Icon Tarmac 2 Boots
Incredible support without sacrificing comfort!
Felt great out of the box... I am 63 and have purchased many many pairs of shoes/boots over the years... these are some of the best.... exactly what I was looking for, maximum comfort with maximum support!!! Thinking of getting another pair in black!
July 14, 2014
I bought this shoe because it looked very stylish underneath my jeans. I tried the Icon Field Armour 2 Boots and they were just too bulkly and hard to get under my shifter. The Tarmac fits great under my shifter and allows me to feel the shifter. Tarmac's are easy to get on and off and are comfortable to walk around in off the bike, something I think is a definite plus. The size was spot on to my regular saucony atheletic shoes.
February 7, 2014
DON'T BUY !
Used for about 30 days than elastic lace broke out of its mount inside the shoe. The lace is built in. The shoe now has to go back to Revzilla than back to Icon for repair. Which can take 3-4 weeks. Even a $10 shoe has a lace that can be replaced within a minute. If its for a motorcycle than it should not break so easily. Why it did? Answer MADE IN CHINA. Retail $135..... yeah right. Now waiting for the Revzilla team to fix my problem
January 25, 2014
Lightweight and comfortable for riding and walking!
Ideal shoes for me, they give good protection and are great for spring, summer and fall riding. They are comfortable to walk in and are also comfortable shoes to operate rudders in small airplanes. I use my bike to get down to the airport to fly small planes and these shoes are ideal, one shoe for all purposes!
Great service from Revzilla and great information on their website!
October 7, 2013
Excellent riding shoes
I've been looking for a good alternative to my full-sized Sidi touring boots. I commute to work, and wanted something for decent weather with good protection and airflow that would be easy to get off and on. The Tarmacs seem to hit the mark.
The fit is generally good. I have very wide, flat feet, and they are quite comfortable. Like any new stiff riding shoe, they take some breaking in, but 5-6 days of wear and riding has started the process nicely. I swapped out the removable footbeds with a good Dr Sholl's gel footbed, which improved the fit and comfort dramatically.
Airflow is good. I've been in Boston autumn weather, so they are comfortable in upper-50's to upper-70's. Can't speak to humid 90+ days yet. I also can't speak to wet weather yet; I assume they would fare halfway decently in a light rain, but not in a downpour or all-day wet.
The protection seems decent; the malleus pad is good sized, and the overall construction seems solid. They appear to provide good protection for those day-to-say (i.e. non-crash) situations like catching a toe, touching the exhaust, etc. I don't expect the same degree of protection from an ankle-high 'sneaker' as from a full-size touring boot, but they are a huge step up from sneakers. They seem like they would stay on my feet in a crash, unlike most sneakers.
The flat, smooth sole slides over footpegs well, and allows a good range of motion. I love not having laces - pull them on, tighten the strap, and go. The Velcro strap holds them on nicely, and is well thought out; it closes to the inside, making it much easier to unstrap. A wider Velcro piece on the boot would provide more range of tightness.
Styling is quite good for a riding shoe. It isn't 'obvious' that they're a riding shoe: the shifter pad is integrated (rather than top-stitched on), there are no side pads, etc. They look like slightly dorky Air Jordan type basketball shoes...not high-fashion, but passable.
Overall I am quite happy and would recommend these to anyone looking for a decent quality 'around town' shoe for commuting or day-tripping.
October 1, 2013
Runs small but great product
These are of great quality. Lot's of airflow. They run small and narrow but well worth the money.
August 12, 2013
A comfortable, unique look for a riding shoe.
The shoe runs a bit big, but the comfoort is excellent for a hard bottomed/toed shoe. I would like to have seen ankle protection on both sides.
August 5, 2013
Great summer boots
No laces - putting then on is a snap. Ordered them in a same size as a regular shoes fits perfectly.
August 5, 2013