Firstgear Kili Hi WP Boot
Bought these (another vendor) and in less than 40 wearings, the toebox is tearing apart on one boot. The material delaminating isn't leather.
Fit is very good and comfortable but you need to wear long socks above the top of the boot to avoid annoying pokes from the top seam.
May 19, 2015
Boots are fat/round in toe area
Boot is not the same design style as Firstgear Hi mess boot. Looks and feels like Beetle Bailey (old comic strip) style cut. I am size 11 in these boots I am a 12.Good for the price but if I was to do it again I would probably buy Tour Master boots in the same price range.
March 31, 2015
I wore these for about 4000 miles last year and they worked great. No real signs of wear. They've been completely waterproof so far. I hated the white stitching so I Sharpied over it! I put in a thicker insole from another pair of shoes and they've been warm and comfortable. I wear 10.5 street shoes and the 11 is perfect.
March 29, 2015
Great for touring/commuting
Only had these boots for a couple months now, but have ridden with them in the rain and cold several times and I'm very please. They're also surprisingly comfortable.
My foot size is typically 10.5 EEE, but I ordered size 11 based on other reviews, and they fit very nicely.
December 29, 2014
Good so far
It always take me a while to get used to new gear and this pair is no exception. They are taller, and stiffer than my older boots, but offers a lot more protection than the other boots that I currently have.
Since I bought the boots, it has been cooler weather and I haven't gotten a chance to ride a lot. At first I thought the boots were to stiff and a little narrow, but with a little wear they are getting a lot better, and I think by summer they will be fine. I normally wear a 11 1/2 D and these boots are 12 normal and they fit good, but slightly on the tight side. I have not ridden in any rain so I don't know how water proof yet.
December 8, 2014
Comfortable but Definitely not WP
These boots are great if you only ride in dry weather. I've worn these boots for a little more than 10k miles in all types of weather and terrain.
- Comfortable while riding and walking. No complaints with fit or comfort.
- Easy to put on/take off
- Good airflow to keep your feet from getting overheated
- Good support
- The lever protection pads wore through in no time but the material underneath has held up well
- My biggest complaint is that they call these boots waterproof which is quite a stretch by any means. My Darn Tough merino wool socks were the only reason my feet were not uncomfortable on wet rides.
November 28, 2014
These are great, definitely waterproof, definitely comfortable on/off the bike, definitely built to last, and definitely going to keep your feet/ankles safe and dry while riding. They're easy to put on-- love the zipper/velcro gaiter. My only complaint is the bottom of the gaiter cover (the leather that pulls over the zipper to velcro closed) tends to stick out a bit, just right where the leather comes together on the seam. It's totally an aesthetic issue, and I only think about it when putting the boots on and taking them off. While riding, the boots are the last thing I'm thinking about, as it should be.
November 10, 2014
The boots are claimed as waterproof, but this is not true in real life (also depend what the Firstgear mean under waterproof?)
I do ride every day around 100 km round trip (Vancouver BC).
Last month of riding October - November rain all days.
The boots were ok for "waterproof" couple rain days, but after that got worse day after day. I've tried to apply "waterproof spray" solution for leather - did not help well. Almost after less than a month sole become loose on some points. 9 month later lose are loose half way from the back.
But if you are riding in dry environment, - this boots are comfortable to wear: ride, walk, stay and they are worm as well. Just not waterproof.
November 7, 2014