Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Riding Shoes
Great riding shoes
I made a great purchase with these, perfect for riding! I don't think I'd want to where them walking around all day but they are great for on the bike.
June 10, 2013
Outstanding Shoes, Reasonable Price
I bought these as my first street bike shoes and wore them for my first time riding. They felt very natural and were extremely conducive to a new/learning rider as they didn't feel like a burden, they grip the foot pedals, shift lever and rear brake lever ridiculously well.
I didn't buy them for looks, but my Wife says they look good with jeans. I really appreciate the lace cover as that was my only real outstanding concern with using the standard workboot. The heel protection is great as well.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these to those folks looking for a nice shoe that will fit in a smaller bag (I use the Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec) and tend to have a wider foot.
The video was a huge help as well... Pretty much guaranteed I will be a customer for a long time to come.
June 5, 2013
Nice Riding Boots
I got these boots and I have ridden two fairly long rides with them on so I think I can give a fair review:
1. They look great -- My wife thought I got new Air Jordans or something ..hahaha
2. They are slightly wide but I like that. I like wearing two pairs of socks (I am weird) and my feet are a bit wider then most.
3. The toe box is ample big; toes don't feel cramped
4. The toe and heal protection seem strong but I wish there was more protection for the ankle area. I know these are riding shoes and not racing or touring boots but that is just my opinion
5. It did take me about 30 minutes to get used to shifting with them on but that is probably just a me problem :)
Overall, really solid shoe and they are comfortable to walk in and don't look like your wearing space boots :)
May 26, 2013
good shoe, but lacking
Right off the bat, these shoes are great. They have nice features in terms of abrasion and impact protection to the foot. But as you go up towards the ankle, this shoe leaves much to be desired. This is absolutely a low shoe, but with small peaks that barely cover the ankle bone.
I have a pretty wide, and flat foot. I wear a 13 or 14 in running shoes (14 Merrell Trail Glove- and are still a bit narrow), so I ordered a 13 in these. The length is good, and the foot bed is nice and wide. I find that the heel area is a bit too large and doesn't fit snugly at all after putting them on. After the break in period, and the shoe flexes a bit more, I'm sure this will be less noticeable.
Going from a military boot to a riding shoe with a shift pad, I noticed myself fishing for the shifter a few times. I'm sure I'll get comfortable with it shortly, though.
The velcro that's stitched to the lateral side of the shoe isn't really long enough. As the lace cover is cinched down, it's only being held on by the last centimeter of velcro. i had it pop off a few time. but this isnt that big of a deal for me.
May 22, 2013
Nice fit, comfortable but still sturdy
I like the style, light weight and grat fit for me.
May 11, 2013
These boots are amazing
Style: I personally think they look better than the pics. The pics make this look like a basketball shoe. The Velocity Boots are bigger, sturdier, and definitely feel way more protective than any shoe. I think this is a very versatile boot, you could probably wear them in just about condition (besides dressing for an interview). I even wear them with my business casual clothes.
Protection: These cut off a little bit above the ankle. Protection and sturdiness comes to mind when examining this shoe. It's a very well made shoe, and I feel it can last for ages.
Comfort: I think it's fairly comfortable. It's no sneaker, but I've walked a lot in it and my feet felt fine. It does get pretty hot in this boot, I don't tend to sweat much, but I do feel my feet get a little sweaty after wearing this.
All in all, it's a great shoe. Get it.
March 26, 2013
Very satisfied in have it in My feet.
-This is an excellent item, modern design, light and very comfortable to use here in the warm/cold and heavy traffic of Sao Paulo."Looks great on you yeah" (words of some girls) !!!
But you can feel that they offer a heavy protection also, I mean you can ride safe in great style, really. I have to wear a suit every day to go to My job, and they are perfect with a black suit hahahaha.....This item is very dynamic, to trip, to night life riding sessions, to wear with jeans and a t-shirt in a sunny weekend or to complete your armor for a long journey.
March 20, 2013
Possibly more comfortable than my daily sneakers.
Seriously, these things are just as comfortable (if not more) than any of the shoes that I wear on a daily basis. I put them on the day after I got them from Revzilla thinking they may need a little break in period, but found they didn't. They were good to go right out of the box. In fact, I ended up forgetting I was wearing them and went about my business... only to notice halfway through the day that I was still wearing them. Did I take them off? Nope... just kept on wearing them. They're THAT comfy.
They also look like they're built like a tank, so I'm sure they'll last several years before I need to replace them. I may just buy another pair so I can swap back and forth extending the life.
March 18, 2013