WHAT IS IT? The Acerbis X-Move CE-certified boot is off
their top shelf and is designed in Italy. They come with the
popular Vibram high-performance rubber soles, as well as
all the other bells and whistles.
WHAT’S IT COST? $299.00.
CONTACT? www.acerbisusa.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Acerbis X-Move 2.0 boots.
(1) Build. The X-Move boot brings together a mix of
old school meets new school. It is a collaboration between
two eras. The build of this boot reminds us of the old Sidi
Crossfire boots (the ones where the plastic shell on the
back of the leg detached from the leather, allowing you
to fold it back to get your foot in with ease). The X-Move
boot has the same type of design. The boot features a
reinforced steel toe box, leather upper, vulcanized rubber
gaiter, four aluminum buckles and a leather heat-resistant
panel on the upper sections of the boot.
( 2) Buckles. These aluminum buckles were a hit with
all our testers. They have great ergonomics, offering a
superb grip to latch and release the buckles. They are
equipped with a quick-release and locking system as well.
These buckles made it easy for the rider to get in and out
of the boots.
( 3) Feel. This boot needs zero break-in time. It is com-
fortable from the moment you put them on. The leather
and plastic are quite pliable unlike most top-of-the-line
boots. When wearing the X-Move 2.0 boots, it felt like
you were wearing sneakers rather than boots. They were
super comfortable and on the roomy side. Once the boot
was broken in, the sole started to have some flex. It wasn’t
a bad thing once we got used to it (and stayed away from
( 4) Fit. The sizing is accurate. The internal hypo-aller-genic fabric wraps around your feet and ankles with no
pressure points. The toe box is on the roomy side, but
nobody complained about it being too big.
( 5) Performance. The X-Move boot is on the soft side.
It reminded our older test riders of old school leather
Hi-Point boots. Obviously they have added protection,
but the feel was similar. The Acerbis X-Move 2.0 boots
are great for the average rider who likes to stay on the
ground. Pro riders who hit big jumps wanted more ankle
support. This is one of the most comfortable boots on the
market, but you trade comfort for protection.
( 6) Durability. For how pliable the boots were, we
thought our testers were going to tear these boots apart.
The Vibram sole held up well on top of the sharpest pegs
on the market. The leather inner heat panel did its job
against abrasion and heat. It also added extreme grip
against the bike.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We had two quibbles: (1) We
would like to see some added ankle support. ( 2) The top
left toe box could be a bit stiffer for shifting.
This is a great boot at a fair price for a rider
ACERBIS X-MOVE 2.0 MX BOOTS
that has a top priority for comfort and feel. If
your priority is stiffness, move along.
MXA TEAM TESTED