Icon 1000 Elsinore Boots
These boots look awesome and when putting them on I can feel how well armored they are. I haven't gone down in them, and hope not to, but if I do I have no worries they will hold up. They look great, the only thing I will say is if you have regular jean they will not really go on the outside of the boot and you will need to tuck them in, but not a really big deal.
March 24, 2015
Almost Perfect boot with an exceptionally SICK LOOK!
My grandpa always said "you get what you pay for", so I anteed up for an exceptional pair of boots. Mad Max does Motocross. Style points nearly off the chart (perhaps square up the toe is all I might change). Fit is bang-on. Break-in is minimal. Comfort level is very good. Protection untested, but appears adequate (increase ankle protection is all I might change). Icon made one last effort to sabotage their brilliant design by allowing a yellow, high-strength thread to be used in it's construction instead of black thread. It cost an hour and a half with black shoe polish and a used tooth brush to eliminate that threat. I ride a '75 CB750 and had to rotate my shifter up a notch to accommodate this monster, as others have noted. No big deal. BUY INTO THIS MAD MAXERY!
March 20, 2015
Bad A** Boots. Love them!
Not sure if I can add anything else that hasn't already been said in previous reviews. Style is Bad A**. Fit/size is spot on. Stiff out of the box so break in a few days before you ride in them. I didn't have any issues with shift lever clearance but could certainly see how other could, they are bigger and boxier than I expected. Weatherproof but not waterproof (medial zipper extends all the way own). A word on the zipper, I didn't think I would like it but it is a time saver. The boot is too tall and narrow to slip on without the use of a zipper and to undo and redo the buckles would take forever so the zipper is a necessary evil. Also the medial malleolus pad looks ridiculous flapping around and I considered cutting it out but with the boot on zipped up it disappears and is undetectable.
March 16, 2015
Great Style and Great Features
They look great, are easy to get in and out of and I feel very protected on in them. They are my first boot to wear while riding. They took a little getting use to because of the limiting of the range of motion of my ankle but after 10 minutes I was use to them. People who have had motorcycle boots before should not have that learning curve.
February 23, 2015
These boots are awesome. They fit great, they look great, and they're comfortable. These have amazing protection, even though i hope not to learn how well they protect. BUY THESE BOOTS. You will look badass wearing them.
February 16, 2015
ove the boots, i wear them to work and can tread around all day and be fine. the only downside is, they are not water tight or resistant near the zipper. granted its a zipper boot but with the lip inside and covers outside you would think it would resist the water.. wrong more like a catch. so either some mods need to be done or only use in fair weather.
February 5, 2015
What a boot.
Had a pair of Red Wing Moc Toe boots that I was trying to break in. Decided to exchange for a pair of these based on the style and also because they're much cheaper and are CE armored. Extremely happy. Boot fit snug and didn't need to be adjusted right out of the box. Icon really is a "order your size" brand. Boots feel extremely protective. Lots of armor features. Style is great with the bikes I ride. Break in process was done after the third ride. I did adjust my shifter a little bit after about ten rides. I didn't really have to, I was able to shift fine if I gave my foot a nice stretch, but it was a 5 minute job and now shifting is effortless. 10/10 boots.
February 2, 2015
All killa, no filla...
For a boot that banks heavily on its looks, this boot doesn't disappoint in real world use. I've been wearing a black pair of the Elsinores for about a year and half, and they are going strong, no issues at all.
The black leather is "struck through" (dyed all the way through, no showing brown or gray when gouged and scuffed) so two thumbs up there. The leather is thick and won't be any trouble for survival purposes...
They require break in, which can be assisted by oiling them when new (I use Obenaufs) then wearing them constantly, and I mean constantly. They are not waterproof, even with oiling; too many seams and a side zipper, but will take a fair bit of road spray without dampening your spirits or your socks.
They are pretty warm in summer temps, but they're boots, not sandals, kids, so no surprise there.
I have 16" calfs, measured over jeans, and wear my size 10s on the middle holes for a close but comfortable fit. It may have been mentioned in another review, but for the folks with big calfs, you can use the included allen wrench to remove the pin plates, reverse them so the pin is forward of the keepers, and get a lot more clearance. I didn't need to do this, but it's a useful cheat...
Expect to adjust your shifter up to allow for the boxy toe shape and size.
I've worn these on a Sportster, a TU250, and a FZ-07, and it suits them all.
Another winner from Icon.
January 5, 2015