gloria
 
 
 
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Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots Features Leather upper Molded toe, ankle and shin reinforcements Anti-slip rubber outsole Elastic stretch panel Ornate buckles
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sexy + Safety + Affordable
PostedMay 6, 2013
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gloria
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These are the third, and thankfully final, pair of boots I've gotten from Revzilla on my quest to find women's motorcycle boots.
I have pretty muscular calves compared to my foot size so the Icon Women's Sacred Tall Boots were totally impossible, I could just barely get them to zip over my skin, even a sock made them unwearable. If you have skinny legs, I'd recommend them as being excellent in terms of protection -- the clear winner of the three (hard shin guard, ankle protection, excellent toe protection).
My second pair was the Joe Rocket Women's Heartbreaker Boots. I have a Joe Rocket leather jacket I adore, so I thought I'd try their boots, but I don't really have anything nice to say about them. I found the internal heel really uncomfortable and the "girly" designs to be Lisa Frank-esque and totally over the top. The embroidery was too much for me -- if you're into moto-girly, absolutely go for them. I wasn't really impressed with the safety of the boots -- nothing extra around the ankle, a lightly-padded shin without any armor, and only slightly better protection than a standard leather boot.
The Speed and Strength Women's Motolisa Boots totally shocked me at the quality for the price. First of all, the three buckles on the side are tasteful and sexy without being ostentatious. They have padding for your ankle and a harder covering around the achilles area. The shins are padded rather than armored, but it's a nice amount of padding. The toe pads are awesome and the soles are pleasantly thick, makes a difference on longer rides! They're actually thick enough it took getting used to sliding my foot under the shifter as I'm used to a much smaller toe box.
My complaints are that they're really really stiff when they arrive so they're pretty uncomfortable at first. They do break in and become more 'walkable' after a few weeks. I find they're an ok compromise for off the bike, but the toes make it pretty clear you're not wearing fashion boots. The legs are still a bit tight (the buckles will tighten in, but they don't actually loosen the boot), but that elastic panel in the back helps me get them over jeans and zipped without a problem. Finally, the snap on the right boot broke already (maybe a month in?) which is pretty lame, but likely bad luck more than anything else.
If you're looking for a good fashion/affordable/safe boot, I highly recommend these!
(Also, Revzilla was amazing to work with on my quest, so if you don't like them, they're really easy to exchange - fear not!)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket Women's Ballistic 6.0 Gloves
Joe Rocket Women's Ballistic 6.0 Gloves
Joe Rocket Women's Ballistic 6.0 Gloves The Ballistic 6.0 is a 100 Waterproof glove that does not have the bulky or cumbersome characteristics often associated to rain riding gloves. Molded split-knuckle design, RockTex 330 construction, waterproof DryTech mid-liner, and leather reinforcement keep things durable, flexible, breathable, and dry during even the longest and wettest rides. The integrated thumb shield wiper will help keep you alert inside your helmet when persistent rain might otherwise hamper your visibility. Features Rock Tex 330 outer shell with leather reinforcements WATERPROOF Dry Tech mid-liner Molded split-knuckle design High density padding on fingers Leather palm Hook loop wrist strap Face shield wiper on thumb
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Warm, well-made glove, with some cool features
PostedMarch 4, 2013
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gloria
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My normal riding gloves are leather gauntlets with no lining, so these are infinitely warmer. They feel like the cross between a ski glove and a motorcycle glove -- nice padding and armor, but less protective than my kevlar-knuckled warm-weather gloves.
The 'wiper' blades on the thumbs are a little silly, but kinda handy perk for clearing condensation off your visor.
I found the sizing to be true to the chart -- I have small hands and the small was a snug but comfortable fit.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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