REV'IT! Ginza Boots
Order a size smaller. US 10 = 42
I haven't had a chance to really break these boots in yet, but I wanted to make sure others knew to order the size down from what they might in a regular boot. I wear a 10 in Red Wings and originally ordered the 43, but had to return for the size 42, which fit perfect.
Out of the box they look great and are exactly what I was looking for, a boot I could wear at the office and be protected on the road.
March 11, 2015
I finally gave in and purchased these boots a few weeks ago and overall I’ve been happy with them. I will say they are expensive for a basically a slightly modified high end work boot. But they are just as cool in person as in the photos/videos. I have found that they do run a bit large. Like many others have said I would recommend ordering just under your normal size. I should’ve been a 45 and I ordered that size but it was to large. I returned the 45’s for 44’s and it was a perfect fit.
When you first take them out of the box it’s extraordinary how light weight for their size. The laces are nice and beefy and that the hardware seems super sturdy and well made. The design of the boots and the finish of the leather is gorgeous IMHO. I’ve been wearing these every other day for about 2-3 weeks and I have yet to experience the powdery white stuff forming on the leather issue described by others. Rev’it! themselves included a little flyer about the powdery leather in the shoebox and they suggest to just wipe it away with a dry cloth. It would take a lot to really make these boots ugly, so really I’m not to worried about it.
If pressed to nit pick I could mention how they’re a little lacking in arch support which would make me hesitate to say “all day comfort.” However there’s plenty of room in these boots for an insole if you find the lack of support a problem. Another small gripe would be that I do have to wear caff length socks because of how raspy the liner of the top collar of the boot is. Hopefully after a few months of use I’ll wear some of the tooth off the fabric and the raspiness will no longer be an issue. One last negative, the outer ankle protector does rocker on my ankle and start to make it sore after a few hours. Kind of like having your elbow on a table for to long. An easy fix for that is thicker socks.
As far as on the bike they are awesome riding boots. The light weight makes fast foot work effortless. The double layer of leather for up-shifting is great because you feel the lever just enough to know it’s there but not so much that the top of your foot gets sore. The sole is very grippy and I feel confident when i put my feet on the ground that I’m not going to lose traction. The tread pattern also works well for keeping the foot peg in the right spot for shifting. The slight upward bend of the sole of the shoe keeps my foot from cramping up and helps with a particular bad habit of mine, getting lazy and pointing my toes down while relaxed riding. All in all I have some minor gripes but I really like the look of them and how they feel while riding.
March 2, 2015
These are interesting boots for sure. I wore them to work to get a comfort level feel and they are good quality boots for all day wear. Mine are comfortable and look good with jeans. They had this white chalky look to them when i first received them but i used Mink Oil creme and it went away. They did not come with an extra set of different colored laces like dude described in the video.
You think they'd include that for the price. Not sure why they didn't but whoopie right. Kinda wish they did though.
Very high quality. just hope the slight stiffness in the ankle bend wears in, if so I'll request to be buried in them a long with my Tombstone Inscription "See I Told You I Was Sick"
February 20, 2015
Light and comfortable
I am very happy with these boots. Not sure how to rate the fit. I wear 11 in some shoes and 12 in others depending on the width and shape of the toe box. I ordered a 45 and the fit is excellent for me. The boots look great and feel great.
My _only_ complaint is that the pull tabs are too small for me to get my finger through. I wish they were slightly larger.
October 21, 2014
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