Stylmartin Indian Boots
Pretty but expensive
These are very beautiful boots but they cost quite a lot for what they are. I've found that they maybe wear in a little too quickly, despite this being marketed as "a value" and that they're also a little uncomfortable to walk in since the enforced toe digs into your foot. Very stylish however. I usually wear a size 10 american and 43 euro; I ordered a 9/43 and the boots fit pretty well.
December 16, 2014
I bought these boots to keep my feet warm and in 30 degree temps. they did the job. The fit is great because they lace up and fit snugly against my leg. Cannot vouch for water proofness, but did not buy for that reason. Break-in is minimal.
December 8, 2014
A very nice, subtle, classic boot
This is a great boot. The sizing uncertainty is something in need of clarity. That is, there are two numbers associated with each boot's size - e.g., 11/46. The Revzilla recommendation is to go with one size smaller than you typically wear. The question is which of the two listed sizes should be the one for which you should choose to go a size down. The problem arises from the fact that EU, UK, and US sizes are not consistently coded on boots. For example, I have a Red Wing motorcycle boot that's listed as an 11.5 US and a 45 EU [which fits me tight], and I also have an Alpinestars motorcycle boot that's listed as an 11.5 US and a 46 EU [which fits me well]. I typically take an 11.5 [occasionally a 12] in a US-sized boot and a 46 in a EU-sized boot. Based on the collective information on the Revzilla site #including the reviews# I wasn't sure whether I should go with a 10.5/45 or an 11/46. I went with the 11/46 and I'm glad that I did. My recommendation to buyers would be to go with the EU-sized boot that you typically wear [for me, a 46] and not one size down from THAT number. The first of the two numbers - in my case the "11" - is the one that should be one US size smaller than you typically wear. These Stylmartin's at size 11/46 are slightly larger than my Alpinestars at 11.5/46, but not so much larger that I should have bought these boots in the 10.5/45 size [which would have been tight].
December 4, 2014
Great fitting boot! Style and the list goes on.
This boot is a must buy!
November 3, 2014
Not comfortable for walking
I would not buy this product a second time, therefore I cannot recommend it. They fit just like our man Anthony says they do, they are very light weight (as in feeling them on your feet, not like concrete boots), very stylish, good traction, but wearing them around is brutally painful and will make you want to cease walking immediately. Specifically, the toe cup region. As you walk, the bend digs into the top of your foot around about the point where your phalanges meet the metatarsals (toes meet your foot) *I googled that. This makes for a painful break-in, I am hoping they improve as they break in or they will occupy space in my closet as a stylish overpriced Italian boot. They are warm (30min ride in 45* weather) and so far waterproof (light to moderate rain, not flyfishing/wading in puddles). They are also very noisy. I commute daily and wear my riding boots around work, and these creek more than a doorway to a haunted house. If it were not for the toe cup issue, I would whole heartedly endorse this boot as the style, temperature management, and light weight are great. My feet run hot, and these kept me warm when needed to be warm, and cool when needed. If you change out of your riding boots at work, or just want a riding boot, consider these. Any amount of walking, even from the gas pump to the c store and you'll wish you rode inside.
October 27, 2014
Expensive, but good value
Similar to others experience, the Indian boots run large. I normally wear 10.5 US. I ordered a 44 which is a 10 in this boot. Fit is perfect even when wearing hiking socks. Fantastic detail to fit and finish.
September 20, 2014
I'm a 44 typically, 43 length fits fine.
Nice boots, as long as you size it right. As is typical with nearly all brands of bike boots and shoes, they are very wide. Not as bad as other companies, but it is not Dainese.
The boots look great, very understated. Much more so than even the pictures. I am very happy with the style, and also happy that these can be resoled. Solid metal toe, but ankle could be better protected.
Overall, a great boot.
September 9, 2014
The more I ride in them, the better I like them.
As everyone says, this boot comes one full U.S. size large. I converted my US size (11) to a Euro size and then mistakenly ordered one Euro size down.....what I ended up with was a 1/2 U.S. size too large. That was my first disappointment. The next was that the insole is virtually flat. There is no arch support. So, while you're on the bike they work great. Off the bike they were uncomfortable to walk in because of the flat insoles. They are waterproof but breathable is, I'm sure, a relative term so they are hot in the summer. They are also a substantial leather boot that really requires some break-in.
Another note; "quickly develops a patina" is marketing code for "the leather isn't dyed all the way through". Absolutely any scraping or scuffing (such as the gear shift pad) and you are through the dye and into the light colored leather beneath. I know that it takes time for leather to soak up the dye so that it entirely penetrates full grain leather. Most suppliers don't take the time because it increases the cost of the leather. Still...I can always add polish to renew the finish, if necessary. This is not too big of a deal to me, and I'm sure some will welcome the "patina".
So what I did was to make lemonade out of lemons....I added some Super Feet insoles and that took up my 1/2 size extra space and I now have a comfortable insole. Since I've gotten them they have broken in and they are a much better boot than when I got them.
I just returned from a 1,700 mile trip through the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks (a huge amount of fun!) on a Triumph Speed Triple and I wore these boots the entire trip with a thin pair of Under Armour socks to wick sweat. As I said, they are a substantial boot and the support and security offered on the long trip was very welcomed. The more I wear them, the better I like them.
The Indians are a very good looking pair of boots (I like the red lace option), and now that they are broken in they are an excellent fit and they are comfortable...thanks to the Super Feet.
If you are thinking about these boots, I would deliberately order a 1/2 size large and fill them with Super Feet inserts. You won't regret that.
August 24, 2014