Stylmartin Legend Boots
I've had my Stylmartin Legends for a little over a month now and have to say they are a great pair of boots. Thanks to the video review I ordered a size down and the boots were a good fit right outta the box and have only gotten better with wear. I am able to get them on without taking the zipper under the strap as some reviewers have had issue with. Very well made with thick, tough leather and internal reinforcements at the toe, ankle, and heel. I hope to never test them but they feel as though they would do their job in an off.
March 3, 2016
Great boot! Great value!
I use these as colder weather boots with Gerbing heated inner soles. I've ridden in 15 degree weather and my feet are very warm. Because these boots are so air tight, I feel they may be too hot in the summer. I do have vented boots for the summer.
February 23, 2016
Good looking, yes; All day comfortable, we will see
Let's get the obvious out of the way. The boots look good. No great, but good. They will easily fit in any time or place it is appropriate to wear jeans. They get marked up with typical riding, but that is expected and they still look good.
I wear a size 10 to 10.5. After following Revzilla's video recommendation of going down a size and then having to return those boots as I could barely get them on, I went with my indicated size on the chart. Much better, but not perfect. I wonder if the manufacturer has American-ized their sizes since the video review by Revzilla was released.
As for comfort, I have worn them on the bike about 6-7 times so far. I wore them around the house for about 15 minutes before the first ride. They were tight all around the foot initially, but now they are only tight in the toe box. Not too tight, just quite snug. Not sure I could walk in them as much as some of the reviewers ('all day in the office') but for upwards of two hours on the bike, they have now broken in to an acceptable level. As they seem to get more comfortable with each ride, I am hopeful the boots will continue to break-in. I am slightly concerned that the toe box has stopped breaking-in (if it ever did) given the obvious hard shell (and inflexible) protection there.
As for warmth, I have ridden in highs of 78F to lows of 42F, including rain. Just fine at the top end with very light socks. However, my toes began to get rather chilly after an hour at 42-44F, even with warmer socks. Can't imagine they are warm enough for a long tour below 45F (at least not without wool/heavy winter socks), but this is speculative on my part.
The top of the boot comes up to the bottom of my calf, perhaps 1-2 inches above that (I am 6'1', 32 inch inseam). Regular length inseam jeans, even when on the bike, reach below the top of the boot by 3-4 inches so coverage/wind protection isn't an issue. No water infiltration noticed either.
Finally, the ankle protection is not intrusive for me. I am a very tough fit for ski boots due to larger or slightly displaced ankle bones; I am happy to report neither boot's ankle fit is an issue.
Overall, I would recommend these for anyone trying to avoid an obvious racer-boy look. They seem safe, look good, seem well-built and are reasonably flexible in terms of climate. Just note that - at least for me - I need to unzip them all the way to the footbed. This necessitates unbuckling the ankle buckle each time I put them on or pull them off. A minor and frustrating extra step. Otherwise, as a good-looking boot you can safely wear on the bike in much of the weather we see in the upper mid-west during bike season, I would recommend them.
November 2, 2015
I originally purchased the Icon 1000 Elsinore Boot and eventually gave in to peer pressure when literally every person I knew made fun of them. The Stylmartin Legend offers as much protection with 1000x the style. They fit perfectly, are suitable for use as rain boots, look fly, and offer sufficient protection on the road. I highly recommend these boots.
September 28, 2015
Awesome boot on and off the bike!
The Legend is a great boot and I'm loving it. Went from a BMW Pro Tour boot to this as I wanted a boot with a little more beef to the sole and a more regular looking boot - vice a sport tour oriented design. This boot looks perfectly "at home" whether i'm on the bike or walking around. I've worn them through some 95F/sunny summer days in Los Angeles, and they felt warm but not overly hot. Haven't had any rain - so no idea on how that waterproofness will be just yet. They felt true to size, so I wouldn't agree with buying a full size down as the video recommends...I typically wear a 9 US shoe due to feet width, but lengthwise, I should be an 8.5US. That puts me in the middle between 41-42 Euro - so I got the 41s and they feel just right. The craftsmanship and materials of the boot are outstanding. They took of couple days to break in during my daily commutes/walking to/from the parking areas. I think b/c I'm on a sport tour (K1600GTL), it was a little harder for me to get my toe under the shifter so that the extra patch on top of the boot was underneath the peg on upshifts. Once they broke in, it seems to be a little less effort. Part of the cause is the bigger toebox, and part is the peg adjustment and orientation.
September 14, 2015
i just repacked this boot after trying them on. i ordered a size down after watching video review of boots. I wear a size 11 US or 44 EURO. I ordered 43 EURO 10 US and they where to small. other then that i like the look and feel of the boot. can't wait to get the right pair in!!!
July 14, 2015
Excellent Cruiser Boot
Wanted a good quality boot, and got one. Extremely comfortable, perfect fit. I did go with the size down technique and had to return them for one size up. I wear US 12-12 1/2, foot is a little wide, the 46 fits perfect. Looks good, jeans fit down over no issue.
July 1, 2015
Took me a week and some insoles before I liked these boots.
These boots had rave reviews, and they looked outstanding, so I was excited to buy a pair. I went with the black just to match my other gear. Sizing was spot on what the video and others had to say: I wear a size 11 for most boots and shoes, and ordered a 44. They felt a *bit* large, but once I stuck some arch-support insoles in there with my Costco wool socks, the foot portion fit much better. The upper portion rattled around a bit, but I'm not used to wearing high boots (no cowboy boots... not ever). That simply took a little getting used to. Now, the boots are really comfy, fit great either under or over jeans, and under my overpants. Walking around and down stairs is pretty stiff, but again, I'm not used to high boots. The soles are pretty thick, so had to get used to the feel of my Triumph T100's rear brake and shifter through them, which took me a week or two. I used to wear Doc Martins, which offered no protection, but had more "feel" due to the thinner soles. All in all, I now love these boots. I tromped around the house for two days right after I got them, seriously considering returning them, but glad I didn't.
June 12, 2015