Racing Boots No.178

The 178 boot first appeared in Lewis Leathers range around 1967 and was soon adopted for racing by some of the greatest names in the sport, Mike Hailwood, John Cooper and Giacomo Agostini to name a few.

In 1965 Lewis Leathers successfully applied for a patent which enabled the boots to become attached to the racing suit via the application of velcro to the outer leg of the suit and the inside of the boot, feature which is still incorporated to this day.

Left: Mk1 Racing Boots 1966

Vintage catalogue image

Vintage racing type soles with Goodyear Welted system

This practical boot is beautifully made and reinforced for extra strength. Popular short style zipper, inner zip guard and ankle strap to prevent heel slip.

Tough protective leather pads on the outside of boots for safe cornering at high speeds prolongs the life of the boot, extra padding for inner ankle protection. Expandable calf gusset with elastic insert for an extra comfortable fit. Perfect for general motorcycle wear or with Lewis Leathers racing suits.

● Sizes: UK4 to UK12 ● Made in the UK


Strap, Elasticated Gusset

Heel strap

Red Leather Lining and Velcro


Padded Ankle Guard

Gear Change Panel

Clix Zipper

Gold Lewis Leathers Logo

Racing Boots No.178

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