A good set of motorcycle boots are one of the most essential pieces of dirt bike riding gear that should always be included in any rider’s gear bag. In this post, we look at some of the best women’s dirt bike boots available for 2022.
Women’s off-road and motocross gear has come a long way over recent years. Many manufacturers offer dedicated women’s riding gear and accessories to better suit the physical differences between men and women.
While a lot of the major manufacturers produce women’s specific boots, which are usually shaped a little differently to suit women’s smaller and narrower feet, many women can find a comfortable fit in men’s boots. If you can it widens your choice considerably.
Women’s boots are usually a little shorter and sometimes have 3 buckles rather than 4, which isn’t a big deal, they’re quicker to get on and off.
As I’m a guy and not a girl, I’ve had to rely heavily on reviews from women when selecting women’s dirt bike boots for this post.
I gained some understanding of how hard it can be for women to find the right gear while researching for an earlier post: Best Women’s Dirt Bike Riding Gear
Hopefully, this post will help you in your selection of the right boots for you.
Here’s a quick summary of 5 of the Best Women’s Dirt Bike Boots being reviewed here:
- Alpinestars Women’s Stella Tech 3 Boots – Top Pick
- O’Neal Women’s Rider Boots – Best Budget Boots
- Fox Racing Women’s Comp 5 Boots
- Fox Racing Women’s Comp Boots
- Fly Racing Maverik Boots
How To Choose Women’s Dirt Bike Boots
Top 3 Things to Consider:
1. Safety Features:
Obviously, foot and lower leg protection is the number one reason to wear dirt bike boots. Your legs from the knee down are especially prone to injury, whether it’s on or off-road riding.
You don’t even have to come off the bike to injure your lower limbs.
Good boots protect your feet and ankles from impacts with the ground and other terrain like rocks and logs if you’re trail or enduro riding. They also offer protection from your hot engine, exhaust, and footpegs.
To learn more about protecting yourself on a dirt bike: Dirt bike Safety Tips – How To Avoid the Dangers
Look for boots with ample TPU protection to the shin, ankle, and toe box.
A heat-resistant panel to the inner (medial) side of the boot is also an essential feature. It also doubles as a panel to aid grip and control of your bike.
A good outer sole is essential. Developments in recent years have now given you a choice between two sole types. The old-school stitched-on type sole, or the bonded sole, which tends to be a bit lighter.
It’s a matter of personal choice as to which is better. Personally, I prefer the stitched-on type sole.
2. Boot Comfort:
Choosing boots that fit correctly and are comfortable is vital. If you don’t have comfortable riding gear you will find yourself not wanting to wear it. It can’t protect you if it’s sitting in your gear bag.
Comfortable boots not only make your riding enjoyable but can help make you a better rider.
An important part of boot comfort is flex at the ankle. It allows you to have a good feel of your gear shifter and brake lever to control your bike.
Boots that are too stiff can make it difficult to feel the click of your shifter’s movement. A boot that has adequate ankle flex is essential.
An articulated ankle feature that is built into the boot is a bonus.
3. Your Budget:
As with anything you buy, you have to first decide how much of your hard-earned cash you want to spend on boots. After your helmet, your boots are the next most important piece of gear.
Obviously the more you spend on boots the more protection you get. As with helmets, the technology developments in recent years have meant that some of the features once found in top-end boots are finding their way into the mid and entry-level boots.
All of these boots below, in my opinion, give good value for money.
Other Features to look for in Dirt Bike Boots:
- Plenty of interior padding, especially around the ankle area
- Quick-release buckles – preferably replaceable and are easy to use when caked with mud
- Durable rubber outer soles for grip on your pegs and ground when off the bike
- A good gaitor around the top of the boot to keep out dirt and water
For more on choosing the right boots for you: Dirt Bike Boots Buying Guide
1. Alpinestars Women’s Stella Tech 3 Boots
The Alpinestars Stellar is one of the few motocross boots on the market that is actually designed specifically for women, not just recolored men’s boots.
The Tech 3 is the entry-level boot from Alpinestars. The women’s Stella Tech 3 has had a recent upgrade and now incorporates a lot of the technology of the men’s Tech 7 and Tech 10, which are a lot more expensive pro-level boots.
They now feature the new arrow type buckle system which is a lot easier to use, especially with gloves on. The lowest and upper buckle on the boot have been placed in the alternate direction so that they don’t get caught on rocks or terrain while you’re riding.
The toe box is reinforced with TPU and the reinforcing extends all the way around the foot and also protects the buckles.
The inner (medial) side of the boot also incorporates TPU panels which help you grip your bike and also act as a heat shield against the engine and exhaust.
Accordion flex zones on rear Achilles areas of the boot help with flex when walking and operating the brake and gear levers. The flexion is also helped by the ankle pivot system on the medial and lateral sides of the ankle.
The microfibre gaiter around the top of the boot helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry, although the boots, like all motocross boots, are not waterproof.
The Stella Tech 3 makes an excellent entry-level boot if you are starting out riding dirt bikes, with a lot of features you normally see in much higher-priced boots.
There is also a youth version: Alpinestars Youth Tech 3S
- Specially designed calf for an optimized women’s fit
- PU-reinforced microfiber upper for flexibility, abrasion resistance, water-resistance, and weight-saving
- Contoured shin plate is injected with high modulus TPU for high levels of impact and abrasion resistance
- The medial boot side incorporates TPU panel with specially designed sculpturing for maximum grip contact with your bike and improved heat and abrasion resistance.
- Instep and Achilles accordion flex zones for superior control and support.
- Rubber compound sole is seamlessly integrated into the base structure for superior durability, high-performing grip patterning, and feel.
- CE certified to EN 13634:2010
- One-piece injected dual compound foot shell with co-injected hard toe protector and integrated steel shank.
- The shell is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, adding to the boot’s streamlining.
CUSTOMIZATION & COMFORT
- Excellent flexion is provided by a low-profile medial and lateral pivot system to offer movement and support.
- An extended microfibre gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry.
- Soft poly-foam padding surrounds the ankles and collar for comfort, fit, and additional shock absorption.
- Internal mesh textile lining for improved air circulation and comfort.
- Removable anatomic footbed for comfort and support ensures even weight distribution.
- The buckle closure system incorporates polymer and fiberglass buckle arms and high-impact aluminum bridge closures for durability and weight-saving.
- Ergonomic buckle system features memory and quick release/locking with a self-aligning design for precise closure.
- All buckles are easily replaceable.
- The sole is replaceable.
- Sizes available: 6 to 9
- CE rated
- Ankle pivot system
- suitable for wider calf
- The middle buckle can be stiff to open
2. O’Neal Women’s Rider Boots
The O’Neal Rider is a quality entry-level boot from a well-known and respected company.
The main construction of the boot is microfiber reinforced with TPU in the hard-wearing areas that take the most impact.
At the top inner (medial) side there is a layer of synthetic leather that gives some heat resistance and aids grip on the bike. The inner ankle area cops a lot of punishment from your bike’s footpegs and the engine is protected with extra depth TPU, as is the lowest buckle.
3D air mesh interior lining around the ankle adds to the comfort, and there is a cushioned insole. They can feel a little stiff at first and need a bit of wearing-in time.
The stitched-on type sole has a moderate grip tread which helps when walking on slippery trails.
Accordion panels at the front and back of the boot allow the boot to flex and make walking more comfortable.
There is also a youth version: O’Neal Rider Youth Boot
- Microfiber with TPU reinforcing in hard-wearing areas
- Metal toe guard to protect the front of the sole against delaminating
- Durable Goodyear welt sole which is properly balanced so there is no unstable rocking
- Synthetic leather heat shield on the inner side which also helps with grip on your bike
- Metal shank insert which reinforces the boot and adds support
- Injection-molded TPU plates for impact protection
CUSTOMIZATION & COMFORT
- Moderate grip sole which is great for the track, trail, or ATV riders
- Snap-Lock fully adjustable four buckle closure system
- Air mesh interior lining, generous heel support, and cushioned insole for extra comfort
- Rear pull tab for extra leverage when fitting the boots
- Straps and buckle replacements are available
- Colors available: Black/Pink only
- Sizes available: 5 to 12
- Suitable for wider calf
- well featured at an affordable price
- Can be a bit stiff out of the box. Need a break-in period.
3. Fox Racing Women’s Comp 5 Boots
The Fox Racing Women’s Comp 5 boot is specifically designed to suit a female body with a narrower foot, less calf volume, and shorter overall height than the men’s Comp 5.
The new-look aluminum ‘Soft-Touch’ pivot lock buckles have been modified with a decreased size locking pin on the buckles which makes them easier to operate.
The reinforced contoured shin plate has extra TPU protection at the top front of the boot and the medial side.
The toe box and the sole is the ‘bonded’ design (as opposed to the stitched-on type sole of the O’Neal Rider boots above) which gives you a more streamlined lower profile look.
They are suitable for Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, and Trail riding. The boots are comfortable right out of the box and need no ‘breaking in’ period.
The Comp 5 is Fox’s entry-level boot in the under $200 price range and is ideal for the new dirt bike rider who is looking for a competitively priced boot that doesn’t compromise on safety.
They are available in Black/Pink only.
- Engineered for the entry-level rider but with a high-quality look and feel.
- Bonded outsole, specifically molded for each size boot. This enhances durability and comfort. It also gives the boot a new modern look.
- Easy to operate aluminum ‘Soft-Touch’ pivot lock buckles lock down securely and operate smoothly.
- Anatomically contoured shin plate and medial plastic shield protection.
- Full leather upper construction. Pliable and comfortable right out of the box.
- Sizes available: 5 to 11
- Good quality at a reasonable price
- Buckles can be a little stiff
4. Fox Racing Women’s Comp Boots
The new Fox Comp boot has been based on the ever-popular and proven Fox Instinct boot.
The Comp boot simplifies the features of the Instinct boot and applies them in a more affordable boot, thereby lifting the standard of entry-level motocross boots.
One of the most noticeable features is the completely redesigned inner (medial) side rubber guards from the original Comp 5 boot (at number 3 above).
The new guards cover a much broader area of the boot giving you better heat protection and improved grip of your dirt bike.
A new internal lace system allows you to tighten and lock around the inside of the boot. This gives you a precise fit around the heel area of the boot.
The new buckle system combines two upper ‘ActiveLock’ straps with a proven lower Instinct buckle, which gives you one of the most user-friendly closure systems available in a dirt bike boot.
There is a high level of TPU plating on the calf guard, heel cap, and toe box.
The new sleek and user-friendly Comp boot is an excellent choice of boot for women riders.
- Based on the championship-proven Instinct, the Comp provides good comfort right out of the box
- Internal lace system for a custom fit around the ankle
- TPU shin plate, toe cap & calf guard gives you full coverage where it’s needed most
- Instinct-Style lower buckle for a secure fit over the top of the foot
- Patent-Pending ‘ActiveLock’ closure System allows the shin to flex with the motion of the boot
- Durable rubber burn & medial guard provides excellent grip & feel for the bike
- Durable, High-Density rubber outsole with internal steel shank provides great grip & support on the footpegs
- Colors: Black/Pink & Black
- Sizes available: 5 – 11
- Good level of TPU protection
- Mixed reviews on the new ‘ActiveLock’ closure system
5. 2021 Fly Racing Maverik Boots
The Fly Racing Maverik Boots have had an overhaul since 2019. Fly Racing has taken the best features of the previous Maverik boot and combined them with some new technology and features.
The most noticeable difference is in the sole. It has changed from the stitched-on type to the molded sole, which is a little bit lighter.
Some extra protective panels have been added to the rear of the heel and upper calf, and also to the front of the shin and around the ankle.
The buckle system has gone from 4 buckles to 3, and the buckles have a memory adjustment so that you only have to adjust them to your size once. The buckle is the same as the previous model, as they are easy to use and Fox saw no reason to change what is an already excellent buckle.
With all the additions to the boot, it is now CE-rated level 2. This takes it above other entry-level boots to more of a mid-level boot.
The heat shield has increased in size and is now a more durable rubber to give you that grip and feel against your bike.
Internally the liner has more padding and there is now padding around the upper boot in addition to the ankle area.
A feature rarely found in boots of this price range is the articulated ankle. This allows for an increased range of motion in the ankle which makes gear changes easier because you are not working against the boots rigidity.
This feature achieves flexibility without compromising the structural integrity of the boot.
Accordion flex panels to the shin and back of the boot above the heel provide ample flex.
- Articulated rear ankle which allows flexibility and still provides ankle support
- 3D molded plastic shift panel with grooves and texture to protect the boot
- Inner ankle panel constructed from durable plastic
- CE Approved to EN13634:2015
- Pre-shaped molded plastic 3D shin for impact resistance
- Innovative one-piece plastic injected ‘fishtail’ midsoles
- Rubber heat shield to the inner side to give a good grip on your bike
CUSTOMIZATION & COMFORT
- Fully adjustable quick-lock buckles with an open design to prevent dirt clogging
- Molded rubber outsole which looks stylish and provides good levels of grip
- Elastic gaitor to keep water and debris out of the boot
- Sizes available: 7 – 14
- CE Certified
- Articulated ankle flex
- A little stiff out of the box. Need a break-in period
Top Pick: Alpinestars Women’s Stella Tech 3 Boots.
Specifically designed for women, with a lot of the features of the Pro level Tech 7 and Tech 10 boots incorporated into this entry-level boot, all for about the $200 mark, they’re pretty hard to go past. And they’re Alpinestars!
Best Budget Boots: O’Neal Women’s Rider Boots.
With prices ranging around the $100 mark depending on size, these boots offer a lot of the features of more expensive boots, but without the price tag and having to sacrifice safety.
Is there a women’s boot that has served you well and should be added to this list? Please let us know your thoughts.