Forma Adventure Boots
- Updated latest version
- CE Certified® quality
- Full-grain oiled leather upper with vintage finish
- DRYTEX® waterproof and breathable liner
- Lightweight construction
- Adventure dual-density anti-slip lightweight rubber sole
- Plastic gear pad protection
- Adjustable straps with VELCRO® closure
- Unbreakable GH® plastic buckles
- Special rigid nylon midsole with stainless steel shank
- Reinforced ankle area with TPU protection
- Extra soft polymer padding with memory foam
- Anti-bacterial replaceable insole
- Suitable for men and women
- High quality – 100% European production
Note: due to the special lightweight sole design, these boots are not recommended for use with kick start bikes, or motocross style footpegs
Read on for more details.
We tried on a selection of Forma boots here in the office and found the length to be about right. The width on the boots is a touch more wide than most other brands we carry. Alpinestars and TCX tend to be the most wide, but these might even be a touch wider. I’d say they are a D to E and might even work for somebody with a slightly wider foot (but don’t get carried away and think they are wide enough for a person needing a EEE or wider). So my advice would be to use the chart below to choose a size based upon your US shoe size.
Forma offers advice on choosing a size from your foot measurement. Here’s how:
1) Measure the overall length of your foot. Forma recommends placing your heel against a wall and measuring from the wall to the end of your longest toe.
2) Add 3/4” to the length of your foot
3) Using Forma’s sizing chart below, choose the smallest size boot with an insole measurement that is at least the length of your foot plus 3/4”.
Use Forma’s size selection method as a “second opinion”. Maybe you’ll find it reassuring if it matches your size choice based on street shoe size or, maybe it could be a tie breaker if you are undecided between two sizes. FWIW, Forma’s advice didn’t work for me since I have relatively short toes. I wear a 45 (known from trying on) and this method put me in a 42.
|Internal Insole Measurement|
Our Two Cents
We are pleased to be offering Forma boots for the first time! I’m reviewing the Adventure and Adventure Low boots today. After looking over the boots and comparing them to our other selections, I think they compare very favorably. The pricing of these boots is very similar to others, but just about $10 to $20 less than comparable brands… not a lot less, but if there are things to like AND the cost is a bit less, then it can be a winner for you. Also, the sizing is a bit more wide (as mentioned above) than other brands. Just a touch wider than Alpinestars or TCX and significantly wider than Sidi, so having the Forma gives a good choice for those with a wider-than-average foot.
The specs of these boots are similar to other adventure riding boots. They have a heavy duty molded sole with a beefy looking tread pattern and the sole has impressive stiffness as well as a steel shank, so they’ll hold up to standing on pegs. The leather used is STIFF as compared to most others. I wouldn’t say they are in the league of a full-on off road boot, and certainly the leather will break in and become more flexible, but they are certainly more stiff than any regular street riding boot and the stiffness will give you confidence in the boots’ ability to provide support and protection. The boots have solid protectors on each side of the ankle bone that is situated between the boot’s padded lining and the outside leather which will keep those from rubbing on you. Also, those are a bit “cup” shaped to fit over the ankle bone comfortably.
The boots have the normal stiffening pieces in the toe area and also around the heel area so the boots will keep their shape and also protect against impact. The taller Adventure model has one more external plastic protector on the shin and one additional buckle, which, by the way, is the only noticeable difference between the Low version and the “regular” Adventure model. Both models of the Adventure are made waterproof by way of an internal waterproof and breathable liner.
One thing that separates really nice boots like these from “entry level” boots is often the buckle system. The boots have a good buckle system. The parts have a sturdy “positive” feel and they adjust easily. And they appear to be anchored to the boot very well on the buckle end with steel screws. We’ve eliminated more than one boot model from our store’s offering due to cheapo buckles so I’m happy to see a good setup here.
I’m really pleased to be offering these boots because I think they’ll be another great choice for lots of riders. They are offered with a one year warranty which is exercised directly with Forma USA. I’ve visited with the owner of Forma USA about this and a lot of subjects on their boots and he strikes me as being a dedicated and professional person who is excited about the product. You can get the “feel” for the company from their FB page, and I think you’ll agree they present as a genuine and quality oriented company without much marketing hype, which to me is refreshing. :: Paul, 10-20-16