Single best gear purchase I have ever made!
I hymned and hawed on whether to drop the $300+ on a pair for months since I had heard how supple and comfy they were. I LOVED the nice cocoa brown natural feel leather, but I a married man whose wife is carrying the load of income at the moment so dropping that kind of money was a big thought.
I could not find a pair to test fit anywhere and I have finicky feet so I never buy online for helmets and shoes/boots.
Monday my Yosemite ride got delayed for bad weather and I was looking at them online and I found Extreme Cycle supply in Long Beach and they had my size in stock and on sale...I hopped on the scooter and rode the 80 miles in the rain just for the chance to try a pair on and it was worth every cold wet mile.
They are by far the MOST comfortable boot I have ever purchased. I do not mean riding boots...I mean boots period and I have been in construction for 38 years and riding for 44 years and have gone through hundreds of pairs of boots...cowboy boots, MX boots, street bike boots, work boots, hiking boots, ski boots....100s of pairs.
I go through 2 pair of boots per year for work and have willingly spent $250 on Red Wings and they are no where near as comfortable as these.
Plus': Soft, supple, and comfy right out of the box. Great support for street, mild DS and ADV use yet flexible to walk in once you reach a destination like a car show, swap meet, or are broken down in Visalia with only those to wear while you walk all over that town....but that is another thread...
Great looks, they fit under almost ANY pants or jeans without needing to tuck them in. Replaceable gum rubber sole that after a few hundred miles shows no wear from my sharp toothed KTM footpegs that I have on my BMW, yet are comfy to walk in.
Waterproof and reasonably warm...and while I know I live in sunny so cal, I just got back from a 3 day ride through rain wind and snow with temps in the 20s for hours on end...no problem..so warm enough for me yet I never felt sweaty.
Negatives: No toe cap where the shifter hits the top of your foot, BUT, that would make them stiff and less comfy to walk in and the leather is quite substantial there so I have no doubt it will hold up for a very long time and can have a patch sewed over in a few years so kind of a mute point. A nice worn shifter mark is just proof you ride anyway. Also, they do require a bit of care and need to be cleaned and oiled occasionally to keep them soft, water resistant and looking good, but again, mute because almost any good leather footwear needs some polishing or oiling...
Just my $0.02 but I love them and I bet you will too