Icon Reign Waterproof Boots
Excellent Casual Boot
I found these boots through Sean Macdonald's review and constant name dropping. It basically boiled down to they suck as waterproof boots, but are affordable and good looking and will fit under your jeans.
Now that I've ridden in them I have to agree. The calves are narrow enough that they'll fit under your jeans, but the styling is pretty subtle and they look fine with pants tucked in. They're incredibly cush and comfortable, and mine are barely broken in yet.
Most bad reviews tend to focus on the zippers. If your zipper is not flat, it's going to pop open. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it zipped properly but once it's done you're good to go. Kind of hard to explain what the issue is, but if you've tried zipping them you'll know what it looks like when it's not flat.
I think there are are pretty great deal, especially now that they're on closeout. Excellent casual/tour boot.
February 6, 2016
Great riding boots
I bought these boots a few months ago and wear them every single time i go for a ride.
I ordered a 10 1/2 which is my normal boot size and they fit absolutely perfect i was very surprised. One thing i have noticed is that the inside ankle part of the leather is starting to get scuffed up a little i guess from it rubbing against my foot pegs or something on the bike but its nothing major. Another note is that since these boots are waterproof they dont really breath so in the summer your feet can get a little warm but its not that bad. I rode back from Tampa, fl to Gainesville, fl with these boots and did get caught in some rain my feet didnt get the slightest bit wet they are truely water tight. Another nice thing is they keep your feet pretty warm in the winter since they dont breathe no wind can get in its perfect. Also i like the pad on the top of the boots for the shift lever it lines up perfectly. When you first get them it takes a little while for them to break in so its kind of hard to put them on and take them off but they losen up over time just like any other boot. I would have to say im very pleased with these boots and i think they are well worth the money you pay for them you just cant go wrong with these if you are looking for a good waterproof/winter riding boot. a
January 7, 2016
Zipper Failed, Day one. Not Waterproof
So, Had a rough start with this boot. The zipper on the left boot popped on day one, and yes I have the right size. I was able to get it back together after some considerable effort and while it does not pop open every time I wear the boots, it pops open half the time.
Also, the waterproofing of these boots is similar to that of a pair of wool socks. In a 10 mile commute, My socks were both soaking wet. The water was not coming in from the top, it seems like it is just soaking through the flexible area on the top of the foot.
I was very excited to get these boots and feel completely ripped off. I will still wear them in dry weather as they are comfortable, but as a waterproof boot, they completely fail!
December 5, 2015
Size up and they are stiff
I wear a 10.5 shoe preferably in a wide but a 10.5 standard fits me. These were VERY tight for a 10.5. Was hoping to size up to 11 but sold out.
December 2, 2015
Zipper failed on first try
Just like others, the zipper failed. This was just when I was testing on the boot for the first time. I barely was able to get it unzipped and get my foot out. Back they go.
December 1, 2015
Zipper popped on day one.
Rode in my shiny new boots for the first time today, and when I get home after less than an hour in the saddle, the zipper on my left boot had popped open. All I did was ride to work and back. Zippers are flimsy and low quality.
November 6, 2015
I don't know why I didn't upgrade my HD Timberland boots sooner -- they were hydrophilic (water loving# -- ha. Billed as waterproof when I bought them I guess I should have known cause the ER zipper #on the inside of the foot# didn't have a waterproof gusset and they were lace-up boots. They took me forever to get on and laces always wearing through. Also the ER zipper would work its way down and I would be trying to zip it up at stop lights, etc. -- a dangerous distraction really. The worst part about these HD boots was when it rained... they would suck in every rain drop that hit them till they made sick squishy sounds when I walked and REALLY... they got to stink so bad my wife made me put them outside in the garage or out the front door on the step! Not kidding.
So these Icon boots --- they are a dream. Good armor pads on the shin and ankle bones and they seem to have air flow and very comfortable. I bit stiff for feet-forward cruising especially on the left foot when I have to put the toe under the shifter to up-shift but I have confidence that a little use will loosen up the leather fairly quickly.
I love the fact that the pull-tab on the ER zipper is a Velcro material that locks the zipper in an up position -- no chance it will work its way down during the rider. That area has a rubberized gusset and looks believably waterproof and looking forward to testing this.
I wear a size 10.5 generally in most foot ware but have purchased size 11 in sneakers because they were a bit too snug in the toe. I also have a very wide foot -- paddle feet! I put the boots on barefoot and they fit very well and my toe almost touches the tip of the boot on the inside but not quite #that is perfect!#. When I put on my merino wool socks the boots are snug but comfortable #as they should be). I think the boots would fit any wide feet out there -- few folks have feet as wide as mine. Good luck!
October 15, 2015
Great boots, good style and price
I haven't given these much use yet, so this review may be premature. The boots fit true-to-size, but do feel very slightly narrow compared to some others.
The protective features are amazing for its price range. The sole is good, and walking around in them is reasonably comfortable (and, under a pair of pants, they're subtle enough not to stand out).
The zipper, as other reviewers have mentioned, does feel fragile. And the airflow is about typical for a waterproof boot. Overall, great value and great boot for the price.
October 12, 2015