When it comes to motorcycle boots for kids, most of what dominates the market are off-road or motocross versions.
It’s hardly surprising, as the best way to get them going on two wheels and give them all the key experiences of a motorbike from a young age, is to get them into some form of off-road riding.
Not only will they enjoy the experience but, when it comes to them riding on the road later down the line, they’ll be able to handle their bike better than most adults on the road.
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Having said that, they will also need protection should they choose to ride pillion with you so they aren’t all full-on off-road extreme boots, as these might get a bit much for a mellow Sunday blast with mum or dad.
We’ve compiled our choice of kid’s motorcycle boots to get your son or daughter started, whether they are in control or a passenger with you.
Wulfsport MX/Enduro Boots
Not only can your child wear these boots for their motocross adventures, but they're also suitable for touring and racing. This is particularly useful as there isn't much choice out there for day-to-day kid's motorbike boots.
Full ankle protection
Adjustable and replaceable straps
Shin and rear protection
Metal toe cap
Available in kid’s UK size 1 – 12.5
Alpinestars Tech 3S
Alpinestars rules the kids' motorcycle boots space and have a wide selection from its Tech line on offer. We love the colour options, the reputation of good protection, plus you can purchase the adult versions of the kid's ones to match. The Tech 3S are the entry-level youth boot and they're also CE certified for use on the road.
Upper construction made from microfibre material that is flexible and abrasion resistant
Triple buckle closure system
CE certified to EN 13634:2010
Constructed of Technomicro microfiber and suede, the Sidi Flame offers high durability. Similar to the adult Sidi Crossfire boots, the Flame features a replaceable micro-adjustable cam-lock buckle system with memory retention straps. Much like the Alpinestars boots, this is a kid's motorcycle boot with adult standards.
Anti-skid rubber sole
Nylon insole with removable arch support
Fixed shin plate
Shift panel covered in protective plastic
Cambrelle and Air Teflon mesh-lined
TCX Comp Kids'
The TCX offering is packed with features and great designs. Lined with Air Tech to keep the boot breathable, these Comp kid's boots also have reinforced shin plates. They're water-resistant and come in black or white colour options.
Upper made from leather
Three polyurethane buckles
Available in kid’s UK size 11 – 6.5
Air Tech lined for breathability
Fly Racing Maverick
One of the simpler kids' motorcycle boots on our list but a decent boot nonetheless, especially if your little one really is just starting out, is the Fly Racing Maverick MX boots. They give 3D-moulded protection and have a reinforced steel toe box, which prevents the sole from slipping forwards.
3D cast protection
Easy-to-use buckle system
Reinforced toe, ankle and heel
Available from kid’s UK size 12 – 6
Fox Comp Youth
This is one comfortable-looking kids' motorcycle boot. Based on the Fox Instinct boots, it has an internal lace system for a more custom fit. With plenty of protection, the Fox Comp Youth MX boots have TPU shin plates, a toe cap and calf guard.
Instinct-style lower buckle, in addition to the internal lace system
Durable rubber burn and medial guard for good grip, allowing feel for the bike
Durable high-density rubber outer sole with internal steel shank
Alpinestars Tech 7S
The Tech 7S from Alpinestars is designed for junior riders. These boots have a contoured shin plate injected with TPU for impact and abrasion resistance. They have a medial-facing side, incorporating TPU panels for added grip and contact with the bike. Adding to the comfort, there's soft polyfoam reinforcement on the ankles and collar, which also helps with shock absorption.
Contoured shin plates
Instep and Achilles accordion flex zones
Extended microfiber gaiter to seal out excess water and dirt
CE-certified to EN 13634: 2010
Available in kids' UK size 1 – 7
With a full-grain leather outer construction, these Duchinni boots are a good all-round kids' road boot. They're waterproof, breathable and have reinforcement on the shin, toe and heel cup, with a double-layered leather on the gear shifter pad. So your child can use them for riding or as a pillion.
Waterproof and breathable internal liner
Oil-resistant non-slip sole
Flex panels on the shins and ankles
Available in kid’s UK size 1 – 4
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