Puma 1000 v3 Boots - Closeout
Love these boots!
I was shopping for new race boots for this season. When I saw these, I fell in love. I'm a huge Puma fan and couldn't pass these up. The style is perfect. All of my friends are jealous. I like how they have a little heel, gives my 5'2 self a little height and makes it easier to touch the ground. I also have some very rough rear sets, the soles of these boots have held up very well after a few uses. They are a little more expensive than their competitors, but it's well worth it. I hope I don't have to ever buy boots again, but if I do, it would be these!
April 21, 2014
Not a bad boot
I have now had these for a full season. They are a good boot, they have been wrecked in and I walked away everytime. I am kind of disappointed in the support for these boots though. One of my lowsides grinded off the latch up top and it took me a while to find someone to get me parts for them. Also the tightening system in the back is not the best, my right boot has already broke and actually broke pretty quickly, but my feet fit in these pretty well so I dont really use it anyways, but even if I did they dont seem to stay tight anyways, so they are kind of a waste.
These are good boots if they fit your feet, they have great feeling, and of course look good, but I will be buying Sidi STs for next season.
November 29, 2013
May not be as comfortable as some others but superior protection
There are some other brands that offer somewhat similar protection in a lighter package but this boot seems to have the best protections. I really was looking at the protection as my primary factor for choosing boots and this one was the best in terms of protection, price and looks.
Size wise it is pretty accurate to Europe sizes.
October 14, 2013
poor fit design
Whoever designed this suit must've been on crack at the time. Adjusting the fit by tightening laces BEHIND your heel only serves to shove your toes to the end of the boot! Unless this boot fits your foot well without using the laces, forget about getting a good fit. For me, if the boots don't fit well then you can't feel your bike, which makes them suitable for the trash can.
August 21, 2013
Style at a price
First word to come to mind is wow! They're heavy to walk in but sitting on the bike the shin protection makes a comfortable track boot.
They're pricy but worth my money. Just in love with Puma shoe wear and these don't disappoint.
Definitely buy these if you have the money to spare.
March 18, 2013
Hey guys just bought the size 8US. I wear a size 8.5US on regular shoes with 2-3 CM of space. These are a tight fit, but i suppose they aren't broken in yet. I love the confidence it provides me when i'm riding. BTW I didn't get the vented version.
Pros: Stylish, Protection, Features
Cons: Bit pricey, Can't find replacement toe sliders for them anywhere...
November 14, 2012
Worth the $$, very comfortable
Brand new rider here, CBR250R.
Fitment-- I've been a hardcore Puma shoe buyer since high school so I've had about 15 pairs of Pumas. I got my usual perfect fit Puma shoe size (41) and it was extremely tight on my toes due to it being narrower than usual in the front. Had to exchange for size 42.
Only put 50 miles on the bike so far but after riding the 50 miles and walking around with the boots on for about 6 hours, I have to say that they are awesome.
While riding, I had good sensation through both the top of the boot, and through the sole. Never felt disconnected or numb to what was outside of the boot.
Ankle mobility doesn't feel restricted at all, although you might expect it with the ghost doctor.
When walking, your heel will hit the ground slightly earlier than you would expect with natural walking, but it isn't an impediment in the least. Walking naturally is (surprisingly) not only possible, but easy with the boot on. Not awkward at all.
The toe slider on my left boot was loose and not flush on the boot but easily removed, reset, and retightened.
Takes a good 3-4 minutes to properly and fully put the boots on, but I guess that should be expected.
There's also a bar on here for airflow...I have no complaints as far as airflow goes, but I have notoriously cold feet anyway so I don't think I'm the best judge of this.
May 24, 2012
Is heavy and bulky, but highly technical and has awesome protection
I mainly use this boot for canyon and track riding either of which I do at least once a week. They are extremely comfortable and once you get riding, you'll hardly notice they're even on. I love the inner booty system with the speed lace; it makes getting in and out of the boot a bit difficult, but once on, they insure a glove-like fit that makes riding with them on extremely comfortable. With that said, they are a little on the heavy side and are a bit bulky because of all it's protective features, so walking around in them is a pain. When I first got them, I used them for my daily commute and almost got a cramp walking across my school campus (I'm pretty athletic, running at least 3 miles every other day, so factor that in when valuing that statement). I've taken them for a few spills on the track at varying speeds (20mph-50mph low sides) and they've held up brilliantly: there are some scuffs here and there and some of the plastic has been worn a bit, but they did their job and are still functioning well after a year. Also, I got the non-perforated version of the boot so it does get a bit warm during track days, but this was almost never an issue at the canyons or any riding but track days. At $400, is it a good value? I suppose that's up to the beholder. Consider, though, that at this price point, you're up against some stiff competition from Dainese, Sidi, and Alpinestar. Will other boots offer better daily commuter comfort? Possibly. Will they be lighter and less bulky? Very likely. Will they offer more protection? Likely not. Nothing short of Iron Man's boots will give you more protection than these boots.
-Very comfortable during rides
-Big, bulky, and heavy; not recommended for daily riding/commuting
-Very good protection and durability
-Non-Perforated gets warm at track day (but what did you expect? If you want more air, get the perf'd version)
-Ok value (at $400 you're competing with Dainese Torque race boots and the like)
January 20, 2012