Firstgear Kili Lo WP Boots
Comfortable and stylish - Good value for the money
I have had these boots for about 3 months now and have used them on several rides. The size is true or perhaps just a llittle smaller than true. Width is ideal for me. I generally wear an 11 D (Wide) and ordered the 11 or 44 Euro. The boots are reasonably comfortable off the bike as well but I wouldn't recommend long walks in them. I have worn them for a few hours at work rather than changing shoes with no issues. My only complaint is the top strap seems to be a little too short. If it were 1/2" longer or so it would be perfect for my fit. If I pull the strap tighter its a little uncomfortable on the ankles. All of this will likely improve as the boots break in more. Overall great quality and solid feel. I would buy them again.
January 19, 2015
This boot is of questionable quality
Let's start off this review to say that right off the bat, there were numerous quality issues. Nothing big enough to warrant sending it in, but concerning nonetheless. Random glue in areas, areas where the sole is not completely connected to the rest of the shoe, etc.
However, the bigger problem came less than 5 hours of use, and that was with the shift pad wearing out. This is a big concern. If the shift pad is delaminating from the boot, how would the rest of the boot hold up in a crash? I wouldn't leave it up to chance.
Look else where if you are looking for a low boot. It may be waterproof, but don't chance your safety.
January 13, 2015
Stuck in First Gear (there is so much better)
There is nothing like being suited up for a ride and ready for the open road. You head out the door and then realize that it is rush hour and you are in dead stop traffic, stuck in First Gear.
That is the feeling you will get with anything you buy from First Gear from my experience. Everything looks bright and shinny and you are prepared to be excited about their products, but nope... I bought a pair of these Kili Lo WPs and didn't get passed lacing them up. They looked okay, not sharpe. They seemed like they would be waterproof. They felt mediocre. Too bad I never got to wear them due to awful craftsmanship! I "rope burned" through the lace eyelets the first time I laced them up. The heat of the laces actually broke the eyelet right off the bat, first time. I inspected them further for quality and it is clear that these are poorly made.
First gloves I ever owned were First Gear as well. I didn't even have a bike yet as they were a gift. The stitching broke on the glove leaving a big hole in the "crotch" of my thumb. Strange that I never even put them on more than a few times before this happened (literally never rode in 'em).
Conclusion: Get outta First Gear and pay that little more for a quality product that is built to last. (6th gear is way more fun anyway.)
December 8, 2014
1 Years Use
After a year of use of almost everyday riding, Water has started to come through, usually after about a 20 min rain ride. Initially they worked great and not sure where the rain comes through, but my guess is the bottom, which has practically no red tread left on them. The lining on the inserts have come off but overall they are still really comfortable and warm during freezing temperatures. Good thing they have a 2 year warranty
December 2, 2014
Although I love the fit of these boots and generally these have worn nice, 30 days after I purchased them they tore a hole in the side where the soft material meets the hard pinky toe patch. This is a boot defect. The Velcro for the ankle straps has ripped partially off. These are literally falling apart at the seems.
I'm real good to my gear. Take care of it. So, it is frustrating to have them not last long.
August 1, 2014
Way too small
Though quite stylish and seemingly well built, these boots fit WAY too small. Size 13 was nowhere near a 13 or even a 12 for that matter...I wouldn't be surprised if the 13s were really an 11. Revzilla return policy FTW.
Despite the fact that they're priced right, I would steer clear of these and look for something else.
June 22, 2014
Good shoes even for a tropical country
If you are concerned about rain, these shoes should do the trick. They have a 2 year warranty, water doesn't go in, they have a good grip and have a good design to make shifts comfortably. I have had them for 2 weeks, and can't complain so far.
June 16, 2014
Too bad they where much too small !
I wear size 11 and they felt more like a size 10.
June 3, 2014