Did You Know That Your Riding Boots Are Not Waterproof?

Thunder, rain sorm, soaked from head to toes. Isn’t leather waterproof? No. Your feet know this. One of the merits of my Blog is that, like you, being in contact with all the industry vendors, I learn quite a few things on topics that never crossing my mind.

I am not going to explain to you the techniques of water proofing a boot, but at least I can show you 2 new official Harley-Davidson models claiming that in wet riding your feet will stay comfortable and dry. Both made of waterproof full grain leather, the Hustin (on the left)  has a full length cushion sock lining, a YKK locking inside zipper, an oil resistant rubber outside, with a shat height of 11” and a heel height of 1.5”. The Felix (on the right) features an Hydro-Guard waterproof membrane, a Vibram rubber outsole, a shaft height  of 6.5” and heel height of 1.75”. Other models available online at Rocky Top Leather

3 Responses to “Did You Know That Your Riding Boots Are Not Waterproof?”

  1. 1 Bigalyts@aol.com Oct 24th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Who Cares, I don’t play in the Snow anymore, Cyrill.

  2. 2 Axel Oct 26th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Who cares?????? Anyone who’s man enough to ride in the rain, I guess.
    I’ve ridden for several hours in steady rain with my Wesco engineer boots on and my feet never got wet, so I would say that any good boot, properly oiled, will keep your feet dry in any rain you’re likely to ride in.

  3. 3 Richard Oct 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Waterproof boots make a huge difference. It means you don’t have to put on some awkward “overboot/bootie”. And it means your comforable. I bought a pair of waterproof Harley boots last year (can’t remember the name). You can stand in 2/3 inches of water all day and your feet will stay dry. One issue however…these boots are slip-ons with a zipper. The connection between the tongue and the portion of the boot that cover your ankle, only extends about halfway to the top of the boot (to allow one to pull on the boot with the zipper, unzipped). Consequently, over time in the saddle, rain finds its way inside the boot. This happens even with rainpants pulled all the way down over the instep. Consequently, I am forced to stop and wear the nylon booties which in themselves have proven to be very effective. The “Houstin” should be ok but the Felix might be a problem.

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