so long but they really are fantastic. They’re everything I’ve wanted out of a motorcycle boot for quite a while and I didn’t even break £50. At £47.99 they’re absolutely excellent value for money, so much so that I’m considering a second pair so I can keep one for work and another pair to keep nice and tidy for days off and holiday rides out.
Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you’ve found this entry into the blog useful. As always, if anyone has any questions, do please leave a comment for me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com