ARMR HARADA R BOOTS
They may be classed as a budget boot, but these Harada R boots from ARMR have been a big surprise as a riding staple over the last year. With TPU shin, ankle, heal, back and gear change protection you really do feel safe, and unlike a lot of the upper-echelons of sports boots they’re a doddle to get on – making them the perfect boot for that quick thrash while being genuinely comfortable to walk around in all day. The quality is high considering the price and the YKK zips are surprisingly robust. They will easily fit underneath a regular set of riding jeans or over the top of leathers, which is sometimes a pain in the arse on some boots. They only come in black which isn’t ideal if you like to be as stupidly colourful as I do, but if you’re a fan of stealth they’re a solid boot for a solid price.