Akito designed a boot suitable for adventure-touring and road riding - that boot is the Akito Latitude boot.
The Akito Latitude Adventure boot is a CE approved adventure touring boot with off-road styling. A TPU heel protector, moulded gear change panel and reinforcement at ankles provide ample protection along with subtle reflective detail to provide added night visibility. Made from highly-durable leather, the Latitude boot is also equipped with a non-slip sole with added grip.
The Latitude boot features off-road and adventure tour styling with multiple buckles and heavy-duty soles. Suitable for both on-road and off-road motorcycling, the Latitude is pure black - easy to match most motorcycle clothing.
An extremely comfortable boot, the Latitude is fully waterproof with a breathable waterproof sock lining. A full-height gusset and an elastic gaiter with elasticated areas provide added movement for walking and riding. The comfort footbed gives added comfort, and the Latitude boots also feature a very average-sized width - not too narrow and not too wide.
The fact that these boots are designed for adventure-touring shows how versatile and practical they are. Being waterproof, they are suitable for wet weather, but as they are also breathable, they are also suitable for warmer conditions. The full height gusset and elastic gaiter make these easy to move in, but they also provide no water/wind ingress. The closure buckles are fully adjustable to give the perfect personalised fit, and the gear change panel provides extra robustness. The sole is anti-slip with full grip for sure feet on any terrain.
Although the Latitude boot has a breathable sock lining making them fully breathable, they aren't the best boots at the height of Summer. The heavy-duty design and thick soles make these a bit cumbersome in red-hot conditions. Although this is a truly versatile boot, the Latitude doesn't really translate to the race track. Yes, they will keep you protected, but they aren't suitable for sports riding, but you knew that already!
A fantastic boot at a great price with a lot of versatility for your money. Check them out!
Until next time, stay safe,