Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots
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
I've had this boots for roughly 6 months now, wearing them almost every day. It is a comfortable pair of riding shoes that I where in a wide range of temperatures (low 40 - low 90's). Good style and decent protection. However, this shoes have several faults I have found over the course of its use.
1) Eats up shoelaces: Shoelace holes are coarse, so whenever I try to tighten the shoes, I can feel the shoelaces slowly thinning away. I have had to go through 3 shoelaces in 6 months period.... I wish the manufacturers had used smoother edges to prevent scraping the shoelaces as much as it does now.
2) Latch attachment will come off: Thus far, both of the plastic bases for the latches came lose from the shoes. I had to use superglue to reattach these parts to the shoes. Given $100 price tag, I would've expected better product quality.
Having said that, I can see these shoes lasting me for some time, though I would go through many more pairs of shoelaces and gluing them up from time to time.
December 1, 2014
You can't get this boot in Canada, so I ordered it out of the States. It was well worth it. Very happy
November 17, 2014
It is stylish, but not as comfortable as wanted
I usually use European size 43 (or US 9.5 wide) or even 44 (US 10). Taking into account the advice from Revzilla and other customers, choose size US9, and it is still.... roomy. I can easily use 2 layers of socks :).
Despite the room, the boots are not easy to put on or take off... and my lags do not ache after 1 week of using them (2-3 hours per day in average).
On the positive side, it seems warm enough (in temp 5C/40F), and stylish. And it feels as strong and durable.
October 31, 2014
Excellent All-Around Boot for the Price.
I have been using these boots for my daily commute for the past 3 months. So far they are holding up fine. They are comfortable for wearing all day as I have done so a few times already. They look great and I get compliments on them often. I am very happy about the quick-lock buckle system as it keeps the laces together and helps with support. What surprises me is the feeling of me feet being cooled while I'm riding. My feet don't get too hot and I never have a problem with moisture, which is a plus. Only complaint about these boots were the laces and lacing system. The initial install of the laces were a challenge because of the design of the eyelets. It The shape made it pretty difficult to lace up. Also the laces seem like they will need to be replaced soon as the eyelets are slowly ripping them. No big deal as they are inexpensive to replace.
October 24, 2014