( 3) Performance. Break in was a breeze. Where the
boot contacts the frame, there are gripper inserts. Many
boots have a feature like this, but most we don’t notice
when riding. The material Forma used was softer and
grippier than any other we’ve tested. This helped us
maneuver the bike, especially in the air. One thing that
our testers did not like was the heel. It was tall and at
a steeper angle than most. The majority of the time test
riders didn’t notice the tall heel block, but when they
placed their heels on the footpegs the boot shifted
( 4) Weight. The Predator’s features add weight.
The boots tipped our scales at 5. 3 pounds (size 11).
Unfortunately, if you don’t like heavier boots, you are
out of luck, as most premium motocross boots are on the
heavy side. That is the price you pay for hinges, pivots,
plastic cladding and generous internal padding.
( 5) Option. The Forma Predator boot comes in sizes 7
to 15, and there are seven different colors to choose from.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Two quibbles. (1) We would
like a softer footbed. ( 2) It wouldn’t hurt the Predator to
go on a diet.
WHAT IS IT? The Predator is Forma’s high-end boot.
It is a solid design that features security-lock buckles, a
dual-pivot flex control system and a Skywalk sole.
WHAT’S IT COST? $549.00.
CONTACT? www.formabootsusa.com or (310) 533-9390.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Forma Predator boot.
(1) Construction. The Predator is fully loaded with
features designed with protection and comfort in mind.
The majority of the outer boot is made from
injection-molded plastic. At the ankle there is a dual-pivot
flex control system made from carbon fiber. The Forma’s
five buckles have aluminum security locks that ensure
that your buckles do not come undone on the track. The
boot uses Skywalk technology that has an anti-slip/oil
rubber sole with a replaceable insert. The guts of the
boot are thermoformed, and the boots have antibacterial,
( 2) Fit. The sizing was on point; a 10 is really a 10.
The lining was plush, especially around the ankle where
there were donut-shaped pads on both sides. The secure
fit made the boot feel well-insulated against jolts and
hits. The buckles had more than enough adjustment for
calves of all sizes. While MXA test riders raved about
ankle comfort, they found the footbed rather stiff. The
footbed is removable and could be replaced with a softer
Overall, the Forma Predator boot offers good
protection and a comfortable fit.
FORMA PREDATOR BOOT
MXA TEAM TESTED