Motorcyclists are familiar with the expression “one down, five up” — four single-syllable words that clearly and concisely describe the sequential shift pattern — 1-N-2-3-4-5-6 — of a foot-actuated, six-speed manual transmission. For many riders, toeing the next gear is second nature.
The REV’IT!’ Spring/Summer 2022 Footwear Collection takes shifting up a notch with 14 new boots and shoes for men and ladies. All are designed to provide a precise interface between rider and machine, to protect delicate bones and ligaments in the ankles and feet, and to create a stable platform for smooth stops in traffic or off-road.
“Our ambition,” said REV’IT! Global Sales Director Erik van Bilsen, “is to provide riders across all segments with complete shoulder-to-toe propositions. And by doing it the REV’IT! way: developing high-performance products, incorporating in-house-developed solutions and market-leading technologies, clearly recognizable by REV’IT!’s distinct design signature.”
Five models — Discovery GTX, Everest GTX, Expedition GTX, Link GTX, and Pioneer GTX — feature a GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane. “Acquisition of the GORE-TEX license for footwear is a benchmark moment for us,” said van Bilsen. “It opened the road to introducing a wider range of premium solutions incorporating GORE’s unique waterproofing technology.”
REV’IT!’s drive to develop rider type-specific collections also applies to its footwear strategy and is directly linked to the products created for different target audiences. This includes use of new platforms and technologies, ergonomics and fits, as well as design aesthetics — better footwear for a more clearly defined motorcyclist.
Blending basketball, trail-running and street-style influences with reinforcements at the ankles, heels and toes, this lace-up high-top offers on-bike protection that average sneakers can’t match. Inside, a soft leather lining and an OrthoLite insole up the comfort quotient. Extra laces are included.
Nature has met its match. This rugged, four-season, zip-up boot is built for tough riding conditions, with a breathable, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, a protective toe cap and durable ankle/heel cups. An in-house-designed sole with a grippy tread pattern provides sure footing off the bike.
This award-winning design explores uncharted territory, going beyond what many footwear specialists thought was achievable in an adventure boot. The unique Dynamic Support Frame allows freedom of movement but prevents hyperextension and is allied with GORE-TEX waterproofing and a Vibram Apex sole.
Work, ride, play: Comfort and protection meet style in an over-the-ankle riding shoe. The new Ginza 3 boasts improved fit and easier break-in, the cowhide upper forming over time to feet for a personalized fit. Choose from Black, Brown-White or Olive Green-White, all delivering the same high-performing result.
Lace ’em up, ladies. This lugged-sole spin on the popular worker-style boot promises durability and quality. Hand-stitched details and a small reflective element at the heel prove traditional and modern design can coexist. Plus, the Portland matches practically everything in a motorcyclist’s wardrobe.
Great socks make any motorcycle adventure better, especially during hot summer months. The cushioned, anatomically shaped Kalahari actively regulates body temperature and wicks perspiration, keeping skin cool and dry, so riders can feel and perform better, regardless of the distance covered.