REV'IT! Ginza Boots
Solid, stylish boot. Runs a little large, though.
I don't have anything else to say about the style and features that haven't been said: This boot looks awesome, and it feels sturdy yet flexible, and is surprisingly light.
Protection-wise, the hard inserts for the ankles and heel cup are awesome, but I felt that the toe box might use a little bit more than a "reinforcement". To be honest, the perimeter of the toe area just feels like hard leather. I was expecting more of an actual metal or composite toe box, but I guess we're paying for the badass leather more than anything.
I do have a little bit of a concern. If you look at the boot's sole underneath, you can see the yellow thread that's used to stitch it to the footbed. I'm not sure how it'll fare when the rubber starts wearing away since the recess it's in is rather shallow...
This boot is definitely for cooler weather since air flow is minimal due to the high quality leather and gusseted tongue.
I bought myself a 41, which equates to an 8 (my true foot size). It was the only size left on stock other than 46, so I went for it. I definitely feel about 3/4 of an inch of play at my toes--I shoulda gone for a 40, but that's out of stock, so I'm keeping these since it's gonna be a while until they get more.
I'm using a rubber boot on my shifter (Ryder Clips), so the leather isn't getting scuffed up. By the way, if you want to give the boot a darker look, use some mink oil/boot oil on the leather.
September 19, 2014
Great boot! Very comfortable on and off the bike. This boot tends toward the wider footbed. I have wide feet so this works great for me. I even swapped the insoles for gel ones. I commute and travel a lot on my bike and stop very often for photographs and sightseeing. These boots are much more comfortable for walking than my full length touring boots. Protection is adequate but not great. This is to be expected from this type of boot and I am comfortable sacrificing some protection for comfort. High marks for style. I will take these boots on a 3000 mile vacation ride thru Mexico.
September 9, 2014
Good boots but lousy leather
These are very comfortable. I normally wear an EE width, but these fit very well. They also look good when clean.
Unfortunately, the leather exudes a whitish coating that appears after a couple of days. Then, they look dirty/trashy unless buffed clean. This is very disappointing from Revit. Based on this, I do not recommend these boots.
July 18, 2014
These are probably the most expensive boots I've ever purchased. The fact that I needed a boot with specific qualities lead me to make the purchase, and I'm not a bit sorry I did. These are quite well made, comfortable and great looking. The leather is strong and supple. I anticipated needing to wear them awhile for short periods of time to break them in, but in fact haven't stopped wearing them daily since they arrived.
l like that they have good protection qualities, but don't necessarily appear to be motorcycle boots to the untrained eye. I'd buy them again. The ONLY thing I've done is to replace the insoles with a popular brand often used in hiking boots. This made the footbed more comfortable in my opinion. I typically wear a US12, sometimes 12.5 and I found the 45 to be a great fit.
I also read somewhere else about the edge of the white soles being easy to maintain with Magic Sponge, and it works like a charm.
July 15, 2014
Great boot, slim fit, but very comfortable and stylish
I purchased this boot for riding to work or to a casual environment and wanting a comfortable practical looking shoe that still offered protection. For a reasonable price (middle to high) you get a very comfortable boot, that's looks great, doesn't appear to clunky or look like a motorcycle boot, and is supportive of your ankle and feet. I really enjoy the style as well. The fit is slightly small or narrow, but it's snug and it will probably break in somewhat, so I wouldn't order too large a pair over your normal, if at all.
June 30, 2014
Really nice summer boot!
These boots look and feel great. They are a very nice summer boot, there's no lining and they are not too heavy. So far they are very comfortable and I expect them to break in nicely. They have just the right look and look great with my riding jeans. Have not wore them for more than a couple hours at a time, but they feel great while I have them on.
The fit for me was spot on. I normally wear a 10.5 wide or an 11, so I initially got the size 45s, but these are more like an 11.5 wide. Returned them for the 44s and the fit is perfect for my 10.5w feet. These are definitely an American sized boot for larger feet. Built in protection was just what I was looking for without being an overwhelming boot. Definitely recommend!
June 26, 2014
For riding boots that don't look like riding boots, these are great. Good protection and style. Comfortable to walk around in when not on the bike. They do run AT LEAST 1 size large; I had to exchange the first pair to get the correct size. I like them a lot, but they are pretty expensive for what they are.
June 25, 2014
For the Sophisticated Man
When I pulled these out of the box I was preparing myself to be disappointed given the high cost of entry but I was blown away. I won't repeat any of its features you've already read about but I would tell you these are phenomenal boots. They're a rare blend of form and function coexisting brilliantly.
- runs just slightly larger than my normal size
- somewhat difficult to get in and out of, has gotten better as they break in
- need to be cleaned after a few long rides, the white sole in particular dirties quickly
- they smell real good
Final Thought: You'll look down at your feet as you mount your bike and go, "Hecks. Yeah."
June 23, 2014