Stylmartin Legend Boots
First, let me say clearly that I received the product that was advertised. My rating is not about Revzilla or about any false advertising, and the reason for my rating is one that is subjective. I think these boots are fantastic in all ways save one. They are durable, stylish, and I think they will offer great protection. However, it will be a rare day when I slide these on due to the way that the zipper and side buckle are designed. I have a high arch, so perhaps flat footed people will not have a problem with this. I cannot get my foot in the shoe unless the zipper goes all the way down. Should be simple, right? Just lower the zipper. But no. Stylmartin decided to place a leather belt buckle across the zipper. So, in order to lower the zipper you must undo the buckle. At present, that buckle is difficult for me to manipulate when I am already in full gear. Perhaps it will get easier with time, but I suspect I'll never know because I am unlikely to deal with all of this; instead choosing to regularly wear a different boot. As a result of this I have already ordered (but not yet received) a pair of Daytona's. I carefully examined them an determined they did not suffer from this design flaw. While the Stylmartin's are stylish, they are not so stylish that I think I'll occasionally say "what the heck, let's take an extra 5 minutes per boot to put them on". I suspect I'll always defer to another boot that is easier to put on and take off, and these boots will just sit in the closet. As they cost a pretty penny, I'm sure guilt will make me wear them occasionally, and I can only hope they get easier to work with. But, knowing what I know now, I would not have purchased these. I post this here so that the future potential buyer has the knowledge I lacked, should it make a difference in your decision.
February 16, 2015
literally a solid boot
It's built like a tank. I haven't wore the boots enough to see any sign of leather softening, but I'm not so sure it will with its heavy-duty material. my feet size is US size 9.5/10 EEE. Since RevZilla noted that the boots run one size big, I chose size 9 to compensate for the width. The fit was about 1 size long, but width was a little snug but still comfortable. My only one complaint is the lower belt buckle. It's not easy to adjust the belt through the buckle, since the buckle is snug around the strap. This will be only an issue (or annoyance) for those who need to loosen the lower belt buckles to put the boots on like I do.
January 8, 2015
These boots are well made and look great. I took the advice and ordered a size down and the fit is great.
January 6, 2015
Beautiful boot, great protection
Very high quality construction and a comfortable boot off the bike. With straight-leg jeans I was able to get the boot inside. Were not as over-sized as I thought they would be --- I wear a 10 1/2 -11, medium to wide width and the 44 was a little snug. Paired with a thin sock like the Dainese Motorbike Knee they feel great and will only get better as I break them in. I had tried some other boots that were too narrow before settling on the Stylmartins and the team at Revzilla made all the back-and-forth very smooth, easy and quick.
January 5, 2015
I said I would recommend this boot because when I put it on it felt great and justifying all the great review it received. The only problem is that unless all or most of your pants/jeans are wide-leg or bootleg style you will have to always walk around like a cowboy or a diehard motorcycle or horse rider, with your pants tucked into the boots. If most my pants would have fitted nicely outside the boots I would have kept them and probably enjoyed them, possibly wearing them both with the pants legs outside the boots or tucked in when needed.
December 19, 2014
Exactly what I wanted. Looks great, great quality and great fit! Thanks to the detailed breakdown I knew to purchase one size down! I normally wear a 10 1/2 US I bought the size 9 US (43 EU) and these fit great. Just need a few rides to break them in.
April 3, 2014
excellent product, well made and good protection
I bought these for not just the looks but because of the protection. I broke my inner ankle bone from an accident not to long ago wearing Milwaukee boots, which gave out like tissue paper. I always ride my Harley well protected and thought I was good to go, WRONG. To all riders I say don't make the same mistake I did and buy junk boots. Invest in a pair like these that have the Malleous protection, These boots are comfortable, good looking, durable, and well worth the buck. Thank You Revzilla and Stylmartin.
March 20, 2014
Mighty Fine Pair of Boots
These boots are Excellent! Fit and finish are top notch, I wear a 10.5 US and took the advice of my very knowledgeable sales person and dropped to a 10. At first the boots were snug but after walking in them at the stops they loosened up very nicely. If your a straight leg pants kind of guy, you're out of luck unless you like tucking your pant legs in. I wear a boot cut jean and it is a snug fit trying to get the pant legs over the boot, but once you do, man, do these things look good! The heal is perfect height and doesn't catch. The leather upper is sealed tight by the liner and, although I did not hit rain, seems like it will be quite waterproof. This is probably the most comfortable street riding boot I have ever owned!
March 17, 2014