Motorcycle boots are boots that tend to have a shorter heel than other boots, in order to allow a motorcycle rider to keep control on the bike. Motorcycle boots are generally made from heavy leather and may include metal, plastic and/or composite materials to protect the rider's feet, ankles and legs in case of an accident while riding. Motorcycle boots may also include styles with design inspired by the motorcycling culture in aesthetics and not intended for the activity.
TPU, or Thermoplastic Urethane, is synthetic material used in the footwear industry to manufacture shoe outersoles and as an added compound on the midsole to prevent overpronation. TPU soles generally provide enhanced slip and abrasion resistance as well as durability.