Stylmartin Legend R Boots
First Day in Boots.
I can't write a full review of the boots yet as this is my first day wearing them. I thought it might be helpful to share my first impressions though.
The boots were shipped from Las Vegas, so if you live in the Midwest expect delivery to take at least a week if you choose the "fast free" option. Revzilla shipped them out right away thank goodness, but it just takes that long for ground shipping.
The boots were packaged well and look every bit as impressive in person as they do in the video reviews. I couldn't be more pleased with the appearance.
I typically wear a size 10.5 to 11 US, so I followed the sizing advice and ordered size 10. I was a little concerned at first when I tried on the left boot because my toe was touching inside. I didn't have the same problem with the right. It was just enough contact to worry me, but I took my chances. I'm glad I did because after wearing the boots for an hour or so, I noticed they were fitting perfectly. The leather just needed to relax a little. Size 10 was the perfect size for me.
The boots were definitely stiff all day, but they fit great! They have flexibility in key places and are reasonably comfortable right out of the box. I wore them the entire day at work where I spend most of it on my feet. The boots felt great and I'm sure they will be even more comfortable as they continue to break in.
They were taller than I expected and I had to buy taller socks today! If you aren't used to wearing a boot this tall it is a little uncomfortable around the calves, but I imagine that just takes a little getting used to. They were also a little warm, but it is mid-July with temps in the 80's with high humidity. I am not concerned.
Overall, I am very pleased with my first impression of these boots and am optimistic they will continue to meet my high expectations!! I would recommend them.
July 22, 2014
Still love it
I have now used these for about 3 months. I have gone on 2 8 hour road trips with them, been through colder temps, rain, and sun and these are great. The pateena (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) is wearing in nicely. The left boot has definitely worn more due to the gear shift but they just look cool. My only complaint is the sizing. I wear a half size so I went with revzilla rec. but the boot is ever so slightly to big. My foot does move around bit, it's not uncomfortable but I do wonder what it's going to do with the wear. I wish I could have tried them on first but hey, I love them.
July 14, 2014
I bought these on the road and wore them for the next 35 days straight - 15,000 miles.
Broke in over 4 days - 3500 miles. Stiff at first, then quite flexible. I like the height of them. Easy to put on and feel good on. Quite manageable in the heat and comfortable in cool weather. Just be careful with your size choice - they were large fitting when I first put them on, but after about 15-20 days, they shrink and conform to your foot. This makes for a fantastic fit provided you ensure they are 'a little big' when you buy them. DO NOT BUY A SMALL SIZE. I bought these on the road and wore them for the next 35 days straight, every day - 15,000 miles. It was a good test. And I still really like them. Recommended.
July 7, 2014
These boots just look COOL!
Follow the other reviews on fiitment and if you need a half size smaller just get some gel inserts it worked for me.
One of the other reviews mentioned that you cannot get the zipper any lower than the ankle strap. I put a leather zipper pull on mine and use my thumb to run the zipper all the way to the bottom. The zipper pull remains above the ankle strap so you can pull it back up.
These boots are super comfortable to walk in and look great in jeans.
June 16, 2014
Classic style I can still wear at work...
For quite a while I'd been searching for a protective boot I can wear under jeans at work on Friday's too. Every more reasonably priced boot had a big gnarly sole and heel or the "strom trooper" look. After a lot of condsideration I ponied up for the Style Martin R's.
Using Anthony's advice I ordered a size down #10.5/45# from the size chart recommendation and at first they were a bit loose as I have narrow feet. I added some gel inserts and now they're perfect though. #I wear 10.5 in Chuck Taylors and 11's in most other shoes.#
I took a point off in "bang for the buck" because I would have like them to be under $250.
I love the style except for one thing. For some reason they decided to put a little metal badge that says "Waterproof" on the upper of the boot that I didn't see in the pictures. Seems pretty needless to be there and only detracts from the looks.
Comfort, I love them! But remember I also have gel inserts so your's may feel different. Regardless I can only see them getting more comfortable as they continue to break in.
Protection and durability. Took a point off for protection. They seem to be very durable and heavy leather but there is no specific toe box or ankle/heel protection other than the leather and sole. On the plus side they appear to be re-soleable which will greatly extend their lifespan.
Airflow? They're waterproof leather boots... what do you expect?
Features, great looks that can still be worn in the office. Look cool with jeans tucked in them with the straps and buckles exposed too. One thing to note is that on my bike the shifter hits right on the front edge of the shifter pad so I'm worried that it may eventually wear on the seams of the shifter pad. As to the water proofness... haven't had to test that yet.
Overall, I really like the boots and am very happy with them and like how the wear points are aging different from the rest of the leather giving it a cool patina'd look.
June 4, 2014
Once broken, extremely comfortable and stylish boots
I spent weeks staring at the price of these boots before pulling the trigger. After getting them, i was a bit disappointed - they felt big and clunky and heavy, but it was just because i've never owned tall, waterproof boots with this much protection.
They're absolutely waterproof and after they're broken in, the weight is not noticeable and the coloring of them begins to just look great. Love these boots!
May 26, 2014
Great Pair Of Boots
I bought these in anticipation of having an all-around boot to both ride and walk in while touring. The fit was good and they are comfortable. Choose one size smaller than your normal shoe size. Although not as much protection and a heavy adventure boot, these have proven comfortable to walk in all day. The styling looks good both in the saddle and in jeans. I have only worn them in light rain, but no water got in. Overall a great boot.
May 12, 2014
stylish boots with excellent workmanship and good protection
As advertised, these boots are very well made...I normally wear a size 8.5 shoe, but the Stylemartin 41 was too small. So, I settled for the size 42. At first, I thought I was just out of luck because the 42's felt a bit too roomy in the heel. Nevertheless, I continued to wear them for a few rides with growing satisfaction after each ride. The stiffness of the new boots quickly began to ease, the color of the brown began to appear, and the leather seems to be fitting my feet better. The toe box has considerable room. Once used a bit, the zipper functions better and better. Overall, these boots appear to get better over time. I recommend them for touring and commuting riders.
May 9, 2014