Stylmartin Indian Boots
High style and great protection
This is a great boot for daily commuting. They offer excellent protection and are easy to walk around in, so can stay on even after the ride. Best of both worlds. My only complaint is that the laces are too long. Yes, StylMartin includes 2 sets of laces with the boot (awesome), but they are way too long and will force you to cut them or get new ones. I guess that is just in case you have really wide feet. Small gripe.
June 30, 2014
Tons of Style, Ounces of Protection
I bought these to replace my worn out Redwing steel toe boots. Nice looking boot, great leather, NOT made in China (Slovenia, actually) are all great qualities. However, I sent them back because I was disappointed in the level of protection. The toe cap seems adequate, but the ankle protection is more of a suggestion than substance. I was prepared to sacrifice some protection for style, but in the end I think my old Redwings offered more support. Still a nice boot, lots of style and more protection than some other options, just not enough for me. No joke on sizing, it does run one size big!
May 15, 2014
Great boots with great style
Great boots, they run a size large just like Revzilla says, I followed the suggestion of ordering a size small and it worked perfectly and they fit like a charm. I have worn them around to break them in and after only a little while they felt very comfortable and I could see myself wearing them for an entire day at work (I am on my feet for most the day). They come with some good protection at the ankles, though nothing spectacular. They are also waterproof (have not tested it) which just adds to the usefulness of these boots. These boots also look really nice, like easily could be worn for a night on the town without any weird looks.
All in all these are pricey boots but they feel nice and solid so I anticipate wearing them for years. They look great and offer good protection. Honestly for me there is not too much else to consider.
May 5, 2014
I have been looking for boots for a while and there is nothing on the market that combines the style, waterproofing and protection of this boot. These boots definitely deliver on what I was looking for. A note on sizing.. I wear a 10 Nike and a 9 Chuck Taylor... bought the 9/43 and wish there was a 8.5/42.5 option. That said, the 8/42 would probably be too small, so I'd rather be slightly larger so I can fit a warm sock in there during colder rides.
April 24, 2014
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