Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes
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
My Ideal Moto Shoe
This is the perfect riding shoe for me. I'm just not into boots for commuting and wanted something that I could wear all day. These are it! They look great, feel and fit great, and offer great protection for a shoe! I got them in tan and while you can clearly see marks from shifting, I don't regret it one bit.
These definitely fit true to size but get a half size smaller than what you normally wear. Let me explain: "True to size" for shoes means that you're supposed to get the size that is the same as the actual measurement of your foot. So my foot measures an 8. So normally I get 8.5 in other shoes. But "true to size" shoes like Converse, CrossFit shoes, and these, I get an 8 because that is the actual measurement of my foot.
I highly recommend these!
July 26, 2014
This boot is great, looks good for everyday use and it's sturdy enough to protect you. Lowsided on my right side and the boot was scraped up, it protected my foot when it got stuck underneath the bike and slid for 7 feet. Cleaned it up afterwards and it looks like nothing happened. I chose the grey color and in hindsight I shouldve chosen black. I ride everyday so it was bound to get scuffed up and dirty, shouldve thought of that when I ordered it.
July 21, 2014
Great all-around shoes.
I ride to work everyday, and hate getting there and having to change into a different shoe. With these I don't have to. They're as comfortable as my Vans but with an added level of protection.
July 18, 2014
Sturdy, feels safe, looks good
It's definitely more of a boot than a shoe, but it's not too bulky and comfortable either way. The toe is sturdy as well as the heel and you have more dexterity and feeling of the shifter and brake than with regular work boots.
These feel a lot safer than high tops, and while I thankfully haven't tested them in a crash they're holding up extremely well so far considering I'm usually pretty harsh on my shoes and boots. They're comfortable but they do become noticeable if wearing them for hours on end.
The only negative about quality is that one of the pull tabs on the heel broke the first time I put them on since it was extremely thin. It made me worry about them falling apart but they've been completely solid ever since.
July 14, 2014