Speed and Strength Run With The Bulls 2.0 Shoes
I bought these about four months ago and they have held up pretty good. I bought them so i could wear something comfortable in school, now I even wear them on days that i don't ride. At just under a hundred bucks its a pretty good shoe and protects you way more than any non-riding shoe. Both are still in good condition and I expect them to last for a while (I don't do much hard riding on them). I do wish they were steel toed like my boots and for a $100 i think that feature should be there. Overall they are comfortable they look alright and actually have pretty good airflow (I'm in Houston, trust me it gets hot here). Worth the money if you are riding to a place to be casual.
July 4, 2015
Just Over Four months!
And I've had to replace them.
So in those four months they worked, fit, performed and were comfortable for everyday commuting.
I feel like these could have done so much better with a little higher quality materials. See the attached photos. Both of the shoes soles were fairly worn down and were no longer trustworthy while coming to stops where the road was slick or wet. The stitching in front of became worn and was frayed off, and where the leather meets the sole became so worn it was tearing into a hole on the outside of the shoe.
Being only four months old I contacted S&S on friday and they promptly emailed me back asking for photos of the shoes. After a busy weekend I send the photos monday morning and few hours later get emailed back saying that a new pair of shoes on in the mail along with prepaid postage to send the old shoes back.
So would I recommend these? If our going to heavily commute definitely not (which I'm sure these shoes were not intended for). Would buy them again if for only using occasionally on the weekends absolutely.
Speed and Strength stands by its gear and has a great customer service to me that alone with worth the peace of mind when buying awesome gear.l
July 1, 2015
These shoes fit well and don't look out of place if you are not riding. They are comfortable to walk in. Has good layers of protection in a nice package. I'm sure there are shoes with much better protection but for an average rider these will do the trick. They work very well for me. I like the hi-top and the velcro to lock in the laces from moving around. And it's leather, which is always a plus. They provide great airflow through them.
June 23, 2015
Sweet stunt bike style, easy to put on and take off! No problems shifting, I sometimes even wear them just to kick around !
June 8, 2015
Full disclosure - I'm a first time rider with my first bike - these are my first shoes. Can't really speak to their protection and durability as I haven't crashed and have only put about 50 miles on them.
I bought these shoes because they seemed like something I could wear around casually and most importantly because the video said they tend to be wide. That was important to me because my actual size is 10.5 wide, and they don't have half sizes or wides here. I went with an 11. Although they were a bit snug at first, after wearing them around the house for an hour or so they loosened up a bit. Now they fit great and are almost as comfy as my regular shoes.
They seem pretty sturdy and well made, although as I mentioned I haven't had a chance to test their protection and durability yet. They're holding up well so far at least.
May 28, 2015
Solid daily riding shoe
After hearing a few recommendations from some friends of mine about the S/S riding shoes, I decided to purchase a pair.
Opening the box I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the leather and placement of the nylon breather sections. The style of the shoe is quite striking (I opted for the red and black). They look like action sports shoes you'd come to expect to find at a Nike outlet store or an Adidas store.
The shoe itself fits slightly larger than a normal shoe, but that was to be expected as most riding shoes/boots do. Keeps your feet from becoming too stressed during long rides and allows air to circulate around your foot. The uppers have the perfect amount of ankle bone protection with hardly any rubbing on the Achilles. I really like the Velcro strap to hold the laces down, big win in my book. The tongue of the shoe is nylon mesh, so good airflow and great comfort when not riding. Flip thebshoe over and you'll notice a perfect notch for the pegs, and it is shaped so you can actuate the brake and shifter quite easily and still feel secure in the peg.
I ride an hour to work one way, everyday. I don't change out of my riding shoes, they are very comfortable to keep on through out the day and for the hour long ride home. My feet are hardly strained and not sore by the time I get home.
While the shoe is great for summer riding and daily use as a normal shoe, when it gets wet it doesn't have much grip on the pegs... A little disappointing but who really likes to ride in the rain to begin with?
These shoes are great. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants to go for long rides and doesn't want to change their shoes to go walk comfortably around at your destination.
May 26, 2015
I got these shoes because the had good reviews and looked nice. Great for added protection on the ride to work that I can then walk around in.
Within a few days of wearing them however, the laces actually cut open the tongue on one of the shoes. I thought it might be a fluke, but a few days later, so went the other one. To be fair, I rode them for about half a year like that (progressively getting worse all the time), but then the loops on the back of the shoe to help get your foot in broke, and then the laces too.
It's a shame because they fit well and are pretty comfortable (other than not breathing much), but they just fall apart with very light use. I'm highly disappointed.
May 14, 2015
Great riding shoe, awesome bang for the buck.
These shoes are great, they're so much easier to shift with, and I feel much more protected while riding. Airflow is decent. Shoes look very good.
May 12, 2015