The Best Women’s Motorcycle Boots [2021]

The Best Motorcycle Boots for Women 2021

Under $200

Best Beginner Boots

TCX Sport Women's Boots

TCX Sport Women’s Boots

Street-worthy protection wrapped in a sleek sporty/classy combo package that can be worn almost anywhere while staying comfortable all day.

The TCX Sport Women’s NC Boots are sleek and understated in looks, but CE certified for motorcycle standards underneath. This footwear boasts a ¾ steel shank at the foundation, with reinforced toe, heel and ankles for added impact protection. They’re comfortable even for a slightly wider foot right out of the box, and the suede finish makes them easy to clean, very attractive and built to withstand the perils of road grit and grime. On top of it all, the price tag is not much more than a standard brand-name sneakers, making these a no-brainer. They receive high marks from customer reviews and are even a favorite in Italy where the boots are manufactured. The TCX Sport Women’s boots are a perfect first boot or addition to any riding shoe collection.

  • Suede upper with matte microfiber inserts
  • Padded collar
  • Breathable Air Tech lining
  • Malleolus reinforcement
  • Back counter and toe reinforcement
  • Lace closure with VELCRO® brand upper closure
  • Anatomic and replaceable footbed
  • Wear-resistant sole
  • CE certified

Best Budget Waterproof Boots

Alpinestars Stella Valencia Waterproof Boots

Alpinestars Stella Valencia WP Boots

Fantastic protection, no laces, sleek and simple styling and waterproofing make these a great all-around boot for almost any type of riding on any bike in any weather.

The Alpinestars Stella Valencia Boots are designed for touring, commuting and anything in between. It is slightly taller than high-top shoes, with a flexible panel in the instep for easy articulation and all-day comfort while both riding and walking. The waterproof membrane provides wet weather comfort and performance. An adjustable strap allows for a custom snug fit. There’s a steel shank at the foundation, and toe, heel and ankle bone impact protection. A full grain leather chassis provides exceptional abrasion resistance. The Aplinestars Stella is CE Cat. II certified, which means it provides high levels of safety and protection specific to motorcycling.

    • Developed and designed for a woman’s performance fit, ensuring comfort and specific fit for long or short tour riding
    • Multi-panel, low-cut main chassis with full grain leather and suede inserts for excellent levels of comfort and durability
    • Front and rear accordion zones constructed with microfiber for superior comfort and flexibility, control and support
    • Convenient wide entry system with large VELCRO® brand fastener secured shin flap, backed by a weather proofing gusset offering easy entry and precise fit
    • 100% waterproof membrane lining for proven performance in wet weather conditions
    • Anatomical foam backed dual-density TPU ankle disk protection on medial and lateral side
    • Instep buckle system with VELCRO® brand fastener provides quick, secure and personalized closure
    • Lightweight rubber sole with textured grip for excellent anti-slip performance and stability on and off the bike
    • PU midsole for comfort and integrated steel shank for enhanced sole rigidity
    • High modulus midsole follows shape of foot and incorporates structured metal shank reinforcement
    • Specially designed removable anatomic EVA footbed and Lycra lining on top for comfort and moisture-wicking
    • CE certified to Cat 2 CE Certified to 89/686/ECC EU Directive

Best High-Top Riding Shoes

Dainese Energyca Air Women's Protective Motorcycle High-top Riding Shoes

Dainese Energyca Air Women’s Shoes

This is anything but a traditional-looking motorcycle boot. These shoes prove that you can have the casual look without skimping on protection. Available with lots of airflow or in a waterproof version – your choice! Also available in black.

Dainese’s Energica high-top riding shoe looks casual but protects like a low motorcycle boot. Covering the ankles, toes and heels is a rigid thermoplastic insert to help protect the delicate bones in your feet from impacts. These protective features make the Energica certified to CE Cat II standards. These shoes also feature a no-slip grippy bottom to help keep you stable at a stand-still even in wet or slippery conditions. A narrow toe box makes shifting a breeze so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Finally, laces help to essentially tighten the shoes to your feet, and a strap secures the laces in place so they can’t get stuck or caught on any moving parts. Reflective accents help raise your chances of being seen at night when other road users are nearby.  With all these features in mind, the Dainese Energica is a much better option than riding in sneakers.

    • Cowhide leather upper
    • Closing with laces and strap for added security
    • Mesh liner
    • Perforated upper
    • Reinforced TPU heel structure
    • Rigid inserts on ankles
    • Shoes certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13634 Standard
    • TPR inserts on the toe
    • Gear shifter guard
    • Multi grip outsole
    • Reflective inserts
    • Soft inserts

Mid-range (over $200, under $400)

Best All-Weather Commuting and Touring Boots

TCX Tourer Gore-Tex Women's Boots

TCX Tourer Gore-Tex Women’s Boots

The ultimate commuting and road touring boot for handling all sorts of weather and temperature extremes – plus a 1.25” internal lift for those who struggle to flat-foot on their motorcycle.

The TCX Tourer Gore-Tex Women’s Boots are an all-around champion when it comes to handling the demands of commuting or touring in all types of weather and temperatures. These are waterproof but breathable, and made with a combination of leather and tough abrasion-resistant textile. Their claim to fame is keeping you comfortable in all temperatures, so you can stay focused on the road ahead. They are tall, covering most of the calf, and can be worn over or under your riding pants. These boots are CE certified to motorcycle standards, so they offer enough protection for both street and open road situations. There’s a steel shank in the foundation, and reinforced toe, heel and ankles for increased impact protection. The TCX Tourer Gore-Tex Women’s Boots are built to last and will survive several seasons of commuting or a wicked touring season without flinching.

    • Soft full-grain leather upper combined with abrasion-resistant Cordura fabric
    • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining
    • Malleolus reinforcement
    • PU shifter pad
    • Thermo contoured shin plate with micro-injected logo
    • Reinforced heel and toe counter
    • Zipper and VELCRO® brand fastener closure
    • Anatomic and replaceable footbed
    • Touring sole with specific grip areas
    • Internal 3.2cm (1.25″) heel lift
    • CE certified

Best Classic Cruiser Boots

TCX Smoke WP Women's Boots

TCX Smoke WP Women’s Boots

The ultra-classic badass biker look with real protection, a 1” heel  and waterproofing. Also available in brown or without laces – your choice!

The TCX Smoke WP Women’s boot is the classic biker boot with modern technology. These boots come with a reinforced toe, heel and ankles for better impact protection than a standard fashion boot. Waterproofing further elevates these boots into ready-for-riding status. Finally, the full grain leather chassis lends itself to longevity and better abrasion resistance than thin fashion leather, making these boots a fine choice over the combat or biker-style boots you can find on the shoe rack at the mall.

    • Full grain soft leather upper
    • Waterproof membrane lining
    • Malleolus inserts
    • Reinforced heel
    • Reinforced toe
    • Lace closure
    • Replaceable anatomic insole
    • 1″ heel
    • Rubber lug sole

Best Adventure Boots

Forma ADV Tourer Women's Boots

Forma ADV Tourer Women’s Boots

The ONLY women-specific boots with ADVfeatures on the market, but not a compromise in any way. These puppies have fantastic customer reviews across the board.

Forma is the ONLY manufacturer who has stepped up to create a women’s boot with ADV-specific features. It is important to note that the Forma ADV Tourer for women isn’t an ADV-only boot. The most impressive features include the flexibility in the sole, which allow comfort in everything from street to dirt and the occasional super-adventure into unknown terrain where standing on the pegs becomes the norm over sitting in the saddle. These boots are lightweight, waterproof and breathable to tackle all types of weather and temperatures. Molded thermoplastic protection is included in the ankles and shins – a must-have for ADV riding – and reinforced toe boxes and heels that are essential for all roads wither paved or not. Adjustable straps allow for a custom fit and unbreakable buckles allow for the beating of an ADV ride, while a full grain leather chassis lends itself to better abrasion resistance on paved roads. The Forma ADV Tourer Women’s Boots are a great well-rounded boot for the modern adventurista.

    • Full-grain oiled leather and suede upper
    • Drytex waterproof and breathable liner
    • Lightweight construction
    • Rugged, anti-slip rubber sole
    • Plastic gear pad protection
    • Single Easy-Fit, adjustable straps with VELCRO® brand closure
    • Unbreakable and adjustable GH plastic buckles
    • Special rigid nylon mid-sole
    • Shin and ankle TPU molded plastic protecters
    • TPU ankle protection
    • Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with APS
    • CE Certified

High-end ($400+)

Best Sport / Race Boots

Dainese Torque 3 Out Women's Boots

Dainese Torque 3 Out Women’s Boots

One thing we love the most is when a women’s boot gets the same exact level of protection as the men’s version – especially in an extremely technical piece of track-focused equipment such as these. Also available in black.

The Torque 3 Out Boots are lightweight and extremely technical, making them ready for the track. Dainese has included it’s own D-Axial ankle protection system, which essentially limits the rotation of the ankle and can help prevent unwanted joint injury in the case of a crash. Hard sliders on the ankle, hull, toe and heel help with impact protection. The chassis of the boot is made from Dainese’s D-Stone material, and is highly abrasion resistant. There is also an inner speed-lacing system with a mesh liner to help with a perfect fit and comfort for longer rides. The Torque 3 Out Boots meet the highest level of CE motorcycle-specific footwear protection available.

    • D-Stone main construction
    • Standard D-Axial ankle protection system
    • Replaceable magnesium sliders on the outer toe and heel
    • Internal speed lacing system
    • Nylon outer heel slider
    • Protective nylon inner hull and toe reinforcement
    • Gear shifter guard at toe
    • High grip TPU inserts for improved bike feel
    • Setscrew wrench included
    • Zippered closure at back
    • Double jersey air gap liner
    • Meets CE – Cat. II – EN 13634 boot certification

Best Specialty Boots: Large Calves / Shorter Riders

Daytona Lady Star GTX Waterproof Boots

Daytona Lady Star GTX Boots

Our favorite boots for larger calves with awesome adjustability, waterproofing, tons of protection, and a 2.5 inch heel lift to help even the most vertically-challenged riders put their best foot forward.

You can’t put a price on protection that can prevent a “tip over” and potentially save a lever or mirror, and even instill a bit of confidence. The extra lift the Daytona Lady Star GTX boots offer to those riders who have a shorter inseam on a taller seat height is bar-none.

    • Hydrophobic special full cowhide construction
    • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
    • 2.5cm integrated insole lift and 6cm heel rise
    • Textile lining (80% polyamide/20% polyester)
    • Rear VELCRO® brand closures fastener adjusts for larger calf sizes
    • Two zip fasteners (one on each side) for quick and easy entry
    • Plastic ankle protection both anterior and posterior sides, padded interior with open-cell foam
    • Shinbone padding with latex foam interior
    • Reinforced gear change cushion made from abrasion-resistant PU foam
    • PU foam insole and gel layer to reduce vibration
    • Anatomically formed insole
    • Plastic reinforced inner sole with a hot-dip galvanized steel inlay that allows you to gently roll your feet
    • 3M-Scotchlite heel reflectors
    • Non-slip rubber touring sole

Beyond giving a leg-up to shorter riders, these boots also don’t skimp on protection. A steel shank is included in the foundation, with a non-slip rubber sole to help keep the feet planted when stopped. Shin padding, ankle reinforcements, and toe and heel caps help with impact protection, and a combination of aramid lining in the foot and leather lining in the upper chassis help with abrasion resistance on the open road.  A Gore-Tex lining also makes these boots both waterproof and breathable to tackle all types of weather.

For those with larger calves who have had trouble finding tall boots, the adjustable straps and double zipper on the Daytona Lady Star GTX Boot allows for extra room in the exact area where many women struggle to find the right fit.