Thursday, January 13

Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots Review

When we first got a look at the brand new Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots, we immediately knew that they were going to quickly climb the ranks of our favorite riding shoes. Teknic pulled out all the stops for the Chicanes, loading them with features and protective elements that are completely unheard of at this price point. Designed for aggressive street and sport riding, the Teknic Chicane Street Boots are certainly going to be in standout in their realm for 2011.

Check out our Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots Review:

The Chicanes are a synthetic leather and microfiber upper construction. Synthetic leather is actually more expensive than traditional cowhide, due to the fact that it is completely flawless when manufactured. It provides a great deal of abrasion resistance and protection. Inside, the boots are lined with a moisture-wicking polyamide interior that allows the foot to breathe and moisture to evaporate away. Between the liner and the upper is the Powerskin waterproof breathable membrane, keeping all precipitation out, but letting hot air escape from the skin. The anatomical footbed is also completely removable while strategic perforation in the exterior flows air into the boots on hot days.

On to the protective elements of this boot. There is a replaceable aluminum/nylon toe slider, injected PU ankle protectors medially and laterally, an injected anti-crush heel cup that covers an enormous part of the heel providing a ton of protection, and a double injected rubber sole with an anti-crush shank. The sole is also extremely durable, high-grip and anti-slip. At the inner side of each boot is a suede grip panel for interfacing with the bike, and at the top of the toe box is an injected shifter panel. The quick-lacing closure system is protected by a velcro panel that also acts as a tightness adjuster. Available in black and white, we think the new Teknic Chicane Waterproof Street Boots will be a home run in 2011.

To see similar gear, check out our Waterproof Motorcycle Boots and Motorcycle Riding Shoes sections.


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