Joe Rocket Heartbreaker Women's Boots
Love the look!
I normally wear an 8-8.5 but based on other reviews I went a size up. They were a bit snug but easy to break in with thick socks. I love the look!
May 24, 2016
Just what I needed
One month in, I'm still glad I listened to the positive reviews on this one - these boots are just what I need functionally and they look good too. Having larger (size 9 Aus/US) and wider feet, I'm also glad I listened to the 'buy a size up' advice.
Out of the box, there was a few loose threads and wonky stitches, but these are comparitively cheap and the materials are still good, so I'm not so bothered by the imperfections. I haven't had any issues with velcro, seams, or zippers. Once broken in, they are extremely comfortable - and I don't otherwise wear heels.
I recently bought my second bike, a 200kg, 81cm-high-seat sports tourer, and I was on tippy toes sitting on it. I could not hope to reverse it if I was on a slight incline. With these boots, my feet are firmly planted, I feel confident when stopped and when reversing.
May 23, 2016
poor recommendation from Revzilla
From the second these came out of the box, they looked cheap and poorly constructed. The tag had been removed prior to arrival so apparently someone else thought they looked terrible too. There were fraying threads coming out of the zipper enclosures and a couple seams. The zipper was extremely stiff and I had difficulty pulling it up. I generally wear a 6-6.5W; there are no half sizes but the 6 fit ok in the length. However, the footbed was so narrow my feet were spilling over the sides and I wasn't sure how stable I would be. The size 7 was just too long. Despite the sizing difficulties, the heel felt pretty comfortable.
I am a shorty. I got these boots based on a Revzilla sales agent recommendation who insisted that the high heel would give me a better reach on the bike, even though I stated that I was on my toes and wanted a boot with a chunky sole (just don't have $400 to cough up for LadyStars). These boots are worse than useless. There is no added height under the footbed. They are so stiff they actually made the reach more difficult because of the thin sole and the fact that I couldn't flex my feet into a stable position. I only sat on the bike and never took these out riding because they did not feel safe. I also dropped the bike as I was testing out the boots and discovered the other failing of this boot. With my heels elevated a few inches off the ground and only being able to ground into my toes, I had no leverage to pick up my 360 lb sportbike. Fortunately I wasn't out on the road so I only had to swap the boots for a pair of sneakers and up the bike went.
I know other women don't feel this way but if you are not already firmly on the balls of your feet and just need an inch or two to flatfoot the bike, then DO NOT get these boots and pay no mind to the undoubtedly tall sales agent who tells you to buy them. Chunky logger/combat boots work much better for me.
April 21, 2016
Good style and materials
When I tried them the first time they were very tight in my instep. I have problems with boots for that normally so I knew it will be better after a couple of tries. Finally it happened, the boot is adapting to my feet and it feels very comfortable. It is tight as it supposed to be. I´m 8.5 and asked for a 9 size and fits perfectly!
April 20, 2016
I love these boots but...
I have large calf muscles (21") and slim ankles and these boots fit my calves, the only mid length boot I have found yet that does!
They are feminine and attractive, and with a pair of black riding jeans I can wear these (comfortably) all day in the office or out to dinner. Comfy enough to walk reasonable distances in. Never got a blister from them, even when they were new.
I have had issues with the zips on both boots, when the metal loop that hold the pull tag on the first one broke (metal fatigue?) after only a couple of weeks of wear I assumed it was a one off issue with that zip, I had that part of the zip replaced by a cobbler, this morning (less than 3 months of wear) the zip on the other boot broke in precisely the same manner. This has added $60 to the price of my boots. Joe Rocket did offer to replace the boots if I provided proof that I had destroyed this pair, but waiting for shipping to Australia plus the cost of shipping meant that it was cheaper to fix them.
And a little niggle. When riding in wet (but not raining) conditions the toes literally fill with water until there are puddles in the toe of the boot even when there isn't enough water to cause puddles on the road.
April 5, 2016
This is a great boot for the price. I was looking for something that looked less like a "motorcycle boot" since I commute everyday, and don't want to have to change shoes in the office. This is still a little heavy on the motorcycle styling but a good compromise. They are surprisingly comfortable given the added heal and I can walk comfortable in them all day long.
April 2, 2016
Joe Rocket makes good products and this one made my girlfriend very happy, it is comfortable, good size, looks great, don't know yet its durability but hope it does. She recommends it eyes closed.
March 10, 2016
All I can say is that these boots are amazing and i am in love with them. they gave me that little height boost that I needed to make me feel more stable on my bike. they arent heavy like most other boots and feels tight against my calves.
shifting with them took some getting used to but now its a 2nd nature.
March 4, 2016