Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots
Very good with a few budget flaws
The boots are very good. They take about 10 hours of ride time to break in. The are comfortable and I've done a 400 mile day in them and my feet didn't hurt and were ready to ride again the next morning. The airflow is pretty good. I've ridden in temps from the low 90s to mid 40s and my feet haven't gotten too hot or too cold. The boots aren't water proof but hold up against light rain. Like other reviews, the laces get chewed up after a few months. I'm three months into ownership and need to change laces. I've also broken the pull tab on the left boot. It failed at the latest lower stitching. Not a big issue, you can get the boots on without it still fairly easily.
Overall a very good boot for 90 bucks, even if it has a few issues with tearing up laces.
September 7, 2015
Great Boot for the Value
Transitioned over from sport bike to a Harley Street glide. Don't necessarily love the big buckle Harley boots. These are more in line with my style. Low key, can where them to work and not feel like a big biker theme or anything.
August 17, 2015
Inexpensive boot. Good protection.
Raw review. First season rider. Bought for MSF course. Read previous reviews about fit and string eyelets. 1st, For the price, do not expect the best boots in the world. I typically wear 8.5, but 8 size fit better than fine. The metal eyelets design will eat strings for breakfast quickly. Expecting this, I modified how I laced them up (see picture). (Plus): cheap; comfortable; good protection; warm; great water resistance; boot tread very good. (Minus): metal eyelets chew strings up; plastic buckle & lace cover - plastic buckle snaps 80% of the time so work it carefully - lace cover oversized (see picture) so useless. I may cut off eventually. SUGGESTION: Velcro would have been better. I wore these in pouring rain & 30 mph gust wind for 8 hours 2 days straight and boots did not begin to leak until last hour. Not water proof, but good resistance. After rain, sweat, hours of use boots, etc. did not paint my white socks at all. Good starter boots. Maybe hot in summer heat. I have been wearing Speed and Strength Run With The Bulls in the hot temps, but these boots will do just fine in the spring / fall / winter.
August 16, 2015
Defective right out of the box
So I bought these boots with high hopes. First time I put them on to start breaking them in around the house, I try to tighten them and one of the "tunnel" speed lace eyelets right in the middle of the boot breaks. I wasn't torqueing down hard on it (although that shouldn't matter), I was simply snugging them up. Now I'm stuck having to pay to return a defective product. I won't be buying these again... and I will think twice before I buy a Joe Rocket item again.
August 10, 2015
Love this boot! The comments I have received are all positive, and they can't believe the price I paid! Really a great boot for the price.
August 4, 2015
feels and looks great.
I had used for three weeks, so far I haven't any problems with the laces. After three days they start feel more comfortable. Definitely you have to go half size down. They look great.
August 3, 2015
JUST opened the box and tried them on. Wearing them to the store to buy replacement laces immediately!!
The laces are white nylon with a black "sock" over them. The black sock broke on both pair just from tightening the laces. REALLY cheep laces!!!
The look and fit of the boot is good. I still need to break them in. Replacing the insoles as well. Nothing wrong with them outside of just nothing to them. Looking get something to offer more support and comfort.
July 29, 2015
Cheap boots are...cheap
Fit and style were fine, unfortunately you get what you pay for. Construction is flimsy and the shoe has an overall cheap feel to it. The clasps are not securely clipped if tighten past a certain point. Bending the foot forward would pop the clasp out fairly easily.
Loop on the back of the boot is also flimsy and will not stand up to use. Left boot strap ripped off completely when pulled to put boot on. Item was returned as a defect.
July 27, 2015