You’ve all probably seen Chanel‘s sick black biker boots here and there, but did you know that they were inspired by vintage motocross boots?  Alpinestars, original manufacturers of motocross gear, were the first to start using the protective metal shin plates in the early 70s. Their latest throwbacks are as original as it gets, rougher and I’m sure quite the steal compared to Karl‘s.

(Chanel Biker Boots price unknown, Alpinestars Super Victory Boots $360)