Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots
Great Commuting/Touring boot
This boot is fantastic. It's warm enough to be comfortable for your morning sub-45 degree commute and cool enough for your 85 degree sunny-day joyride. The flexibility is fine after a short break-in period and you can walk around in these boots if you need to. What I really like about this boot is that you can feel the shift lever through the toe box. A lot of riding boots are so stiff at the toe that you can't feel the levers, which leads to missed shifts. Not so with these boots. They have a very large and sturdy hook-and-loop closure to reinforce the zippered entry and I am confident that these boots will stay on in a get-off situation. I wear a size 10 street shoe and the size 10 boot fit perfectly.
April 4, 2015
Great boot. Good airflow. Good price.
Needed a boot for hot Texas summers. This fits true to size. I have a medium width and it is perfect. Wear 10.5 and the Euro 44 size converted to US 11 and it is fine.
Boot is light and comfortable to wear and walk in. Good protection, but not a race boot.
Haven't had it long enough to comment on durability. Soles are a bit thinner than my other boot, so if you are inseamed challenged that could be a slight factor. Fortunately I am not. I ride a 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050, so it has a pretty tall seat.
I recommend this boot. Revzilla is great!
September 22, 2014
These boots are very comfortable
Extremely pleased with this set of boots. They are comfortable, took little time to break in and seem to provide good support. The only downside I could find, is to me, they really don't flow a lot of air. But the good thing about that is I think I will be able to wear them deeper into the fall season. Also, their sizing needs some work. I am a solid 10 us/ 44 eu, but to get the 44 eu you need to order a size 11 us. I did and the fit was perfect. Over all, another find product from Firstgear.
September 8, 2014
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