Speed and Strength Moment of Truth Shoes
Overall good choice for any application.
I bought these boots just to use around town here in Hawaii. Ended up loving them and makes me want to ride more because of them. They are stylish and comfortable and i would not trade them for any other pair i have ever owned. I highly recommend these to anyone who is just starting to ride as well as the most seasoned riders. They allow for me to feel the shifts really well and breathe beautifully.(3 hour ride and no sweat at all) I hope this was helpful in making your decision towards speed and strength products, I was skeptical at first but im glad i decided to go with it.
December 7, 2013
Hated at first....but now love..........
I have now had these shoes for about 3 months, rode some 2500-3000 miles in them and walked alot in them. I ride a Honda Goldwing and like many I hated them when I first got them. At first the inside tongue area really dug into my upper ankle and was a touch stiff which is to be expected. They hurt to walk in and to shift gears and apply the brakes. I purposely wore them other than for just riding to help break them in. Along with walking alot in them this is what I did. I added 3/4 length Dr Scholls inserts which gave me the arch support my foot needs and it lifted my foot slightly in the boot to help keep the tongue from digging in my inside upper front ankle so bad. The fit is great either way, with or without the inserts. When putting on the shoe I also pushed the tongue to the outside slightly. It didn't take long to break them in and to find out where the strap adjustment needed to be to get the best fit. They are easy to put on, look great with jeans and so far I have had no problems with quality/workmanship. I have been caught in the rain with them on and they are not water proof by no means due to the air holes in the leather. I have ridden in temps from the mid 40's to over 100 degrees. In cool weather, they kept my foot warm, in temps above 85/90 degrees they will start to get a touch warm. Not burning up hot but warmer than a tennis shoe if that is what you ride in, but cooler than a high boot. Sole has worn well and not slipped on me a single time. Shift pad on top is showing zero wear. Inside ankle area and heel area is showing zero wear in material. I just came in from a 3 day 1000 mile ride in the mountains and I never put on any other shoe to do my walking around in. Kept these on all day long the whole day. Ankle support and complete ankle/foot protection is good to me for a riding shoe. I now wear these shoes every time I get on my wing. Only in real cold weather or rain will I be using my boots. For the price, I think they are a great buy. My only complaint is maybe the front inside tongue and edge of the shoe could be a touch lower to make them more comfortable right out of the box but as I said just alittle time of break in and to get your adjustments the way you want them and they are very comfortable. When ever I wear these out, I will definitely be getting some more.
September 28, 2013
Best for Sport or Cruiser - Avoid if you sit up straight
I wanted a boot/shoe that offered a fair amount of protection, yet easy/quick to slip on for those errand runs. This accomplishes that. Others have mentioned that the tongue is pressed tight against the front of your ankle. This is especially true if your riding style is neutral (sitting up straight) as I do on my adventure bike. If I had a sport bike with rear-sets, or a cruiser with my feet forward, this would not be a problem. I have been wearing the strap loose while they break in, and they are getting better. I decided to keep the boots since I use them for short rides. I stated yes to recommend, and that is a conditional recommendation depending on your riding style.
September 22, 2013
Looks great....but needs tweeking
I purchased the white and black version. Although my feet fee secure, they don't feel as protected as I am in my Sidi's. They are definitely more comfortable than my other shoes, and ventilation is something that I don't really notice being too little or too much. My only concern has been the strap. Twice, after returning from a ride, I noticed that the strap had loosened a bit. It may have been that I didn't secure it enough although I thought I did?
September 3, 2013
Very good product especially for the price good quality as well
September 2, 2013
Awesome Everyday Riding Shoes!
I actually wear these during work too, because they require us to have steel toe shoes. A plus when riding. I have already dragged my toe a few times across the pavement and these held up perfectly. Rode through a few heavy storms and surprisingly kept my feet dry for the most part. Only con I see is that the plastic ankle strap is a bit cheap feeling, but it is highly adjustable for a tight ankle fit and has held up for 2000 miles already. Highly recommend this.
July 30, 2013
Sturdier Than They Look...
I was surprised when I pulled these out of the box. They were much sturdier/stiffer than I expected. There's no way a riding shoe will offer the protection of a full-height boot but I think these would do pretty good. Sides are stiff, as are the soles, with a definite reinforced toe box and heel cup. The soles have a nice indentation for placement of your feet on the pegs. Boots are low profile enough to fit under the shift lever.
For style I have to give them 5/5. The white ones look great!
As others have recommended, you may want to order a smaller size than normal to compensate for the lack of laces. That, and IMMEDIATELY replace the paper thin insoles these come with and they will fit much, much better.
Someone else mentioned the tongue irritated the front of the ankle. I noticed this too at first but they seem to have quickly broken in and I no longer notice this.
Durability may be suspect but I'd be willing to bet a little Velcro/fabric glue and extra Velcro would keep these usable for quite a few years.
Again, as someone else mentioned, the buckle is pretty chintzy but seems to work. I noticed that adjusting it too tight gave it a tendency to come undone. Loosened it up just slightly and it stays buckled.
July 19, 2013
Good protection & comfort for the price
So far have been a good pair of shoes & with ~500 miles of riding they have become more comfortable as they get broken in. Keep reasonably cool even on hot days. Reasonably comfortable to walk around in too.
I personally didn't think they looked as good as the pics. If you need to have a riding boot for the summer that has to do double duty for walking around in & don't want a ridiculously expense pair - the Moment of Truth shoes are a great choice. The only think I don't like is the cheap roller blade type latch. It's a minor nuisance but shouldn't stop you from considering this shoe. The tongue of the left shoe keeps digging into my foot when walking...maybe I have it too tight/too loose. No problem when on the bike though.
It has lots of padding around the ankle & feet, so should hold up well in a crash I would think. The sole is also pretty good, have been in a light rain shower & it never lost grip on the wet road surface when stopped.
July 14, 2013