Scorpion Leather Jackets – Serious Riders Only

Helmet City is pleased to announce its latest additions in apparel from Scorpion! We now have even more to offer both our male and female riders in leather jackets. (Sorry, you’re on your own in the love department).

Ladies, say hello to the Scorpion Women’s Vixen Leather Jacket.This jacket offers the perfect fit, form and flexibility for female riders with various stretch panels, adjustable waist belts and multiple perforation points for maximum ventilation. The Vixen is available in three different colors: white, black and pink.

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For gentlemen, we have the Scorpion Men’s Clutch Leather Jacket. Similar to the Vixen, the Clutch is superior in comfort and fit. It also offers Powertector GP AIR HUMP for even more airflow, additional padded panels, internal pocket storage and external hard warmer pockets. The Clutch comes in three flavors: black/neon, black/white and white/red.

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Made from top-grain leather, the Vixen and Clutch are meant for serious riders with only the best in mind. For riders seeking the thrill of the road while maintaining safety and comfort, be sure to check out the Vixen or Clutch!

 

To Pink or Not to Pink: An Unmanifesto

When I lived in So. California I would, upon a warm Sunday morning, see a bunch of folks gathered in the parking lot of a large local motorcycle dealership queuing to go off on a ride together. I think community is a grand idea. More community – less strife. I sadly have, somewhere deep inside my rusting lizard brain, a sort of judgmental anti-fashion fashion mechanism. I am learning to overcome it — really I am. Many of my favorite quotes in life come from either Yogi Berra, Dororthy Parker or Fran Lebowitz. One Lebowitz quote is especially trenchant for this post. She said: “Your right to wear a powder blue polyester leisure suit ends where it meets my eyes.” [Maybe she said mint green – I can't recall.]

At this dealership there were a couple of couples in matching fringed leather jackets. Oh, I have no problem with that — really. I am generally not too enamored of the idea of couples dressing alike but I certainly have more valuable things upon which to focus my attention – do I not? Oh please, do I not? I couldn’t help but notice that my stomach was acting up when I saw not one but two women who were wearing fringed leather jackets only differentiated by the intensity of their pastel color schemes — one in pink and the other in a disturbingly intriguing robin’s egg blue.  Thankfully they were not together like some mannered Rock Store Hummel figurine bookends from out of the mind of a Jeff Koons. I digress.

Beige is the hardest working color in the universe. Beige not black, it was discovered a few years ago, is the predominant color of the universe. Orange/yellow is the color of our solar system as El Sol works tirelessly to illuminate and warm us. On our little orb and amongst human kind it is pink that never sleeps. Yup, pink. Pink is singularly declarative. Pink stands resolutely at the bar, eyes darting back and forth across the crowd to see who’s watching. Pink is endlessly judgmental in its need to control the impression. Pink works across class and income to monitor and maintain the borderland of gender. Pink.

The reason for this post is to expiate my soul on the one hand and on the other to reinforce the notion that women have the right to wear whatever they danged-heck-want-to when they ride. As long as that gear is designed with some sort of rated armor and out of a material that will not shred in the off chance that you do an aerial pas de deux with your fringed partner then I don’t really care.

Here’s the thing though: women will, many women will…some women will… sacrifice any modicum of common sense for the sake of annunciating and articulating their femininity. Don’t get me started about shoes and the cult of the shoe — that phenomenon goes well beyond your garden variety commodity fetishism. The need to assert one’s womanliness by compulsively wearing pink is a syndrome of a larger social malady and while I would like to lean forward into rant mode over my keyboard I will not or at least not too much. Should you have the time and the interest though I highly recommend a book by Barbara Ehrenreich called “Bright-sided” for among other things its insight into the way pink is used as a marketing tool in women’s health care.

Motorcycle riding has largely been a testosterone basted male bastion and there are too many women who feel the compulsive to need to state “Sure, I ride but I’m really a girl.” Motorcycle gear designers have come up with satchels full of pretty gear designed to calm that neuroses. Again, I say, if you like the pink then go ahead and wear it – do not let my personal aversion to the color and its implied cuteness dissuade you, you’re stronger than that. Go for the pink, you’re worth it. The point I want to make is that your gear should fit you properly and be designed for riding no matter what side of the gender corral from whence you have roped it in.

A friend of mine doesn’t like women’s riding jackets because the cut of the jacket gives her what she so eloquently describes as the uni-boob. I am not as well endowed as she but I am not too fond of the uni-boob look myself. I have preternaturally long arms and women’s riding gear never fits me right. I buy the men’s version of the jacket in a size smaller and I invariably have a better fit. There is also a wider selection in the men’s gear line. If you are riding up the PCH with a group at 60 miles an hour how important is it really that you show off your svelte hour glass figure? Maybe it is and in such case I want to make it absolutely clear that we are chockablock with jackets and pants and helmets that will fulfill your desires.  Please just make sure that no matter what you choose to cover your body when you ride that you opt for gear that is designed for use as motorcycle kit and that it has the proper safety armor.

This goes for you under clad scooter vixens too. You know who you are. Just because your wheels are smaller and you are closer to the ground doesn’t mean you do not need the protection from a get-off. I don’t care if your scooter is pink too. Please gear up.

Coming up in the very near future I will doing a shootout post between the hi-viz Firstgear  (men’s) Kilimanjaro jacket and the  hi-viz Scorpion (men’s) Commander 2 jacket. I have no idea which one will win but I like them both: they will both be subjected to the tyrannically rigorous dictates that are the hallmark of the Applethwaite family way but I have to say right off the top that, without laying my hands on them, the Scorpion jacket has the fashion points all over the Firstgear. Does that matter to me? Tune in.

A final Fran Lebowitz quote before I go.

“The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive.” On that note I think it best that I take my leave now.

Gerde Applethwaite

Fieldsheer Gear and Apparel

Fieldsheer gear and apparel now avaiable at Helmet City. We are now happy to introduce their entire line of Apparel including Jackets, Pants, Gloves, Vests, Raingear and Women’s Apparel. Fieldsheer apparel is available in Leather, Textile and Water Proof/Resitant material. With their wide selection of apparel we’re sure you’ll find something the fits your style and provides protection during all your riding adventures.

Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket - Black/Silver/Black

Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket - Black/Silver/Black

The Fieldsheer Razor 2.0 Jacket is available in Black, Red and Blue. The Razor 2.0 jacket displays Fieldsheers trademark logo and includes the following features:

  • Premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather
  • YKK front zipper closure
  • CE approved armor in shoulders and elbows with an SP Memory
  • Foam back protector
  • Rear armor pocket accommodates optional CE back armor
  • Zippered cuff closures
  • Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility
  • Ram Air front shoulder intake and back vents for optimum airflow
  • Stretch Cordura in underarm,sleeves, sides and back provide additional comfort
  • Elasticized leather stretch panels along sides for added mobility
  • Snap adjustable sleeve volume control
  • Zip-out full sleeve quilted liner with 100g polyfill insulation
  • Mandarin collar with neoprene padding
  • Two hand warmer pockets, one zippered map pocket, two waterproof cargo lining pockets
  • plus phone and cargo pockets on quilted liner
  • Adjustable waist belts
  • 8″ and 360 degree zipper connections

Check out our great selection of Fieldsheer jackets available in Men’s and Women’s styles. Fieldsheer also has an extensive line of matching apparel - get the entire look in one stop!

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants - Flat Black

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants - Flat Black

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants are available in Perforated and Non-perforated materials. Fieldsheer pants are the perfect match to any Fieldsheer jacket.

Fieldsheer Sport 2.0 Pants include the following features:

  • Premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather.
  • Available in perforated or Non-perforated styles.
  • CE approved armor in knees with SP Memory Foam hip pads.
  • Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility.
  • 1000D Carboflex stretch panels behind knees and calves.
  • Elasticized leather stretch panels at knees and back waist for added mobility.
  • Hypo-allergenic mesh lining.
  • Zippered hand pockets.
  • 8″ and 360 zipper connections.

Check out the Fieldsheer Pants section or go straight to the whole selection of Fieldsheer apparel.

Fieldsheer also makes a great selection of Women’s apparel.

Women's Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket - Black/Pink/White

Women's Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket

The Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket is custom made for women available in Black, Pink and Silver. The Fieldsheer Breeze 3.0 Jacket includes the following features:

  • Ultra-Breathable Polytitanium Mesh Outer Shell
  • Removable Comfort Armor Equipped In The Shoulders, Elbows And Comfort Pad In Back
  • Anatomically Fitted For The Riding Position
  • 600 Denier Carbolex And SP Memory Foam In High Impact Areas For Addition Protection
  • Unique 3-Step Adjustable Upper And Lower Sleeve Volume Control To Secure Armor In Place
  • Reflective Phoslite For High Visibility
  • Velcro Adjustable Waist Strap
  • Gusseted Adjustable Velcro Wrist Cuff
  • Pockets Included: 2 Zipped Front Hand Warmer, 1 Inside Velcro, 1 Cell phone
  • 8″ Zipper For Connection To FS Pants Plus Universal Belt Snap
  • Rain Blocker Water Resistant Zip Out Liner Included

Fieldsheer has a wide selection of apparel to fit every motorcyclists needs. Check out Fieldsheer Pants, Jackets, Women’s Apparel, Gloves, Raingear and Vests now available at Helmet City!

Brand New Icon Helmets and Apparel!

Icon is quickly becoming on of our best selling brands. Icon has a special style about their helmets that you won’t find anywhere else – that’s why we love them and it’s no wonder our customers love them as well. Icon also has a great selection of apparel made to compliment whatever helmet you choose. Not only is Icon’s style completely individualistic, but they have a great prices on all their motorcycle helmets and Apparel!

Icon’s newest helmet onto the scene: The Alliance SSR line of Represent helmets.

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Icon Alliance SSR Helmet - Represent Icon

Whether you’re from the Big Apple, the Dirty South or you just plain want to represent your love for Icon they have the helmet just for you!

The Alliance SSR Represent Helmets include the following features:

The Alliance SSR Represent is a serious bit of kit. Firstly, it features a snarling possessed crop eared mauler of a canine. Not many people are stepping up to the dog plate given the current social climate. But if Icon is gonna come, than we’re gonna come correct. If the graphics weren’t enough, the supervents on the Represent can be adorned with an optional adhesive backed metal stud kit. On the chain or off, a spiked up collar goes a long way projecting that certain image. Finally, and perhaps our greatest genius, is the choice of seven unique chinbar graphics (NorCal, SoCal, Detroit, Philly, New York, Dirty South, or Icon) to rep your favorite hood. Truly a lid thats down for the set. And to all the haters and nay-sayers – Icon does not support or condone any type of dog fighting. Never have, never will. Don’t get it twisted.

  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) & SG (Japan) safety and testing standards
  • Polycarbonate shell
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Imported

So don’t be afraid to show off your pride and represent! Check out Helmet City for more great Icon Alliance SSR solid and graphic helmets!

Another brand new graphic from Icon is the Claymore Chrome graphic available in several great colors including: Black, Green, Blue, Pink, Orange, and Red.

Icon Airframe Helmet - Claymore Green Chrome

Icon Airframe Helmet - Claymore Green Chrome

The Icon Airframe Graphics include a wide selection of vibrant colors and styles. The Icon Airframe Claymore Chrome includes the following features:

The electroplating process leaves behind an energy that never truly dissipates. An energy best described as a soulless mercurial void. Both engaging and rebuking the envious stares of caged drivers, the Claymore Chrome glides through the jagged chasms of modern urbania. It passes no judgement, resigned to merely observe and note. It is the mirrored enabler – acknowledge and move on.

  • All world standard, meets or exceeds the following: DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(EUROPE), SAI AS1698(AUSTRALIA) & SG(JAPAN), safety and testing standards
  • Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell
  • Wind tunnel tested and refined
  • Imported

Already a satisfied Icon customer but looking for that extra touch to really represent your commitment to their brand? Check out their great line of apparel including Jackets, Boots, Pants, Gloves, Vests and Raingear! All of Icon’s apparel is custom made with their helmets in mind – so make sure your complete your look with Icon’s vast line of apparel. Why only show love to your head? Make sure you have the ultimate protection when riding your bike!

Motorhead Leather Jacket - Green/Black

Icon Motorhead Leather Jacket - Green/Black

The Icon Motorhead Leather jacket is a great compliment to any Airframe Claymore helmet. Check out our selection of Icon jackets for other great colors and options – styles also available for Women.

The Motorhead Leather Jacket includes the following features:

Classic styling with technical details make the Motorhead jacket a versatile performer. Exclusive Icon “straight-cut” fit with broad shoulders, generous body, and ample sleeve length, make the Motorhead comfortable in any riding position. Constructed of premium quality 1.2-1.4mm cowhide leather with a fully insulated, removable liner, this jacket quickly adjusts to any riding conditions. Internal CE armor and six adjustable vents complete the package.

  • Durable 1.2mm-1.4mm leather chassis
  • No restriction collarless neck
  • Removable CE field armor impact protector elbow
  • Removable CE field armor impact protector shoulder
  • Zippered shoulder intakes offer ultimate climate control
  • Dual purpose chest pocket/vents offer storage and/or cooling
  • Insulated removable liner to adjust for riding conditions
  • Waist expansion vents allow you to adjust jacket to your size
  • Drop tail pattern keeps jacket from riding up while on your bike
  • Micro-perforated leather arms provide cooling
  • Imported

Icon also has a great selection of pants for both Men and Women.

Icon Arc Textile Pants - Stealth

Icon Arc Textile Pants - Stealth

The Icon Arc Textile pants include the following features:

Designed to be functional and versatile, the ARC textile pant can be worn as an overpant or worn alone. It’s fully loaded with adjustable and removable CE approved knee armor, as well as reinforced Aramid and cordura panels. The chassis material is durable nylon and built on Icon’s Loose Fit pattern, giving you plenty of room to comfortably layer up underneath.

  • Durable nylon chassis w/loose fit pattern
  • Aramid reinforced hip panels
  • Heavyweight cordura knee panels
  • Strategically placed stretch panels
  • Removable/adjustable CE knee impact protectors
  • These pants are sized to fit as overpants. If you wear a size 34 pant-buy a size 34 ARC Mesh Overpant if you intend to wear them over your jeans. If you plan on running commando-buy a size 32.
  • Imported

Check out our great selection of Icon Helmets and Apparel - Jackets, Boots, Pants, Gloves, Vests and Raingear. And don’t forget when you wear your Icon gear to REPRESENT!

Alpinestars Apparel now available at Helmet City!

Helmet City is glad to welcome the extensive line of Alpinestars gear and apparel to the team. Alpinestars products now available in Street, Dirt Bike, Cruiser and Scooter gear. Whatever type of riding you do, you’ll be sure to find a product you’ll love from Alpinestars.

Alpinestars Street selection now includes: Men’s Street Jackets, Women’s Street Jackets, Men’s Street Boots, Women’s Street Boots, Men’s Street Pants, Women’s Street Pants, Riding Suits, Protective Gear and Gloves.

Alpinestars MX-1 Black Leather Jacket

Alpinestars MX-1 Black Leather Jacket

The Alpinestars MX-1 Jacket is available in Black, Blue and Red. The Alpinestars MX-1 Leather Jacket includes the following features:

Alpinestars’ MX-1 jacket redefines the modern leather sport riding jacket with progressive styling and new ideas in protection technology.

  • 1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance.
  • Multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance.
  • Alpinstars exclusive, patented, external high-modulus thermoplastic protection on the shoulders.
  • Removable CE certified GP Protectors with injection-molded shell and dual density foam padding.
  • Ergonomically placed stretch Kevlar panels for optimal flexibility.
  • MotoGP profile, ventilated, back hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance.
  • Soft neoprene, comfort cuff and collar construction.
  • Chest pad compartments with PE protection (Alpinestars Bionic chest guards available as accessory upgrade).
  • Removable thermal vest liner.
  • YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers.
  • Perforated leather panels for increased cooling.
  • 3 internal and 2 external pockets.
  • Connection zippers allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants.
  • Velcro waist adjusters.
  • Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory).
  • Micro injected logos.

Alpinestars also features several other great Street jackets available for both Men and Women.

Alpinestars Dirt Bike selection now includes: Protective Gear, Men’s Boots and Women’s Boots! More great Dirt Bike apparel to come!

Alpinestars Tech 3 Black Boot

Alpinestars Tech 3 Black Boot

Alpinestars Tech 3 Boots are available in Black, Black/Red, and Grey. The Tech 3 boots include the following features:

Technical, high-performance motocross / off-road boot for entry-level racers. Brand new design for impressive performance, comfort and safety at an astonishing price.

  • Contoured shin plate protector is injected with high-modulus PU for a high level of impact and abrasion resistance.
  • Reinforced leather plate runs along rear of the boot.
  • Extended inside and outside plate guards the side and toe-box area of the boot.
  • Calf plate designed for maximum grip, support and side contact.
  • Patented “ankle-brace” system with shock absorbing ankle padding.
  • Internal plastic reinforcement on the inner side of the boot is covered by thick stamped suede for increased grip and heat resistance.
  • Instep flex-zone stitched for maximum support.
  • Action leather upper.
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive high grip rubber double density compound outsole with a contoured tempered steel shank over injected inside the assembly insole.
  • Four buckles with memory featuring a quick release/locking system.
  • High impact resistant buckles made from injected techno-polymer.
  • Top of the boot is sealed with a Velcro strap connected to elastic stretch PVC.
  • Poly-fabric lining coupled with multi-density EVA.
  • Removable anatomic foot bed.
  • Extended gaiter helps prevent water entry.

Alpinestars Cruiser selection now includes: Men’s Cruiser Jackets, Women’s Cruiser Jackets, Men’s Cruiser Pants, Women’s Cruiser Pants, Men’s Cruiser Boots, Women’s Cruiser Boots.

Alpinestars Stella TX-1 Red Leather Jacket

Alpinestars Stella TX-1 Red Leather Jacket

The Alpinestars Stella TX-1 Leather Jacket is available in Black, Red and Blue. The Stella TX-1 include the following features:

Clean styling, quality protection and a comfortable fit make Alpinestars’ Stella TX-1 a great leather jacket for Sport riding women.

  • 1.2-1.4mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance.
  • Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance.
  • Removable CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors.
  • Women specific fit.
  • Ergonomically placed Schoeller stretch Kevlar? panels and leather flex zones for optimal comfort and fit.
  • Pre-Curved sleeves for riding comfort.
  • YKK Semi Auto Lock zippered wrist closures.
  • Removable thermal vest.
  • Adjustable waist.
  • Connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather pants.
  • Back protector compartment with a foam back pad (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory).

Alpinestars Scooter selection now includes: Men’s Scooter Jackets and Women’s Scooter Jackets.

Alpinestars Stella Sniper Air-Flo Black Camo Jacket

Alpinestars Stella Sniper Air-Flo Black Camo Jacket

The Alpinestars Stella Sniper Air-Flo Jacket is available in Black Camo and White Camo. The Stella Sniper Air-Flo Jacket includes the following features:

Specifically tailored for women riders, this military styled, urban/sport riding jacket is designed for summer and warm weather riding. Featuring Alpinestars Air-Flo mesh for ventilation, light weight and the distinctive Astar camo design, the Sniper Air-Flo is modern, stylish and ultra-practical.

  • Women specific, military styled, urban/sport riding jacket, ultra lightweight with Astar camo design.
  • 600Denier Polyester with non water absorbing and abrasion resistant mesh panels for maximum ventilation.
  • Raglan cut shoulder construction.
  • Aggressively styled printed logos and sublimated graphics.
  • Chest pad compartments with PE protection (Alpinestars Bionic chest guards available as accessory upgrade).
  • Velcro and textile waist adjustment.
  • Arm adjustment snap tabs for customizing fit.
  • Removable CE certified soft protectors in elbows and shoulders.
  • Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back protector available as accessory).
  • Built-in, lightweight, mesh lining.
  • Ergonomically shaped collar construction.
  • 2 large external waist pockets with YKK zip closure.
  • Internal soft, neoprene collar and cuff facings for added comfort.

Helmet City has seen great exceptance of the Alpinestars line of apparel. Come to Helmet City and see why Alpinestars is so well recieved and why it’s what everyone seems to be wearing lately.

Women’s Gear

Looking for the perfect gear just for you? Just because you’re a motorcycle rider doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your feminine side. Helmet City has created a section just for women. Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Jackets and more! No more ordering X-small jackets in Men sizes — Helmet City has jackets, helmets, boots, and gloves made just for you!

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

The Shoei RF-1000 Flutter motorcycle helmet is on the of the featured RF-1000 graphics designed specifically for women. The Flutter is also available in pink and brown. Interested in learning more about the Shoei RF-1000 helmets, read our blog below. Check out some of the other great motorcycle helmet designed just for women in Helmet City’s women’s apparel section.

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

The Firstgear Vixen motorcycle jacket is the female version of the Hammer. Made for ladies with a need for speed, the Vixen’s combination of premium-grade leather, perforated air vents in the front and exhaust vents in the rear and a perforated back pad for added airflow is perfect for women riding in the fast lane.

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master’s HDX Motorcycle Gloves are available in Black, Light Blue, Pink, Silver and White. Tour Master’s HDX motorcycle gloves feature:

  • Molded, Pittards Digital Goatskin Leather knuckles provide increased protection.
  • Spandex 2-way stretch material in the thumb, fingers and top of hand.
  • Spandex thumb features a Pittards Digital Goatskin panel to minimize wear from grip flanges.
  • Goatskin leather palm with ergonomically designed palm patch is configured to increase grip comfort.
  • Airprene knuckle and wrist panels provide flexibility and increased comfort.
  • Stretch Cordura finger side panels increase finger dexterity.
  • Goatskin leather pull tab allows the glove to be easily placed onto the hand.
  • TPR molded finger panels provide additional protection.
  • TPR molded wrist cuff closure features a reliable, Velcro brand hook and loop closure.
Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

The Scorpion Haley Motorcycle Pants designed specifically for women are also available in white and include the following features:

  • Designed and manufactured to literally save your butt.
  • Heavy duty perforated drum-dyed leather to provide maximum cooling in hot weather.
  • Outer thigh adjuster and bootstraps provide a snug, aerodynamic fit.
  • Double leather in high impact areas for extra protection.
  • These fashion-forward low-rise pants will never be mistaken for men’s pants.
Oxtar TCX Women's Sunray Boots

Oxtar TCX Women's Boots

Oxtar TCX Women’s Motorcycle Boots are available in women’s sizes 4.5-9 with these features:

  • The female foot is very different in shape to the male foot, especially around the instep, heel and metatarsal zones. For a woman, simply picking any boot in a small size is not enough. The model must be properly designed around a last that reproduces the female anatomy. The women’s fitting concept is rounded off by a fashion sole combining attractive looks with technical attributes and comfort.
  • The uppers of the TCX Touring range are made using full grain leather. This is the most valuable part of the leather, which is specially treated and rendered waterproof. The result is an upper in a natural material that gives exceptional performance in terms of protection from atmospheric agents, breathability and fit.
  • The protective parts of the boots have been designed and positioned to shield the most delicate points of the foot and shin-bone. Different materials are used and selected especially according to the type of protection required: preformed rigid shell plus shock-absorbent material for the ankle protector, anti wear rubber for the brake lever guard, semi rigid plastic for the shin plate.