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Icon One Thousand Elsinore Boots The Icon 1000 Elsinore's five-strap, alloy-buckle chassis, stamped metal heel plate, and internal steel shank combine for a serious dose of moto-x homage. The traditional Goodyear welt construction mates the Icon street-specific sole to the magnificent leather upper. A medial entry zipper, allocated from Paratrooper jump boots, is the only luxury the Elsinore will allow itself. A modern relic from an era when men were iron and tanks were steel. The Elsinore, old-school MX reinterpreted for the urban sprawl. Features 12 top grain leather upper Goodyear welt construction Icon cast metal buckles Icon stamped metal heel plate Heat pressed leather shifter panel Heat pressed molded leather shin plate Internal ankle protection Axialmetric steel shank YKK Zippers
 
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4 / 5
Great boot, a couple of caveats;
PostedApril 25, 2012
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MikeM79
From Austin, TX
State:TX
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
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Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
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3 / 5
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I was waiting patiently for this boot to arrive in stock, and was pumped to order it early. Unfortunately, I have to return it. I'm about 6'1", 260 lbs, with an 18" calf. I had to force the top 2 buckles to fit, and it was uncomfortably tight.. However, there is enough room on the straps for 1-2 more holes, so if you want to modify it on your own, you might have some luck. Or perhaps Icon can do that in the future.
The second issue is...the boot is very tall around the toes/upper. (Where the laces would be on a shoe). So much so that I couldn't fit them in between my foot peg and shifter. I have forward controls on my bike, so your mileage may vary. But even after adjusting my shift lever as high as it would go, I still couldn't get the boot in there. So, be aware they have a very large, rounded profile.
On the plus side, the boot looks excellent, and is constructed well. Everything feels durable, and it really bums me out that I can't keep them. The footbed fit me perfectly at my normal size 13. I imagine for a skinnier guy the calf would be fine. I think they would do best in a moderate climate. There really isn't any venting. But take a look at my pictures to see if the shift lever issue might affect you. For reference, the bike is a 2012 HD Night Rod Special.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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