The city slickers

The retro bike move­ment has led to a sim­i­lar wave in the world of rid­ing boots An­kles De­cent bike boots have hard cups around the an­kle to sup­port the area if a bike top­ples over and your leg is un­der­neath it. Many boots here also have hard or cush­ioned

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REV’IT Royale £169.99

Smart mid-top boots made from a com­bi­na­tion of leather and abra­sion-re­sis­tant tex­tile, with plas­tic re­in­force­ment around the toes and heels, sturdy soles and a suede gearchange pad to pro­tect the wa­ter-re­pel­lent up­per. They lace up and have a Vel­cro band around the top to se­cure the tied ends in place. There’s a tab at the back of the up­per that’s cov­ered in a light-re­flec­tive ma­te­rial. There’s an al­ter­na­tive, wa­ter­proof ver­sion (Royale H2O) for £199.99. 5-11.5 Black or brown

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Alpines­tars Ray­burn Shoes £169.99

Low-top boots with full-grain, vin­tage ef­fect leather up­pers and 14-eye­let lace-up fas­ten­ings. The white soles are sturdy and there’s pro­tec­tion for each side of the an­kle bones as part of the CE safety ap­proval these boots have. There’s no gearchange pro­tec­tor and they’re not wa­ter­proof, but they will ap­peal to riders who want the min­i­mal look and still want to re­tain a level of proper pro­tec­tion. Brown 5-13

www.alpines­tars.com

Dainese An­fibio Café Boots £164.99

There’s a qual­ity feel to these boots with a vin­tage leather up­per and a walk­ing-type sole. The 16-eye­let lace-ups are neatly made with pro­tec­tion around the toes, heels and an­kles and sub­tle leather gearchange pro­tec­tors on each boot. Dark or light brown

4.5-11.5 www.dainese.com

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