Icon 1000 Elsinore Boots
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
Great boot, hard to shift on some bikes.
I've had these boots for three years and and I think they are pretty great boots. They are big and don't flex so it will be hard to shift on some bikes, in fact I had to adjust my shift lever on my CB and XS. I would give them a five except for the comfort and the bulkiness.
I noticed last year that I had broke two of the buckles likely when I had dropped my bike on my leg on a trail. I called Revzilla and they were awesome and told me that they sell a buckle kit. Just search for "Icon Boot Buckle Kit" on this site, the kit comes with the allen wrench you need and installation is easy.
January 14, 2016
Good fit and protection
Nice boots, well made and guess would give good protection if called for. Surprised boots are not waterproof, but that's no big issue here in the desert.
Style of boot is what caught my attention, if you want a heavyweight retrostyl boot, this is the one.
November 2, 2015
Great product at a great price
I've had my eye on these boots for about a year and finally decided now was the time to purchase them. After receiving them I immediately put them on and was surprised how comfortable they were right out of the box, break in time was minimal and riding with them on even for an extended period of time doesn't leave my feet aching at the end of the day.
October 19, 2015
Great looking boot, lots of protection, and a real head-turner.
I love these boots. A little stiff at first but I wore them to work every day for the first week and now they are very comfortable. Fitment was a little small, I'd suggest getting half a size larger than your normal tennis shoe size. Other than that these boots are great.
September 28, 2015
My favorite riding boot
I've had a pair of the short version for over a year but they felt just a tiny bit short, especially with thick socks. When I bought these I ordered 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size and bingo -- like a glove.
My calves are a little on the large side but loosening the buckles by one notch on the top two or three solved that problem quickly. Plenty of room to wear over my jeans, but "boot cut" will most likely be required to wear jeans over these boots -- but then you don't get to fully appreciate the style.
I found them to be "confidence inspiring" but don't fully understand why other than my feet, ankles and legs feel very secure AND because the boot is just stiff enough, shifting or applying the rear brake requires much less "leg torque." The weight and firmness of the boot allow for more accurate shifts and for you more brake pressure with less effort.
My current rides include a Triumph Tiger 800XC, Ducati Monster 1200S, Triumph Thruxton, BMW R nineT
Probably no bueno for the office or dancing; doesn't matter though, I'd rather be riding.
September 7, 2015
Retro style with updated protection, Elsinore 1000 hits the mark!
I saw a review of the Icon Elsinore 1000 boots in Dirt Rider Magazine and I knew that I had to have them! I ride a KTM 990 Adventure R and have been looking for something slightly more user-friendly than my Sidi Crossfire 2 motocross boots for my light off-road travels. I wear size 14 boots/shoes, but most times motocross boots run too small. These boots fit exactly as advertised, are extremely comfortable and provide that great retro look! These boots provide the exact combination of protection, comfort and style for the type of trail riding that I will be doing. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase as well as the service provided by Revzilla!
August 24, 2015