Stylmartin Indian Boots
Very high quality; trust sizing recomendation by Revzilla
I have owned these boots for about a month. It is mid-summer during an usually hot NC summer, i.e. riding in over 90 degrees. I am very surprised how comfortable these boots are with good Coolmax type socks. Given construction, I would expect them to be comfortable in the cold also, but cannot test that yet. Have not yet been in rain, but fully expect them to be waterproof up to level of Gortex liner. I was very surprised how much they damp peg vibration. Up to now, I have only worn high quality leather soled boots, so this was a nice change. And the Vibram is a great choice for traction at stops and pushing a bike around; and, they walk comfortably. I know good quality shoes and boots and these are very high quality. Don't worry about the squeaking noise...it is as you will see in other comments, but the style, comfort and quality more than make up for a little noise when the motors are not running. And take Revzilla's advice on sizing. My 43 instead of my normal 44 is a perfect fit for me.
July 12, 2015
one size small a bit too small
These are excellent, stylish boots that wear beautifully. They run large so when you order order 1/2 size smaller if available. They are also a bit on the narrow side. They are leather and with some earnest, deliberate breaking in they will stretch and soften a bit, so that is really nice. They don't breathe too well, but are really good in cooler, wetter weather.
June 15, 2015
Comfortable boot that offers looks and protection.
I purchased these as I wanted a taller boot that was waterproof for some upcoming 170 mile guided rides. As it turns out I ended up using the ankle protection before I needed the waterproofing. After a low speed drop I found my bike resting on my ankle. I was sufficiently pinned that it took several seconds to get out from under the bike. After picking myself and the bike up I found myself none the worse for wear. The boot was scuffed where the bike had pressed it into the pavement but I didn't even have a bruise. Granted this was not a significant accident but the weight of the bike did come down on my ankle. Had I been wearing my lower boots I would probably have had an issue.
As to the fit, I followed the suggestion in the video and ordered down. I find that the fit is a bit snug, especially with heavier socks, but not intolerably so. The shift pads do create a bit of a pressure point at first but after some break in they have become very comfortable boots.
Regarding the appearance, the appeal is simple; these don't look like bike boots. I odered the brown and they are already developing a nice worn in look.
I also immediately replaced the laces with something of a more reasonable length.
June 8, 2015
Style, comfort, and quality. What else could you want?
I'd like to order 3 or 4 pairs to ensure I never need another boot. I have had 3 pairs of motorcycle boots and these are the most comfortable, especially once the leather breaks in. I would not recommend hiking, but for normal walking around they are great.
My previous boots were clunky and difficult to move my foot between the peg and shifter. These boots do the job.
I have the brown and they break in amazing. The leather tans/ scares to create an unique look. Only knock would be protection. No armor around the ankle bone. Everything else seems well protected. Big investment, but worth it.
May 26, 2015
Great look, great waterproofing, still Breaking In ...
As with another set of Italian boots I purchased a couple years ago, this product is taking it's sweet time breaking in. I've worn them for a few months now, once or twice a week. Most of the foot form broke in right away but the area where the "vamp" (upper) connects to the tongue still feels tight and a bit uncomfortable when flexed. At first the boot was very uncomfortable in this area but I have a high arch and I figured it would take a bit of time to come good. While much better with time, the area is still a uncomfortable. Having said that the boot is very Doc Marten stylish with more protection. Waterproofing is great. Recommended.
May 25, 2015
Very good quality leather, some protection. Comfortable enough to walk around all day. Stylish enough to not know they are a motorcycle boot, if that is important to you.
Found the fit large. I could have ordered a size smaller than I usually wear.
May 25, 2015
The REAL test is yet to come!
Well so far so good. These are my first real purchase of a motorcycle boot. I've been riding now for 14 years and I've always just used work boots for all my riding. Going back to Alaska in June and wanted a waterproof boot to wear just in case I got caught in a short storm or just didn't want to put on my gaiters. I wear a size 11 US boot and went with a 43 originally. Poor choice. They just fit and felt a little confining so I decided to return them and get the 44. These fit way better. I've been wearing them at work for the last 2 weeks and on the occasional ride to see how they are going to work when it comes to the real ride. They have just about broken in since I've been wearing them to work everyday. I don't know how these will work walking around a rally all day or if you wanted to shop for 8 hours but wearing them at work for 8 hours they are pretty comfortable. I don't know about the rain yet as I haven't had the chance to use them in wet conditions. Also, don't know how they will work in the heat of the summer. I'm wearing two pairs of socks, one light moisture wicking and one heavier and love the fit. Great choice for my first real motorcycle boot.
May 4, 2015
Looks good and feels good
Bought these to go with a pair of kevlar jeans and wanted a different style than the plastic race boots I have (A* SuperTech Rs). These guys don't feel as protective as the race boots but overall feel great and feel like they would provide good enough protection in an off; maybe not reusable protection but good enough for at least one crash where your feet are the focal point.
Style wise they are awesome and look good with jeans. Comfort is also top notch; I had an issue with the shifting pad digging into my toes the first day or two of wearing them but after a few weeks of wearing them everyday the leather has broken in nicely and now causes no issues.
Overall I'd say these were a great purchase and definitely nice to have a pair of boots that look like a regular pair of dress-ish boots and not motorcycle boots.
April 27, 2015