Forma Adventure Boots

Forma Adventure Boots

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Forma Adventure Boots

The Forma Adventure Boots are one of our favorite Adventure Touring and Dual Sport boots. Adventures have more support at the ankle, and are taller than other ADV boots we have, at 13.25". Yet, they are softer in the midsole (the exact opposite of the Gaerne Balance Oiled...), and lighter in weight (2.86 lbs for size 11s) and thus also easy to walk in. They are super comfortable, with a nice, wide fit.

Details.....Adventures have plastic toe protectors on BOTH sides. Buckles are easy to use, even with gear on. They will accept MX style knee / shin guards. Soles are molded on, and are MUCH grippier than most ADV boots, easier to walk on wet stuff, etc. Under pants, they almost look like hiking boots. Most important, they are made in Europe, and their quality reflects this.

FIT: As always, we recommend you survey 3 - 4 pairs of your casual, athletic, or hiking shoes (not moto boots) for the EU SIZE (not US size, and get an average. Forma Adventures run wide, but not long.

BOMBER Recommended.

Outer
• Full-grain oiled Nubuck leather upper
• Waterproof and breathable Forma Drytex lining
• Lugged double density anti slippery/oil resistant sole
• Injection moulded plastic shin plate
• Plastic gear pad protection
• Adjustable velcro closure
• Replaceable/adjustable plastic buckles
• Shin and ankle TPU moulded plastic protections
• Ankle reinforcements• Special stiff nylon midsole
• Extra soft polymer padding with memory foam
• Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed


5 Stars
Great boots, just what I was looking for.
I've had these boots for a few months now and I'm confident enough to give these boots 5 stars. Break-in: Less than a day of riding. I wore them around the house for two hours and the boots worked into my movement. I took them on a 3 day offroad trip the next day and never had an issue. Waterproof: In rain and when standing in a stream, no water gets in as advertised. What else can you say? Protection: Haven't high sided yet, but they feel rigid enough to protect against smacking the ground or into a tree, etc. Fit & Feel: I've literally worn these boots for 12hr's straight without much issue. Your ankle gets a little stiff.....but its locked in a boot. VERY comfortable. Also, I've had no issue with feeling through the boots. I know right where my shifter is and right where my foot is on the pegs. No guessing or hoping my boot is where it needs to be for the upcoming obstacle. Also, I wear size US-13 and what atomic-moto recommended worked perfect. if your calves are huge, they boots will work well with you. I don't think you chicken legged guys will have any issue either, but if you have some super kickers, no worry with fit. Five stars all around. The boots are a little stuffy, but they are waterproof! Choose the right socks and it shouldn't cause you any issue. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by:  from Central FL . on 11/19/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Senior Airman
Got these boots about a week ago and have walked around 2 miles in them. I have to say for protective boots they are very comfortable!!! They are not sneakers by any means but compared to motocross boots they are really easy to walk in. I ride a 99 Valkyrie so yes the shifter had to be adjusted but that was expected and not a problem. I wear a size 10 and the 44 was a perfect fit. It finally got warm enough to go for a ride today and they were just as comfy riding as walking. I also did a water test in the bathtub over the first buckle for about 10 minutes and not a drop came through. These are great boots, if you are considering a pair go ahead and pull the trigger, you won't be disappointed!!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Georgia. on 2/12/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Forma Adventure Boot Review.
Here is my first mission report. Let me say I cannot be more happy with my choice. I read about every review, watched and watched every video there is, and I got to say Thank you Brian and Atomic Moto Crew for everything you have done. I am very picky about what I buy and I love that there are people that are also very meticulous about their gear. This is why I chose to buy from Atomic Moto. I love how they only carry valuable products. They just don't sell you the ehh stuff, they sell the good stuff. Stuff that works well. Now about the boot, it is nice, it is very nice. Good quality and a very good fit. Most reviews say it has a wide toe box, but it fits good and I don't consider that I have wide or big feet. So don't worry about that. It will fit nicely. (I'm an 11.5 and got the size 46 UK). So trust in Atomic Moto. Again, Thank you. First Sargent JL. Signing off.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 12/14/2015
5/5
5 Stars
As good as I hoped
Have had a lot of M/C boots over the years but am new to the dual sport genre. Ordered one size up from normal and the boots fit perfect. Love the stability and have no doubt they will be waterproof as advertised. Look is fabulous which is always second to function but in this case both are great. Broke them in walking around the house for an hour and am good to go. Would definitely recommend these boots to others.
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Reviewed by:  from Greeley, Colorado. on 12/6/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great Boot
I wanted to wear these on a few rides before reviewing. Now, after more than 1000 miles in heat and also rain I am very please with them. I needed a boot with good support plus comfort when walking. They are quick to get on and off and the buckles are easy to work even with winter gloves on. The sole really gripped the loose surfaces when stopping. The thickness of the toe box in height is noticeable but I got use to it in minutes. The boots are amazingly waterproof. I rode with dry feet through a heavy 2 hour rain. I wear a women's size 8 and I ordered a 40 so I can double socks in winter riding. I am trying to get my husband to get these especially since he had very wet feet on our rainy trip to Durango.
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Reviewed by:  from New Mexico. on 8/5/2015
5/5
4 Stars
Great Fit, Damp Foot in the Rain
Really good design and construction at this price point. I've now done 5-6 rides with these boots, probably 1,200 miles total. First, off, I have extremly wide feet and large calves, and the fit of the Adventures on my feet and lower legs is just superb. Not the slightest problem with comfort, even on rides of 9-10 hours. Also, the Adventures are very "walkable", similar to a good pair of hiking boots. In hot weather, the boots have been slightly warm but not uncomfortable, and as others have commented, they do breathe reasonably well. So far so good...untill I rode for about an hour in a frog-strangling rain last weekend. I didn't notice it during the ride, but after removing the boots at home, the "foot" part of my left sock was distinctly damp, and so was the inside upper toe area of the left boot. Also, an area of leather above the shifter pad on the outside of the left boot was saturated with water - i.e. "squishy". In contrast, the right boot was totally dry on the inside and none of the leather had saturated with water. The rainy part of this ride was on a very twisty road, and I was constantly shifting gears to keep things under control. I'm guessing, but there are several rows of stitching around the shifter pads. It seem's likely that the constant gear shifting caused this area to flex and allowed a small amount of water to seep through the seam and the waterproof lining. This might also explain why the leather on the left boot absorbed water while the right boot did not. All that said, I'm planning to use the Forma Adventures on an upcoming 17 day ride to Colorado that will undoubtedly see lots of rain. Treating the shifter pad stitching with a small bead of polyurethane and applying several coats of hiking-boot waterproofing to the leather should help the left boot so stay dry in the rain. Fit, comfort, walk-ability and protection are higher priorities for my feet than absolute water-proofness. I would definitely buy the Forma Adventure Boots again.
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Reviewed by:  from Ohio. on 5/18/2015
4/5
4 Stars
Love them!
Got these boots early spring. Ordered them, Atomic called me to figure out sizing, the fit pretty decent. They do run a bit big, I find, although to be fair I tend to run a tad skinny. I find that the length is fine but I can't cinch the buckles down enough without shortening them. I'm too nervous to do that. SUPER comfortable! Only complaint about quality is that the gray part of the sole is pulling away from the leather at the heel on one boot. great boot, great service from Atomic
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Reviewed by:  from Vancouver BC. on 7/22/2015
4/5
5 Stars
Forma Adv
First of all, a quick note - my boots came in a monochromatic brown - only the darker brown, without any of the light trim. Not a huge deal if you're only after the function, but if looks matter to ya, worth noting. Boots came out of the box pretty comfy, I can tell that once they break in they're gonna be as good as it gets before you're barefoot. Wore em out for their inaugural ride recently and happened to find a thunderstorm... feet stayed perfectly dry, and they're not too hot to wear in the SC summers.
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Reviewed by:  from South Carolina. on 6/29/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Best ballance of comfort and protection
I needed boots that are waterproof for a trip I was to leave for in 8 days.When the boots came they were a bit too small, Atomic-moto got the correct size to me soon enough that I still had several days for break-in. They were comfortable enough that I wore them hiking.They felt great and were not too hot, something I was afraid of with waterproof boots.
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Reviewed by:  from santa rosa ca.. on 6/3/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Forma ADVenture Boots
First off, Great Service! Was called the day I ordered and told it would be a few weeks before the Brown/44 came in. Then was able to track the boot as it was shipped. "connecting all the Dots"! The boot is very comfortable right out of the box. Fit was great. Not as stiff as my MX boots...of course. But a great Dual Sport/walk around Boot. Replacing a pair of SIDI Adventures I've had for 15 years. Can't wait to get them dirty. New Honda CRF250L. Fits well on the pegs, brake and shift, no problems there. Good price and quality too. Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from Meeker,OK.. on 5/16/2015
5/5
4 Stars
nice boots, quirky.
First impressions? Gorgeous boot. Materials appear to be high-quaity, especially the leather. Not thrilled with the molded soles, but they are very walkable, so that is a plus. One nit-pick is the plastic cross-straps are a weird cheap-looking grey semi-metallic plastic. They feel sturdy and durable, but Forma should have gone flat grey or black. I went for my first extended ride with the Forma Adventures today. temps were in the high 80s-low 90s; all vents were open on my riding gear. I wore the boots for 5 hours, including an hour of walking, and they were warm, but not intolerable. The breathable lining does its job. A friend mentioned my boots (favorably) and I found that I had forgotten that I had them on. The toe box doesn't LOOK all that tall, but in practice, they are just a touch higher than my steel-toed combat boots(!); I'll be adjusting the shifter just a bit. The good news is that they are quite flexible, so shifting is not difficult at all. I gave them 4 out of 5 stars because of the fit alone. The fit is just WEIRD. I wear a UK 43. That's my size. The Forma website and forma sizing chart, based on actual measurements, told me I should not buy anything smaller than a 44. Atomic Moto guys said, don't upsize. They are correct. I had previously tried a pair of 44s, and I was swimming in them. I ordered the 43s and had very high hopes based on reviews. Unfortunately, these boots are made for MASSIVE feet/legs/calves, which I do not have. I found that when I tried them on, the width was perfect (I have a wider foot), but with the buckles adjusted all the way in, they were still loose everywhere, and more disturbingly, my toes touched the ends. After some in-house walking, I decided to bite the bullet and trim the adjustment buckles to allow me to tighten them more, and that did the trick. Tightening the arch pulled my heel back into the comfy, deep heel cup, and back away from the end of the toe box. I plan to try some sizing insoles as well. I think they added at least 3 hp and 5 degrees of max lean angle, too. ;)
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Reviewed by:  from Spotsylvania, Va. on 5/16/2015
4/5
5 Stars
Forma Adventure
My wife and I both purchased these boots 3 years ago. They have seen ~ 45,000 km of dusty gravel roads, some quad track, quite a few water crossings, and last year I spent 4 days and almost 3500 km in pouring rain. These boots have stood up to everything we have so far thrown at them, and they are still in excellent condition and have never leaked. Once off the bikes, the boots are also quite comfortable. We've done a few 5 km or so hikes with some good elevation and not had any issues walking in the boots. Extremely comfortable to the point where I've rode to work, and worn the boots at the office (casual Fridays) all day with no complaints. The only issue I have with these boots is there does not seem to be as much ankle protection as I'd like to see, but I also ride a lot of off-road wearing MX boots so I should not be expecting the same. None the less, that is my only issue with these boots; otherwise I would purchase another pair once these are exhausted.
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Reviewed by:  from Calgary. on 4/26/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Dr
Very comfortable and flexible enough for gear changing and walking around. Would make a reasonable hiking boot. Plus they look great.
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Reviewed by:  from Snohomish WA. on 2/24/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Brian is right on the money with this one.
I never heard of these boots before and I when I called Brian I had a different boot in mind. After spending way too much time with me he recommended I buy this boot. Which, apprehensively, I did. I love the boot. First time I wore them they were super comfy. I was nervous that the toe box would be too thick and clunky and that shifting would be an issue. Its not. Although heavily protected, you still have a great feel for the gear shifter. Great boot
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Reviewed by:  from UT. on 9/9/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Forma Adventure Boots
Excellent boots! Comfortable right out of the box. These are way more flexible than motocross boots and are easy to walk around in. I wear a 10.5/11 and the 45 fits perfect. So far so good!
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Reviewed by:  from Alabama. on 7/16/2015
5/5
5 Stars
You can't go wrong
One great boot..Comfy, enough flex, wide toe box for my wide feet, great fit on sizing, not to hot (I live in Arizona) and most of all GREAT boot for buck. I'am in my 60's and have owned most all brands but for duel sport I like these better than my Gaernes.
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Reviewed by:  from Arizona. on 7/2/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Very happy with new boots.
These boots are great! They are comfortable, light weight, no problems shifting, easy to walk in and have plenty of protection. I use them for dual sport riding...highway, gravel roads, dirt roads, jeep trails and single track. They make my feet more nimble when working through boulders, logs, etc. as opposed to traditional MX style boots. For me, the sizes run a little on the large side...two pairs of socks, no problem. I would definitely recommend these boots.
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Reviewed by:  from Squaw Valley, Ca. on 6/1/2015
5/5
3 Stars
Boots are great...promised service not so much
I put a buddy onto these boots a year ago, and I wanted a pair since I saw his. I have REALLY large calves and a wide foot, so I wanted some guidance on buying these boots. I own a pair of Fox Comp 5 offroad boots, but they don't fit my calves well and I take a size 14 (49EU). They also do not fit under my riding pants, so I went to the Forma. I came to to this site because of the great support reviews, and revzilla just seemed to corporate. I posed an Email question on boot sizing, got an Email asking for a phone number they could call to help, but I heard nothing back when I supplied one, even after a repeated request. Maybe they cannot call ot of the US? Anyway, I bought the boots, and I do like them, but I matched the Comp 5 size...and I should not have. On the Forma site, EU 49 is a size 14, here a EU is a 13.75...which is odd. Never seen a boot size of 13.75. Anyway, a 13 would have been perfect. I am in Canada, so shipping them back is not worth it. An insert will do. Anyway, great boot, service not all it is cracked up to be. Stars are for product, not service. (edit: we do not doubt DM's comments, but could not find where we made this mistake. In any case, we apologize for our lack of follow through. - The BOMBERS)
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ottawa. on 5/26/2015
3/5
5 Stars
Excellent Product Excellent Value
After considerable research I made the choice to go with the Forma boots. Money wasn't the issue. Stepping off the bike in ski boots was my concern. I have another pair of far more rigid plastic boots that sit unused, just too aggressive for in the city and long pavement trips. The Forma boots are light, flexible, waterproof, durable, in addition to having a distressed real leather look I liked, right out of the box. An added bonus was they were half the price of my other technical riding boots, which, I will not be retiring. While the Forma are fantastic in almost every way they are not for hard technical dirt riding. But thats only 20% of my riding time so these bad boys will be on the other 80% to my riding time. Excellent product, excellent value.
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Reviewed by:  from Calgary. on 4/24/2015
5/5
5 Stars
My first adv boots
I've ridden bikes for 47 years now (yikes) from dirt to street to now dual sport. Never had the need for high end boots till now, when I hit my shin bone on the back of the right footpeg stamping it down to right myself. It gouged my shin and scraped all along the front of my leg to my feet. My Dan Post boots were awesome for my fatboy, but had too big a heel and were too short and unarmored to do the job off-road. Bought these Forma Adventure boots, looking for protection, better feel for foot position on the pegs and waterproof riding. At first, around the house, the boots seemed tight in width. It took about two hours of total wear time for the padding to adapt to my feet. I bough the same size as athletic shoes and they seem to be perfect now they've formed to my feet. I've taken one 100 mile ride in gravel/street and I pretty much forgot I had them on. Comfortable, easy to ride in. I did have to move my shift lever up about an inch so my toe could ride underneath. Will take a little adjusting but it wasn't ever a real problem, even in the first mile. Walking in them isn't much different than a new hiking boot and I think it will get easier as they break in. I expected more protection on the front of my ankle down low, and I don't think there's much there. The Terra may have been a better choice for that. But overall they are miles ahead of generic riding boots and if continue to ride fairly tame off-road tracks, I won't likely need the concrete boots.
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Reviewed by:  from Cleveland, oh. on 8/25/2016
5/5
4 Stars
Mr.
Having worn the Gaerne Balanced oiled for the past 4 years, the bar has been set high. I wanted a bit more protection so after lots of reading I chose the formas. I'm a 14 C, the formas fit well, I would say they are a bit wider than the Gaernes. Initially the boot had a very irritating rub point near the ankle puck. I was able to determine that the edges of the puck insert had turned inward, causing the irrritation. I was able to massage the edge away from my ankle and the irritation ended. Jury is still out but I am growing fonder of the boot. The toe patch is nice, I do not feel much more support than with the Gaernes. I have worn the boot all day, started having some hot spots toward the end of the day, but not bad. Overall I would choose the Gaernes over these next time. As a side note, I had a dog attack me and bit me on both lower legs, no injury received, boot intact, pants torn.
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Reviewed by:  from Near Phx. on 6/13/2016
4/5
5 Stars
Mr.
Was leaning toward a different, high end boot until I watched Brian's video comparing the two. I own expensive hunting boots that aren't as comfy as these to walk in. I can't be more pleased with the boot and customer support. Will report again after an upcoming 4K ride through the SW if there's more to add.
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Reviewed by:  from Columbus, Wi. on 6/10/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Mr
These boots are very sturdy and comfortable right out of the box. The toe box is a bit higher than my old boots but it wasn't a big deal to adjust the lever positions.
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Reviewed by:  from Salt Spring Island. on 5/31/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Medical implant tester
After losing my first pair of Forma Adventures during a medivac after a botched alien abduction in northern Canada, there was no thought needed as to what I was going to replace them with...... Another pair of Adventures! If your looking for reasonable protection from adventure ridings bumps and bruises, a boot that can keep your feet dry even while doing Quebec's 300 miles of Rue Nord in the pouring rain, all with comfort akin to a good hiking boot, this is what you want. They're light and COMFORTABLE. Throw in some Dr. Scholls and you might as well be wearing sneakers! If your looking for a boot that would be comparable to a pair of Tech 10's, these are not what you want. If you want a pair of boots that give more protection than typical Street boots, are waterproof, you can wear for 10 days on a bike and still be able to comfortably hike to the top of Tracey Hill in Red Bay, Quebec, this is your boot!
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Reviewed by:  from Benton. on 4/23/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Great Boots and service
I bought these boots at the recommendation of Brian and could not be happier with the fit and quality of these boots. I have used them of several rides and they preformed flawlessly. Bob
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Louisiana. on 3/28/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Acc't Mgr
Great boots. Very comfortable with great protection. Much better than the other street boots that I've been wearing. Comfortable enough to hike in. Highly recommended!
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Reviewed by:  from Cincy. on 3/8/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Forma Adventure boots
Used the boot for the first time on a 140 mile back road ride. The boots are very comfortable and just flexible enough to shift without problems. I ran into rain and my feet were dry. Great boots and were more comfortable than the Gaerne for me. I would buy them again and have recommended to my other riding friends.
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Reviewed by:  from Spokane. on 5/17/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Nice Boot!
When I met the UPS driver half way up my steps I already had on my summer boot socks. I put the boots on straight out of the box and left them on for 5 hours. Excellent fit and comfy. Pretty good for walking around as well. I paid attention to the sizing advice and ended up getting one Euro size bigger than my BMW boots and it was perfect. I'm finding it pretty easy to adjust to riding my 1200GS with them. I'm not usually one to post feedback...but these boots were a great choice for me. Good luck!
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, GA. on 5/15/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Comfy
Very comfortable right out of the box. The toe box area is quite high and required adjustment to shift lever. These are ideal for dual sport riding. Greta looks as well.
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Reviewed by:  from Bend, Oregon. on 5/15/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Comfortable enough to sleep in!
I was going to buy these boots from my local dealer. They informed me that they were not available in brown, so I ended up buying them from Atomic-moto. With shipping and exchange on the dollar, I still came out $15.00 ahead of buying from the local dealer. I ordered my boots late on a Thursday and had them in hand the following Wednesday. FYI - USPS is turned over to Purolator in Canada so the shipping is pretty fast. Whatever you do, do not specify UPS for shipping. They will rape you with fees. These boots are comfy right out of the box. They're very easy to walk in. I haven't had them off-road yet but they're great on the road sofa! I like the ankle support they give. I'm very happy with these boots and the service from Atomic-moto.
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Reviewed by:  from St. Albert, Alberta. on 4/30/2015
5/5