We’ve been campaigning for a number years in an effort to stop the plague that is “Peak Beard”. Rather unfortunately our efforts to stem the flow of societies “hipster-isation” has proven to be a catastrophic failure. Attending recent shows reveals even more Café Racers are coming to the market this year and the kit that’s being produced to go with them is second to none.

In terms of supporting this ridiculous fad, Stylmartin, one of Italy’s best motorcycle fashion houses, are more than guilty. The company has a full menu of Café Racer footwear. The ones that tickle our fancy are the wonderfully titled, Rocket boots. It has to be said that these are very much are the coolest looking vintage motorcycle boots that we’ve seen in quite some time.

These robust looking and feeling boots are inspired by military footwear and designed to be worn on a motorcycle. They are manufactured using only high-quality full grain leather. They are, therefore, not only easy on the eye but also comfortable, waterproof and breathable.

The uppers are made from full grain ‘writer’ leather and the lining is both waterproof and breathable. As we’ve come to expect from all modern motorcycle kit there is protection as standard. To this end the Rockets are fitted with ‘PU’ internal protection on both sides.The boots are also fitted with a leather gear protector, which is colour matched to the tone of the rest of the boot. Meanwhile the fasteners are comprised of an adjustable leg strap and laces, which once set, are easily bypassed by the zip which is cleverly hidden on the inside of the leg.

As we all know facial hair is both unsightly and unhygienic. To this end the company have fitted the boot bed with an insole that is both anatomic antibacterial and changeable. While they may not be able to do anything about the riders face at least they can keep the riders feet fresh. The soles are cleverly made, being anti slip and anti static as well as oil resistant. They are available from European sizes 39 all the way up to 47 and are available in any colour you’d like as long as that colour is brown. They’re available from the store and dealers nationwide. Call 01 5835005 for more details.

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