Cortech Vice WP Riding Shoes
Great city boot
I use my bike mainly in the city but do a fair share of highway riding. I love these shoes.
It is true to fit, but was a little snug compared to regular shoes. This should not be an issue as you want your riding boot to be more snug than regular shoes. The fit seems to be almost too tight, but after break-in it is perfect. So give it a good break in first.
I will confirm there are ankle guards on the interior ankle and exterior sewn in the shoe. There is a toe box and heel cup. I believe there is a metal shank in the sole. But this doesn't make the shoe uncomfortably stiff.
I haven't had anyone mention they thought it was a riding boot besides those who recognized the brand name. Love the look of the shoe off bike. I would note the sole is thicker than normal shoes, but not too bad.
I have worn these all day. So flexibility walking around as well as riding for periods of 4-6 hours straight is not an issue. The do inspire lots of confidence, several times I stepped down on the street and realized with my regular shoes I would have slipped. But with these shoes I had no issue, even with the residue on the shoe and was back on the pegs. They don't ventilate as well as regular shoes but this should be expected as they are water proof. It isn't terrible but noticeable.
July 16, 2014
great shoe - runs big
i typically wear a 9-1/2. I like sport shoes to fit tight so i ordered a 9. still big. the 8-1/2 worked 8 probably would have too.
July 14, 2014
Already falling apart
I bought these in early March. It's now June and after only 500 miles of riding, the shoes are falling apart. Incredibly disappointing as I only ever wear these shoes while riding.
The top two lace holes on the right shoe are tearing out, and on the left shoe a dime-sized patch has worn in from the shifter.
Shame too because I liked the fit, comfort, and style. The protection seemed adequate too (thankfully never needed to test) .
I've reached out to Cortech to see about a warranty or something because I can't help thinking this is a bit overly extreme for the lifespan of these shoes, but I'm not hopeful.
June 24, 2014
Looks great and provides protection, but is squeaky
Bought these boots because they looked great and are waterproof. They are pretty comfortable on and off the bike. Only problem is that it squeaks when walking around which can get pretty annoying, especially if you wear them to your college classes. I did have a minor lowside and my left boot held up just fine, just scratched a bit. The impact was enough to break off my left rearset too. All in all, I would recommend these boots if you don't mind the squeaking and you're looking for style and protection for a good price
June 18, 2014
A nice casual boot.
I was looking for something I could wear at work after riding in or while running errands without feeling like a Power Ranger. These fit the bill nicely. In person they just look like chunky All Stars. They're plenty comfortable for a moderate amount of walking but you won't want to go on a hike in them. They're priced similarly to a decent leather work boot but with motorcycle specific safety features which is nice. The one thing I was not prepared for was how much my feet sweat while wearing them. Don't let the sneaker styling fool you, these things don't breath at all.
Overall they seem like a good casual boot and I would buy them again.
May 5, 2014
Nice shoe but wrong size
I'm normally a size 8.5 in AUS, ordered the US 9, but too big. Unfortunately that was the smallest size Revzilla had in stock otherwise I would've definitely exchanged them as they looked good and felt good!
May 5, 2014
Great fit and conffort
Great boots to commute, good fit, confortable and warm.
March 10, 2014
Great shoe wrong size.
Liking the shoes and I'm looking forward to winter being over so I can test them on the bike. The negative thing I have to say is I got the wrong size. I had been trying different pairs and different brands, and they all seem to run small. I was recommended to try these and I bought a size bigger. If you have tried other brands and found they run small in there sizes, and you like these, get the actual size. I wish I could have returned them before I wore them a couple of times for a Smaller pair.
March 10, 2014