The blend of a strong, functional riding shoe coupled with a fashionable design that can be at home in the office or at a social event, is not a trait easily found. Italian protective clothing manufacturer Dainese has shown the way with their 36036 Cooper Motorcycle Boots ($200).

Created with quality full grain leather, the Cooper (named after the great Hollywood actor Gary Cooper) is then given a hand brushed wax finish for durability and a vintage look. The boot comes in both dark brown & tan brown finishes to look as good with a suit as they do with riding leathers.

With the emphasis on riding apparel, the Cooper has the option to add a leather gear shift protector to prevent damage to the toe area. Internally, your foot is encased in a rigid heel guard, toe box and protective ankle disks that provide added support. The insole is thin but it allows the addition of gel or foam insole liners to comfort your feet. Bottom line, if you don’t want to keep up with two sets of shoes in your day, this bike boot could be just what you need. Details in the video.