Cortech Vice WP Riding Shoes
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
All day comfort
Bought these here after checking them out in a brick and mortar store. I love the comfort out and about while riding and I actually wore them for an 8 hour shift standing and not too noticeable a difference as compared to my regular shoes. My only gripe is that my Cortech badge on the sole of the shoe fell off after maybe four hours of riding and not rough, either. Great shoe/boot in my opinion and would definitely recommend if you're looking for style and comfort.
October 28, 2014
Great value, good protection
These shoes offer a great amount of protection for the money. Stitching seems solid, and I expect these to last for quite a while. Pretty stiff; I was expecting them to break in a little after a few weeks, but I think that is just how they're built. Not a racing boot, but substantially better than an ordinary pair of shoes.
September 23, 2014
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