Noru Baika Boot
Tasteful styling and lightweight comfort with protective features in a motorcycle boot that is all-day comfortable. It mixes suede and leather sections for durability, with an impact-absorbing ankle disc cleverly concealed in its liner and a steel-shank sole to safeguard your feet.
- Lightweight shorty sport boot
- Suede/nylon combination upper
- Double row contrast stitch throughout
- Molded rubber slip-resist sole with integrated steel shank reinforcement for stability
- Comfort feel padded inner lining and footbed
- Lace-up closure for an adjustable fit
- Overlaid rubber shifter panel
- Reflective heel detail
- Impact resistant ankle disc
- Two-year warranty
We tried on this Noru style along with other and we find the shoes and boots to fit true to size for length. The width is Medium or C to D, and may be a bit more narrow than average.
Our Two Cents
The NORU Baika Boot is a short top style for street riders who want a sport style. This boot features a well padded collar, a strap to cover the laces, and internal ankle armor on the outside of the foot.
I really like the initial comfort of this boot. The area around the ankle is very well padded and is covered with a sturdy feeling with man-made suede material covering the outside and a typical breathable 3D nylon lining the inside. The sides of the boot have a tough, somewhat breathable mesh material which will allow some airflow. This boot isn’t waterproof, so fair warning: fair weather riding only please; but with the breathable material, I think this shoe will probably be comfortable in a wide range of temps including summer. The sole is a low profile, more flat tread like you find on sport boots. The profile will fit easily under your shifter on a sportbike. On both boots, there is a plastic overlay over the toe to protect the boot from the shifter.
I feel an internal ankle armor unit over the outside ankle bone (but not over the inside ankle bone). The toe box and heel area are pretty well reinforced, and I can feel there is a stiffener in the sole between the heel and the ball of the foot. The Velcro strap over the instep adds some style and should be used to trap the ends of the boot laces to keep them from getting hung up on bike parts. Be sure to lace the boots fully… I found that the low height in the rear of the boot makes it easy for the boots to come off if they aren’t laced up fully.
Overall, I like this style and I think it offers most of the features of higher end boots that look pretty similar, but at a very reasonable price. :: Paul, 03-31-21
About NORU: The NORU line of riding gear is new for us for 2021. It comes to us through one of our very long-time distributors of riding gear and apparel, Helmet House of California. Helmet House is the owner of the Cortech and Tour Master brands and is a distributor of other well known brands such as Shoei helmets and Alpinestars apparel. NORU is designed with value in mind… in fact, exceptional value and will serve those well who want decent riding gear on a minimal budget. NORU says: Inspired by Japan’s culture of careful refinement, NORU is the Japanese word that means “To Ride”. Founded by lifelong motorcycle enthusiasts, NORU is the performance champion of motorcycle apparel that you can afford.