Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots
Great Value, But......
So as far as riding boots go, I think they are great. I have walked hours in them off the bike and they are comfy, the protection seems solid for the type/style of boot that you are buying (though I hope to not test them out), and at their price point they rock. Only one flaw that I've ran into...
The pull loops on both of my boots have torn! The triple stitching is great and the durability of the rest of the boot seems rock solid, but the pull loops have torn at the stitching that holds them to the boot. After re-attaching one with fabric glue, the other one tore off completely. Great boots, but they are now more of a hassle to put on. Unless the loop stitching changes, I'd say spend a few extra bucks on something with durability all around the design. With the excellent selection of Revzilla finding an overall better product for around the same price shouldn't be hard.
January 25, 2014
Fits the bill wonderfully
A quality boot that doesn't cost the feet you want to wear them on.
January 13, 2014
Solid protection, great looks, a little stiff
Even at the first touch you will recognize the protection they offer. Thickness in the right places, ankle protection, solid workmanship, and a hard toe (not steel). The appearance is great and could easily work without a bike. Riding an in-town cruiser I don't stretch out and this puts pressure on right foot and shin especially on extended rides if you feel braking is expected, like in town. Break these in some more, loosen the laces, and these are recommended.
September 24, 2013
Good Bang for the buck.
I like the boot and would recommend it for the money. It fits true to size, and it fairly comfortable. I like the strap across the top which I have been tucking my strings under. The only thing that bothers me is they has a very strong chemical smell when they arrived, which still has not completely dissipated, even after a month. It made me think at first that they were not real leather, but they are. Other than that, they have been a great boot for the price and I would recommend them.
September 2, 2013
Big Bang for the Buck
This is a good pair of boots for under $100 bucks.
Pretty decent coverage and protection ant the bony parts of your ankle.
I wouldn't think about walking all day in these boots, but to walk around short distances between rides.. it'll work.
Seems like a good compromise between the protection of a full out 'motorcycle boot' vs 'i wanna sometimes just walk around after i park my bike'.
The buckles are a nice touch.
Looks like the boots will be pretty durable as far as wear goes.
I've had them for about 3 months
Only slight knock would be the laces are kinda shoddy (look at pic)... but it's nothing major... if it starts to completely unravel... i can always get new laces.
The only other thing is.. you kind of lose the 'feel' for the shifter, but you kinda get used to it eventually. (im assuming this will apply to all boots of this style)
August 6, 2013
Solid boot selection
I am a huge fan of these boots, they were cost effective and they leave me feeling protected. I didn't notice any heat issues, but I have only used these boots for short rides around town. Good clutch and brake feel, and they help to reduce felt vibration. Construction looks good, and I'm not worried about them falling apart.
May 28, 2013
Good solid boot
These boots were so stiff when I pulled them out of the box that I almost sent them back. I didn't think I would be comfortable walking in these boots because of that, but after only 4-5 rides and some light walking at work throughout the day, they are already starting to give a little. I think that I am going to be even happier with them over time. For the sweet price RevZilla sells them for, they are definitely a great deal.
May 28, 2013
Not a quality boot
I bought these as my first motorcycle boot, so I wasn't looking to spend a huge chunk of money on them. They seemed nice enough when they arrived, if not the most supportive boot. However, after two days of use, the black thread on the outside of the laces unwound, exposing the white material underneath. Still, that was more cosmetic than anything. A day later, one of the rings for the laces pulled right out of the side of the shoe as I was pulling them tight (and not with superhuman strength). I routed it through the hole it left, though this has messed with how tight I can get them. Two days later, the lace broke off in my hand as I was tightening them.
I wouldn't recommend these boots. The quality is very sub par and i'm wondering how long it's going to be before something else breaks off on them, making them completely unusable.
May 13, 2013