Icon 1000 Women's Elsinore Boots
BAD @$$ BOOT!!
Icon is killing it with their new boot designs! Great boot, super strong–I could literally have a car run over my foot and I wouldn't feel it–these boots are tough! They fit like motocross boots, very stiff, so great for scooters and cruiser type bikes. Definitely wouldn't recommend these on a sports bike, the toe is too big to wedge into the shifter and peg, plus they hardly bend. So, walking for a long time in these are not ideal. They do heat up, so during summer months, these might be a drag to wear. But they're so bad @$$, you'll get comments on how awesome they look.
April 10, 2015
Not for Sport Bikes
These are hot boots! Very very stiff outa the box.
Been breaking them in for a week now. Loads of protection in the right places. I wear a 8 1/2 and that's what I ordered- my toe is right at the top...I think they will wear in and fit just right as leather does.
These boots are really not good for sport bike riding- cannot hardly fit under the shift peg-
I think I might stick the toe in a vice and flatten them out. (without my feet in them).
April 9, 2015
Beefy Boots Not For Large Calves
I wore these boots all day yesterday in order to start the break in process. I found they were wider than they should be in the heels but fit snug in the rest of my foot. Feet are a bit sore today! They are a very tight fit on my calves. They do feel like motocross boots at first but I'm sure that will get better as they break in. I don't really think they are worth the price but you are paying for the looks.
March 18, 2015
Just Keep Getting Better
I actually purchased these from a different place but I had done all my research here so I wanted to put my two cents in. The first pair I bought fit great, I went down a half size like the other reviews said. I had them shipped to work and decided to start breaking them in but about 2 hours into wearing them (mainly at my desk) the zipper had busted under the zipper pull. Luckily I was able to maneuver my foot out of them. I returned them and received a new pair. The new pair has been great except that this pair is slightly too small. I have to wear paper thin socks so my toes don't bang up against the front of the boot.
I have very skinny legs and basically no calves so the tightness other reviewers have mentioned was not an issue for me. They felt like snowboard boots at first because they are so snug and rigid but they feel extremely protective. I've been wearing them riding for about 3 months now and they are breaking in nicely. I have tightened up the buckles as they have worn in so there isn't as much of a gap between my calves and the boots. With my jeans tucked in it can get tight around the ankles where my pants bunch up.
I was not a fan of the yellow contrast stitching but I just went over it with black leather dye and now I am perfectly happy with them. These are probably the only motorcycle boots that I actually like the look of, and even more so now.
Some people have wondered about the air flow and breathability of these and I haven't had a problem. Yesterday I went riding for about 3 hours and it was 95-100 degrees throughout the ride and I never even noticed my feet being hot. Did the same thing today and again, no issue at all.
I did have to adjust the shift lever so the boots would fit but now that that is set up I'm good to go. Overall I love these boots and feel so safe in them, I would recommend them for sure.
March 15, 2015
Great features and style
I can wear between a 9-10 women's size, so I chose 9.5 and so far this seems to have been the correct choice. The toe box seems a little short for the size, so that my toes are just about touching the front of the boot, but the foot bed is wide and the heel is roomy, so that if I had gone up a half size the boots would not fit properly. I also think they will stretch just a little after extended wear and I don't want them to be too big.
My calves aren't large, but I run and walk often so they're a little wider than usual, but these fit great. I had to undo the buckles to get them on the first time but after that I zipped them, adjusted the buckles, and have had no problem getting them back on without undoing the buckles.
These boots are also not as clunky and heavy as I had thought they would be, based on the other reviews I've read. They're clearly heavier than a normal shoe but I was thinking it would be a workout to lift my foot: not the case. it's obvious you'll be well-protected by these boots.
Style-wise, they're awesome, like Mad Max awesome. The yellow stitching is not as vibrant as I had thought it would be, again, based on previous reviews. I wouldn't black it out and think it adds some character to the look of the boots.
March 12, 2015
New rider but wanted good boots. Got these end of season and haven't ridden in them yet. They fit well. Initially apparent they are meant more for riding position than walking, but I'm breaking them in a bit over the winter. They have a stiff shank, extra ankle protection, and are adjustable with the buckles... easy on/off with the zip. They seem warm, so not sure about air flow. Plus they look awesome, even with tights and a skirt (which is not how I'll ride). Haven't had other riding boots so no ideas about how features compare.
November 18, 2014
These Boots Kick Butt
These boots kick butt! They're true to size and pretty comfortable. I have pretty beefy calves so I sit on the last hole but they fit fine. The style is outstanding, I get a lot of compliments. (I wear them with my jeans tucked in.) The toe is a little too stiff and beefy to get under a toe shifter so invest in a heal shifter because these boots are worth it!
September 9, 2014
These boots are serious business
Ladies, these are some killer boots. I was a little hesitant to buy them after reading some of the reviews about how heavy and big these boots are. The style finally won me over and I picked up a pair in person at Revzilla in Philly.
Yup, these are heavy boots, but if you are used to wearing boots then it won't be a huge issue. I wore them 24/7 to break them in and now I wear them all the time, riding or not. I am a very curvy girl and didn't have any issue with the calves being too small. For the break in period I put the buckles on the loosest setting and I've been tightening them as they break in. They are leather so they do wear in nicely. When you buy them, make sure they are good and snug, almost uncomfortably so. Mine were and now the foot has plenty of room if I wanted to wear boot socks in colder weather.
Protection wise these suckers can take a beating and keep you in good shape. I may or may not have tested this theory by dropping my bike on myself in our gravel driveway...more than once. My leg was bruised, but my boots kept me looking good from the calf down. I have no doubt that if I were to go down at speed they'd keep me in good shape.
As far as shifting goes, well, I have a tiny Honda CB350 and I can shift just fine. It took a few adjustments to make everything fit, but fit it does. Yes, the toe box is pretty big, but I use the side of my toe anyway so I don't need to get my whole toe under there.
A note on quality: I saw a few reviewers had quality issues. When I ordered my boots they popped a seam on the top of the foot within two days. Revzilla replaced them for me and I haven't had one complaint or issue with the replacement pair, so I can only guess that as with most things, sometimes you just get a bad apple.
All in all these are some sexy motorcycle boots. I love mine to pieces and I plan on picking up a brown pair of the mens...unless ICON would like to start offering the women's in brown as well.
August 19, 2014