Icon Field Armor 2 Boots
Quality boots with an aggressive look
Quality boots that will protect your feet while giving you an aggressive look on your bike. Read many reviews on these boots as well as others, your shifter might need to be adjusted depending on your bike. Yes, your shifter is adjustable, it is designed specifically this way to accommodate for different sized boots or shoes. I ride a Yamaha fz1 and these icon field armor boots are exactly what I was looking for.
July 28, 2014
The ultimate boot, but extremely thick under the shifter.
Everything is top notch with this boot. The build quality, protection, ease of use, fit, looks, comfort, buckles etc. That being said, the boot is thick...really thick. I had to move my shifter up almost an inch to be able to fit this boot underneath it. At first I thought it just might be an issue with my Buell XB12S; however, when I test rode a couple of the new EBR bikes, the shifters on those had to be adjusted quite a bit in order to accommodate my boot. I would have simply sent them back and tried a different pair; however, I scuffed the side of them in my garage while walking to my bike for the first time.
I will keep trying them and hopefully they'll soften up or flatten out or something!
I DO recommend this product because it truly is a top notch boot in every way, just too thick for my taste.
July 28, 2014
Seems like it would provide excellent protection, but cannot get boot underneath shifter
Out of the box you can tell this was a very sturdy boot. It looks like it would provide excellent protection in a crash, but I could not get the boot underneath my shifter at all. I would like to keep the boots but it just won't work at all.
July 19, 2014
Very good boots for riding a Tuono V4R
I ride a Tuono V4R and for the most part i'll use a full boot (TCX S-race Boot) . These boots are like a light cruising back up option for me. They are very rigid in their construction - and for me that's a plus 'cause they won't let my feet end up in some twisted position in case of a crash.
They look bomb proof , very solid construction.
Shifting gear with 'em took a bit of getting used to on my Tuono ...but after a few riders .. i was more than fine with them.
Good job Icon!
July 9, 2014
Shifting not optional...
Sitting on my bike with these on I realized I could not fit the boot under my shift lever. They are beefy! And comfortable, and for $200 a seemingly impressive amount of protection, however the height of the boot from the sole to the shift panel at the toe is VERY high. Higher than my enduro knee high boots.
Prior to this test I even raised my shift lever from the stock position for personal preference and I had to nearly point the toes of my left foot straight to the ground to even get the boot under the lever.
I realize these are not designed for sport bike use and I will maintain that they PROBABLY WON'T WORK FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO RIDE SPORT BIKES. If I were to adjust the shift lever high enough to be able to shift up, then I would subsequently have to take my foot off the peg to be able to shift down.
I don't know about you, but my leg just don't bend that way!
July 2, 2014
The boots I was looking for
These boots seem to have great protection and the height of the boots are great for pulling jeans over for the road. Great style too!
As many other reviewers stated it takes a few rides (~4 hours total) to make them feel pliable height the ankle. At first the thickness of the boot seems extreme to fit between the peg and shifter but after breaking them in I barely notice any difference between these icon field armor 2 boots and my previous low quality weather resistant shoes as far as flexibility.
June 17, 2014
get this boot
so i have read many reviews on this boot all saying its hard to shift and what not. that is not a problem at all after one day i was use to it, yes at first its kinda hard cause its a big boot. i dont get why so many people on her say you cant when you can. the boot is awesome i feel so safe in them. anyone looking to get some boots should look into these.
June 9, 2014
Not good for street bikes!!
These boots fit great( usually 10 and got the boots in 11), look great, and seem to offer a lot of protection for the money. They are very stiff but that really didn't bother me. The only problem I had was that I could NOT shift!! They are so stiff and somewhat bulky that I couldn't get them under the shifter on my 2013 Hayabusa. I saw another review where a person with an older Busa made them work but I couldn't on mine. Other wise a great boot for the money.
May 2, 2014