The Road Racer Boots first appeared in 1977 and were a reworking of the ten year old Racing Boots. The most obvious difference was the quilted front panel, an innovative device which provided protection with flexibility, the construction was, and still is, unique, the inner construction is also completely different from the 178 Racing Boot and two expanding gussets provide extra ease for wider legs. The design was patented by Lewis Leathers (Patent No. 1092429). Worn by many top motorcycle racers of the day, the boot is as unique today as it was in 1977.
1970's Catalogue Image
Short, close fitting leather racing boots with back ankle and leg straps. Featuring two expanding elasticated gussets at the back of the calf. Neat padded and quilted front panel for extra protection. Fitted with stitched and moulded non-slip soles and heels.
Sizes available UK 4-12, Height 12 inches / 30cm
Vintage racing type soles with Goodyear Welted system
ALWAYS Open the zip guard strap before and after use. Fully open the zipper before inserting or withdrawing the foot.
NEVER Remove or insert the foot if zip and zip guard and closed, this will damage or break the zip.
Vintage catalogue image
Gear Change Panel
Twin Elasticated Calf Gussets
Lewis Leathers Label
Side and Back
Road Racer Boots No.177 Red
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