Icon 1000 El Bajo Boots
Excellent riding boots
I have to say I really like these riding boots and I'm glad I bought them. They are really comfortable and grips the road well. Some might say that the ankle area seems a bit loose, but I think this is part of the design. If the ankle area were any tighter, you would have a tough time trying to wedge your foot into the boot. I've read that others have said the boot seems a bit heavy, but if your are someone that is accostumed to wearing steel toed boots, then these boots are not heavy at all. Otherwise, yes, it is slightly heavier then your average shoes. I'd recommend these boots to anyone.
October 10, 2015
Just As you see it
Your first impression on this Boots may very well be accurate. Tough, stylish and safe. Not waterproof though.
I love them and recommend them.
September 21, 2015
Small brother just as cool
I have the full size Icon 1000 also in brown. Those are great but for every day are a little too much. I love how the smaller boots look and are very comfy for all day use. If I had one ask I would add a little airflow to them.
September 14, 2015
I don't regret buying these
I bought this product about a year and six months ago. These boots have done a great job overall. They have lasted through torrential rain, water crossings, Southern Texan heat, and everything in between. I started ridding on a cruiser and moved on to adventure riding on a dual sport bike. The boots in my opinion work best for sport/cruising bikes but not so much for a dual sport bike. Your feet will tier-out quickly and they're not water tight. That being said in the rain they will keep dry for the most part. The style of the boots will surely gain attention. I got the brown color. The soles of the boot do great in gripping the tarmac and other terrain.
September 13, 2015
Thick leather boot. I read other reviews about heel movement and initially, until I adjusted the strap, then no problem.
Very stiff sole. The second day I wore them I was on my feet for four hours walking (shopping actually) and there were some pressure points from the stiffness of the sole but nothing else. I have the brown, the light colored sole shows everything, mud, oil/grease, etc., you'll have shifter marks after the first shift, heat marks from the engine on the inside quarter but nothing unusual for a dedicated riding boot. The boots still look great discounting the fact that the suede is polished smooth from the shifter and the soles have stained.
August 31, 2015
Solid cruiser boot
These have been my only riding boots for a little over a year now. I do not recommend them for anything approaching an aggressive riding position, as there's no tightening system, so unless you're a heavier guy with some thickness to your ankle/upper foot area (and probably even then) you're going to get some heel lift with this if you ride in an even somewhat aggressive position. Other than the heel lift they fit well, so I know I didn't just buy too big of a size.
They're very stiff and bulky, with a large toe box.
I got these because I wanted boots that worked on and off the bike. Other than a bit of regret due to the aforementioned heel lift, these fit that bill. I get a lot of compliments on these just walking around, and they're comfortable enough after you add an insole. I got them in brown, which in my opinion is the clear choice here, and putting sno-seal on em gives a great rich dark brown tone to the leather.
August 7, 2015
I was sceptical at first...
I tried a black pair some time back and did not think much of them but I really liked the styling of the brown version. Some of the reviews I read made me a little hesitant but I finally decided to take my chances - I 'm so glad I did!!!
These boots are beautiful, well built and feel very solid on and off the bike. They are as comfortable as a regular working pair of boots. On sizing.. I normally wear a 9 but ordered a 9.5 which worked for me. The straps on the sides offer very minimal adjustment.
August 2, 2015
Stylish, comfortable, functional, fit like Vans sizes.
My only complaint is that my ankle feels a little exposed and unprotected. It's not, though. It's covered about two inches above the ball of my ankle, and while I have an unbelievable range of motion in these, there's actually quite a bit of support.
Soles are grippy, just cushy enough to mitigate vibration, and hard enough to protect against junk on the road while you're stopped.
They're super comfortable, and while I wouldn't go hiking or wear them on a construction site, they're not too bad to wear all day in the office or cruising around a bike show. or mall, or coffee shop, whatever. They fit like my Vans sizes, but they feel like a brand new pair of combat boots, even after breaking in.
I can shift and feel the shift just fine. I don't feel like I'm hunting for the lever, or can't find neutral. They stick to the pegs like glue, and after a hundred mile day they still feel as great as when I put them on fresh out of the box.
As to style, you either like 'em or you don't. The pictures don't do them justice, but you won't get any surprises either. I have them in brown, they look good in jeans and they don't ruin the break in my slacks at the office. Someone said the yellow is obnoxious, but it's really not that bright. It blends with the brown leather without standing out, although I do think it's reflective. Cause you know, safety or something.
July 8, 2015