Icon 1000 Elsinore Women's Boots
I had wanted these boots for some time, but was a little concerned about how big they are. I'm used to riding in Doc Martens and like feeling my shifter. But, it was time to get something more protective so I pulled the trigger.
When I first put the boots on, they felt crazy clunky...almost like I was wearing my snowboarding boots. I had read the reviews so I wasn't surprised and knew what I was getting myself into.
The first few days my feet went numb while wearing them (I have higher arches and always seem to have this problem with foot gear), and I wasn't sure I could stand it. I would wear them as long as I could stand it until my feet just hurt too much. I was trying to break them in so I was wearing thicker socks.
AFTER A FEW DAYS:
Once I changed to thin socks, they were totally wearable. In fact, they are very comfortable...although heavy of course. They are a bit hot though on those summer days. They have no ventilation so your feet can get a bit...swampy :)
I had to make a significant adjustment to my shifter. Since I was used to a totally different foot position, this different angle took some time to get used to and I mis-shifted like a n00b for a good week. Again, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to ride with them.
RIDING AFTER ADJUSTING:
After about a week or so of getting used to the different shifter position and my timing, they're totally great. My feet don't get cold or wet. I have gotten over needing to feel the shifter and just trust the *click*.
If you're not used to a hefty riding boot, they definitely take some time to get used to, but don't fret, you will get used to them. They are high-quality, protective, and stylish to *boot* :)
August 16, 2016
stylish boots, make sure you are able to shift with them!!!!
I Loved these boots when i got them.
Walked around the house and they were very comfy.
When i went riding with them , i realized the sole was to thick to go under my shifter!!! I actually had to move my foot out and under .... thats no way to go riding! Very unsafe!!!
Also , the Buckles look very cool, but, you can get caught very easily....
August 11, 2016
I LOVE THESE BOOTS!!!
They are even more beautiful then I thought when ordering them. Worth every penny. Although the stitching looked more of a brown thread in the pictures, it is yellow, which still looks great. I decided to buy a good pair of boots after I took my first highway ride and felt every vibration in the foot pegs through the cheap boots I had. These boots are comfortable and give me the protection I was looking for.
July 19, 2016
I was nervous about ordering half a size up, but after wearing them around, these boots are perfect. The styling is awesome and they feel solid and comfortable - I'm confident that they'll protect my feet.
I get a slight height boost while wearing them, which is nice. The toe box is a little tall, but I got used to shifting with them after a few rides. They're comfortable enough to go on short hikes, and they net me tons of compliments.
My only complaint is that they're extremely warm so not super great for summer riding. Overall, a great (and very stylish) buy!
May 25, 2016
New Riders Beware
These boots are awesome. So much protection, so much style, and they fit great.
As a brand new rider, I hate them. I went 1/2 a mile and turned back for the house. The toe box is huge and the tread is klunky. Maybe an experienced rider would have no problem with this. I have a CB350, and had to adjust my shifter (as a previous rider suggested), but I still have to move my foot out, then down, then pray I can get it under the shifter to grab second gear and above.
My first trip out on the road on my bike, and I went from first gear, to 4th, back to neutral, and then to 3rd, and I was really aiming for second. I couldn't feel my shifter at all and it was a total pain!
I REALLY wanted these boots to work, but now I'll have to sell them and get another pair. I know a lot of chicks swear by these, but as a new rider, I can't hack it. A pair of safe boots are no good if they're going to cause you to wreck b/c you can't control your feet properly.
May 6, 2016
LOVE the boots!
I love the style, very badass. Above that though, I love the protective features (armor everywhere including the inner ankle, and knee high), and they are so comfortable I can wear them all day at work if I forget my shoes.
April 20, 2016
Work of Art
I have closet full of boots. No shoes -- just boots and maybe 2 pairs of sandals. Frye boots and Ugg boots. I like to set these Icons on display in my living room -- that's how beautiful they are. I had my foot crushed under a motorcycle engine before I ordered these -- that would not have happened had I been wearing these! Super-protective. Comfortable as they can be. I wear size 8 sandals -- can fit 8.5 boots -- but normally get size 9 so my toes aren't squished or for adding insole or thick socks. These I first tried in my "real" size 8.5 -- had to return for the 9 as my toe was hitting the front of boot. 9 perfect. My calf measures 13.5" largest point -- buckles are all on medium setting and are fine for tucking pants in. They are fairly massive for wearing pants over -- but my textile pants went right over. Have not been able to move my shifter enough (yet) on my scrambler to use them on that bike --but they are fine on my enduro -- the toe box is tall. Wanted brown --no dice -- black is only option in my size. I don't mind the yellow stitching -- it won't be long before that gets dirty. Oh, for sizing -- my Frye veronica boots - 8.5 fit best -- 9's are loose without both inserts and thick socks. I looked at every boot on Revzilla -- even men's -- it came down to Icon Elsinore Love these boots.
March 15, 2016
I would recommend ordering a half size bigger than what you normally wear because they are pretty tight. They feel great on, super supportive and comfortable. Incredibly pleased with my purchase!
February 23, 2016