people ask us how the Boot Dr. started. Well, here is
the story…Back in 1997, on a sunny, spring day
in New England, Mike Cardoso, the founder & inventor
of the Boot Dr.™ got off his brand new Heritage
Springer to find that he had unfortunately burned half
of his boot heel onto the hot exhaust pipe, which is
located right next to the floorboard. He then spent
2 hours painstakingly cleaning the burnt boot marks
off the pipe, only to notice that once he was done,
the luster was gone from the chrome. Needless to say,
he was unhappy. Mike, being an avid motorcycle enthusiast
since age 19, also enjoyed going on long tours on his
bike. During these long trips, he would ride for hours
on end, at which point he noticed another annoying problem.
His foot would sometimes be blown off the back of the
floorboard due to excessive wind resistance and vibration
from the motor. He found that he needed to constantly
readjust his feet & battle the wind, which in turn
caused some muscle fatigue in his legs. He thought to
himself, “there has got to be a simple solution
to this problem”. That solution turned out to
be the Boot Dr™.
Inc. started operations in November of 2001 and is based
in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s launch was
driven by the introduction of its innovative and unique
Boot Dr.™ product line. Manufacturing is done
both on the east coast, and off shore. Product is shipped
to distributors and dealers from two regional distribution
centers located in RI and NV. The Boot Dr. product line
is sold through a network of Harley-Davidson™
and Indian™ dealerships, and aftermarket shops
located throughout the United States.
Boot Dr. is distributed exclusively by DRAG Specialties and our products can be ordered through every Harley shop around the world through that catalog. We are also proud to have J&P Cycles as our #1 dealer catalog, so feel free to order from their great catalog or their website as well. Look for the J&P Cycles and DRAG Specialties Big Rig Road Stores at all the major bike rallies across the nation…you can place your orders there too! Boot Dr. can also be purchased direct by calling our Toll Free number, or by ordering online from our company website.
Inc. currently holds a US Design Patent number D479698,
which protects the proprietary design of our rider boot
guards. Other patents are currently pending or in the
works for some of our other innovative & unique
designs, such as the Mini Bullet Board line.
of our products are made with the highest quality materials
& superior workmanship. Each item is individually
inspected by our quality control team prior to packaging
and shipping. If it’s not perfect, it won’t
go out...period. Ease of installation remains a top
priority in the design process. We design all of our
parts with 3 things in mind: SAFETY,
COMFORT, and STYLE.
We strive for all of our products to LOOK GOOD,
and WORK GREAT!!
you for your interest in our products. See you at the
next rally & always Ride Safe out there!
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