Best boot for the city
If you want something you can wear for significantly more protection than sneakers or a semi-dress shoe going out to meet friends, this is it.
If you want an ultra protective boot to go racing, obviously, this is not it.
I was deciding between this and the Dainese Cafe and having seen both in person, the Stylmartin wins hands down. The Dainese Cafe feels a bit more flimsy and the sole is not as high-end feeling (I don't actually know what the two soles are made of and which is technically better).
Also agree with the sizing recommendation - I usually wear a 44 but a 43 fit me great. Still breaking them in a bit as I find the fold over the top of my foot digs in pretty hard with every step I take, but it's softening the more I wear the boots.
Long story short - great city boot.
April 14, 2014
Great boot, but expensive.
These boots fit well, provide decent protection, and look great, but at a cost. I found the fit details here to be accurate, they fit large, buy 1 size smaller. The Vibram soles keep you firmly planted when at at stop and the high design provides great ankle support. Stylmartin provides two sets of laces, though neither feel very hefty and both sets are clearly 2 feet too long. I promptly replaced mine with some lengths of paracord and that solved that problem. While I like the boots and I don't think I'd return them, it might be hard to see why they cost as much as they do. I'm looking forward to seeing what they feel like broken in. Hopefully they last a lifetime, and for that price they should.
March 31, 2014
Very nice boot, not for a narrow foot...
This is a very nice looking boot. I order the Black and it looks and feels excellent. Workmanship is quite nice. Laces are lackluster, but that's an easy fix. I felt they are pricey, but worth it for something motorcycle related, somewhat safe (though they could use a little more protection), and looked like something you could wear on a date and not think twice about it.
Follow the sizing as Revzilla warns in the video. I'm usually an 11.5 to 12, I have a pair of Cortech riding shoes in 46's that fit nicely. I ordered the Indians in 45, and the length was great, but I couldn't get the boot to fit snuggly around my foot. I probably needed to wear 2 pairs of thick socks to fill it out enough to lace it down... I returned the boots for a 44, and I could lace them down much better, but they're just a bit short for my foot, my big toes a little cramped... I've never run across this problem before, but I guess my foots just to narrow for these. Bummer too, they are very nice.
March 11, 2014
A must have in my book!
I'm about 1000 miles into these boots of which a weekend 500 mile trip was part of breaking them in. Great ankle support, easy to walk in (toured my daughters campus easily) and just an overall feeling of a great boot. Yes the are pricey but I would purchase them again without blinking. Only thing I don;t like is the laces are too darn long, I replaced with Duluth Kevlar laces and they are much easier to maintain and tie. Revzilla, as always, your service rocks!!!
March 3, 2014
(SPANISH REVIEW) ESTAS BOTAS SON DE EXCELENTE CALIDAD
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February 25, 2014
Boots fit true to EURO size, buy towards your EURO size.
The size chart used in Revzilla has a slight typo- what's listed as "US" sizes are actually UK sizes- which are a full size smaller. For confirmation, check any European vendor that sells these boots online- they list a size chart that provides the same numbers- but labeled as UK/Euro sizes.
I'm a Euro 40 in moto boots, and I ordered this pair in both 40 and the Revzilla-recommended 39 (via outside vendor since availability from Revzilla is very limited). The 39 was very uncomfortable- the toe box and ankle cups were causing significant discomfort throughout its 4 days of commuter use. The 40 broke in perfectly within 15-30 minutes of wear.
For reference, I also own a pair of Dainese Cafe boots in EU40; while the Indian is bulkier in profile (which makes sense on account that it's a WP boot), the sizing from heel to toe is exactly identical.
I really wanted to go in detail how great this boot is, but I felt compelled to write this review based on its size. Since I've worn the 39, it's ineligible for return and I'm forced to re-sell this pair on my own. My adivce- if Revzilla offers both your true EU size and the recommended size smaller, go for your EU size first and see how it breaks in before any all-out use; Revzilla offers one of the best return/exchange policies for online motogear so there should be no hesitation.
January 27, 2014
There are a lot of things I love about those boots. The positive key features include great look, excellent Vibram soles, and great overall comfort.
The things I did not like is that your feet will sweat in temperatures above 65. I was expecting that since they are waterproof and as hyped up as Goretex is, it does not breathe too well. Another thing is that the leather (?) layer between the sole and the upper boot leather (right by the lower stitching that goes around the boot) has 2 deep chunks missing after first day of riding. I guess I have caught them on my bike while shifting. That being said, I have 2 pairs of Italian fashion boots which I was using heavily for riding that show practically no signs of damage from my bike. I'd expect that a motorcycle-specific Stylmartin to be tougher in that particular area.
Overall I am happy with the purchase. I'll grab a pair of those new REVIT Ginza boots when they are out to compare.
January 14, 2014
As close to Doc Martens as you can get
I just received these yesterday and haven't had a chance to take them for a test ride (just snowed here in North Jersey)... but these seem like great boots. I'm a Dr Martens fan and although the sole is stiffer they are very close in comfort and looks. I ordered a black 10.5 and a brown 11 (I'm usually an 11.5 but it depends on the shoe) to cover my bases. So with these boots running a size small the 10.5's were perfect. Both colors are great but since the black fit they are the ones that stay. These are definitely a boot that you can wear on and off the bike... expensive but you get what you pay for.
fyi... the black boots are a brushed leather while the brown are shiny... and they are a very dark brown.
January 3, 2014