Cortech Accelerator XC Boots
Cortech Got It Right!
The Cortech Accelerator XC Boots I bought for myself for Christmas. ... in New England (USA) in winter not so great for riding... So far, these boots are very comfortable (for my feet) walking around and "sitting" around my house... No riding yet unfortunately.
Complaints / Concerns have been posted about the lack of "buckle memory" with the buckle tabs... truly happens, but I've not found it to be a problem at all... a quick jiggle and you're right back where you want to be - quality/fit/price/protection are worth this (IMO) small operational requirement.
I like these boots for "street/ADV" bike use and look forward to putting them through their paces in a few months when the snows / sand clear off the roads here.
I would recommend these boots. Fit and Finish "feel" like quality is there... just have to use them on the bike to know for sure.
January 26, 2016
Great boot for a great price!
For the price of these boots, they provide plenty of function and style. Once broken in, they have the flexible enough to be used on a laid back seating position such as a cruiser; however, they provide enough rigidity in light dual sport situations to make you feel confident about your riding. I wore these boots in some 40 or below degrees Fahrenheit temperatures, and I'll find my toes getting cold after a few hours. It's a feature rich boot for a reasonable price.
January 19, 2016
Great beginner boots
I just bought my first bike (a DR650) less than a year ago and I wanted to get a dual sport style boot that's geared more toward street riding because I mostly ride street so far. These were a perfect cross between a hardcore dual sport boot and a street boot. The reason I say this is because it doesn't have the extreme protection of a dual sport, or the aggressive tread pattern, but it does give some good shin and ankle protection and I feel like if I ever were to go down, they would do a lot better job of protecting my feet than the work boots that I was wearing before. One big advantage of these not having the beefy protection of a motocross or true dual sport boot is that they are not as stiff. When I tried on those style boots at my local motorcycle shop, I found that they were uncomfortable to walk around in due to the stiffness. I am aware that they break in after awhile, but these were comfortable right out of the box.
-Comfortable. I found they are very comfortable to walk around in too! I could probably wear them all day.
-Great protection on the road. The leather seems nice and thick and so do the seams. I could see these lasting years.
-Inexpensive compared to other boots of this style. Just look at some of the dual sport boots on this site. You can easily pay 100 dollars more.
-Warmer than expected! (this could be considered a con in the summertime) I could see riding in these down to 40 degree weather, although I've never tried.
-They look great.
-Buckles lock tight.
-Very warm. I found that they made my feet sweat a lot in 75+ degree weather. I supposed this should be expected to some degree with all full leather boots.
-Buckle straps tend to not stay in place when you take the boot off and put it back on again. This is just a bit of a nuisance for me, if anything. They hold tight when you get the boots buckled on, but you will have to readjust them each time you put the boots on, so maybe not the best for people who want something quick to throw on?
December 28, 2015
A few bucks more for better buckles??
These are very nice boots with a lot of value and features for the price. I wore them around the house and the fit and finish were excellent, all of the protective features are substantial... But the buckles are poor quality and design. These were my first XC boots so I don't have much to compare to but I expected a decent quality ratchet or something relatively quick to use/adjust. I could tell that these were going to be a constant nuisance becuase there is no way to set your size, every time you take them on or off the strap moves and you have to fiddle and readjust. I realize that at this price point some sacrifices need to be made but a few dollars more for better buckels would have made these a keeper... Sadly, they are being returned.
August 14, 2015
Impressive leather boots
I have been wearing them for about a week. They are not just impressive for the price, they are truly excellent boots. IMO, they have that Italian style. They are waterproof, there is a heat shield on the inside closest to the exhaust. The shin, toe and heel guards are supportive and protective. The membrane is not Gortex, but I find my feet don’t sweat even in 80 F weather. The buckles are easy to use. The only thing I don't like is they don't keep there adjustment well. But readjusting them is easy and quick. If these where Dianese or Sidi boots they would be changing $300+ and buyers would be happy with what they get.
July 23, 2015