REV'IT! Air Blend Boots
My Favorite 3/4 height boots
I’m picky about my boots but like these. They are stiff where they need to be for protection, but have enough give that you don’t walk around like Frankenstein. For moderate distances they are fine to walk around in. Boots that are TOO comfy for walking probably won’t protect your ankle or foot in a crash. Cycle boots should limit range of motion at the ankle. I never wear open lace boots so like the cover these have over the laces. They are reasonable cool in 100+ temps. They are so plush inside that I have even worn them with footie socks. Workmanship seems very good. I wear a 12-13 wide shoe and the size 47 fits very well
October 1, 2012
My first boots were the earlier version of these...similar but no laces. I like the size of these as they give good ankle protection but are also fine to walk around. The materials seem quite good, and they can handle some amount of rain without getting wet feet. I tried Gaernae boots but they were too narrow. These boots fit the bill for me.
September 2, 2012
Easy on and Off
I got these boots for commuting. I throw the dress shoes in the backpack and wear these. They seem very well made and sturdy.
They flow a lot of air, and I don't have any problems with the lace cover velcro. The laces slide very easily inside the eyelets, so you can loosen and tighten them with one hand. I am actually going to get a couple small cordlocks to use instead of tying the laces.
They are a little bit clunky, I feel a little goofy wearing them with my work clothes for the walk in from the parking lot.
June 18, 2012
Awesome looking boots
These boots look bad ace, fit nice and are very comfy. They are a bit warm thought whilst wearing white cotton socks if your not riding (90 degree weather). They do let a decent amount of air in if you doing at least 50. Not too stiff nor too loose. I usually wear a size 11.5 boot/sneaker/flip flops so these ended up being a euro size and converted to a US 10.5 and fit me just fine.
April 23, 2012
Love these boots!
I got these boots as a more casual option to my Rival boots. I love them! Just like the Rivals, this sole is so comfortable. I think these are great for around town, on and off the bike. They flow air and breathe well, making them really comfortable in hot weather. Personally, I can walk around in them all day and don't bother to change shoes at work. Even in the Louisiana winter, they are warm enough for a long ride.
The feel of the footpegs, brake and shifter is excellent. As is the protection, which comes above the ankle. Really nice height to be comfortable but still feel secure and safe.
I already knew about people's frustration with the Velcro/lacing when I bought them, so I was prepared for this. The Velcro does want to close as you lace them, but I just attach it to the side as I'm lacing and it's fine. Overall, it really is a pretty clean and easy to use system to keep the laces secure and out of the way. I like it better than other boots I've seen where laces are visible, etc.
I would never wear any other gear but Rev'it, and these don't disappoint at all. Very happy with them.
January 11, 2012
Don't let the picture fool you.
The tread is nearly flat. The flap covers the laces, but that makes it difficult to tie the shoe because it keeps flapping up. The shoe is not sleek looking at all, it is thick like moon boots.
October 29, 2011
Good compromise between riding and walking, excels at neither
I've got a few thousand miles in these boots and I'm fairly happy with them. They're nice and stiff for riding, with a well-reinforced toe box that's great for shifting a sportbike and presumably provides good protection. The breathability is nice, providing decent airflow while riding, and making them very comfortable for extended use, allowing foot sweat to evaporate. The fit is nicely adjustable thanks to the laces, which slide well in their loops. The lace-cover-flap however is really quite annoying, and also the boots dig into my ankles while walking. Still, these are my favorite riding/walking combo boots, and the ones I grab if I'm going to ride somewhere and walk all day in my boots.
October 19, 2011
Nice but a little roomy for me.
I have only worn these a few times but they like pretty fair boot for the price. As other s have said, the velcro tongue cover is an annoyance when putting these shoes on and taking them off. Some way to hook them in an "open" position would have helped. I just twist them around and attache the left side of the tongue to the right side of the shoe to keep them out of the way. These fit me pretty roomy by my typical size, but maybe that will give me a little more airflow. I haven't ridden them in real hot weather yet.
June 27, 2011