Joe Rocket Sonic R Boots
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
Broken on Arrival.
I purchased these boots not expecting a wonderful boot but something better than a pair of vans for riding in. They arrived within 2 days, I got the package and was instantly excited to finally have a pair of riding boots.
I open the box pull a boot out and was instantly deflated. The left boot had no zipper tab on it. It and some other pieces were floating around the box they came in. I am now waiting to find out what Revzilla is going to do. I have paid to send the broken boots back. (which on a defective product I think I should be reimbursed for)
The boots are decent looking but are definitely made with a budget in mind. I just hope I can get a pair that aren't broke when I take them out of the box.
December 31, 2014
Nice comfortable boot
ordered another pair 1st, fit bad, rezella replaced right away. Sent the new ones right out! Great people to deal with!
September 22, 2014
I bought these as my first pair of riding boots. Two years later, I highsided and was thrown from my bike into a ditch and knocked unconscious.
They probably saved my ankle from snapping. They're not the greatest boots but they did their job and protected my lower legs and feet.
I live in Florida and its hot as balls and these boots get so freaking hot. But I don't mind it. I've ridden in torrential downpours and they are truly rain proof
If you are working with a really small budget, like poor college student budget, get these. For a hundred bucks, I wasn't disappointed. The toe sliders are a nice feature.
August 30, 2014
Great Product for Sub 150$
This product is sub 150 and is exactly what I needed for my first pair of motorcycle boots. They are waterproof haven't tested this out yet and have some other great features that is great for a sub 150.00 boot. I wear a 10.5 in men's and I bought a size 10 fits great in the foot up to the lower calf. This is a high riding boot and if you have muscular calves like myself your upper calf will fit tight. I'd imagine this will wear in and fit fine. I plan on getting a new boot in less than probably 7 months.
February 12, 2014
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