Speed and Strength Women's Wicked Garden Shoes
Sporty summer bootorts
These shoes are made of a nice (black) leather and the reinforcement for shifting helps with wear and comfort. They are a bit stiff but are breaking in with wear. The laces do get stuck on the Velcro straps but it is not a problem that should prevent purchase. I have a wide foot and these fit nicely. if you have a narrow foot these will probably be too wide for you Best of all these shoes look super cool!
May 3, 2015
Good Style / Poor Quality
I purchased this product just after Christmas 2014 and in less than a month (approx. 200 miles):
1) an eyelet ripped, so I skipped that set and laced the rest of the shoe
2) the right tongue detached at the seam.
I really like the style of the shoe and I own a S&S jacket that has held up well. However, for the money, I expected to get more use out of the shoe. The exterior looks new. Unfortunately, I can't use them w/o a tongue. I understand returns aren't accepted after use. I'm going to try contacting S&S to see if anything can be done.
February 3, 2015
Wicked Comfortable and Sassy
These have become my new favorite riding shoe! I've had boots in the past that were a compromise between style and safety. I also couldn't really get off and walk around without some discomfort. These shoes are not only attractive, but quite delightful to take a stroll in. Good ventilation makes these a nice moderate to warm weather shoe as well. The built up toe serves the purpose of facilitating shifting. I highly recommend this shoe for your warm weather riding needs.
February 2, 2015
God I love these
You have no idea how much I love these shoes. I've worn them practically every day for the past 3 months since I got them, whether I'm riding that day or not. It was summer time and I was roasting in my riding boots so I was trying to get away with wearing high top sneakers. I didn't feel that secure in them so I bought these because they look super cool, literally and figuratively. I can not flatfoot on my bike but I still felt much more secure in them with more grip on the ground during stops and backing my bike up. I didn't get as hot either. They are also super comfortable for walking around which I do a lot getting around a big university campus. The top part of the insole is peeling off now so I will have to replace those soon. But the rest of the shoe is holding up great!
Thank you, Speed and Strength for making a good looking, functional, high quality women's riding shoe that's not freaking pink.
December 3, 2014
Great for my summer scooter riding
These shoes are great for summer riding. I would recommend if you are a 1/2 size to order up. My size 8 (I wear usually a 8.5) is a little tight in the toes.
The style fits my sporty/retro style perfectly.
Some reviews mention the velcro tearing the laces--yes, this can happen, but I just tuck the laces in the shoe when I take them off. I like the velcro strap to keep the laces secure.
October 28, 2014
Great fit and feels like a shoe should
Fits my foot great with lots of support. No cutting or blisters even after 400 mile days. The only thing I would change is adding a bit more ankle protection like the male version of the shoe.
October 20, 2014
stylish and efficient
I tried them on as soon as I ripped them out of the box, I was so excited to get these. I choose the white and black pair because they matched most of my gear.
I am a short 5'1 with a 29 inch inseam and these add another inch. I threw them on when I had to move my bike for street cleaning so I didn't get to go on a long ride on them. I must say I hate parking because I can barely flatfoot on my 2006 ninja 250 but with these parking/reversing was significantly easier. before these I used hiking boots and Sidi riding boots. I find that these had more lift and traction. the fit was awkward at first, that might have been because they were new and I haven't broken them in, or cause I had ankle socks, or even because im not used to high top shoes.
but anyway, love these.
October 16, 2014
Toe started wearing out after two weeks
If you are going to be riding on the back of the motorcycle, these are for you! If not, don't get them.
I bought these boots and two weeks later, the toe has started falling apart and some threads are coming loose. I have only rode with them for about 500 miles, and they are only getting worse. I would expect this after a year of riding, but not two weeks. I am very disappointed in these. Sad to say I had to return them, because I liked everything else about them.
October 14, 2014