Fox Racing Comp 5 Offroad Boots
I typically dont write reviews on products unless I crash in them. But I've put these boots through quite the thrashing over the past 2 weeks. The other day I got stuck and fell off of my bike in ankle deep mud and my feet remained dry.
The offroad tread on the boots stick very well to my pegs but they stick a little too well when im trying to move my feet around. I can see this being a larger problem with more aggressive pegs.
I had to move my shifter up and upshifting is still a learning process.
Im also not quite used to the the roll on the front of the sole but that seems to be the trend now.
The height of the toe box leaves some feeling to be desired on the controls.
The boot seems to want to grab when putting my foot down while turning.
This is all probably a learning process for me as these are my first mx boots
Riding on the balls of my feet is easy and alows me to steer the bike with the rear tire with minimal effort.
As far as fit, I am a 10.5 in nikes, 44 in dainese and went with the size 11 in these boots.
Thats all I can think of for now, boots are great and the tread is perfect for walking around in the mushy stuff. I would definitely buy again.
August 31, 2015
Garbage boots that fall apart
I road these boots for two seasons and the sides fell apart. Fox gave me the run around on any kind of support. Ill be going with anything but Fox going forward.
April 7, 2015
Great value/very comfortable
I followed the online reviews and ordered one size larger than usual. Good advice. I have only just taken a short spin on my dirt bike with these but they are easy to put on and off. They are very comfortable. The build quality is excellent. Too soon and wrong season to comment on durability and ventilation but I am very happy so far.
January 6, 2015
Comfy Right out of the BOX
Dude I can't Believe it, I finally found a offroad boot worthy of fitting my clod hoppers,
First of all the Quality is awesome! for the price.
I would expect to pay well over $300.00 bucks for these boots.
shhhh. don't tell FOX.
I normally ware a 11.5 EEE, but I tried a 12 us. and they are perfect Iv'e been Waring them for 1 week so far and no Blisters
no hot spots or anything. I even comute in them every day plus offroad in them. Its also nice to have a bit of traction, no slippin in these BAD BOYS
Protection is Great! and I Love the aluminium Buckles, easy to use. one little note you might have to adjust your shift lever if you ride a KLR 650 , like I had to. No worries though.
Love the boots.
June 18, 2014
Kick A** Woods Riding Boot
I typically wait a few months or more to write a review but these boots are so good, I couldn't wait and want others to buy them too.
I stumbled across these recently and loved the idea of the lug sole. I'm a woods rider in some of the nastiest terrain east of the Mississippi, the mountains of WV. We have lots of rock and lotssss of mud. A regular MX boot sole lacks grip when trying to move your machine or when hiking a hillclimb or the like. If you ride woods, buy this boot.
The Comp 5 is comfortable straight out of the box. I started to wear them around the house to break them in but found it was not needed. They are still stiff and will need a bit of breaking but these are comparable to a real heavy duty work boot. Put em on, ride and they will break quickly.
Size wise, these boots run small. If it helps, I buy cheap Walmart Herman Survivor size 10 work boots as they fit my WIDE foot and are also just slightly long for my foot. The Comp 5 I bought in an 11 and they fit my wide foot with just a slight bit of extra length. Since I like riding in heavy socks, this takes up the extra room. Also, the toe box is pretty big. Maybe because they are actually a hair bit large on me and the box is also tallish. I am going to add some insoles to soften the ride and I think this will fill everything up nicely.
As for riding feel. As noted, I ride a Raptor 700 and, like most four wheelers, this bike has HUGE footpegs. Ultra wide and ultra long, especially if you compare them to a dirt bike. I ride on the balls of my feet and the lug soles stick to the pegs as if glued. I found I needed to make a concerted effort at first to pick up my foot and move it. It actually got caught up in the peg a few times but after a few hours, all was good. If you ride on the center of your foot, no issues whatsoever as there is no lug in its center. I have yet to fully break these boots but the feel is fair so far and I expect in time, the feel will be where I like it. I doubt it will ever be where a lighter weight MXer boot will feel but then again, I prefer to have better protection and ability to hike around or tug on my 400 pound beast..
The buckles are AWESOME. They lock over and latch into place extremely well. It takes a bit of effort to actually get them latched into place and unlatched when removing. But, there is no way these babies are coming off until you want. Excellent latch.
LAST note.... Water..... Tonight I came home for a soaking wet ride. Massive water holes, puddles, stream crossings, etc... and....... moist but not drenched feet. I feel the internal gator and velcro secured stretchy top band do a great job of keeping water out. I was very impressed.
In summary........... kick a** boot. Personally, I expect these boots to go the distance and would buy another pair without hesitation. If you ride the woods, water, muck, etc.... this is your new boot.
July 20, 2013
comfortable and seem durable. but leak
i know it dont say waterproof but the first time i rode with them i didnt walk in any puddels just rode through them and my feet were soaked after riding through 2 or 3. but much more comfortable than all the otheres i tried on. would buy again
April 2, 2012