Firstgear Kathmandu WP Boots
well worth the money
I bought these for long distance rides but now I wear them almost all the time while riding .They are both warm and comfortable.The fit ,as in the video ,is a little wider which was exactly what I wanted .They fit really good out of the box and are very good for walking with no break in period .Very easy to put on and take off with the velcro and buckle snaps.They dont look as hardcore as some moto boots but are very reasonably priced
February 10, 2014
Nice boot for the price...
First impression... The boot fit is excellent, I wear 10 1/2 and ordered an 11. Overall construction, seems well made, I like the fasteners and Velcro closures, makes getting the boots on and off much easier. There is no arch support or cushioned insole in the boots, so if that is an issue for you as it is me do as I've done an add a gel insole. The boot being mostly leather has broken nicely and feels good on the foot. I would rate these boots as a medium grade boot as far as protection, they are NOT a motocross boot so if you're looking for primarily an off-road boot this is not it. What it is, is a waterproof dual sport boot, think of it as a 70/30 boot. 70% on road, 30% off road. Comfortable and with a good insole you can walk around in them. They are not a $500.00 SIDI boot and the price reflects that. They are a good all around boot that'll keep you feet dry.
January 21, 2014
Solid pair of boots for a very good price
These boots are a very good value. I would categorize them as light duty (read comfortable) adventure style boots. The build quality is good and they were comfortable right out of the box. Protection is intermediate with hard toe and heel cups and padding on the ankles. I would definitely buy them again. I've always had good luck with First Gear products.
December 27, 2013
Not so waterproof
I have contacted First Gear to have these boots replaced under warranty (RevZilla's return policy is awesome, but, understandably I can't return these to them since I've worn them). I received the boots two weeks ago and was happy with them until today when, for the first time, they encountered rain. It was a steady rain during my ~10 mile commute and about half-way through I noticed that my left in-step was wet and a couple miles later my right toe area was wet. It was 36F and I am not too happy about the situation. I realize I didn't buy the most expensive boots available, but I bought them thinking that they might actually do what they're advertised to do. These are currently a waste of my time and money. I hope I can revise this review at some point --perhaps I received a faulty pair, but I won't be doing so until the situation is corrected.
November 26, 2013
Good for touring/commuting
These are a pair of well made, good looking boots that can be used for touring, commuting and some amount of off-roading. I usually wear a size 43 if D width or 45 for regular width. Ordered a 44 in this. Good fit, though it required a little bit of breaking in. Very comfortable to ride whole day long and then walk around in.
November 10, 2013
Comfy boots, nice and wide. Waterproof. Seem to be well made and they won't break the bank. They have done well over a wide range of temperatures.
November 4, 2013
I have ridden with this boot on my F800GS in all conditions except snow. But pretty close. I bought this boot for the waterproof aspect and am completely satisfied. I rode in the rain for 3 hours straight with temps 38-42F and my feet were completely dry after the 6 hour total ride. Pavement, gravel and mud. At those temps, thermal socks are needed. My feet got a little cold wearing the winter sockz. I wear a size 10-10.5 in regular shoes and ordered 11 in the Kathmandu. Perfect. A little room for thermal socks. These boots are very comfortable for all day riding. But on the flip side, not much side support. They aren't a full on dirt bike boot. But great for what they are.
November 4, 2013
If Batman were a rider - this would be his boot
I cannot believe how fast I got the Kathmandu boots. I am a tactical operator, (assaulter position) and my foot has been in so many boots from well drilling fields, to the Corp, to now - it's silly. This boot fits like spray on pants positioned so some hot chick jumping off a roof could launch herself into! Very little break-in time, very big this-is-my-boot time! Looked all over and "Revzilla" was the ONLY one that stepped up to my size, availability, and turn-around. Thank you Kathmandu and Revzilla.
October 7, 2013