Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Riding Shoes
Hopfully not your only shoe
As much as I would like to recommend this product I cannot.
Yes it is a quality shoe with some great track inspired features. Yes it is comfortable, for a track inspired shoe. Yes the low cut makes it a shoe you could wear all day if needed.
I can't recommend this shoe because I'm afraid it would keep someone from getting a real track boot.
It’s really a philosophy of function: If you need replaceable toe sliders on your shoe, then you really need a real track shoe! I have track boots and got these as a run around town shoes and wish I would have gone with some of the other options out there for street shoes/bike.
These are comfortable, but don’t take that as a shoe you would want to walk in all day nor would I really want to even wear them all day. My feet are very happy when they come off (I’m a flip-flop guy). The track inspired features have a cool factor I guess, but I grow sick of having to explain to people why I have such ridiculous shoes on. If you like having people stare at your feet when you are in a conversation then these are the shoes for you. Subtle they are not!
I like the low cut but they need better ankle support and this could be accomplished without going higher.
My recommendation: spare no expense and buy a pair of racing boots for the track days/aggressive canyon days and go with one of the other options out there for running around town/commuting shoes. There are some better options that would fit in better at the workplace and after hour places.
I wear a size 8 street/casual shoe and ordered size 8 in these. If they had size 7.5 it would have been a better fit, but size 8 is working out fine with insoles.
Ride Ride Ride!
November 28, 2014
I purchased the boot for an alternative to a tall boot. It's very well made, the stitching and leather all looks very sturdy. The Velcro strap is a little awkward because it limits access to the bottom of the laces in case you need to put new laces on. Over all very comfortable, ventilation isn't all that great. The fit is right on, I have a wide foot and this boot fits great.
September 23, 2014
This riding boots looks awesome, it gets compliments everytime i wear it
Amazing looks, a lot of bang for your buck, decent amount of protection, runs a size large so if you wear size 9 sneakers get size 8 like i did and it fits perfect
June 30, 2014
Joe Rocket Velocity VS2 Riding Shoes
Customer Service team was great in getting my shoes to me when I needed them. Great looking shoes with terrific features. I was looking for a low-cut riding shoes that covered the laces. Runs a little large as I got a blister on my left toe wearing it about 6 hours each day for two days. Price was right for what you get. The only thing that I would suggest they improve is to place a latching system on both sides to cover laces instead of once side being Velcro, but it is an easy on and off which is the purpose of the velcro
April 7, 2014
These are a well constructed pair of boots. They are not only made to fit an urban environment but the craftsmanship looks very well made. Double stitches, the sole is solid and did not show any defect. The leather Joe Rocket uses is high quality. Right out of the box, it does not need break in but I can't wait to wear them off a little so it feels completely comfortable. These pair of boots offer excellent features and protections: solid back and metal sliders on the outer sides (replaceable). The boots come with a front flap that covers the lazing to avoid getting sucked in the chain and the 3/4 style is high enough to protect your side ankle bones. Plenty of cushion too. Good ventilation. I rode with it in a 40 degrees weather and they did not feel cold. I wish they were advertised as waterproof. The vents don't close so water will seep in. If it weren't for those little details, I would have given a 5 starts
March 12, 2014
I love this riding shoes. They are very comfortable and are a great choice if you don´t want to wear your riding boots in a short ride.
January 3, 2014
Muy buenas zapatillas/botas de moto. Comodas y funcionales.
Algo calurosas en verano, pero el diseño y la calidad de materiales es excelente
October 14, 2013
Bought these because of cool look factor and price. Mine fit perfect (I'm normally a 10.5 and bought size 10). Had them a couple of weeks now and it took a bit getting used to on shift lever but now it's all good.
September 30, 2013