Fox Racing Comp 5 Boots
Great first boots
This is my first pair of off-road boots and I think they are great for a beginner. They have saved my feet quite a few times already, and my shins and calves at least twice in just a short time.
Not only do I wear these off-road, I also use them to commute to work and everyone comments on on great they look. Only downside to commuting is that it's hard to find jeans to fit over them. So far I found that Old Navy Boot-Cut jeans fit. Go figure.
I've not really put these through their paces but the durability seems like they will last me a long time.
I do sweat in them a lot, especially on the shins and calves but I'm sure that's to be expected. Not comfortable to wear around when you're off the bike in the heat. If it's cool out they are fine.
I do find they fit a little tight, thin socks are a must or my toes will be cramped.
As these are my first boots I can tell you that it took some time getting used to shifting with them on, almost felt so odd that I just wanted to go back to some smaller boots or sneakers when I first started. Don't do this, these things will keep you so much safer. Take your time, break them in and get used to shifting with them on and you'll feel naked without them.
Overall I feel these are great boots for the price but keep in mind they are also my first.
May 10, 2015
If you're looking for boots that you can strap on to both ride around and walk around comfortably, look no further! The Comp 5s fit true to size, are incredibly comfortable, and incredibly easy to break in. The steel shank in the base adds a nice layer of protective mental comfort and the aluminum buckles are a cinch to pop on and off. I also occasionally ride with a spare pair of Fly Maverick boots... there's no comparison. Get the Fox Comp 5s.
April 13, 2015
Very Good entry level boot -- Long term review
I've had this boot for two years. I've used these boots since I started riding and have worked excellent for me.
I'll save you the effort of scrolling down to the bottom line, here's the TL;DR
Bottom line: Excellent beginner-intermediate boot, amazing comfort, excellent price and durability. Not so great protection (but not bad), especially if riding more aggressively and in harsh terrain. Good adv-touring boot too, flexible enough to play nice with shift lever and for long rides. Thoroughly recommend.
Now the detailed breakdown
- CONFORT! These boots are extremely comfortable, they barely felt like riding boots from day one, without feeling flimsy and unprotective. They hug your feet very well, flex well, and you can walk normally in them.
- Price. These boots really do have a bang for their buck.
- Durability. After two years of hard riding and falling they're on very good condition. They're getting a little banged up now but it's mostly cosmetic and nonvital damage, all the important parts (sole, buckles, protection) is in perfect working condition.
- Protection. This is my biggest issue with these boots. The protection isn't BAD per se, as the've saved my feet many times from bone-breaking situations, but I HAVE tested its limits. It is somewhat flexible in parts where more rigid support would be better, especially in the heel portion. I've had falls that have managed to hurt my ankles and heels (bike falling directly on them, twists etc.), nothing too bad, just a few weeks of discomfort, but as I progress I'm starting to want more protection. However, as an entry level rider you won't be handling too extreme terrain and speeds so I do recommend them as a beginner-intermediate boot.
- Design. I'm indifferent to the design, not awesome, but not bad, however there are more important things to worry about.
That's it. Bottom line, great boot, recommended if you're looking for an affordable, comfortable boot with decent protection but don't want/can't jump into the more beefy and expensive tiers.
December 5, 2014
very comfort, but not safe.
when i hit a rock the sole folded up and i break 2 finger.
the sole is flexible. in the store it was comfort ,good price and good looking but in the field it not that good.
December 1, 2014
Not all good.
I ripped the shin shield while kickstarting my bike and tore through all the stitching. aside from that not a bad boot
September 26, 2014
Great Entry Level Boot
I choose these boots based on the price and other reviews. Another reason was that I used to borrow a pair of AlpineStars Tech3 from my friend and they did not last more than one season. I took them out riding outside of Woodland Park, CO this past weekend and 2 other guys had the same boots and were on season 3. They were very happy with the comfort and durability for such an affordable boot.
Main Use: Trail riding.
I usually were a size 10-10.5, but ordered an 11 and they fit perfectly.
Unknown at this point. The wear and tear on the other two guy's boots was minimal for going on 3 seasons. Very promising.
No main points of discomfort or rubbing noticed during the 5 hours of riding the other day.
Overall, I am very pleased with these boots so far and would definitely recommend them.
June 30, 2014
These boot are great I love the pair very comfortable and looks great
June 30, 2014
Good boot for the pricd
Fits well and provides good support for ankles. Protection seems solid after a few good rides.
June 9, 2014