Icon Tarmac 2 CE Boots
seem to be very well made (although I wish they were made in the US). Keep feet cool and are REALLY comfortable. Did order a half size larger. REALLY FAST SHIPPING ( as usual with REVZILLA!!!)
April 19, 2016
I first got a size 10.5, but I could not even get my foot in it. I then got a size 11.5 and it appears just right (Rezilla exchanged it no problem). I would normally wear a size 11 at the largest in regular shoes. One of Rez's videos on this shoe/boot does mention that he sized up from his normal 11 to a 12.
I like the style and Icon is a trusted name in moto gear.
Whether you're riding a scooter or a motorcycle this should work out for you.
Unfortunately it may be a while before I can actually test this boot out on the road, but I think it will be just fine.
March 20, 2016
Great fit and very comfortable.
Love my Tarmac 2's. Great fit and very comfortable. I'm a size 11 in regular shoes. The 11 in the Tarmac's fit perfectly. Ride in them daily and commute daily. I even went hiking in my Tarmac's and they felt great. Great for walking around the house too. Love them.
March 8, 2016
Protection and daily wear friendly
Very happy with this shoe/boot - offers protection over regular shoes, but still is stylish and flexible enough to be able to wear to work or around town and not get weird looks.
Very comfortable, a breeze to take off and on. They are a bit "squeaky" when you walk around but I've only had them for a few days, and have no doubt they will break in and quiet down.
No issues wearing these at work for 8+ hours either. Good stuff!
January 9, 2016
Good boots for the summer
They fit and feel good only problem I had with them was the laces were really tight a larger size would fix that
July 27, 2015
Great riding shoe!
I got these because I'm stationed in Okinawa. Need the air flow.
Style: They look like a casual shoe. You could wear these out in some jeans and they look good.
Comfort: The insole is a little thin. I'll eventually get the D30 insoles for some more cushion. And due to the retention system, there's a lot of pressure on the vein I have on the top of my feet. Which over time used to reallllly hurt. But the elastic bands have worn in better after some months of riding. The bands are strong, they will last.
That being said, they are comfortable to walk around in. I've done some minor exploring and climbing on rocks with them at destinations. Great shoe!
Flows a lots of air. And protected my feet in one bad crash, and protected my ankle in a lowside. Still not messed up at all. Great for the protection they offer.
You'll most likely really enjoy them.
June 28, 2015
Not really a successor to the original Tarmac
This is an excellent riding shoe for the price. The styling is not my preference, but that's really just a preference. I'd prefer more leather.
Comfort is generally good, except there are some quality issues and it fits a little tight. Fitting tight may be part of the design as it may help keep it on The Tarmac 2 has a lower height than the original Tarmac. The top strap on the originals is higher as well, so its likely better at holding it on your foot without having to make the boot really tight. However, this tightness (mind you its not running small, it just fits very snugly; length feels correct) coupled with a thick part of the edge of the tongue puts a lot of pressure on one part of my foot. It occurs where three sections of material come together, and there is likely too much excess material beyond the seam that has caused a thicker inside the tongue. Its only a problem on one shoe though and I ended up having the tongue on that edge overlap the outside just under the strap. There is an elastic web inside that can also cause a pressure point if it rolls up while putting on the shoe. Not something you notice until a few miles down the road. With the shoe fitting so tight, these little problems that would normally go unnoticed are problematic. Also, I use a shoe horn to get these on. The rear tends to want to collapse if I just try and slide my foot in and I suspect it will wear the inner rear of the boot rather quickly if I don't. The Tarmac 2 is much lighter and smaller overall which probably makes it a better riding boot (better feel and easier to get under or above the shifter). But the original tarmac was much more comfortable to walk around in due to the thicker softer sole.
I can't really speak to the protection but I suspect durability may be down from the originals. I can't imagine the suede toes are going to handle the wear from shifting as well as the rubber like plate on the originals. I will note though that one of the straps on the original Tarmac that I had broke where it folds back at the metal ring. That design allows for more leverage on tightening the strap as the Tarmac 2 does not fold back. Perhaps this was a common problem on the originals and caused them to use the new strap design instead.
Airflow is amazing. While the original Tarmac never really got warm inside, I actually feel airflow in the Tarmac 2. Definitely not recommended for cold/wet weather.
Summing this up, this is a very different shoe than the original Tarmac. It has a much sportier and lighter feel. The originals were heavier and bulkier resulting in a much more urban feel. Their purposes feel very different. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does meet a different set of requirements though. So ultimately, its a matter of preference.
June 22, 2015
The tarmac boot is perfect for street riding.
I purchased the tarmac boot a few weeks ago and they have broken in comfortably. As the boot was a little tight at first. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a stylish yet protective boot
June 8, 2015