Icon Patrol Waterproof Boot
Perfect combination of real protection and style.
I once T-boned a car and I will always believe that I did not lose my left foot due to the icon field armor boots I was wearing that day. But the ICON Field Armor boots are ugly and not meant for walking at all. The ICON Patrol boots are pretty darn close to providing the same level of protection while being a bit less rigid, a little less heavy, a bit less uncomfortable and a whole lot more stylish. The inner laces of the ICON Patrol boots also provide a back up measure to make sure the boots stay on your feet in an accident. In my accident one of the buckles on my left ICON Field Armor boot broke off and I was lucky the remaining buckle was enough to keep the boot on my foot. You are not going to be able to do the tango in the ICON Patrol boots but in my honest opinion they are the most attractive and comfortable REAL protection that you will ever find in a bonafide street boot.
August 24, 2015
Good value and step up from non-motorcycle specific boots.
Read many of the other reviews and almost did not pull the trigger on these. Glad I made the purchase, however. Need to take care with laces and don't need to yank hard on them. The lace closer, if not put to the medial side will press against your shin. Once those were figured out and a few rides to brak them in, I am very pleased with how they enable you to shift, stnad and brake more confidently. Protection should be there. Have not testd the waterproffness or longer term durability. Comfort is good.
July 27, 2015
Definitely not waterproof
I normally take reviews with a grain of salt and try to be objective in my purchases. When a quality company like Icon claims their boot is waterproof, I put a certain level of trust in the claim. I rode from Florida to Mexico and it was raining on and off throughout south Texas. My feet were soaked. I should have gotten something else. The boots feel sturdy and offer a great deal of protection, but the waterproofing is a letdown.
July 1, 2015
overall good boots
First off, I will say I like them and regret nothing. They are solid boots that fit well. The only fly in the ointment is that the tongue of the boot under the cinch seems short as evidenced by the plastic cinch mechanism often flipping up and resting against my shin. Not terribly uncomfortable, and an easy fix by being a little more methodical when you put them on. Just seems like the inner part could have been made a wee bit longer. Everything else is as reviewed in the video. Hard soled and really solid boot for good protection. Not a walking around all day boot, but may wear in with some serious miles. I would recommend these to friends.
June 2, 2015
very comfortable, smart looking boots
Very comfortable, smart looking boots, I get lots of comments
May 28, 2015
Coming apart at the seams
I bought these boots in August. Rode for a couple of months. Sat out the long winter and started riding again in Mid March. These boots are coming apart at the seams! See the pictures attached. I cannot recommend this or any other product by Icon. I also have a pair of gloves and the Velcro wore off after a season of riding. #IconPatrolWaterproofBoot
May 15, 2015
Very Comfortabe boots
I have ridden with these boots for 3 years now and have found them to be some of the best boots I've ever had. They are comfortable both on and off the bike. The dual buckle system is easy to adjust along with the inner lace pull and slider.
I have had a few issues with the boots. First, the first set of fabric eyelets broke on both boots. This limits how tight you can make the inner lace. Second, the collar is padded all the way around. When pulling on the boots it's natural to grab the padding and pull. Over time (about 6 mos) the padding began to pull lose and then eventually tore from the leather upper at the back of the boot. The boots still perform well but this is an aesthetic flaw that needs to be addressed.
Even with these few issues I would buy these boots again, they are that comfortable. I have never had an issue with the waterproof on the boots and still wear them daily.
May 13, 2015
Nice boots with some flaws
I am a long time user of Icon boots having 4 pairs in my equipment closet. I was extremely happy with my first Superduty 2 boots that I bought new ones after the initial pair was too worn (5 years of riding it), then continued to buy Icon.
The Patrol boots gave me mixed feelings. The comfort is the same, the fit is the same, the price is matching, so I thought I did a great purchase until I started wearing it.
What I like: overall quality, fit, comfort, weight.
What I don't like: size.
What I hate: waterproofness. Or lack of.
The size: I think the boots are tall enough if you are a small rider, but if you have longer legs you need slightly longer boots. One inch or so is what is missing for me, so there is no gap between the pants and the boot.
Waterproof: I rode this summer in Austrian Alps on a heavy rain and low temperature of 3 Celsius (3 degrees above water freezing, about 36 F). After a few hours I was completely wet: there was some water coming through the boot itself (toe area, mostly), then some water coming from the pants through the top of the shaft. Needless to say it took a couple of days to dry the boots at the hotel. There are no instructions coming with the boots on how to maintain it waterproof or how to maintain the leather, so I went to a local shoe store and bought some spray they recommended for waterproofness of leather boots and I did not have the chance to test it yet in a long, heavy rain.
November 3, 2014