Cortech Latigo Waterproof RR Boot
As soon as I saw them out of the box I noticed that they seem to be very well constructed. Materials seem to be good quality, and the boots are exactly what I wanted. Protective and waterproof.
Haven't tested enough, but my few months with them have been great.
Fitting is almost perfect for me. My feet fits perfect, but I have wider than normal calves, so I have to fold my pants up, the boots fit good though.
But that's me, I have really big calves because I play a lot of soccer.
The boots tend to be hot, nothing that bother.
They are comfortable, for riding, but uncomfortable for walking, so I recommend to bring your shoes with you.
In a very long commuting in the city, they tend to get uncomfortable, I'm speaking of a 2 hr commuting.
Haven't tested them in rain nor crash, hope to never test their protective qualities.
April 15, 2015
Stylish, Protective, But Not Entirely Comfortable
I decided to give this boot a try based on the balance of value, style, and protection. Unfortunately this one didn't entirely work out for me.
I normally wear size 11 boots and shoes, so that's what I ordered—even expecting, based on the video review by Anthony, that the sizing would be a bit wide (since my left foot is just slightly larger than my right).
The boot comes on and goes off easily once opened, and despite having no buckles, the velcro-and-zipper closure works great, with no heel lift. Even though the RR waterproof version is not perforated, it still does vent away excess heat and humidity, as promised.
The exterior protection on the shin, toes, heel, and ankles is quite sturdy, so that's also a bonus. Even with all the armor and the stiff sole, the boot still walks easily.
However, the boot's greatness is a bit lacking in in its sizing and construction. The toe is just a bit narrow around the end under the TPU slider so, inside the boot, my last three toes felt a bit cramped, though not so tight as to cut off circulation. In addition, the plastic for the outside ankle protection ended up pressing too tightly into my ankle bones to be very comfortable even through the interior padding, and that was even after wearing them around my house for a few hours and walking up and down the hall quite a bit to try to warm them up.
Overall, the price for these is great, they look awesome, and the protection looks very promising, but I'd recommend them only for those with a slightly narrower footing or willingness to pad the interior against your ankle.
April 11, 2015
Break these boots in before you give up on them. 2014 vivid red FZ09
I've had these boots about a month now. I have wide feet and I'm half way to kankles. I wear a size 10, so I ordered a size 10/44.
Out of the box they are stiff, I had a hard time zipping them up. Once my foot was in all the way they felt great everywhere except my pinky toe. My right foot is different than my left. My left had minor issues while my right pinky toe was screaming, it was getting crushed. I had it in my mind that I was going to return them for the next size up but I didn't want the next size up because I knew they would be too big for my foot and only solve the pinky toe problem.
For the next few days I wore them around the house. Just like any other leather product you can expect them to break in and stretch about 25% bigger. I decided to keep them. 1 month later my toe barely feels that same pain from the initial fit. And I'm sure another month it will be totally broken in.
They look great with my pants over them. They also look great with my pants tucked in. This is an aggressive boot for sport touring but most less aggressive ones I wanted were sold out of my size literally EVERYWHERE.
I am used to wearing a full leather boot in high heat so these boots don't bother me. Yes they are hot with little ventilation but they are full leather and waterproof, what do you expect. I haven't had them in the extreme heat of Mobile, AL yet but so far I like these boots. I haven't had them in anything more than a light drizzle either so I can't speak of the waterproof qualities.
I have had to adjust the way I shift for these boots because of how stiff they are compared to my work boots but it's nothing that would change my mind.
last thing, I feel like I'm walking around in snowboard boots. I can walk somewhat normal but not really. For a full protection boot I don't mind. I use these for commuting, unless I'm in uniform, every time I sit on my bike, I zip these bad boys up.
March 31, 2015
After purchasing I was surprised that the boots are very comfortable this is my first pair of motorcycle boots and I do recommend these boots to anyone beginer or Advance rider very well-made and a comfortable breadable and waterproof for dad I'm given them 90- out of 100
December 15, 2014
Great first boots
These are my first sport style boots, so take the review as you will. For sub-200, I think these are great, your foot will definitely feel protected and I can attest to them being waterproof. I found them comfortable to walk around in, enough to wear quickly if you're running a short errand, even though you may get some strange looks. I wear them for my commute, on-off is very quick so I can't complain.
December 1, 2014
I got these on clearance because I wanted a racing style boot and was very surprised how well they fit. I have narrow feet but bigger calves and they fit great! They don't rub on my shins or the back of my calves at all. They are also much easier to walk in than other racing style boots that I have owned. All around a great boot!
October 20, 2014
The boot is very comfortable and allows some airflow. The one con is that its not the best quality. The stiching is starting to loosen up and I only had them for less then a month. This is also my first pair of race boots so I cant compare much, and think that I will have to get some new ones next season. Definetly worth investing a lil more for a pair of better boots but will do for that price.
September 23, 2014
Great boot for the price.
Bought these for a track day / riding around on the streets. Great protection features, very comfortable. Will be riding a lot off road but won't be using these...not enough stiffness, but hey, these are great for commuting, that's why I bought them. Haven't rode in the rain yet so can't say anything about waterproof-ability. Bought a size 12 originally but had to return for 12.5. Forgot to account for thickness of WP layer. They're hot in the sunny days though. Rode in sunny 85 degree Washington heat yeaterday, felt like an oven. Feels great while riding though, especially for the price. Super quick service from Revzilla too!!
September 15, 2014