Icon 1000 Elsinore Boots
Good comfortable boot
This is my third pair of Icon boots, and I've yet to be disappointed by them. These boots broke in quickly, about two days, and are very comfortable. If I had to find something to complain about, they do get a bit warm in hot weather, but that's to be expected with a tall boot without perforations, and (big surprise here :P) you cannot wear Levi's 501's with them without tucking them inside the boot. This latter isn't really an issue for me, but not everyone may like wearing them with pants tucked in.
The toe cap seems like it should be adequate, but I am very happy with the stiffness of the sole reinforcement and the heel cap. I hope I don't have to test out the shin protector, but it does seem like it is fairly robust as well. They seem to be wearing very well after a couple of months, and so long as the zippers hold up long-term, I expect to get several good years out of these.
June 24, 2016
These Boots Are Mad Hot
Also, they're also really hot; I'd advise the wearer toward a sock with moisture-wicking capabilities. But (I think) the level of protection is great. I can't torque or bend it in any direction and they look great. I'd wear them all day if they weren't so stiff.
May 4, 2016
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