Aerostich Combat Lite Boots
- Product Review (submitted on July 11, 2012):
I waited to write this, because I wanted to like these boots. I REALLY wanted to like them. I wanted to own them for several years before I could afford to spend this much on a pair of boots.
They're very thick, stiff leather. I'm sure this is great in Minnesota winters or for riding off road. However, I live in Texas and if I go off road, it's because I made an error in a curve.
The description says: "More ideal for general touring, everyday urban riding and all day street and general purpose wear." I disagree. They are *awful* for general use. They're too heavy and too stiff. Like I said, I waited before I wrote this review. I wanted to make sure I gave them a fair shot and made sure to break them in well. I've owned them a year and a half now. Most of the time, I've only worn them back and forth to work and home - I left a pair of sneakers at work because these hurt my feet, my legs and my back.
I'm sure they're great for adventure-touring and off road riding, but sadly, they kind of suck for walking/standing in an urban/suburban environment.
Another positive note: they do seem to be pretty much waterproof.
Overall, this has been the most disappointing purchase I've made, second only to the H-D Sportster that spent more time in the shop than on the street. I think my pair is going on Craig's List soon.