Fly Racing M21 Riding Shoes
My first real boots
I had been wearing high-top leather basketball shoes for riding. Thought I would try these since price was good. After about two months, a couple of the leather, sewn in, loops for the laces pulled out. I noticed when I was unlacing them that there was some adhesive inside each loop and in some places it was holding the lace. I was wearing some thinner socks and when I pulled on the laces, the glue held and the loop came out. A local repair place was able to sew some leather loops back in place for $15, and two months, so not too bad. Between that and breaking the glue bond on all the joints, no problems since then. They have much better support (no numb feet) and traction (important wrestling a Goldwing around) on concrete/tarmac than high-tops. They are still a boot and I manage to scuff the sides of the footbed leaning into corners, but Goldwings aren't known for room around the foot controls.
May 12, 2015
overall happy with this purshase
happy with this product fits well comfortable for riding not for walking for long periods, also fast shipping all ways satisfied with revzilla products end service thanks
April 13, 2015
Love the design
Great pair of riding shoes for my first pair love them and highly recommend buying them.
March 9, 2015
So far so good
To be fair I just got these today so I have no on the bike time. I am just trying to get some on the foot time without voiding the possibility to return them but I do not think that will be a problem.
So, they are tight out of the box, to be expected for a leather shoe with motorcycle specific protection.
I have been wearing them for about 2 hours and cleaning house and what not and I have no food pain or signs of blisters or rawness forming. I am in the Military so I know all about the pains of breaking in a good leather boot and these do not have that problem.
I got the all black version which has a nice accented silver reflectiveness here and there for nighttime visibility.
The sole is still enough to keep your feet from folding up should you go down, but not so stiff that you would be unable to walk around off the bike. Though they may not be the best to wear to work for 10 hours.
I will read this again once spring time has officially kicked in in a couple weeks and I get some legit long days on the bike.
March 5, 2015
Great Commute and Casual Work Shoe
I wear this shoe for work 3 twelve hour days a week. My commute is 35 miles round trip. It is comfortable on the bike and with all day (walking a lot) wear. I'm an ER doc and wear it with slacks and scrub top and it looks totally appropriate. Protection definitely better than a street shoe but likely less than higher cycling boot (haven't tested that...no plans to do so). The shoe is not advertised to be waterproof so I wear rain cover when needed. Only complaint is lace quality. I had to replace them after 4 weeks due to abrasion from the Velcro flaps. Will buy again. It's a great shoe at a good price.
February 16, 2015
For 3 months I loved these boots. I wear them every day to commute to work and back, however today I noticed that on the left instep all the stitching is coming undone and the material is separating from itself.
I'm really dissatisfied with them, since they cost me over $100 which is a lot of money. I now don't trust this brand any more. It's a shame because I did so much research on trying to find the best boots for my commute and now I guess I can't trust the reviews here.
February 6, 2015
Just what I expected.
They look great and are true to size, very comfortable also and look very good with most of the outfits.
October 24, 2014
RevZilla review is spot on, these a great for price.
I have to say that RevZilla's video review of these is very accurate.
The styling of these is great and ventilation is good as well.
The steel shank in the sole keeps these firm and supportive. The shoes feel plenty enough protective and well made but I do agree the toe box could have been a little stiffer.
I ordered a size 14 (I wear a 13.5) and the fit is long enough and wide enough (if I had bought my exact size I feel they would be a tad narrow).
As for quality, they seem to be constructed will but I was disappointed that on the left shoe the top eyelet on one side was missing the metal ring.
The first time I wore them it was for a 2 hour ride. I had to get off the bike about every 30 minutes and walk around as the shoe felt really stiff and my foot seemed to start to fall asleep. I am hoping after break in they get a bit looser.
October 20, 2014