Aerostich Combat Lite Boots
- Product Review (submitted on August 20, 2009):
I've been using the combat lites for almost a full season now.
Pros: Great in any weather. They kept me warm in 25 degree weather with just a pair of gym socks on. And in 95 degree heat they were great too. I've never worn them in the rain, but I don't doubt that they'll be waterproof. The leather inside is the most plush I have ever seen. I like that the inside leather is white so it does not stain your socks and feet.
Cons: The buckles are terrible. A boot this expensive with cheap buckles is unacceptable. Sidi has better buckles on some of their mountain biking shoes. The buckles don't stay adjusted the way you set them and they dig in to the top of your foot. Totally unacceptable.
Other reviewers have said that they can walk in these boots for miles. I do not echo that assessment. They are uncomfortable to walk in. Another reviewer complained that the boots squeaked- the wedge soles do not squeak at all.
These boots are better suited for boulevard cruisers than sport bikes- they just don't have the feel and flexibility for sport bikes.
One other comment is about the finish of the outer leather. It looks like plastic.