Guy or gal, you should own a pair of sturdy leather boots. Period. And they shouldn’t be fancy. Well, they can be fancy, but only if you don’t care about your fancy boots being beat to hell, because the best part of owning heavy duty boots is not worrying about them. You’re free to storm through puddles without a second glance, stomp around on muddy trails, kick shit, shift gears, etc. The point is, when you don’t have to worry about what’s on your feet, you can concentrate on the task at hand that much more efficiently. And if that task is riding a motorcycle, it’s best to pay close attention to what’s in front of you.

While Red Wings have long been our go-to for pretty much any gnarly outdoor activity involving motorcycles, SF’s Taylor Stitch new Cap Toe Moto Boot makes a pretty convincing case to switch that up. Their new full-grain steerhide leather boots feature a full good year welt construction with rugged Vibram commando lug sole and of course, a cap toe for added durability. At 6.5” high, they’ll protect your ankle from exhaust burn on the bike and keep you steady off it. Antique brass eyelets and vegetable-tanned leather lining round out the worth-mentioning details.

While Taylor Stitch has experiemnted with collaboration footwear before, the Cap Toe Motot Boot is the first design to be created start to finish in-house. And as part of the “Workshop," the boot is available for pre-order at a discount—if the product is funded fully, you’ll get early delivery while everyone else will wait for production and pay full price. Can’t argue with that.