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Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots

Similar to Firstgear's Kili Hi WP Boots, the Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots swap out the waterproof liner for enormous mesh panels. The Kili Mesh Hi Boots are easy to put on and take off, thanks to the large opening with hook and loop closure. The ankle, shin and toe are reinforced, while the sole grips the road with molded rubber. The Firstgear Mesh Hi are the mesh boots you'll reach for when the temperature soars.

Features:

  • Perforated leather toe box and with mesh shaft
  • Hard ankle and shin protection
  • Hook-and-loop closure
  • Toe shift patch
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Comfort
4.1 / 5
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4.1 / 5
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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
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Ride:
2014 Victory Cross Country
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Completely satisfied for the price
I chose this boot because it is vented, and for the price. My feet do not do well in a non-breathable shoe or boot.

I ride a '14 FJR1300.

First impression out of the box was they look great, appear to be well constructed, and are very light weight. I'll break up the rest of my review by category.

-Construction-
Stitching is all straight and tight, with no loose threads sticking out anywhere. Leather parts are nice quality. Shift patches are sturdy rubber with a grippy texture/feel. The zipper isn't YKK, but appears to be heavy duty and the pull is metal, large, and easy to hold. The sole is no stiffer than a new hiking shoe, and will likely get more flexible as they break in. They grip well on both wet and dry pavement. They are pretty flat, with not much rise, if any, in the heel. There is a removable foam insole that is very thin.

-Protection-
There is a hard panel in the front of the shin as well as foam padding. There is a hard contoured panel and foam padding over the outside ankle bone. There is no hard panel over inside ankle bone, but there is a foam pad. Plus due to the velcro flap over the zipper, there are two layers of leather which are stiffened considerably by the velcro. So while not full hard armor, definitely not unprotected. There is a hard heel cup and toe box.

-Sizing-
Depending on the shoe, I where an 8, 8.5, or 9 US, and I have a regular width foot. Based on other reviews of these running on the small side, I ordered a 9 US/42. This fit me very comfortably, with room for a heavy sock if desired, or a thick gel insole. As referenced above, the insoles that come in the boot are very thin, so I will be replacing mine with some nice ones.

-Comfort-
These boots are very comfortable! The ankle is able to flex reasonably well, and sole flexes well enough to walk easily. I am certain that they will break in and the sole will get even better. I have walked around in these for about two hours so far, both indoors and out, and have not noticed any pressure points or any hard parts digging into my feet or ankles. In fact, while walking around I forgot I was even wearing motorcycle boots. I just got back from a 5 hour ride and was very happy with them. The airflow was not quite what I was expecting it to be, but it was noticeable, and I can tell that this will make all the difference for me when it gets hot. Temps today went from 60F to 50F, and my feet were very comfortable. The shift patch lined up absolutely perfectly, too. They open enough to be easy to get on and off.

-Overall-
First of all, this is not a $3-400 pair of racing boots, and one should not expect them to be for $140. And being vented you can't expect an extreme level of armor. That being said, for the money, these boots are everything they should be and then some. No, they can't be resoled and last for 10 years. They are disposable boots, but I would expect to see 2-3 years from them easy. If any issues arise with them, I will update my review.
March 17, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Phoenix Arizona Summer Boot
I commute for an hour each way on the highway in the Phoenix heat. The Firstgear Mesh Hi Boots are a great boot for Phoenix Arizona in the summer. The temperatures going to work vary from the 80s to the 90s while the temperature coming home ranges from the high 100s to the low 110s.

With my previous boots, my socks were quite sweaty above the foot by the time I arrived at work in the morning. With these boots, my feet get plenty of ventilation, even though I wear leather chaps that cover the entire top of the boots.

Tonight I left them on for four hours after I got home. My feet were comfortable the whole time. That was *not* case with my other boots.

The zipper is solid, and the Velcro that closes over the zipper is generous. There is a reflective oval on the back of each boot.
July 30, 2015
Ride:
2010 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Cooler than regular boots in 100 plus weather.
I like EE width but with thin socks these are fine. Offer same protection as non-perf boots. Cooler than regular boots. Better side zip than some more expensive brands.
July 13, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Good boots wrong Euro to US size conversion
I would recommend buy the next size up when buying these boots. I wear normally wear size 11us but in these 12us fit me perfect. The size tag in these boots is labeled 11uk, 12us, 45eur. Also I don't find these boots to be wider as stated in review. These boots seem well made with a heavy duty zipper.
they have a flat insole that is comfortable. I was expecting the venting to have more air flow but my touring bike has a large fairing that reduces are flow to boots but when on my hwy pegs air flow is much better. These boots flex well on floorboards use.
March 22, 2013
Ride:
2013 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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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.
Paul.
September 9, 2013
Ride:
2013 Honda CB1100
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Good, Cheap Boot
I bought this boot as a part of my initial gear purchase as a new rider. Being in central FL, I was after a boot that was cool (temperature, mind you), offered protection, didn't cost a ton, and didn't look like a space boot, ski boot, but just a normal boot that I could wear to work once I got there.

It certainly met the first three criteria. So far, it's been fine it both ~90 degree days as well as 60 degree mornings. The zipper and Velcro make it quick on, quick off, which is nice. The boots seem sturdy enough to offer decent protection should it become necessary.

Style is very much subjective, but it's still a little more space-man than I'd prefer. If I could've found a cheap, basic, black boot with fewer design flourishes, I think I would've done so, but for the price, and given how often I look at my boots, they worked for me.

They're comfortable enough to wear off the bike too. I spent last weekend walking around a convention and my feet never really bothered me. So, that's my way of saying that they're comfortable.

Sizing is a little weird, but that's just shoes in general to me, I wear a 10 in a Nike, 10.5 in a new balance, and a 9 with these. Took a return but the 9 fits my foot well.
October 22, 2015
Ride:
2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon
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Why did you choose this?
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I was looking for a good quality boot to wear during the summer and these fit the bill.
SEAN B on Jun 20, 2016
I researched touring boots in the price range of $80 to $160. Within this price range, these boots had many good reviews on the quality, size was consistently described as right on and the most important item was that these boots have some additional protection built in the design. I was looking for a warm weather boot for summer riding without the waterproof feature which can make them uncomfortably warm.
Paul S on Apr 26, 2016
I was looking for a good quality boot to wear during the summer and these fit the bill.
SEAN B on Jun 20, 2016
Protection, airflow.
George51 on Jun 4, 2016
I researched touring boots in the price range of $80 to $160. Within this price range, these boots had many good reviews on the quality, size was consistently described as right on and the most important item was that these boots have some additional protection built in the design. I was looking for a warm weather boot for summer riding without the waterproof feature which can make them uncomfortably warm.
Paul S on Apr 26, 2016
Needed something for the upcoming Texas summer heat.
DJRFW on Mar 25, 2016
new summer boot, old ones the soles were worn down to the inner lining.
Allen C on Jan 12, 2016
need cooler riding boot
ROBERT P on Dec 26, 2015
These boots weren't too expensive and looked fairly basic from a design standpoint. Still a little more "space-man" looking than I'd prefer, they certainly make me feel more secure when riding.
Randy S on Dec 12, 2015
Riding in the Palm Spring/Joshua Tree area. Hopeful that these will help manage the heat, while still providing adequate protection.
GPWRIDER on Oct 2, 2015
These are excellent boots. great for summer.
dernemax on Jul 14, 2015
For hot weather riding. Looked like it would go well with the Tourmaster Venture Air Pants and Intake Air 3 Jacket which are Awesome for hot weather riding and bang for the buck. Hopefully the boots will be too.
bubbie on Jul 5, 2015
After looking at all of the ADV, Touring, and commuter boots I felt that these were the best bang for the buck. I have a lot of other First Gear items, so they've gained my trust thus far.
SpeedmasterRTO on Jun 13, 2015
work great in the southern heat, broader toe area is a plus fits true to size
paul m on Apr 23, 2015
Good looking mess boot with great protection.
VisionComfort on Apr 14, 2015
Because my regular boots were way too hot in the summer...I'm a big FirstGear fan anf most of my gear is made by them...
michael a on Mar 25, 2015
Need cooler summer boots.
Mark J on Sep 14, 2014
Summer in Florida is a killer on feet while riding. Riding a BMW with the cylinder heads right in front of your feet is even worse. These are about as cooling a boot as I could find while still offering some protection. I have a few hundred miles on them now and they required almost no break in and are comfortable. I have wide "Flintstone" feet and these are wide enough to do the job.
Casey L on May 23, 2014
I had these boots for a while and they are the best, wide to be comfortable enough for walking around. Air Flow is good around the ankles.
Luis V on Apr 5, 2014
Good priced, vented boots with shin and ankle protection and with a reinforced heel and toe.
Jorge Alberto R on Mar 22, 2014
Based on the pictures, I'm hoping the toe box is not so far above my toes as many of the other "motorcycle boots." This makes it difficult to get a good "feel" on the shift lever -- I'm all for protection, but if I can't get a good feel on the bike's controls, forget about it.

Now I'm using cowboy roper style boots, and for hot weather, Vietnam era combat jungle boots (they are very cool in the desert, but of course are only a little better than street shoes in terms of protection).
Richard J on Feb 8, 2014
Great boots comfortable and they breath well
Patrick J on Dec 2, 2013
Protection, airflow.
George51 on Jun 4, 2016
Needed something for the upcoming Texas summer heat.
DJRFW on Mar 25, 2016
I wear a size 11 1/2 shoe, should I size up or size down?
Brian W on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Brian; they are true to size, however if you have a high instep take that into consideration. They become easier to put on as they loosen and walking around in them is easy, you aren't pounding the pavement.
I normally wear a size 9. I sometimes wear a size 8.5 depending on the shoe manufacturer. I wear a size 43 in Sidi boots. Can someone please recommend if I should go for the size 9 or 10 in these First Gear boots? Thanks
Philip T on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I normally wear a size 12 in shoes and I found them to be true to size. If your going to wear these mainly in the summer with a thinner sock, a 9 would work. But if you like wearing thicker socks or want to wear them when the weather cools down go up a half size.
Hi- Am I clear that these have ankle protection on both sides of the boot? The description states "hard ankle and shin protection" but doesn't clarify 1) what type of protection and 2) if ankle protection is on both sides.

Thanks!

Joshua
JoshuaZ on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Joshua,
Yes both sides have protection, there is mesh on the outside to let in some air, protection on the inside.
Hope this helps, Bert