Apart from the price,
the differences can be found in the leather. The Pro-Tech has
stiffer leathers, making moving around with the boots a bit more
difficult than the Oiled Boots. In other words, the Oiled Boots are
more supple, they bend better because of the quality leathers used.
Not that the leathers used in the Pro-tech are shabby; the contrary
is true. They are first class leather, but thicker and not so
supple. Also, the Oiled Boots are waterproof, or at the least
In the end it's a
question of taste and of usage. I did a trail motorcycle ride using
the Pro-Tech and I had no problems. I am pretty big and strong, so
my feet had not problem moving around. Foothold was more than
perfect, the soles make it very difficult for your feet to slip and
the thick leather allow your ankles to remain firm. As far as the
comfort-factor goes, these boots can be used all day long without
any problems. Since they're not waterproof, they breathe much
On the “downside”,
going through a few stream and small rivers, my feet became damp.
Not wet, but damp, but in the long run this can become
uncomfortable. Compared to some other boots I've tried, it's not
Remember that these,
like the Oiled Boots, are not motocross boots. These are everyday
riding boots that can be used for street riding and for trail
riding. They are also quite well suited for wearing in the
workplace, as long as your place of work is “casual”, but I wouldn't
go for a marathon walk in them.
As boots go, those are
top-notch and very affordable. You'll get years of pleasure out of them.