Motorcycle Boot Fitting

Fitting motorcycle boots for foot length and width is the same as for walking/military boots - however with motorcycle boots other measurements around the instep and leg must also be considered.

NOTE: There are extra charges for any extra work we may do during manufacture (instep adjustments / hand cut boot legs etc.)

Foot length and circumference are measured in the usual way.

Foot length and circumference are measured in the usual way.

The height of the instep is usually assessed.

The height of the instep is usually assessed.

A high instep may make it difficult or impossible to get the foot

A high instep may make it difficult or impossible to get the foot "around the corner" into the boot.

A low instep which goes too easily into the boot may leave too much room above the instep once the boot is on.

A low instep which goes too easily into the boot may leave too much room above the instep once the boot is on.

Alt-berg motorcycle boots are normally

Alt-berg motorcycle boots are normally "made to order" so changes can be made during manufacture to accommodate high or low insteps.

The boot instep can be adjusted at the factory after the boot is made - this is sometimes done at final boot fitting as the customer tries the boot on.

The boot instep can be adjusted at the factory after the boot is made - this is sometimes done at final boot fitting as the customer tries the boot on.

The calf closure is assessed. On velcro fastening boots always fasten the second from the bottom strap first - snugly around the ankle then fasten the others working from the 2nd strap downwards then upwards.

The calf closure is assessed. On velcro fastening boots always fasten the second from the bottom strap first - snugly around the ankle then fasten the others working from the 2nd strap downwards then upwards.

On zip closure boots use finger & thumb of one hand to nip the zip together at first fastening. Follow up with zip - as boots get worn in zip fastening gets easier.

On zip closure boots use finger & thumb of one hand to nip the zip together at first fastening. Follow up with zip - as boots get worn in zip fastening gets easier.

If the calf fitting is too big or too small, then the calf will be measured at the height given on the boot leg chart.

If the calf fitting is too big or too small, then the calf will be measured at the height given on the boot leg chart.

The measurements are taken from the ground up including the boot heel. The customer must inform us if he will be wearing leathers inside or outside the boot leg.

The measurements are taken from the ground up including the boot heel. The customer must inform us if he will be wearing leathers inside or outside the boot leg.

A hand cut boot leg can be made to the measurements taken. There is an extra charge for hand cutting - see price guide.

A hand cut boot leg can be made to the measurements taken. There is an extra charge for hand cutting - see price guide.

Factory fitting is always required for non standard boots - and this includes hand cut boot legs.

Factory fitting is always required for non standard boots - and this includes hand cut boot legs.

Toe depth - Alt-berg boots are more substantial and have deeper toes than most other makes of boot. It can sometimes be necessary to make a slight adjustment to gear lever height to accommodate this.

Toe depth - Alt-berg boots are more substantial and have deeper toes than most other makes of boot. It can sometimes be necessary to make a slight adjustment to gear lever height to accommodate this.

Altberg Roadrunner

The new Altberg Roadrunner boot has extra room for foot entry and calf is adjustable.

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History

“Alt-berg motorcycle boots are more substantial and use thicker leathers than most other makes of ‘road boots’. Our boots are not ‘soft bendy boots’ and the customer is advised to take account of this when deciding whether or not to purchase.

“Alt-berg boots normally require a period of ‘walking or riding in’ and it can take a little time to get used to the "feel" of the boot when changing gears.

“About twenty years ago I was at Oliver’s Mount near Scarborough for a days racing…it had been raining…I was wearing a pair of bike boots that I'd bought a few years previously - they looked good - sliders, fancy fluorescent bits and 'Robocop' type armouring but the soles were smooth...they were more bendy than a pair of carpet slippers. The result was I spent most of the day on my backside - I managed to get down the grassy banks to the trackside but I couldn't get back up again...in the end I had to take the boots off...and when I looked around everyone else was doing the same. The following week I made myself my first pair of Hogg boots based on the hiking boots we manufactured.

“I called them Hoggs because when my wife first saw them and I explained why I'd made them she commented - 'well at least from now on you won't come home from the Mount looking like a warthog that's been rolling in the muck all day.' "She was right, I often use my bike to go to work and so I started wearing them at work like ordinary boots - and other bikers coming to the factory shop would see them and we'd get talking and they'd ask me to make a pair for them...and I would...and that's how I started making Hogg boots.”

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Calf Circumference and Heights

Style 3½-5 5½-7 7½-9 9½-11 11½-13½
Continental Tourer
Tourer & Buckles
Tourer Micro Lite
Height
Circumference
28cm
31-33cm
29.5cm
35-37cm
31cm
37-39cm
32.5cm
39-41cm
32.5cm
39-41cm
Clubman Classic
Clubman Classic & Buckles
Height
Circumference
31cm
31-33cm
34cm
35-37cm
37cm
37-39cm
40cm
39-41cm
40cm
39-41cm
Continental RTZ (archive boot) Height
Circumference
28cm
32cm
29.5cm
36cm
31cm
38cm
32.5cm
40cm
32.5cm
40cm
5½-8 8½-12
Clubman Roadster
Clubman Roadster Microlite
Height
Circumference
29cm
29-35cm
31cm
32-38cm
3½-5 5½-8 8½-11 11½-13½
Hogg All Weather
Hogg All Weather Microlite
Height
Circumference
20cm
20-30cm
21.5cm
24-34cm
23cm
28-39cm
23cm
28-39cm
Hogg Lite
Hogg Microlite
Height
Circumference
17.5cm
20-26cm
19cm
22-28cm
20.5cm
24-30cm
20.5cm
24-30cm

For styles of motorcyle boots not listed here, please contact the factory for details.

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