These boots were a tight fit and hurt my feet the first few rides, they have been getting a little better each ride.
They are heavy duty with good leather. The laces I replaced after the first use, too small of a diameter.
The zipper is on the outside of the boot, seems weird that its not on the inside.
They have a very thick sole, I had to adjust my shift lever quite a bit.
Probably the best boot out there for the money.
I have a very expensive pair of motorcycle boots but they have never been comfortable for walking in. With an exciting 8 state two country trip coming up I wanted something more comfortable to walk in. Having worn Bates boots for work and finding them extremely comfortable, it was a no brainier when I found out they also made motorcycle boots. They fit like typical Bates boot which is perfect for my feet. They felt like they were well broken in right out of the box. They are everything I was hoping they would be.
Was pretty excited when I heard that Bates was making boots for powersports as they have been around a long time and have a great reputation especially with tactical boots. That having been said the boots have fallen apart after two weeks of use. One of the eyelets that hold the laces has broken and another one is close to coming apart. I have contacted Motorcycle Superstore and they have agreed to taking the boots back. I am hoping that it is an isolated case as otherwise the boots seem very sturdy and durable. They fit true to size, come in half sizes which is rare and are truly all day comfortable. I am going out on a limb and am ordering another pair.