Alpinestars SMX-1 R boots £139.99
Shorty boots are growing in popularity and Alpinestars have released a vented version of their sporty shorties, the SMX-1 R. They’re vented to keep your feet cool and have all the protection you can manage when you’re cutting them off at the ankle rather than extending up to the shin. They have boxes to protect the heels and toes and fasten with a Velcro strap across the foot. They come in three colours – black, black/ white or white/black. It’s obvious they won’t offer the standard of protection of a full-length boot, but they’ll be considerably better than wearing normal trainers.