Stylmartin Legend Boots
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
Great Style, Very High Quality!
Some of the nicest boots I looked at and tired on. Yes, they do cost more than some similar styled boots but defensively higher quality. I'm sure they will last for a long time.
The video review and the other customer reviews are spot on.
I typically wear 9.5 or 10 US size shoes, and decided to order the 42 euro size, its Perfect! The width is also on the medium side maybe slightly narrow but it works great for me.
I'm very impressed with the quality, the liner is excellent, very soft. They are a little more flexible then I expected, most riding boots and race boots I have are slightly stiffer. I think this will be an advantage when being off the bike.
Also, I think these will be best when the weather is under 70 C. For the summer riding I might have to wear something else.
My wife loves the look of these boots, she usually makes fun of me when I have my race suit on. These will look great on the cruiser and the vintage bikes.
Before writing this review I took an 2 hour ride on a XV1900S and I'm very impressed with the boots. Controls are easy to operate and the boot isn't too thick so getting under the shifter is no problem, I didn't need to readjust the controls.
Revzilla makes ordering easy and the video reviews help narrow down my selection.
Free shipping, tax free, exchange if needed, what else can I say :)
May 8, 2015
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