Firstgear Mesh Lo Boots
Just what I expected - and with good fit.
I would have given the boot 5 stars but for one minor problem that isn't even a problem, but an inconvenience: The velcro closure stands right in the way of tying the boots. This fact is found in many shoes w/ that feature. A little piece of velcro where the strap meets the boot would be great - for "tying back" the strap while tying. (I might start doing that myself.)
December 10, 2014
Bang for your buck, you can't beat this.
I got these as my first of real riding boots. I needed something I could wear all day which consisted of: Riding somewhere, walking around for a few miles then riding home.
These shoes were VERY uncomfortable the first 2-3 days I wore them. I got blisters, the bed felt very narrow and was smashing my pinky... It was terrible.
The weekend after I got these I just sat there for about 30m trying to stretch them any way I could. Boy am I glad I did that.
These things fit like a dream now. They're comfortable to walk around all day in. When I say all day I mean riding to somewhere, walking between 1-5 miles in them, relaxing a bit then riding home. I constantly wear these 9 hours a day and when they break in they feel .
If you can get these on sale I would HIGHLY recommend them. I don't think there's a better of shoes out there for riding around the same price as these.
December 1, 2014
Cool boots in more ways than one
I simply do not like heat, I'm a cold weather guy so when I can use a product that will help keep me cool and comfortable I'm all in. These boots are spot-on sizewise, no breakin required. Cool and comfortable and nice to walk in. Supportive without being too stiff and work well on the bike (Goldwing) with regards to shifting and braking. I can really feel the airflow at any speed, NICE! I would highly recommend these and now I don't get swampfeet in the summer riding around.
November 24, 2014
Value for money
I am a beginner, about to take the test in Singapore. I bought these boots as I do a reasonable amount of walking (I'm a nature guide). These boots are comfortable to walk in and perform as expected while riding.
The main problem in Singapore is the humidity, which causes mould on any leather material, so no fault of the boots. I just need to clean and maintain the boots regularly.
Fit is mostly good. I have unusual feet, quite wide with narrow ankles. The velcro straps can't be tightened enough for my ankles, again no fault of the boots.
Part of the edge of the soles was worn away against a bicycle wheel when I was riding back with the boots strapped to the bicycle frame. Bike '1': Boots '0'. They still function well.
I am not qualified to comment on protection as I have not yet tested them in a spill.
I would buy a replacement pair when these finally go to boot heaven. Good value for money.
Thinking about the Mesh Hi Boots now.
October 18, 2014
This product will not disappoint
I use these boots every day. Im a commuting college student. I never have to bring a change of shoes. These boots are very confortable. I've even hicked up hills with them. If you want boots that offer great airflow for those hot summer days and confort that makes you forget you even have riding boots on. Don't hesitate to buy.
August 18, 2014
These aren't the most stylish boots on the market neither are they the most feature packed, but they are a solid value. They are quite comfortable for all day wear. Could use a little more arch support for walking but that is an insert away form resolved. I'd buy them again.
August 18, 2014
I usually wear a size 9.5 but I ordered the 9, and they fit perfectly. I thought when I first put them on that they might be a little narrow, but after a few minutes in them they were fine. I have only had them one day so I cant say anything about the durability, but they are very comfortable. I bought them to wear on my commute to work and something I could wear all day long with out having to change shoes. so far so good :)
Also, I ordered these in the afternoon on monday, and they were delivered the next day with the free shipping!! crazy fast!! thanks!! (now, they shipped from Ft. Worth TX and I am in OKC, FYI)
August 6, 2014
These are low-end boots, without a lot of bells and whistles, but they are an excellent values and quite comfortable. I am always tempted with wear basketball shoes in the summer, but I had these on for a low speed crash last week, and I road away with just bruises. I am certain that I would have broken an ankle or worse without these boots, so I recommend them highly.
August 5, 2014