Firstgear Mesh Lo Boots
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
I buy runners in size 10. Maybe the odd time a 10.5 . Wide foot, given a choice will pick an "E". Ordered these in size 11. They are definitely not too big. JUST wide enough.
Had them delivered to the hotel in Park City Utah as I was on a trip down there. Temp was in the high 90's to 100. Bought these for my planned month trip in Mexico next April. First impression: Not much open weave material? Comfy. Light.
I removed the laces and just use the velcro fastener.
I tried my best to actual feel air flowing into the boot. No can do.
Wore very thin dri-Wear socks, still no feeling of air movement. That said, my feet were never hot, never sweaty in 100 degree weather riding the freeways and city roads of Salt Lake city. They work great, just not the air flow I expected. In retrospect they do exactly as claimed, flow enough air to keep your feet from cooking. They are comfy like a slipper, way better than any other boots for walking in and I'm happy with them.
Build quality seems to be fine on mine.
July 14, 2014
Great Boots! You could actually wear them all day
The air flow on these boots are exactly what I was looking for and the style as well.
I like taking day trips with my buds and didn't want a heavy boot that would cause my feet to sweat. Also, they are more casual looking and comfortable just in case you wanted to stop and walk around.
May 19, 2014
Not long lasting.
One year later and they started to fall apart.
I do not ride over winter and i probably have 1500 miles in these shoes and they are falling apart. Very soon I will lose one of the top lace loops and then it will be unsafe to wear.
See pictures for details.
Another very annoying thing is that Velcro hook-and-loop ankle strap does not align nor secures your ankle at all. Have no functionality except to hide shoe laces and enhance looks.
Cannot speak of protection level and hope i will never have to regarding any of my riding gear.
This is below the average shoe, but for the money in just passes average - barely.
May 2, 2014