Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots
Buy for the style/off bike features NOT for the protection
So I've finally killed my second pair of these and I feel like its time to share my experience. My first pair I had for about 5 days before having a serious crash and destroying the boots. I got three broken toes, a mildly sprained ankle, and part of the boot *melted onto my foot.* My exhaust landed on me when falling and the heat melted the outer material of the boot and fused it with my foot. I spent about 2-3 weeks with a patch of black melted plastic stuck to me. Not great. Another more minor crash in them later and I broke my foot. Notice a pattern here?
All that said, after my bike and I were all healed up, I bought another pair. I have worn them every single day since then. Even if I'm not riding, these are pretty much the only shoes I wear, ever. Its been about 10-11 months every every day wear/riding and they are finally completely dead.
I'm an active person and have done a lot in these boots and been pretty happy with them for the most part. About 6 months in the soles were falling apart pretty bad but a pair of inserts fixed that. Now the zipper is trashed beyond repair and its finally time for some new ones, but I will be getting something different/more protective this time.
TL;DR: Crashed in these several times and got multiple injuries each time. They are wonderful for just walking around though and have lasted almost a year of everyday riding/wear.
November 17, 2015
An attractive boot, but not the most protective.
The boot overall is very attractive in appearance. The elastic is enough to allow for my thick calves. There's a snap that goes over the top of the zipper which comes undone ALL THE TIME for me. The zipper doesn't slide down even if the snap is undone. It's just annoying to have to keep closing the snap. It's a decent boot, I just feel like it could use more protection and support for my ankles and toes. I've been using them for when I am learning to ride and they're alright. They do the job, but after a drop my shins and ankles still got severely bruised and I sprained an ankle. If you're looking for protective boots, get a pair of track boots that have shields for the shin, ankle, calf, toe and heel. These I would use if I am fully able to ride with practically zero chance of falling or as a passenger.
October 12, 2015
These fit true to size and look just as great on. I love in a cooler region so they allow for just enough air flow. They are comfortable while riding and even when walking.
September 22, 2015
These boots are rocking!
After much debate back and forth over a few pairs online, I went out on a limb and ordered these without being able to try them on first. And I am so glad I did! These boots are so comfy, I usually wear a 8 1/2 to a 9, so I ordered them in a 9 and they fit perfectly! They were a bit stiff when I first wore them, but I expected that since they were designed to keep my feet and ankles safe during a crash. Took a few days to break them in enough to be able to shift comfortably, but now that Ive broken them in, they are easily going to be my favorite pair to ride in. I work at a Harley Davidson store and all the ladies there loved them! I get loads of compliments on them all the time! The only drawback they have for my is the little button closure at the top of the zipper. I kept snagging my right boot on my heat shields and popping it open. The distraction was enough for me to just cut them off but no damage to the boots and you couldn't even tell they were there. Ladies, if you're looking for a sexy and functional pair of riding boots, these are it!
September 8, 2015
Amazing and not as "blingy" as the picture
At first I was hesitant as it looked a little blingy in the picture. I ordered another brand which I had to return as it wasn't wide enough to fit over my calves with jeans. I am a "curvy" girl so needed a boot that had a wide calf. This boot is so comfy I wore it and walked around day one with no problems. The buckles loosen so if you need to extend you can plus it's stretchy. I love the height on this boots and that it's stiff but not so stiff that you can't ride.
August 31, 2015
Cute and Stylish
The first time I bought these, the size was too small.
Do not follow the size chart! Instead buy 1 size below what you normally wear. I wear a size 9, so I purchased a size 8 and they fit perfectly.
The boots are made of leather so they clean up easily and look fantastic afterwards. There are adjustable straps on the sides if you prefer the tops to be more spacey or more skin tight. I never find my feet being hot in them, but after long periods of time I notice slight uncomfortable-ness.
They're good for walking in as well, I've walked around in them easily without any discomfort unless it's for a long period of time .They grab the shifter really well and make it easier to shift without having to move much.
The only downside is that you have to wear tall socks or skinny jeans under the boots, or else to tops stick to your skin and make it more sweaty than it should be.
Overall the boots are cute, stylish, and durable.
August 31, 2015
Style and Protection.
These boots are very stylish. Great bounce in sole.
Fit true to size. I normally wear a 10 in shoes and they fit perfectly. I was a little worried because I have large calves, but these boots fit just fine either under or over jeans. They have a stretch panel to accommodate this.
The only down side is the discomfort if you have no layer between your skin and the boot. I ride with my pants tucked in so it's not a big deal, otherwise I would suggest VERY high socks.
They take a little breaking in for comfort and flexibility while off bike, they took almost no getting used to when riding.
July 29, 2015
LOVE these boots!
This is my first pair of riding boots and I have to say, without having anything else to compare to, that I am very pleased! First of all, they are gorgeous! And my boyfriend really likes the look of them too. They offer a decent amount of protection, which is nice, and I found that even though they are a little stiff, they break in pretty easily and are comfortable to walk around in. They do have very comfortable foot beds, which is super important for me. They are a little snug with skinny jeans (and I have thick calves) but they work. My only true concern (that I knew going in) is that because they are full boots they can get a little warm. The lining helps take some of that away, but if it's a really hot summer day, you'll feel it. Otherwise, no complaints on these. Ladies, if you want a stylish boot that gives you comfort and protection, this is it! Just remember to order a size down.
July 6, 2015