Icon 1000 Elsinore Boots
Awesome looking retro style boots.
Great boots! They get noticed, everyone asks where I bought them, and who makes them.
Here is the deal on the "break in":
The ankle portion is molded in a slight forward angle (ridding position). Also, the boot is a "bit" taller in the shift area, than my other boots. I have a 2014 Gen II VMax, and it seemed like the boots were too thick for my bike at first. However, the main issue was flexing the boot at the ankle, enough to get the toe portion under the shift lever. This will soften up and "break in" over time, and allow you to flex your foot under the shift lever with ease. The soles are very stiff, as stated in the review video, and will probably always be. Not for long walks, but they are comfortable enough to stand around in. They feel great when ridding.
The fit is spot on with my American 10.5 sized foot. At first they seemed like they might be a little small in the toes, but, either they stretched, the padding in the heel area compressed, or I'm just used to square toe boots. Anyway, they were perfect after one outing.
Again, shifting was difficult at first, but was getting better/easier after one "half hour" ride. Also, you can shift "up" with the side of the boot, using the lip of the sole, until they break in.
Hope this helps someone decide.
April 14, 2016
Fantastic boots. Shifting can take some getting used to.
I love these boots. The feel, support and style. First ride took some getting used to. The toebox is a little big for the foot peg and clutch on my Duc monster. I figured out a better foot placement and a few rides to practice is all it took. Super comfy after that. And I love knowing the support/steel shank and sole is protecting my feets!
April 13, 2016
beware if you have large calves
the fitment on my feet was great but even with the buckles all the way extended could not get the boots to zip over my calves
:( really love the look and feel
Still giving 4 stars not there fault i have large calves but would have loved it if there where min max calf measurements in the product description
March 25, 2016
Cool\BADASS scale is off the charts!
Warning: If you Ride a Triumph Bonnie, Thruxton these boots aren't the best if your size is above a 10. The gear shiftier isn't wide enough to accommodate the boot toe size. I'm sure you can adjust or purchase a different gear set but I wanted to give you a heads up. I haven't made any adjustments to my bike yet but i shift up with the side of the boot instead of the toe because frankly i love these boots and there's no way I’m returning them!
I highlight recommend if you want protection and a badass looking boot. Not meant for walking as the sole is stiff.
March 22, 2016
Do I have to take them off?
These boots are awesome! I ordered the waterproof version first, but the rear zipper was uncomfortable so returned them for these. Very happy. There is a difference in the liner comfort between the water proof version and these, but these are still very comfortable.
Ordered true to size. I have slightly narrow feet and a good thick sock is needed to prevent heel slip when walking around. Totally not noticable on the bike, but I have been wearing these all day and walking a lot in them. They are stiff, but not really much worse than a real boot. I wouldn't hike in them, but walking around town is no problem at all.
The brown colorway does scuff up quite a bit on the shifter, but it looks to only be cosmetic.
My right boot rubs a bit on my outside malleolus bone. Again, not noticable at all on the bike, only walking around. No problem at all with the left boot and it's getting better as the boots break in. Might take to a boot guy and see what they can do to adjust. The waterproof boots were better in this regard. I'm guessing my bone sits right where the buckle is.
The straps are relatively useless as it's next to impossible to use any hole other than the middle one on them. Maybe after some serious break-in, but out of the box, you're going to be using the middle hole only.
March 2, 2016
Absolutely great boots!
So you already know that these boots look killer! Yes, like everyone else said, you might need to adjust your shifter in order to get your toe underneath it. I have a heel/toe shifter so i didn't need to do that. The only bad thing about these boots is they are not waterproof. Also, the soles kinda slip in water. If you are a full time rider like me, this id annoying. Luckily we haven't hag much rain here in Texas.
February 20, 2016
Comfortable, sturdy, and generally awesome
This was my first pair of boots I've ever owned for motorcycle riding, so take this review with a few grains of salt. First off, these things look amazing. I get compliments on them everywhere I go, and I'm a huge fan of the aesthetic. According to the email I've just got these are 90 days in and I've got no complaints whatsoever. The buckles allow for a tighter or looser fit along the legs; this has been great because I have pretty big calves that otherwise might not have fit comfortably in the size 11's that I bought. Came with an extra buckle too, although I don't see any part of these boots ever coming apart. The zipper entry has been great: quick, easy, and haven't had any problems at all with the zipper coming down while riding or anything like that. The shifter has left only a minor scuff after a few months of riding. Again, this is my first pair of boots so I'm not what is or is not typical for wear from the shifter, but I've attached a picture so you can judge for yourself. I've once forgotten my work shoes and had to work 7 hours on my feet in these boots instead and did so with only a little discomfort towards the end. Been on a few 2 or 3 hour trips on them with no discomfort at all. The toebox is a little large compared to the boots I was using before and I had to get used to fitting my boots a little more snug between the footpeg and shifter; if you're already short on space fitting your boot under the shifter that's something to be aware of. Air flow is excellent. I frequently have to ride in heavy rain and I've never experienced any discomfort either from getting sweaty feet or from them getting wet. They simply dry off again no problem, and even in slick conditions they've always given me plenty of traction when I need to set my feet down. I'm thrilled with my purchase and I'd definitely recommend it to anybody who likes the look of the boots.
January 26, 2016
Great boot for the right foot
First the good:
The boot looks amazing. It also it a very sturdy, durable boot. I've been using it daily for almost 3 months now and it's still in great shape. After break in it's pretty comfortable and flexes off the bike as well as expected from a boot. Even before a coat of sno-seal they were water resistant but not water proof.
The boot is way wider than my foot and has virtually no arch support. I had to buy a set of insoles for it to make it bearable off the bike if I was wearing them for an extended period. IF yo have a size D foot you'll likely have no issues but if you're like me and normally run in the B range just expect to have your arches be sore or buy some insoles. That's the only real gripe with the boot.
It's a great boot at a decent price just be aware of sizing issues.
January 19, 2016