Lightshoe brand steel shoes are handcrafted in the USA. They're custom fit to your boot and your riding style. Lightshoe uses only the highest quality materials. Carefully constructed, built to last, with performance and aesthetics in mind. Get a Lightshoe, you'll be glad you did.

Lightshoe is owned and operated by Gary Kinzler. Gary's idea of creating a lighter hotshoe came in 1998 as he watched riders in the pits. Realizing the weight of most steel shoes, he decided to develop a high performance shoe that weighed less. His machinist background and his own racing experience gave him just the knowledge he needed.


June 19, 2019—- For Immediate Release!

Amateur Grands are only a Month Away!!!
From the youngest riders to the most vintage of all,  don’t miss the fun, learning, winning and friendships experienced at the AMA Flat Track Grand Championship.  Check out Steve Nace Racing’s flyer, and go to  to get yourself and your kids signed up for this awesome event!

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Lightshoe 2019 Travel Schedule

July 20th 2019  Ashland County Fairgrounds Ashland, OH            SNR All Star Race Half Mile

July 22nd 2019  Ashland County Fairgrounds Ashland, OH            AMA Flat Track Grand Championships Half Mile

July 24th 2019  Triangle Motorcycle Club Harpster, OH                  AMA Flat […]

By |February 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Flat Track: Lightshoe’s Gary Kinzler NBC Sports Feature

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Lightshoe Rider: Chris Carr

Chris Carr is a 7-time AMA Grand National Champion, 2-time World Land Speed record holder, and former H-D factory rider both in Dirt-Track as well as Superbike (including the only person to put the VR1000 Superbike on Pole Position!)

By |October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Supercamp

American Supercamp is a motorcycle school for all riders that trains using dirt-track techniques. All of the instructors use Lightshoe on one condition. Beat them up and tell us how to make them better!

By |July 31st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments