Stylmartin Indian Boots
Expensive, but a quality boot
Great looking boots, comfortable while offering great protection.
Sizing as suggested in video, go down a size. I where a 45 normally,.purchased a 44 perfect fit.
Exspensive but they are an investment for your feet.
June 28, 2016
A Worthwhile Investment
Yes, these are a little pricey. That being said, I fully anticipate they will outlast (by far!) their inexpensive counterparts. I coughed up the dough for these when my first pair of boots were as slick as a greaser's hairdo eight months after I bought them and, while I balked initially at the price, I have not regretted this purchase once. I feel much safer and grippier (yes, it's a word) on the road because of these, and they're far better looking than your average boot which looks like an injection-molded lego shoe.
Bottom line: if you need one pair of boots to last you years and also look normal enough to pass amongst the plebs, buy these.
June 22, 2016
Heavy Duty & Good Looks
These are super well made boots. They aren't quite as comfortable as a good hiking boot when walking, but so what? They're meant for riding, and they are very comfortable on a bike. They seem to be extremely sturdy and should last a very long time. Also they look super cool. I haven't honestly tested the waterproofing yet, but I am sure they will be great when I do finally get caught and put them to the test. I'd buy them again.
June 21, 2016
Best fit ever
I've never put on a pair of boots that fit this well out of the box. As recommended, I went down a size and it was exactly as advertised. Had them out on the Harley a few times but they were purchased for the soon to be delivered Thruxton R.
May 27, 2016
Breaking them in is painful, but worth it.
I bought the brown ones and was surprised to see how dark the finish is on the leather, but it will wear through quickly. I've already begun to get the 'patina' that they reference in the product videos. The laces could be more robust, but I do like the red/brown combination. The soles are excellent, best I've ever worn.
As was the case for most people, the sizing is a bit large. I wear a US 12 and I bought a Euro size 45. They fit snug out of the box, but have since stretched enough to be perfectly comfortable. Probably not a boot that's going to be friendly to people with wide feet, though.
The biggest complaint I have is the effect that the shift lever panels have. The leather is double thickness on both boots directly over the big toe. This section breaks in much more slowly than the rest of the boot, so you end up with a rigid corner of boot leather digging into the first joint of your big toe (by the foot). I had small blisters for a couple of days, but they went away after week 1.
Other than that, they've broken in nicely, breathe better than my last pair of boots, and are quite comfortable now. I like the top-quality leather and soles. For the price I think they could have given me better laces, but I'm satisfied overall.
May 17, 2016
Excellent quality - however sizing is off
I purchased my measured foot size (8.5 US) as opposed to using Revzilla's suggestions to go "one size down". It was a snug fit. If I had used Revzilla's suggestions, I would have received a shoe which didn't fit at all. I wore the shoe 2-3 times, once a week, and each time it became more painful.
A cobbler was unable to stretch it out. It's due to the waterproofing liner, or due to the thick sole. Either way, it indicates this is one fantastically constructed boot!
Be careful: The way the shoe breaks in, once you lace your foot, the lacing system seems to push your foot forward, leaving you with a crunched toe and a bit of heel slip.
I should have take the opposite advice from the Revzilla sizing recommendation, and taken my usual EU size (42/9). That would have gotten me 1 size larger than normal, and I wouldn't have had issues.
I suggest you walk around indoor as long as you can before you take the boot outside. And once you're ready to take it outside, stop. Walk around indoors some more.
April 29, 2016
Great everyday boot
These are some very nice boots for everyday on and off the bike. It took a few days of all day wear to break them in. Initially, they pinched my left foot instep where it bends across the toes. Now that is resolved. I had a chance to wear them in the rain and they did very well to keep my feet dry. The only ding against them is my feet do sweat a bit more than I would like. The first pair came - I ordered them per Anthony's recommendation a size smaller- and had to return them for a larger size. Oh Well! The great people at RZL are great about exchanges!
April 12, 2016
Worried for a second about fit, but worked out
I wear a 11.5 extra wide. 11.5 is confusing for this sizing chart so I ordered a 44. I put them on and they felt like they could get tight. I wore them for a day just to figure out if I should try to send them back or not but by that time it was too late. Luckily they broke in quite a bit and feel great now; even though my feet are very wide. The shifter protection felt like it would cut into my foot but that seemed to smooth out as well.
The style is very cool but I am patient and could have waited longer for the brown to wear off of the boot. It doesn't take long at all. I would have liked a nicer insole but it is still comfortable even though it is very thin.
April 5, 2016