Joe Rocket Ballistic Tour Boots
Pleased with the boot
First motorcycle boots ive bought being said, I would recommend them. They fit to size perfectly and fell good wearing them, i could walk and even squat down with ease. Love how tall they are and also look good too. I feel protected on the streets also in the dirt with them and they feel good while riding. Being said... they also have no ventilation but is bearable and I dont sweat in them (socal summer) Also the velco design isnt the best a little spot has came up and the tops of the strap will hit each other sometimes when you walk (annoying!) also they were kinda hard to shift with but i was able to raise my clutch pedal on my dual sport (keep this in mind!!!)
My 2 cents: Boots are great beginner or budget boots that will give you a lot of protection and will stay on in a spill. don't have the best velcro design but they also are only $90 and take into account that the boots might interfere with your foot pedals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 24, 2015
Awesome boots. Comfy, can wear all day
Great value for these boots!
I love em.
No break in period.
I ride a Suzuki GS500F, and the boot fits right onto the footpeg and shift lever.
I am very happy with these boots!
October 19, 2015
Good Boot for the money...
Decent protection, the height of the toe box seemed a little loose for my feet and would wrinkle when shifting. I put insoles in to take up the slack and now have a snug fit. Good quality for the price range.
July 6, 2015
Great space boots! I don't think I've ever written a negative review. Seriously I'm not one to complain. I'm easy going, not overly picky. But I hated these boots. I realize that I bought cheep boots, but I'm all about getting what I paid for. And for $90 I feel like i got ripped off (and thats saying something)
The good: I like how tall they are! The soul is flat - great for people like me with flat feet. I Like the styling, pretty plain and simple, modern. Build quality isn't bad - about what I would expect for $90. And thats about all the good I can say about the boots.
The bad: The boots are HOT!!! Like plastic bag hot. Not breathable in the least. My feet started to sweat while trying them on in a 70 degree room. Not good! Now for the bigger issue: its very difficult to get your foot under the shift lever and shift up with these boots. So difficult in fact I had troubles doing it with the bike on the center stand. The boots feel flexible enough walking around but they are a nightmare to shift with. (i never rode with them, I didn't even try) Now to be honest, this my be all my fault - I ride an FZ1 - its a 3/4 upright standard/naked bike. If you ride a harley these boots might work fine. Not recommended for anyone who rides sport bikes/standards/sport touring.
My motorcycle boot resume:
I've ridden since 2005. I've owned 5 motorcycles. I've only owned 1 pair of boots - cheap $100 sidi boots I got on clearance back in the day. Really wish I could get them back.
May 12, 2015
Great boot for the price.
True to size fit, good for wide feet. Comfortable to walk in. No complaints so far.
May 19, 2014
Good first boot
Boot so far is good, not greatest, but good for the price. Was in the 9.5 size, ordered a 10 and it fit perfectly, shifting is easy, toe box seems secure, looks like manufacturing is a little off, the left foot flex front looks crooked compared to the right, but they will work.
April 28, 2014
Reliable as an everyday water-resistant boot.
Finally, a water-resistant boot that doesn't kill my extremely wide feet (12EEEE U.S. size; the size 13 product fits well) or cause issues with my oversized calf muscles (thanks to the Velcro adjustment).
The manufacturing on these boots isn't totally perfect; there were a couple small (less than an inch long) spots between one sole and the boot upper that pulled apart while walking in them to break them in. Applying a little additional shoe adhesive permanently fixed this for me. I tend to run into this problem with most average boots, as the break-in process for my feet pulls hard at the sole adhesion.
I don't have problems shifting with these boots, but this may vary for you. It depends on where you intuitively expect to feel the shift lever on your foot, as the sensation might be different from how other brands or models fit you.
It's not a high-endurance boot, but should serve well as an everyday riding boot if given a little care now and then. Very good performance in wet or cold weather; even usable to walk through snow if the need arises. For the price, it's a good product even if it's just as a spare for wet riding.
January 9, 2014
boots with the fur??
so these boots are inexpensive, provide nice protection and look cool. however these boots are super stiff and its hard to feel controls and make it a workout to shift and have a sensitive touch to brake and shifter levers. i wouldnt want to walk for very long in these boots either. so for a long ride say highway cruising these would be great! but on for twisties i would like something that is easier to maneuver and provides better feedback from controls.
October 7, 2013