Cortech Vice WP Riding Shoes
cool practical shoes
March 16, 2015
Cheaply made but look good
Decided on these for my first pair of motorcycle boots because of the casual look and cheaper price. You definitely get what you pay for here... at a lower end price I wasn't expecting top notch quality or finish but was disappointed to see the sloppy work on this boot. The seams were mismatched and unfinished, the thin black line along the sole was a mess, and a piece fell off the heel before I even left the house (see pic).
These were stiff, tight, and squeaky just walking around inside but I have a feeling they'll break in with time. The footbed is narrow, something I don't really ever have a problem with. I found the the heel cup to be tight and uncomfortable, again, not a problem I normally have. The length of the boot was accurate to my sneaker sizing, however.
Other than the small Cortech logo falling off in their first hour while I was walking around the house, everything seems cheaply made but gets the job done. Some sloppy minor details but unless you have them up to your face, a lot of those little flaws can slide. Mostly just good looking which is why I won't be returning them.
So, if you buying these because they look cool, there you go. But if you think you're getting a bargain on a high quality item... you're not.
March 9, 2015
Garbage...to put it nicely
While these shoes look nice, that's where it ends. I received 2 left shoes, so it was already off to a bad start. Then I quickly noticed that the bottoms of the soles were covered in some odd oily substance. Also, the black line on the sides of the white soles is some kind of never drying ink or something...just greasy and smearing everywhere. All symptoms of coming from a cheap factory somewhere in Asia. Look elsewhere.
March 5, 2015
Imperfect Build and Sub-par Quality
Came home, opened box, walked to kitchen and noticed black smudges on the soles. I can’t contest to the protection because I simply took of the shoes / boots and realized all of the rubber had a film of grease. I took a microfiber remove the black smudges thinking some mysterious oil blot fell from the sky and ruined my new gear.
That wasn't the case.... The black lines around the shoe to contrast the white were drawn on with some sort of grease crayola! When I tried to wipe it off it just got worse smudging on the rough surface of the sole making this grease Crayola like stuff very difficult to remove. Not only that there were imperfections that varied from one shoe to the other. For example, the reflector on the back is a different shape and size from one shoe to the other.
Why the heck would a manufacture put a silicone grease like substance that resembles glue all over the rubber sole? Upon further inspection the left shoe was coated with dirty gunk. Right shoe free of anything that resembled dirt. Why? Because the left shoe was soaked with glue. Either that or I hopped around in the back yard on one foot. Again because of some sticky silicone glue like substance.
More about the sole of the shoe boot. It was shaped like an inverted "U" meaning that the lateral and medial portion of the sole was 2-3 centimeters lower than the middle. I don't know if this is a safety measure or added comfort but I have never seen a shoe like that.
Positive side, they are comfortable.
March 3, 2015
for what u get it's comfy and today's style
Price on the high side, maybe 20 bucks less would be good value, I recommend
February 23, 2015
Look stylish, but definitely a real boot
I'm impressed with these "riding shoes." They're built like a real boot. The only downsides are small details: the soles were initially very slippery; and the little "Cortech" badges at the heel fell off pretty quickly.
Haven't ridden in the rain yet, so I can't comment on how well they do at keeping my feet dry.
February 21, 2015
wearable all day with moderate protection
the shoe looks great and is easy to wear all day. it offers a decent amount of support, definitely not a race boot but it gets the job done in the casual dept. the sole attracks dirt and the heel logo fell off after the first use. i really like the product but it still leaves you with the feeling of poor build quality. i hope this is cosmetic and does not effect the reliability of the shoes safety features.
February 1, 2015
Good shoes for the money
Needed some waterproof shoes, and these have been working for the past few weeks. The little Cortech logos do fall off after about 3~4 hours but it's not a big deal. They are really comfy, spent all day walking and riding in them and my feet were fine. They do run a bit large, a size 10 fit me just fine but I wear a 10.5 in most other shoes, 11 in Nikes.
November 23, 2014