We have been using Difi enduro, dirt biking boots, which is wind and waterproof. We know that Africa is so hot but ride motorcycle is a challenge as well. We are on desert, mud, gravel, river…etc. We decided that hot is not important but to protect our ankles and legs if we fall down is more important. Therefore we have Difi Negev Aerotex enduro boots.
Short video about our gears :
Difi Negev Aerotex is good for it. Also we like the clips because our old boots were with zip and a couple of mounts later the zips broke I suppose because of sand and mud. On the other hand when the weather is so hot our legs and also feet swell. We can feel our boots is getting small. That’s why clips work well because we can get them big to have more comfort.
I fell down many times and few times I get stuck under my side-bags. Nothing happened because of the boots.
The boot is waterproof, not like Gore-Tex. We are fine with short or light rain but if we have heavy rain and need to ride all day our socks can get wet. I suppose all waterproof boots can have the same problem. When we were talking some riders on the road they told us they had same problem even if they have Gore-Tex boots.
We are happy to have the Difi Negev boots. We can recommend it if you have a plan to do a trip like us. It is worth it.
We have been using Difi dirt bike boots in a year now and we made 25.000 km with them. Actually, we didn’t use our dirt bike riding boots only to ride He climbed Kilimanjaro with Difi boots as well, It was to cold up there. 🙂
More info about boots : www.motoport.nl
How they looks like afterAfrica 🙂