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 Post subject: Icon Field Armor Boots
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:19 pm 
These boots are big and clunky, though you may like the style. You get these out of the box and you think they look huge. But they are relatively light for all that the provide. They are not waterproof, because they do have mesh ventilation (which works very well). I've been wearing them in 90 degree plus heat and they have stayed mighty comfortable.

Initial wear is rather stiff. Lets face it, they are pretty much a stiff boot design. But they get a little less stiff after a couple days and can be relatively comfortable to walk in for short distances. For motorcycle riders, the stiffness might make it difficult to feel the shifter, but for scooter riding it won't matter as you legs are staying put. They fit underneath jeans pretty well and make your feet feel very secure. Their rigidity is helpful on bigger bikes, they reinforce your ankle. You aren't holding the bike up with your foot, they make sure you are holding it up with your leg. You won't have to worry about inadverdantly rolling your ankle.

The buckles are aluminum and are easy to adjust. The best part is that the boot has a side zipper, so once you adjust the buckles and laces to your liking, you never have to do it again. After wearing two or three times, they get a lot easier to get in or out of. The rear heel is reinforced, which means that you can kick up your kickstand without dinging your ankle (noticed raised logo on rear). Toes and sides are reinforced as well. There is a mid ankle version of this boot called the Icon Field Armor Chukka, and might be more manageable for those who don't want a full boot. Overall, I think it is a nice, comfortable boot that I don't mind wearing (particularly on my Big Ruckus and at higher speeds). I will probably pick up some of the Chukkas for around town and LR riding.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:29 pm 
I have the Chukka version of this...the ankle length one. I like it better since it doesn't have the construction site yellow. It is pretty stiff and stays pretty stiff. Initially it was pretty hard to feel the shifter but there is a spot right before the toe area that is the "sweet spot".


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:35 pm 
Well, the yellow one compliments the 2005 yellow Big Ruckus very nicely, but to each their own :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:26 am 
Spectre wrote:
Well, the yellow one compliments the 2005 yellow Big Ruckus very nicely, but to each their own :mrgreen:


Yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm just jealous :pissed:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:42 am 
2 years late so not sure I'll get a response, but could you let me know about the sizing? If I wear a size 10 sneaker then will the size 10 boot roughly be the same or should I go up .5 size for a better fit?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:01 pm 
Those are pretty nice. Alot like my Axo Slammer Constructors. Might have to get a pair.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:47 am 
OK, to answer my own question; the size 10 were too small and I am going to have to send them back. I am now debating on whether I want to get a 10.5 or an 11 as the 10 was quite small (felt like my toe was curled up a bit) despite the fact I wear a size 10 in regular shoes.


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 Post subject: Re: Icon Field Armor Boots
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:23 am 
Sent the 10s back and got some 11s and they fit perfect. I have come to the realization that all Icon stuff runs 1 size too small. I had to get the XXL helmet, jacket, and pants when normally I would get the XL.

Anyhow, these shoes (the field armor boots, which aren't the ones pictured) seem incredibly sturdy and feel like a high quality product. I just received them though so it'll be some time before I can give a true review.


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