A few issues back I came clean about my addiction to Harley-Davidson’s Functional Riding Gear (FXRG). Well, my rehab hasn’t gone according to plan, and I fell off the proverbial wagon. This relapse can be directly correlated to the moment I slipped my feet into the third generation of the FXRG performance riding boots shown here.
Of all the products Harley-Davidson Footwear offers, the FXRG-3 boots (#D98304/$210) are, in my opinion, the cream of the crop. Three things drew me to these babies in the first place. First, they are not flashy. Secondly they are well thought out and durable. Third, and perhaps most importantly, they feature a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex lining to keep feet dry inside and out.
Since I have wide feet and there is no W (wide) option, I chose to go up a half size to compensate. Still, when new the boots were a little snug, but they’ve broken in nicely. They are now comfortable to wear all day, on or off the bike.
I’ve never been a big fan of zippers on the side of lace-up boots, but they are convenient. The FXRG-3s
feature quality YKK zippers, which, combined with the pull tab at the top of each boot, makes slipping these kicks on or off a breeze.
Boasting a slip-, abrasion-, and oil-resistant outsole, you have plenty of support and traction when your feet are planted on the ground. The tops are contoured so they don’t dig into my thick calves.
Overall these suckers are one of the best off-the-shelf riding boots I’ve ever owned. They come with a 30-day comfort guarantee. In other words, if you’re in the market for a new pair of riding boots, what do you have to lose by getting hooked on the Harley-Davidson FXRG-3 stompers? AIM
— Joe Knezevic as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.