Speed and Strength Women's Wicked Garden Shoes
Great shoe! Great value, very comfortable. The high ankle takes some getting used to but over all I feel awesome in them! And I love the white color!
May 12, 2015
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