Joe Rocket Sonic R Boots
I liked these when new but not holding up
These boots are OK except for the durability ,the stitching holding the Velcro closures came apart maybe I just got a bad pair.The zippers are sort of a pain to zip but once on they are comfortable and serve their purpose.
November 24, 2015
Buget is 100 bucks, want to save you ankles, Buy these.
When I first looked into buying these boots I read the reviews. I became was worried about 2 things; the zipper getting stuck/breaking and the toe guard falling off. For the price, I figured I would test them out for myself. After using the boots for a few months I have determined that the boots are great. They do everything a mid level commuting rider would need. Easy to put on, spacious, and durable. The only negative aspect of the boot is the inner zipper liner gets stuck if you aren't careful. I cut it off with some scissors and they worked like a charm, not like the reviews lead me to think. The zipper does not break off, unless your a douche and try and zip it off with out realizing how zippers catch on things..
Here is my justification for my ratings
Price- perfect for leather high boot compared to other +$300 options
Style- not test track, but will separate you from the squids
Comfort- 100% nuff said
Protection- sole is ridged and ankle feels supported and protected. I feel these will definable save my ankle in a crash
Air Flow- I don't do track days, but I have not had any issues with resistance with this boot going 100-120mph. I would say the air flow is great.
Features -shift guard is awesome, additional Velcro awesome, and toe guard is beast. over all the features are great.
hopefully this review helps any new buyers like looking for a 100 boot and not track boots.
October 12, 2015
Comfortable Boot with Good Support
Good boot with one flaw ...a weak zipper handle design. The zipper handle retainer cap will come off easily if not properly crimped at the factory. Mine was faulty on the right boot and the zipper handle came off right from the get-go. But the fix was easy: a little 5 minute epoxy carefully applied to the retainer cap fixed the problem. Were it not for this, I would have given these boots an excellent overall rating (considering quality and price point).
September 21, 2015
The boots feel solid. They seem a big bigger than their size suggest. Good buy.
September 3, 2015
Good entry level boot for the money
This is a comfortable tall riding boot that has decent features. For the price you can't beat it. The Zippers give you a little trouble but you just have to position them so they zip smoothly. Air flow is not very good being that the boot is waterproof but I have riden in 95 degree heat and my feet weren't uncomfortably hot. These boots look great and feel great while riding.
August 17, 2015
Initial review- Awesome boots.
This is a very good looking boot for the price tag. A lot of nice features for the price and what seems like a very high quality build. A nice stiff sole as well. The only thing to note is the side zipper can be tough to zip and unzip, but that comes with helping it be water proof.
July 2, 2015
Comfortable boot, NOT WATERPROOF!!!
I ordered these boots expecting a basic, entry level riding boot for my daily commute back and forth to work.
Size: I normally wear a 9.5 in my athletic shoes and other boots. I went with a 9 and it fits good. I would definitely go up if you are between sizes. They broke in quickly and are very comfortable to walk around in.
Function: The zippers are extremely hard to operate. I can see how the pull tabs will be gone very soon. Nothing binding the zipper just difficult to operate. On the bike they are great, nice feel and operate the shifter and brake nicely. They stay on the warm side, I don't think they breathe really well. The worst part is they are most definitely not waterproof at least the right boot is not. The first time I wore these in the rain my right foot got soaked. Granted it was a heavy rain for about 10 miles however, it should not be advertised as waterproof if it cannot keep your feet dry in the rain. Maybe it is hit and miss as other reviewers claim they are waterproof.
Overall if the zippers functioned easier and they were actually waterproof these boots would be great.
June 9, 2015
Comfortable and good for price point
I bought these as my first pair of riding boots, and I'm not disappointed. They're as comfortable as I expected this style boot to be, and they're easy to get in and out of. Luckily, I haven't had the "opportunity" to test their protection and durability during a foot-to-road incident.
The only downside to them so far is that within the first month, both zipper pulls had come off the zippers. They're still easy enough to zip, but I do wish I still had the pulls.
January 6, 2015