Icon Women's Sacred Low Boots
Beautiful ladylike profile, great for city riding.
This is a beautiful riding boot for women. It looks like a fashion boot but has great protection and traction. The only thing I wish it had was ankle protection, but other than that, a great boot for city riding. I wear a US size 8, and generally a normal width, though I can wear narrow in some styles. I ordered a size 8, which fit snugly out of the box, but now fits perfectly with wear. I would add that I had difficulty with the shifter when I wore them on my Honda Rebel straight out of the box, because the leather around the ankle was stiff, but it softens with use. I think the biggest plus for this boot is the way it looks, the other features are no better or worse than any other ankle boot designed for riding.
August 25, 2014
Loooove these icon sacred low boots!
Took notice of reviews and initially ordered a size up however this proved the wrong decision and I ordered my regular shoe size, with the second agonising wait to receive them! My foot is 9cm at widest and 25 cm long, and about 7.5 cm high over the arch, and I now wear these in a US 8. I perservered getting into them, you have to manipulate your heel and ankle, a shoe horn may help you....BUT! once in, after wearing 2 or 3 times around the house to break in before riding, they fit like a glove and don't feel clumpy or un-feminine. I love wearing them with my skinny jeans. They just get better with every wear and will be faves for years to come. Good leather shoes are designed to 'break in'...Yes they are on the narrow side of a cut compared to some boots, however I've found that they do mould to your foot, therefore if you don't have (excuse me!) a chubby foot, wide foot or bunions and you are attracted to the style of this boot, give em a go! Otherwise they may be too long which is awkward, this is what I found with the bigger size I originally bought. They would have ended up way too loose as well.
These icons are also utterly reliable on the bike, feel very secure on the pedals and shifting is a breeze, they are a pleasure to ride in. If you are looking for an ankle boot as you don't require the extra sweaty heat - I live in tropical climes so I don't need a full boot - (or shin protection!) of calf covering boots, and you want a paired back look you can take to the streets, take a punt on these. They are perfect for riding off onto the city/mountains/sunset with you and your trusty steed.
April 21, 2014
Great boots for narrow feet!
I have narrow feet and these boots fit perfectly. They have plenty of protection and good grip on the pavement, even in rain! They took about 2 total days to break in comfortably. I searched for boots like these for a long time that can be worn casually without being stared at in restaurants after a ride. Revzilla is the best!
August 29, 2013
Good, not great
Pros: the shifter nubs on top, the locking zipper, sole has pretty good traction, and feels like the boot provides pretty good sole/heel protection in the event of a crash (although I fortunately can't say firsthand).
Cons: might be too narrow of a fit for those with wider feet, material isn't very thick, not waterproof at all (but to be fair, description doesn't promise that), and judging by how much the top flexes you probably wouldn't get very good ankle protection.
August 14, 2012
Narrow across the foot? You can fix that. Black is nubuck, brown is leather.
I wear a US 9.5/Euro 41--I'm true to size; I can almost never wear a 9, and a 10 is almost invariably too long. Tried these on at a store that had only a 10/42, and while they seemed almost okay width-wise, I wasn't keen on the idea of having so much extra shoe beyond my toes (especially when it came to shifting).
Ordered these in a 9.5/41, and the length is perfect. At first they were *very* tight across the foot. (Italian shoes are narrower than shoes made in Northern Europe, period.) But assuming you've gotten the *length* right, here's what to do: put on the thinnest pair of socks you have, get them (the socks) wet/pretty darn damp, and (maybe with the help of a shoehorn) put the boots on. Wear them for a few hours like that. The next day, do the same thing, but with a slightly heavier sock. After only two iterations of that, they fit me fine... I was able to take them out on a ride today!
They look great, but more importantly for me, they're not so long and not so substantial/bulky that I have trouble knowing where my foot is relative to the shifter. I'll eventually work up to something with more protection, but for now--going on tiny rides at moderate speeds while I get to know my bike--these are great.
The black is not smooth, shiny leather--it looks more like nubuck. The brown is a lovely reddish brown and is smooth leather, not nubuck. IMHO, the brown is the more attractive shoe.
June 22, 2012
Way too narrow
I love how these boots look and feel and I really wish they had fit me! I usually wear an 8.5-9 but one of the reviewers mentioned that they run large, so I ordered an 8.5. They were way too small and hurt my feet after a few minutes. I felt like my toes were being squished together. I had on very lightweight socks and there's no way a thicker pair would have fit inside the boot. I don't think a larger size would help me out since they still would be too narrow.
May 10, 2012
Great Style. Nice Snug Fit. 4.5 out of 5 Rating!
These boots have a nice style (can be hard to find a somewhat stylish boot for women). They are VERY stiff at first. I almost thought I wasn't going to be able to get the boots on my feet the first few times putting them on, but once you bend them and walk in them for a while they loosen up. 1 week in and they fit perfect (buy true to size). Note: They protect well all around the foot, have a decent grip on the road at stops, but are not good for riding in the rain. Your foot will get soaked. All-in-all they great boots. I get complements from other riders on them all the time (female and male). I recommend them.
May 7, 2012
The sacred low boot was a good buy they run a bit narrow in the toe box but hoping after brake-in the will widen a bit leather tends to spread after it gets older. The top of the boot digs in to your skin so wear longer socks for some cushion hope that area breaks in too with wear. I would recommend order 1 size up for instant comfort, but overall a good sturdy ladies riding boot
May 7, 2012