THE ENGINEER PATROL BOOT
When it comes to an outstanding motorcycle boot that is synonymous with an American biker, the engineer boot is that. This boot is strong enough to kick over your Panhead and the best in style with your jeans on a night out on the town. This was originally designed for train engineers and coal stockers in the mid-1930s who needed a boot without laces. Laces on boots would have a tendency to burn up when exposed to hot coals that kicked out of the burner. Also around this time, Sears and Roebuck ran an ad showing this boot being used by survey crews. Somehow the survey crew picture became imprinted on the American consciousness of that time. The ‘40s and ‘50s made this boot popular with such actors as Marlon Brando and James Dean, the bad boys of the movies that everyone wanted to be.