Fly Milepost Air Boots
Good intro boot
Build quality appears fine. The whole thing appears to be synthetic materials. Product is made in China (note price!).
I bought these for commuting and for short weekend rides.
I left the "Style" feature blank, since it's a personal thing. As this is my first dedicated moto boot I also left "comfort" blank as I don't have anything to compare to. Ditto for protection (probably average) and durability (to be determined). Once I put a 1000 miles on them maybe I'll check back in and comment on "durability".
The piping is highly reflective when the light catches it. This could be viewed as a plus or a minus depending on the rider. To test the air flow I sat around the house until my feet were hot, and then went for a night ride (60F, 16C). My initial impression is that above 30 mph, they totally work and you can feel air flow. My feet cooled right down.
Size..The terror of all online shopping. My Redwings are 7.5 US, my Adidas are 7.5 US, and my Florsheim are 7.5 (D). I ordered the 7 and I find them quite roomy with regular cotton tube socks on. I think they run about 1/2 size large. The tag inside the boot reads, 7 US, 40 UK, with the sole being stamped 41!? With the amount of air flow I think this is fine, I can easily fit an insole inside, or run a much thicker sock (which may be necessary for cool mornings and night riding).
The toe box is not excessively large by any means. I had good shifter feel and didn't have to adjust anything to get my toe under the lever. Also, the break feel was quite good as well, the sole is similar in in flex to my Redwings.
There is quite a bit of room in the upper portion (shin) area, but when you're on the bike tucked up it feels comfortable, and it adds more air flow.
Overall I think it's a pretty good boot for the price and would recommend it to any other riders needing a light duty tour boot.
February 10, 2016
I was initially disappointing when I received the boots. I did not expect the design to permit air flow at all. Decided to test them the night I received them and I actually said 'wow' when riding down the street. I first felt air passing through the boot at 30mph. At freeway speeds it passes a TON of air. It is solidly built, I bought the waterproof version a few months ago and needed something for the summer heat. Well built, I would definitely recommend.
August 17, 2015
Moves a lot of air
Moves a lot of air, keeps feet dry in hot weather.
May 12, 2015
Good entry level boots
I wanted some inexpensive boots that would provide good protection and not look too much like track boots. FYI , I don't have other riding boots for comparison. I always used tactical boots to ride in, but now I don't like laces (after a snag a peg). In addition, I realized that I like a thinner and less aggressive sole to move/slide easily over the pegs. So these boots met all my criteria and I feel like I got what I paid for.
The leather is thick enough that I believe that they would easily protect you from a slide or a mild impact. I wish they had a little more ankle protection, but they are definitely much better than regular boots.
The airflow is pretty good in the feet area, but you get almost no airflow in the area above the ankle. If the temp is over 75F, these things are hot & sweaty above the ankles. I hit some 60F weather, and they were perfect.
I think they run a bit large. I am typically an 8.5 size, and I ordered these in 9 as I do all my shoes to make sure they are not too small. In many cases the 9's fit me just right. These are big enough that I wish I would have ordered an 8.5. I don't mind the extra room while riding. I can add some socks though, so np, but when walking around they are a bit more "sloppy" than I like. I don't blame the boot for this, obviously.
I had to wear them about 4-5 times before they became comfortable. It didn't take long at all, and they weren't very uncomfortable during break-in which was nice. They are comfortable enough to walk around in for a while. Most of the discomfort is because of the height and material around the shin and calf. It is not uncomfortable really, they are just not sneakers, etc.
The Velcro seems strong, the zippers feel solid and zip up without drama. The traction on road surfaces is adequate. Mine have no obvious flaws or defects. They seem to offer good protection and certainly they should be much better than any kind of street shoes. So if you are in the market for some decent riding boots at a good price, I would definitely recommend that you consider these. Ride safe!
September 28, 2014