Leather motorcycle boots in various styles are essential as motorcycle protective apparel. There is always the temptation with motorcycles to ride in hiking boots. However, the presence of long loose laces on hiking boots is, in itself, a hazard. Instead, you should buy a sturdy motorcycle boot. The key feature to look for is ankle protection, as the ankles are the most commonly injured body part for motorcyclists. Look for abrasion support as well as rigid protection.