Yes, a sturdy pair of motorcycle boots always make for excellent protective footwear when riding. Problem is, you prefer to spend most of the day in comfortable shoes and boots just don’t rate too highly on the comfort scale. The Iron and Resin x Ridgemont Outback Riding Shoes just might offer the perfect compromise.
Combining elements from boots and sneakers, the shoes pair protective details with comfort-focused qualities. That way, it will keep your feet protected while mounted atop your two-wheeled steed, all while providing the necessary support once you’re on your feet.
The Iron and Resin x Ridgemont Outback Riding Shoes has an upper cut in 2.5mm-thick full-grain Horween leather, with a sneaker-like fit that the outfit describes as athletic. To protect your feet, it comes with shifter protection on the toe cap, an ankle bone shield on the collar, a thermal plastic heel counter, and a composite lasting board midsole from the heel to the midfoot. Will it provide the same protection as a motorcycle boot? Hell, no. If you find yourself opting for regular shoes when riding motorcycles, though, this should make for a whole lot better alternative.
Features include a soft oiled suede collar, a flexible front, and a lining that’s both waterproof and breathable. It comes in a styling reminiscent of 70s-era skate shoes.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Iron and Resin x Ridgemont Outback Riding Shoes. You can reserve one for pledges starting at $165.