Speed and Strength Women's Wicked Garden Shoes
Full disclosure: I didn't buy these from Revzilla, but I swiped them from my girlfriend. (Babe, if you leave gear in my apartment, I will be forced to try it out.)
I love these armored sneakers because they don't scream, "I rode here!" when you get off the bike. They're my go-to for hot weather riding and they look at home on everything from my buddy's CBR1100 to my girl's Honda Shadow to my modern cruiser.
Sizing runs large and if you're a half-size, go down to the nearest full size. The wide footbed and roomy toebox were wonderful for me, but if you have very, very narrow feet, these may not work for you.
Some of the other reviewers have commented on the velcro's ripping up the laces. Yes, that's true. That happens. But, the laces are easily replaceable and the velcro tab to keep the laces out of your way on the bike is a feature I wouldn't want to lose. They're a little stiff off the bike, but not unbearable. Overall, I recommend them for their urban style, incognito protection, relatively inexpensive price tag, and on-the-bike comfort they offer.
July 18, 2015
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Great product, need to be broken in for walking around but are perfect for riding!
June 22, 2015
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