Above the ankle boots are any styling of boot where the shaft rises above the ankle line on the wearer. Shaft height will generally measure from 4 5/8" to 8".
The word motorcycle describes a style of leather boot generally associated with bikers and the aesthetics of the motorcycling culture. Motorcycle boots are designed to provide protection. The typical motorcycle boots have long shafts and are generally made of thick, heavy leather with low heels and an adjustable leather strap or a harness across the ankle. Motorcycle boots may also include styles fashioned after the aesthetics of the motorcycle style but not necessarily intended for the activity of motorcycle riding.