13 motorcycle short shaft boots put to the test

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13 motorcycle short shaft boots put to the test
Tobias Beyl

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13 motorcycle short shaft boots put to the test

13 short shaft boots put to the test
Which boot is the best?

Fifty years ago, the Beatles walked the Abbey Road zebra crossing. Partly barefoot. Nancy Sinatra knew three years earlier that boots were made for exactly that: to run.


But comfortable short boots can also score points when riding a motorcycle?


Tobias Beyl

11/11/2020

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1. Alpinestars “Portland Gore-Tex”


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Alpinestars Portland Gore Tex

  • Price: 239.95 euros
  • Sizes: 38 to 48
  • Shaft height: 20 cm
  • Upper material: Leather, textile
  • Membrane: Gore-Tex
  • Weight: 1581 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Croatia

Conclusion: The combines the clean and modern look Alpinestars Portland with functionality, safety and high quality materials. It’s not exactly cheap, but comfortable and reliably waterproof. Clear recommendation!

MOTORRAD verdict: very good

2. Bering “Canada top”


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Bering Kanda Top

  • Price: 159.90 euros
  • Sizes: 39 to 46
  • Shaft height: 16 cm
  • Upper material: Artificial leather, textile
  • Membrane: yes, k. A..
  • Weight: 1395 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Vietnam

Conclusion: the Bering Kanda Top shines because it is easy to put on and take off thanks to the pull-on tab and Boa fastener. Its good fit is particularly pleasing on the motorcycle, but unfortunately slight pressure points on foot spoil the comfort.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

3. Buse “B120 touring sports”


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Buse B120 Toursport

  • Price: 139.95 euros
  • Sizes: 38 to 48
  • Shaft height: 24 cm
  • Upper material: PU-coated leather
  • Membrane: Hipora
  • Weight: 1470 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Pakistan

Conclusion: the Buse B120 interprets its nickname touring sport more touristy than sporty, shines with comfortable soles and sufficient moisture protection. On the other hand, he likes stronger movements and walking less.

MOTORRAD verdict: satisfactory

4. Dainese “Motorshoe D1 DWP”


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Dainese Motorshoe D1 DWP

  • Price: 169.95 euros
  • Sizes: 39 to 46
  • Shaft height: 17 cm
  • Upper material: Suede, textile
  • Membrane: yes, k. A..
  • Weight: 1311 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Vietnam

Conclusion: Only a few points are missing Dainese Dinamica in the revised version D1 DWP for “Very well”, The only reason for this is the safety equipment, which only promises level 1. Otherwise a really great boot!

MOTORRAD verdict: good

5. Daytona “AC Dry GTX”


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Daytona AC Dry GTX

  • Price: 279.95 euros
  • Sizes: 36 to 49
  • Shaft height: 20 cm
  • Upper material: leather
  • Membrane: Gore-Tex
  • Weight: 1824 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany

Conclusion: the Daytona AC Dry is heavier than the competition – that’s the only criticism. In practice, however, this is hardly noticeable, it even feels rather light. The most expensive boot in our test is very close to it “Perfect”.

MOTORRAD verdict: very good

6. Difi “Freedom 2 Aerotex”


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Difi Freedom 2 Aerotex

  • Price: 139.95 euros
  • Sizes: 38 to 46
  • Shaft Height: 19 cm
  • Upper material: Synthetic leather
  • Membrane: Aerotex
  • Weight: 1285 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: China

Conclusion: Low weight despite a rather bulky appearance and a largely inconspicuous behavior on the motorcycle speak in favor of the Difi Freedom 2 Aerotex. However, the fit, comfort and ventilation are only moderate.

MOTORRAD verdict: satisfactory

7. Furygan “Jet D30 Sympatex


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Furygan Jed D30 Sympatex

  • Price: 129.00 euros
  • Sizes: 37 to 47
  • Shaft height: 18 cm
  • Upper material: leather
  • Membrane: Sympatex
  • Weight: 1244 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: k. A..

Conclusion: the Furygan Jet with D3O protectors and Sympatex membrane is the cheapest and lightest boot in the test, and it shines with a great fit and a lot of comfort. With the right switching amplification, even more would be possible

MOTORRAD verdict: good

8. Hero “Andamos”


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Hero Andamos

  • Price: 149.95 euros
  • Sizes: 36 to 50
  • Shaft height: 22 cm
  • Upper material: Leather, textile
  • Membrane: Hipora
  • Weight: 1572 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Pakistan

Conclusion: The huge range of sizes from 36 to 50 speaks for the hero Andamos, getting dressed is quick and easy. Unfortunately, the Velcro opens when you move heavily, and weather protection, comfort and wearing comfort are also disappointing

MOTORRAD verdict: satisfactory

9. iXS “Tour Pacego-ST”


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iXS Tour Pacego-ST

  • Price: 129.95 euros
  • Sizes: 36 to 48
  • Shaft height: 23 cm
  • Upper material: leather
  • Membrane: Solto-Tex
  • Weight: 1540 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Pakistan

Conclusion: At first glance, the iXS Pacego-ST is very similar to the Buse boot, but it makes everything a bit better – only the fit could not convince any of the testers. Apart from that, it is a comfortable and very safe boot.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

10. Kochmann “cyclone”


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Kochmann cyclone

  • Price: 139.95 euros
  • Sizes: 37 to 48
  • Shaft height: 24 cm
  • Upper material: leather
  • Membrane: Hipora
  • Weight: 1532 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Pakistan

Conclusion: The visually successful Kochmann Zyklon pleases with great protection and a neat fit on the foot. It loses a few points due to negligence in processing, and cushioning and ventilation could also be better.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

11. O’Neal “RMX shorty”


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O’Neal RMX Shorty

  • Price: 129.99 euros
  • Sizes: 39 to 47
  • Shaft height: 16 cm
  • Upper material: Suede, synthetic leather
  • Membrane: only treated to be water-repellent
  • Weight: 1548 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Bangladesh

Conclusion: Inexpensive and good, but not really waterproof due to the missing membrane. That costs the O’Neal a few points despite the functioning water-repellent coating. He pleases with high mobility and a lot of security.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

12. TCX “Vibe WP”


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TCX Vibe WP

  • Price: 149.99 euros
  • Sizes: 36 to 48
  • Shaft height: 19 cm
  • Upper material: Suede, textile
  • Membrane: T-Dry
  • Weight: 1354 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Cambodia

Conclusion: Getting started is a bit tedious, but once you’re inside, the TCX Vibe proves to be the perfect short boot: a snug fit, great fit, a lot of comfort, high security – and a stylish shape and an affordable price. Great!

MOTORCYCLE rating: very good, MOTORCYCLE buyer’s tip

13. XPD “X-Sense Outdry”


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XPD X-Sense Outdry

  • Price: 199.90 euros
  • Sizes: 36 to 48
  • Shaft height: 24 cm
  • Upper material: leather
  • Membrane: Outdry
  • Weight: 1568 g (pair, size 45)
  • Country of Manufacture: Romania

Conclusion: A lack of comfort on the motorcycle and on foot unfortunately spoils the overall impression, apart from that the XPD X-Sense is a neatly made, waterproof and very safe (not-so-short) boot.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

Conclusion

The most expensive wins? Yes and no. Because tied with the Daytona AC Dry GTX, the heaviest and most expensive boot in the test, one of the cheapest and lightest boots also lands in first place. The TCX Vibe WP does a lot of things very differently: For a lively, youthful look, it combines suede, mesh lining and red accents, while the representative from Frey-Daytona is much more classic in leather and with lots of black. They also differ in detail, but both impress with a great fit, a lot of comfort, good ventilation and reliable weather protection.

Some of the other participants failed here, but for a large part of the test field the following applies unreservedly: These boots are made for walkin ’- and for ridin’!

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