Aerostich Combat Lite Boots
- Product Review (submitted on September 27, 2012):
- I pondered getting the combat lights for a couple of years. I ride my Street Glide to work almost year around and in Seattle, that means riding in rain. I was tired of getting a new pair of engineer style riding boots every two years and even more tired of wet socks! I picked up the CLs last month and even though I had read all the reviews, I was surprised at how stiff they were. It was like walking in ski boots at first. I pondered "casing" them but thought I would try conventional methods first. Short walks for a few days and then one just under two miles. Then I greased the hinge lines that had formed and let that soak in before doing it again. They are still stiff but are no problem walking in and are a joy to ride in. I have yet put them to the test of spead out on the highwaypegs while riding in a downpour but that is coming. The one complaint I do have is the laces. As many have said, the laces suck and constantly stick to the velcro. Problem solved with some parachute cord though and now they are the right length and no velcro stick. I do think that I will be adding the custom insoles once the boots get a little more broken in as I have a little too much room in the heal. Other than that, the sizing seemed accurate. All in all, a great product, seems bullet proof and I'm glad I made the purchase.