Teknic Striker Riding Shoes
The shoes looked and feel great. I got the black and white and they fit perfect. Save yourself some time and take them to a shoe repair shop and have them switch out the cleats for eyelets and get longer laces. Other than that they are awesome
October 14, 2013
Bad fit for small ankle, bad quality hooks.
A metal hook for laces fell apart after 5 or so uses. Looking at the other rivets, one or two may fail shortly.
The strap across are suited for some one with large ankle. If I do it up tighty, there is very little (if none) velcro contact. So to have velcro contact I then have no ankle support.
October 3, 2013
Excellent starter shoe/boot
Ok so here is the rundown on this product. For the price it is worth every penny. Very stylish and most don't realize I'm boobosboots, they just like the new shoes. Air flow is amazing. The shoe string that come with are very thin, so I'd recommend replacing them, but I'm still using the ones that came with and no real issues. Heed this warning... I gave this boot a 3 for comfort b/c they are very VERY uncomfortable for the first 3 days while breaking them in due to being very stiff and thin leather. With that being said, after being broken in, they become a 5 in comfort, so I took the middle at 3. The strap is also kind of loose, but it is there... No biggie for me, b/c as the boot breaks in it will expand a bit. For the price, this boot is amazing and I'd recommend it to anyone.
September 3, 2013
Great shoes, great price
First pair of motorcycle boots and I love them. I wanted something I could wear around and not look like boots. These look like nice shoes wen worn around walking between rides.
July 8, 2013
Great for a first timer.
I'm a brand new rider that needed to get some gear, and I think these work great. They aren't the most comfortable for walking around in, so if you need to walk more than a couple blocks after parking your bike, you might want to consider something else.
They feel like the offer great protection and make shifting much easier and nicer than just normal street shoes.
July 1, 2013
Falling apart with minimal use
After only 2 uses, one of the speed lace metal pieces fell off the right boot. There's a hole so you can still feed the lace into it and tighten up at the top but the quality of this boot is quite poor especially since things started falling off after 2 rides.
The left boot where the shifter makes contact is peeling the material. This is only after about a 4 days of riding.
The boots are comfortable and they look great on and off the bike but the quality on these are one of the worst I've seen. I know that they are low cost boots but I still expect $90 pair of boots to last a little longer than these.
I was starting to become a fan of the Teknic brand but after this experience, I think I'll be staying away from their gear.
June 26, 2013
Small flaws, great value
The boot has ample protection for a daily rider. Reinforced area by the ankle and toes. They're real comfortable once broken in (just put them on and walk around everywhere with them). The only thing I'll nitpick is the velcro strap that secures the laces does not have the velcro in the right spot. I have to leave the strap real loose (too loose in my opinion) to get it to stick to the shoe. I bought my own velcro and glued a small circle of velcro in the appropriate place.
Other than this, all is good. I have the white/grey one. The pattern on the shoe is great and if you don't want to blend in with the crowd, you'll want this color. Fits about 1/2 size big (thanks to calling in and finding out) so I ordered a 10 (or whatever was equivalent in euro sizing). Normally a 10.5 is perfect on me. The size I ordered is perfect.
May 27, 2013
Better protection than expected
When I first opened the box up I was instantly surprised with the level of protection the shoes offer. It feels more sturdy and protective than what appears in the video review. A other have said, the strap is rather useless except maybe for covering your laces. The shoe is however particularly uncomfortable. The sole is hard and the top irritates your leg. It does get more bearable when it gets broken in but It's recommended to get inserts and wear high socks with this shoe.
March 28, 2013