Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots
Love this boot!
I bought these boots mainly for their looks and because I wanted something sturdier and more protective than the fashion boots I had been riding in. I like that the boots are tall and the buckles lend themselves to being stylish for sport or road bikes.
I am 5'8" and wear a size 8.5 normally, so I ordered an 8 (no half sizes) and they fit perfectly. I will say that the shaft of the boot is somewhat narrow but not uncomfortable once they're zipped up; however, people with large calves might have issues. The boots are definitely stiff but I can feel that they're breaking in after walking around and riding in them. I did have a little difficulty shifting during my first ride with them because of the stiffness, but I expect that to go away after time.
I am definitely satisfied with my purchase and Revzilla's great customer service!
December 9, 2013
Best boot for the price
These dont come in half sizes which is a shame but i am a 7.5 in shoes/boots and the size 7s were absolutely perfect.
In terms of summer comfort, the exterior is leather , the interior is polyester which doesnt help you out in the summer.
Foot feels secure, able to sustain a light accident (dropped my 250cc) and a good deal as boots go which if they contain any armor at all, seems to be priced from expensive to second mortgage. These have very light protection but some reinforcement around the ankle. Sweet deal!
August 6, 2013
I love these boots so beautiful and stylish! A little stiff at first but break in easy. I expect a little stiffness for a brand new boot anyways. Plus protection always calls for some stiffness! I usually wear a size 7 I bought a 6 and they fit perfect!
July 30, 2013
Acceptable quality, good price.
These boots are a little big over my chicken legs, but the foot portion fits well. One boot has a pucker in the ankle that snaps when I walk. I hope that works out as the boots break in. The zippers aren't super smooth but they function. Overall, the quality is acceptable, but not great.
July 22, 2013
Great boot held up in a fall
I bought these for my wife so she had something protective to take the msf course with. She dropped the bike a few times during the course and it landed on her leg. These boots protected her every time and she got up no problem. She won't be riding but they still look good to wear whenever.
July 15, 2013
Great Boot! Watch the calves!
I am a size 8.5 regularly but after reading many reviews I went with size 9. I am glad I did. I am 5'5 145lbs with very muscular calves. I love this boot, but I have kind of a hard time zipping them up with my jeans and socks.(I wear my boots over my jeans) I am hoping after more wear it will get easier as the material will relax. I must say, once they are up, the boots look great.
June 1, 2013
Sexy + Safety + Affordable
These are the third, and thankfully final, pair of boots I've gotten from Revzilla on my quest to find women's motorcycle boots.
I have pretty muscular calves compared to my foot size so the Icon Women's Sacred Tall Boots were totally impossible, I could just barely get them to zip over my skin, even a sock made them unwearable. If you have skinny legs, I'd recommend them as being excellent in terms of protection -- the clear winner of the three (hard shin guard, ankle protection, excellent toe protection).
My second pair was the Joe Rocket Women's Heartbreaker Boots. I have a Joe Rocket leather jacket I adore, so I thought I'd try their boots, but I don't really have anything nice to say about them. I found the internal heel really uncomfortable and the "girly" designs to be Lisa Frank-esque and totally over the top. The embroidery was too much for me -- if you're into moto-girly, absolutely go for them. I wasn't really impressed with the safety of the boots -- nothing extra around the ankle, a lightly-padded shin without any armor, and only slightly better protection than a standard leather boot.
The Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots totally shocked me at the quality for the price. First of all, the three buckles on the side are tasteful and sexy without being ostentatious. They have padding for your ankle and a harder covering around the achilles area. The shins are padded rather than armored, but it's a nice amount of padding. The toe pads are awesome and the soles are pleasantly thick, makes a difference on longer rides! They're actually thick enough it took getting used to sliding my foot under the shifter as I'm used to a much smaller toe box.
My complaints are that they're really really stiff when they arrive so they're pretty uncomfortable at first. They do break in and become more 'walkable' after a few weeks. I find they're an ok compromise for off the bike, but the toes make it pretty clear you're not wearing fashion boots. The legs are still a bit tight (the buckles will tighten in, but they don't actually loosen the boot), but that elastic panel in the back helps me get them over jeans and zipped without a problem. Finally, the snap on the right boot broke already (maybe a month in?) which is pretty lame, but likely bad luck more than anything else.
If you're looking for a good fashion/affordable/safe boot, I highly recommend these!
(Also, Revzilla was amazing to work with on my quest, so if you don't like them, they're really easy to exchange - fear not!)
May 6, 2013
Comfortable but tight in calf area
I really like these boots. They fit my feet well but do run a size small. I normally wear a 7US and got a 6US. They are tight in my calf area even with the stretch panel. As of right now I can't tuck my pants into the boot. I'm hoping that the fit will be better once these boots break in. They aren't very comfortable to walk in at the moment but they are comfortable while riding.
April 15, 2013