£149.99 | www.nevis.uk.com| 01425 478936 | Tested by: John Milbank, Editor Motorcycle Sport & Leisure magazine
I knew these boots looked good when, at a custom bike show, someone a lot cooler – and a lot younger – than me asked me what brand they were.
Made of full grain leather, with a reinforced toe and heel, plus a slim metal plate in the sole (I know this, as it showed up on the airport X-ray), the CE approved boots are fully waterproof, and come with a good-quality rubber sole that doesn’t slip around.
As I write this, I’ve just returned from over 500 miles of one of my wettest rides ever; everything got soaked. Except my feet. I’ve worn these on almost every trip now – from cold British back-roads to scorching Canary Island loops – they’re always comfortable, and are just as good for walking around in (or waiting hours in airports) as they are on the bike. The X-Blends are designed with a vintage style, and as they wear they just look even better. The panels on the top of the toes protect from wear, and there are only a few very light scuffs – the boots continue to look solid, cleaning up great with a bit of leather food.
They’re also available in black, and come in sizes 39-47 – I have slightly wide feet, but these are comfortable even when worn for 12 hours or more. Thoroughly recommended.