Nick’s steel toe Engineer boot; ‘a good friend I can rely on‘. This boot has taken him on many adventures. Nick is attached to his boots and he wrote to us why he is.
“When you go on a motorcycle road trip for three months, you take the bare essentials in terms of clothing and equipment. Stuff that you cannot do without, and can rely on. Bringing anything more than that only slows you down.. Leathers, one pair of jeans, a few pairs of socks, some underwear, and a couple of decent looking shirts. You never know who you might meet after all.
On a good day of solid riding your bike might chew up around 500 miles. Odds are at some point the weather will turn, so pouring rain and dry, scorching heat will come and go. Proper riding boots withstand that, and take a beating, keep your feet comfortable all along. Because even the act of riding itself takes its toll: constantly on the pegs, changing gears and braking thousands of times every time you come to a junction.
Good boots are like a good friend that you know you can rely on. Which is no luxury when going on a bike ride, for all of 15,000 miles. So the boots on my feet during this adventure were tan Red Wing engineers. Scuffed, dusty, friction gearchange wear on the toe, the more I rode the more they reflected me, the more they became a diary of me and my experience. So they will never be thrown away. They may well be mounted in a glass case some day, when I am a lot older, reminding me of the trails we blazed together back in the day.”