Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots
good boot, plastic strap is almost wothless
Have had them for a week or so, and have worn them a few times to try and break them in. the boots are very stiff, but I'm sure once they get broken in they will be fine. The strap is almost useless except for holding down the laces. I think it would break if it was tightened down to hard. I bought the grey pair for a cooler boot for the summer riding, and it has proven to be so in 90+ weather last week.The sizing runs large and they only come in full sizes, so I would suggest going down 1 size and not up if you wear a 1/2 size shoe size.
March 30, 2015
Overall a great boot. Fits well, looks good, fairly comfortable. Downside is the eyelets eat up the laces making the boot difficult to tighten.
March 30, 2015
Order true to size
Watched the video and they said that it runs big. I did not find this to be the case. I wear a 15 and 14 was way too small. I did like them and would order them if they came in a 15
March 24, 2015
A let down
I wouldn't buy these boots just for the laces that break on the first lace up.
March 7, 2015
Super durable and look great!
Very comfortable especially after break in. Out of the box, they are a bit stiff, but I wore them for a day and they improved significantly in comfort. The toe, ankle and heel protection is really well done. These boots have excellent reinforcement and protection without sacrificing too much feedback from the bike. Again, after break in, tactile feedback does improve a bit. I will say, I think these will be a bit tough for riders with larger foot sizes who also have mid controls. I wear an 11 in these boots (11.5 normal shoe size) and they work very well with my forward controls, but if I had mid controls, I could see it being a bit troublesome to get these under the shifter without fumbling or getting stuck a bit. Just a heads up for riders with larger foot sizes. That being said, they are a bit smaller shell size than most boots of this style. I would also recommend buying some 60"+ workboot laces. The ones that come on the boots are around 54", but with a slightly larger size lace, you can easily tie them up and tuck the laces under the strap to secure them. Very well done boots especially for the price. I have been extremely happy with them.
January 28, 2015
Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots - great features
The boots are stylish while providing protection to both your feet and ankles. They are modern in design and comfortable to wear so they transition well from riding to your destination to wearing with the appearance of a big bulky motorcycle boot.
I gave these boots to my 20-yr old nephew for Christmas and he is extremely satisfied with the boot.
January 6, 2015
Pass on this one, trust me.
*looks very casual
* shreds laces
*entirely too stiff
*plastic buckle sub par
*broke on first use
i bought these to wear at work, as my job requires steel toe boots, when i put them on for the first time, the loop at the back of the ankle, ripped right out with very little pressure applied.
Laces on my gear take entirely too long to get on, hindered even more so by the extremely stiff leather (even after 3 months of walking 5-10 miles daily in them) plan on carrying some extra laces in your backpack because these boots shred laces, i went through a set of laces every month or so, i do walk excessively at work though.
the rubber on the bottom is so stiff i have no clue where my pegs are sitting under me most of the time.
The good thing is, i can walk around town and they blend right in, but for the quality i found, and for the price, there are much better options here at Revzilla.
Ordering some TCX-Roadster short boots for riding,
December 29, 2014
Great safety gear, minor caveats.
+ I've gotten many compliments on them
+ They don't necessarily look like riding gear
+ The grey color doesn't scuff easily
+ Not expensive
+ Certainly safer than your friend's timbs
- The laces shred easily on the metal hooks used to tie them
- A little clunky, and large for me
- Quality control is somewhat inconsistent, though primarily good. (I needed to exchange through Revzilla since one of the buckles wouldn't snap properly- a fault from the factory)
Overall: I recommend these for anyone looking to dress a little more casually than a hard core "Pirate" or "Power Ranger" biker. You can pair these with some nice kevlar jeans and walk into a store without getting stared at. Subtle is the word.
December 24, 2014