Cortech Latigo Air RR Boots
You Get What You Pay For
I was total excited to get these boots last September. They are my first real pair on motorcycle boots, before this I was using steel toe work boots. My excitement turn to disappointment pretty quickly. After about a month of use I saw that the stitching holding the Velcro on the right boot at the top was coming apart from its rubber backing. Then another month later I saw that the leather right above the heal on the left boot was deteriorating. The toe guards on each boots need constant tightening and I'm not even scraping them. I don't even feel the venting unless I lift my toes up inside the boot. Otherwise, my feet stay pretty warm..even in the 35f weather I rode home in the other day. I keep wearing them only because I want to get my money's worth from them. Even at $170 these aren't cheap in my opinion. Pretty disappointed overall in them. Next time I will just save up some more money and buy in the $200 range of boots.
November 27, 2015
Cheapest Everyday Boots for a Track Junkie
Greetings from India.
I have been using this boot for a little over 2 years now and while it has begun to fall apart, it still has some life left in it.
The footbed of the boots are pretty wide but fit me perfectly because of my exceptionally wide feet. Arch support is good and cause zero discomfort even after walking up and down some 800 odd steps while exploring a trail.
I use this boot for my daily commute and for my occasional track days. Not to mention some crazy touring. This boot has done it all. Dirt, Track, Canyon carving, Hypermiling and then some more, not to mention a few major crashes and slides on the track.
I never really cared much for the boots until recently when I was run over by a SUV who jumped a redlight and decided that I was a rag doll he wanted to drag along for his joyride. The boots were pinned against the tarmac for a good 50ft before we came to a stop. The ankle tensioner and slider took a beating but the boot was still intact. Not one seam had come loose except for some scruffing on the leather which I managed to rub out with some good old leather polish.
While I highly recommend this boot for anyone on a super tight budget. it does not come without its flaws. The sole wears out pretty quickly especially where the footpegs rest. The ankle brace digs into the accordion panel at the back and creates a tiny hole. The airflow is really good but can become really cold during the winter. Also the Cortech tabs at the back of the boot fell off within the first few weeks of use. Not that it matters but thought I should mention it. The inner sole wore out after about a year and I replaced them with some gel inserts which did help in improving the comfort.
November 13, 2015
Best boot under $200 easily
If you want a boot you can do multiple track days/races as well as some vigorous canyon carving in but don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the perfect product. Great for practical use on public roads, I've worn these boots for numerous 8-10 hour riding days and done a lot of walking in them adn they're really quite comfortable. I wore them for almost 3 years before I finally had to retire them and had 2 pretty bad wrecks at Deal's Gap in them. To find ankle protection offered by these boots you'd normally have to spend at least $250. Buggered up one of the toe sliders in my first wreck but it wasn't something a little superglue could not handle. Just wrecked a week ago in them and had I not been wearing them my left foot would be really, really messed up.
For the spirited motorcyclist who is thinking about maybe doing a track day sometime in the near future, there is no better value in boots than this.
October 28, 2015
These boots are really nice!
I can walk all day in this boots, love em. Now I don't like riding with my tennis shoes like I used to. They're true to size, and really durable. I had to climb down a mountain side at the dragon a couple of days ago to get a buddies bike that went down and over the cliff and they held up well against rocks and mud. A few of us in the group have this boots and recommended me to get this before we went to the dragon. Totally worth every penny!
October 19, 2015
Love these Boots!
These are my first riding boots I've purchased and I'm glad. I've been riding in low cut Nike Dunks for years. I've put maybe 500 miles in these boots and feel uber protected at the ankle, the toes, Achilles, Shins, you name it. Its perforated all around and I feel the most air flow when I turn my heel out a bit so that the air funnels into the Vent on the side. My only drawback is that the shin guard is molded pretty thick and is hard for jeans to cover the boots. But protection is great so I just deal with it. final words: Best bang for your buck!
October 12, 2015
I am impressed with this boot for the price.
I am impressed with this boot for the price. It is true to fit on the size. Only had them for about a month. Comfortable to ride in and have plenty of air flow.
September 28, 2015
Great, comfortable boots with superb air flow
My feet tend to get hot and sweaty in the summer, but these boots with the perforated leather have great airflow! They are also very comfortable for walking around (probably do it more than I should). After 5 months, the velcro and zippers are still holding up. Stitching has not come loose either. Overall, very satisfied! Soles have a good grip on the foot peg, and are very flexible - easy to reach shifter and rear break.
The flexibility probably means it takes a hit in terms of protection- if you take the boot in your hand and twist, it allows for quite a bit of torsion. My justification is that if I would have bought a stiffer boot, I probably would not have worn it on every ride.
The inner sole has started to come a little loose. Not bad right now, but if it gets looser I will just buy some Dr. Scholl's inserts and replace the current one's. Should not be a big deal.
Use them primarily to commute.
September 22, 2015
Better than nothing.
After I tried on this boot I immediately exchanged it for a size smaller and Revzilla was great about that. My only gripe with this boot is that it is very wide and loose around the ankle, so much that it tends to bulge out after it's zipped up and the velcro is taught. It wakes me wonder about the protection aspect around the ankle area because I have SO much room to move even though the rest of the boot fits well. This could be due to my scrawny build, but I have the sinking feeling that other people will have similar results. Anyway, the shin, toe, and heel protection seems excellent and proved protective when my bike landed on my foot. I would recommend this as a very entry-level boot, but not much more.
September 22, 2015