Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots
Good warm weather boot!
Received my boots about a month ago......for me the sizing was good, but the took a couple of weeks to break in, and be useable as an all day off, and on the bike boot.
The quality is what you'd expect for an entry level boot......still undecided on the Velcro. No heal on these boots, so it took a little while to get accustomed at stops on the bike (if you are vertically challenged this may present a problem).
Ventilation is good, and that's the main reason for my purchase.
Overall they are very good for the price, as they offer adequate protection, and good ventilation for three season riding.
August 11, 2014
Love these boots
I was looking for a pair of boots to help my feet stay cooler than normal when riding. I ride a Harley, so the look needed to fit in and I needed the mesh to get air flow and I wanted a boot that I could walk comfortably in. I got all those things with this boot. In my opinion it could be styled a little more for the Harley rider, but it fits in well enough for me. But the most important things for me are in this boot.... air flow and comfortable walking.... as well as the protection you get from a riding boot.
Some have said this boot runs long and/or wide. I normally wear a 13EE. This boot was the exact right length. At 1st it was just a tad snug, but loosened up after a few rides.
The flaps on the side could be styled better. I am not crazy about the gusset inside those flaps as it makes the boot just a little harder to put on, but I understand it's purpose for being there and it is generously sized compared to others I have seen
The walking comfort in this boot is terrific and may be the best feature of this boot.
August 9, 2014
Great ventilated boot!
I was looking for a stylish, yet well-ventilated boot. This boot fit the bill perfectly. Took them on a couple of long rides this weekend. Great airflow. Easy on/off with the zipper and velcro closures. Solid toe and shin protection.
I wear a size 10 shoe. I ordered these in a size 11 and they are a perfect fit. Enough room to comfortably move your toes. Throw on a pair of moisture-wicking sport socks and you're good to go!
June 2, 2014
I have some other things that are First Gear products. With that said, I still shop around. I decided to try them and I think they are worth the money. They are a little cooler than my old boots and they fit way better. So far, I have only used them a few time as it's still cool here int the mornings.
April 21, 2014
Nice boot, bad fit.
I liked the boots, they fit well over the toe box, close to the toes so they should work well with the shifter. But, (alas, there is a but) the round pad that goes over the ankle bone on my left foot pressed too hard into my ankle. Seemed like it could get uncomfortable on a long ride. Perhaps it would have broken in over time, but I didn't want to chance it so I am returning the boots. The right side boot was OK, so either my feet are slightly different in ankle size (a possibility) or the boots are (another possibility). We all have different shapes and sizes of feet so the protection pads may work fine for your feet (both of them), then again, maybe not.
March 4, 2014
my partner loves these boots
i bought these as a birthday present for my partner and he absolutely loves them, he says the fit is perfect, the control he has over the gears is great (not to high a toe section) and no slip! but the highest rave he has is about the airflow, we live in townsville and its proper hot here and he loves the airflow, when he takes his boots off his feet part of the sock is totally dry (while the rest is manly yucky sweat! haha)
so a big thumbs up from us :-)
March 3, 2014
Not a good look for me
Returned 'em. Not a good look for a cruiser rider. Still, they were very comfortable worn around the office, and definitely offer great protection for the ankles.
October 28, 2013
good product for the price, cooler feet in higher temps
Anthony's video lead me to try this boot , he stated the width was a little wide, d-e, fits my d-e foot well, seems good air flow in heated days. could be sized an inch larger around at the top to allow for larger calves, but I am able to fully zip the opening with a normal sock thickness, they work well for me.
September 9, 2013