Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes
Comfortable and looks great!
Almost as comfortable as regular shoes but soooo much more comfortable than my other riding boots. Doesn't look like leather unless u look closely. Finish and stitches look great. One of the laces was a little shredded, Dunno if it's intentional, part of the whole rugged look or not. Not a big deal. Also love how the laces are covered so it can't really get caught with the foot controls. Comfortable enough to wear to work.
November 24, 2014
Stylish but Lacks Breathability and Quality Construction
These boots are pretty stylish, which is the reason for my purchasing them initially. When I took them out of the box, I was truly impressed with their looks. As far as protection goes, they look and feel sturdy. However, when putting them on for the first time, the loop on the back of the boot ripped off and I wasn't even pulling that hard on it. This makes me question their quality.
The boots feel pretty comfortable while walking around and riding. However, when I took them off at the end of the day, my feet were soaked with sweat, which is rare for me. I really don't believe there is much ventilation.
They are a so-so boot and I will continue to wear them for their lifetime -- as short as I expect that to be -- but I will not purchase this item again.
November 18, 2014
Good boot, good bang for the Buck good style good protection.
November 17, 2014
only three days before they started breaking apart.
I originally got these shoes because I needed something that could protect me when I ride and something that is comfortable to walk around campus in all day. At first glance they were great super comfortable, money well invested. After the first day of riding i noticed a cut on the outside of the right foot. I tried to retrace my steps to see what I could have done to cause that, but couldn't think of anything. The gash didn't make a hole all the way through so the shoe is still good maybe it was my fault. Then today the third day of use, the stitching on the tongue of the left shoe is breaking apart. I know I didn't cause that. Overall for the price I'm a bit disappointed in the quality, but I'll use them until they can't be used anymore. I tried to upload a picture but the website keeps timing out.
November 12, 2014
Very good Boot/Shoe
I'm a 10 1/2 and the 10 fit perfect. At First it's a little tight but afterwards if feels comfortable. I just rode from Miami to the Keys and I have nothing bad to say about this Boot/Shoe. It's really comfortable to ride with it and it's ok to walk around. Not a Shoe you're going to spend a day walking (it's a riding boot after all). I rode on 85 degree weather and it felt ok on my feet. It looks really good and from what I've seen it's going to last.
October 13, 2014
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