Cortech Latigo Air RR Boots
Sharp pain from shifter panel, ouch
Cortech Latigo boots = pain
I was looking for a boot to replace my Alpinestars SMX-5. The SMX-5 is very comfortable but doesn't have an ankle brace hinge. Once i got the Cortech Latigo in the mail, i put them on and squatted down with my heels lifted. Ouch! I felt a sharp pain coming from the rear of the shift pad digging into the top of my foot. Not sure if there's a metal tab underneath the shifter panel but that's what it feels like. I was also dissapointed that the ankle brace on the Latigo don't limit my ankle rolling any more than my non hinged SMX-5. I had great expectations for the Latigos but I'm going back to my long term proven SMX-5. Maybe it's just my ankle being so slim that the ankle brace hinge isn't effective. If anyone here has a hinged boot that works for them, please share.
December 4, 2013
Very good style!
I bought these as my first boots and was a little nervous on what shoe size I should order but these boots fit true to your shoe size. I love the style of them, the fit, and how durable and sturdy they feel. The only problem I have with these boots is that since I ride with a dual sport bike these boots make it a tiny bit hard to shift since they are so stiff. The boots are really meant for street bikes but they still work well for my bike. Other than that (which is mainly my fault anyway but I love how they look) these boots are absolutely wonderful!
November 25, 2013
Good style and protection for this price
I used my new race suit and this is comfort and looks cool. The protection is good maybe i'll upgrade my back protector. The fit is good, in México i'am XL but the L in this guy fit me exactly. I am 5'9 and 205 lbs my chest about 42". The air flow is excelent when i go 60 mph or more. I recommend it.
Es confortable y se ve muy chido. La protección es buena, tal vez usare un protector de espalda debajo del traje. En México sería XL pero el L me quedo perfecto (me gusta usarlo entallado tipo motogp) mido 1.74 cm y peso 93kg soy ancho de espalda con un poco de barriga. Cuando voy a más de 80kmh la ventilación es más que excelente. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.
October 28, 2013
Awesome boot for the money
First off, I want to say kudos to Revzilla on the speedy shipping. Literally took less than 24 from the time I placed my order, to when I received my boots, gloves, and back protector. Excellent job.
Bought this an entry level riding boot basically just to make me track legal. But for the price, you're definitely not going to find more boot. Decent protection, a good look, great airflow, and feel that I wouldn't want to be in all day, but it's fine for the track.
October 23, 2013
Great boot, not for use on a sport touring
Ordered these boots to ride my VFR800. Quality and fit/finish is excellent, love the storm trooper look of the white and black ones.
They feel pretty comfortable and go/off on the foot easy. As could be expected your ankles aren't going to bend much when walking.
Size was real close. I wear a 10 1/2 Puma/Nike and these in a sz 10 fit a bit snug but will be fine after break in.
Too bad I won't be breaking them in, they are only good for use on a super sport or race/track bike. If you have a sport touring, these will not work as the foot controls are too far forward. When I try to shift up, the boot prohibits my foot from coming down far enough to release the shift lever, making shifting very difficult on my bike. But on a super sport, your foot controls are further back, so shifting will be fine in that case.
All in all, great product from Cortech especially for the bargain price. I really wish they would have worked out for me.
October 21, 2013
Decent starter boot ...
The good ... They flow a good amount of air. They look pretty decent and fit me perfect.
Minor issues out of the box. The toe plate was not in the same spot on both boots. One was flush with the sole and the other was raised off the sole a little bit. Also the stitching at the velcro seems to have been to close to the edge of the flap and is peeling up a little.
Being that they are my only boot I didn't want to return them and wait for another or buy another pair at the time. Comfortable to walk it and the sole are excellent.
One of the boots has a rough spot, where the velcro flaps over, that rubs my ankle. so i just don't roll my socks down.
I did have a minor accident in the boot were the top of the boot dragged for a foot or two. The perforation that flow so much air don't look so great after they drag a little, but my foot was not scraped, etc.
October 17, 2013
These boots are a great combination of styling and function. They have that great race look at a budget. They're very flexible, and the air flow is fantastic. However, I have ridden in cool weather (~50 F), and at that point I think I would wear thicker socks. The armor is great, I feel much safer having my ankles protected.
My only problem with this boot is the zipper. It's a pain to get up and down unless the boot is angled just right.
I would absolutely recommend this product as a starter boot for someone looking for a more sporty look & feel.
October 7, 2013
Nice boot, seems a little pricey
I saw these boots were on sale and had good reviews so I bought them.
They look sharp and run true to size.
The boots themselves feel durable and seem like they would provide good protection in a crash.
I was a little disappointed because a portion of the velcro separated from the boot pretty soon after I bought them.
It's nothing some super glue can't fix, but I still think that shouldn't have happened on a brand new boot that costs as much as these do.
September 10, 2013