Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes
Excellent first riding footwear
I bought these in prep for my BRC course. I wanted something that would be protective, meet the "over the ankle" criteria, and something that I would feel comfortable wearing all day. These shoes meet every one of those standards.
I love the look on these shoes, I actually would walk around wearing them while not riding and no one would even notice that they're motorcycle shoes. They're sturdy, and feel very secure on my feet. Getting my feet in at first requires a little oomph, but they're not super tight around my foot at all. Love the interior lacing holes, and the flat bottom.
I'm hoping to get a few years out of these.
September 17, 2014
Great every day riding shoe!
This is my second pair because the first pair I bought was stolen. I liked them enough to buy another pair. One of the pull loops broke on my original pair so I've been careful with the second pair. These shoes are a great upgrade from a regular tennis shoe or skate shoe. They feel very firm and protective, and they're also very comfortable to walk around in. I live in Arizona and I have no problem with my feet getting too hot. I wear a skinnier pant and the shoe is sometimes a little too big to fit my pants over, so I didn't lace thru the top hole for style reasons, plus gives me a little more vertical ankle movement for braking and shifting. I'd definitely recommend this shoe as it's a great value for an every day rider.
September 16, 2014
Functional with Excellent Style
I really like these shoes, be warned though they are larger than your high tops and are similar in size to ankle high hiking boots. That being said they are comfortable, look good and offer great air flow. The air flow is so good I think they may be a bit cold in winter riding but they offer enough room for wool socks.
They have held up to riding, and the soles deal well with my MX pegs.
A great alternative to engineer's boots, and far safer than the chucks I used to ride in.
September 15, 2014
Looks good. Fits well. Great bang for buck
I have a large foot, normally a 13 or 14 size. Bought a pair of 13's and they fit great. So probably a larger fit.
Not too stiff, can walk around quite easily or though heal cup was a bit stiff at first so may need to wear in.
I would recommend for anyone looking for a good looking casual style boot with good protection.
September 1, 2014
Holding up well and very comfortable
I have been really happy with these shoes. They are very comfortable, breath pretty well and have held up well this summer. They aren't showing any real wear yet. Bottom line, I would buy these again.
August 25, 2014
Fashionable and protective
I've been wearing these for about 3 months now and I really like them. They look like regular sneakers under jeans but they still have the ankle protection I want out of my riding "shoes."
The venting on these shoes is simply awesome. I can wear these all day in the heat just like I would my normal work boots and my feet don't get too hot that I'd need to take them off. When the bike is at speed you can feel the air moving through the shoes.
The dirty look of the outsole makes the shoe look good even when you get them a greased up from the road.
I'm getting a little bit of "glazing" on the insides of the shoes due to the heat of my midpipe and the proximity of my feet to them, but the disorder of the design of the shoe makes it less distracting. Maybe I should fix the heat shielding on my bike before I give fault to the shoes.
Bottom line is: they're stylish and comfortable enough to wear around campus and out to eat while remaining protective.
August 6, 2014
Just what I was looking for
Am a new rider. Needed a shoe to ride around in in town and it works great. Looks like an ordinary sneaker but has great ankle and foot reinforcements. Also comes pre-scuffed so you aren't worrying about having white on your shoes haha.
August 4, 2014
Love hate relationship right now
Love the look and style of these shoes but the build quality is pretty bad. Within two weeks I had a tear formed on my left shoe. . I've written speed and strength about it and am currently waiting to hear back. The left shoe looks like it probably shouldn't have made it the through quality control as the materials don't like up like in the right and the tongue is scheduled crooked and bunches up at the bottom of the laces.
DDespite the tear I really like the shoe and would love to give it higher marks but IF S&S isn't willing to work with me on fixing /rectifying the issue I cannot recommend this product.
July 28, 2014