Joe Rocket Sonic R Boots
The Disintegrating Boot
This is a long-term review; you may not encounter all these issues at once or right away.
I've used these as a daily commuter boot for a year and six months. They started out well; they fit nicely, feel protective (haven't had to test this!#, and have been suitable in wet weather. However, they are not breathable to speak of, and very much less than optimal in 75+F temps.
The problem with them is that they fall apart. Within the first 3 months the zipper pulls came off. The bit of fabric sealing the boot by the zipper gets caught in the zipper despite careful use and then tears, gets caught more often, and finally falls off within 6 months. The front nuts holding the toe slider have come off both sides inside of a year, so that the only thing holding the toe sliders is the rearmost nut/bolt and luck. I don't want to find out what happens if I actually drag a toe now; the slider will probably catch and turn my ankle so my foot's pointed backwards.
In the last two months, the toe has come loose from the sole so that it's definitely not waterproof now and walking makes a great racket #POP rattle POP rattle). Lastly, the leather at the top near the shifter protective plastic has split, so again, water can enter.
It's still better than a pair of tennis shoes, but I don't think it delivered value.
October 15, 2013
Great Value Waterproof Boot
First, I want to commend Revzilla's Customer Service. I emailed asking about 3 different waterproof boots and their respective heights, and the CS person went and got the boots and measured each for me, even taking a picture of them next to each other. I was really happy and that made the decision easier for me.
I wanted the tallest boot possible because my frogg toggs would pull up over my shorter ridge A* boots.
Onto the JR's. Overall the boot design is nice, feels good, and looks decent. My gripe with most every moto boot is that they all look like motorcycle boots. Wish they would make some that were more subtle and still had protection/waterproofing.
These have been waterproof in every ride I've used them in the rain.
The zipper can be a bit finicky, and the pull has come off on my left boot (about 3mos of use) but otherwise I can't complain at this price. I would def buy these again.
September 16, 2013
Cant beat them for the price
Besides the thin strip of leather that tends to get stuck in the leather, these are great boots . I wear mine Everyday on a 45 minute ride to work. no problems with them yet
April 22, 2013
Good boots for the money
Nice boot for the price seems a little flimsy but ill see how it last.
January 21, 2013
muy buen producto quedo muy contento con esta adquisicion
December 24, 2012
poor quality control/materials
I was very disappointed with this product. Within a few minutes of opening the box, the right boot had a catastrophic zipper failure, making the boot useless. The teeth of the zipper separated while it was zipped up, as I walked a lap around my living room, to see how they felt. This made the boot very hard to remove, as the zipper would not go back down. the rubber zipper pull also broke off, making it even more difficult.
I really wanted to like these boots, they look good for a budget boot, but it seems the supplier used for the zippers just are not up to the task. QC seems to be a bit off as well, inspecting the boots, the cut of the fabrics is ruff, with poor stitching.
June 19, 2012
A good basic boot
This is a good basic boot. No special features, not very stiff. The fit is true to sizing. I have not tried it in the rain yet. It is exactly as represented in the online videos.
The ordering process was simple and delivery was prompt. Overall very happy so far.
June 18, 2012
The size was a little large my size for all shoes is 11 and half. I ordered 11 and fits great. The only downside and reason I gave 4 stars is because they have leather trim on both sides of the zipper track and when I would zip boots up they would keep catching. Took a sharp knife and cut it off and its fine. I think the purpose of the leather is for looks but the inside no one will see this very small strip missing
May 21, 2012