As a general rule icon is more known for poser gear than actual quality protection... Those don't look awful but don't look like they'd necessarily be a ton better than some leather work boots..
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I was always told that MC boots have a slide edge around the toe, small toe and heal so that it slides against the asphalt/concrete.
These don't seem to have that. The do have a shin badge/plate thing.
I use regular steel toe 6" Timberland pitboss work boots. They don't have any side sliders, or shin/side plates.
Ignore the price and look at the toe and heal edges... designed to slide for a bit without grabbing too much.
You don't want your boots to grab the asphalt at 60 MPH while your sliding... you want them to slide, not catch.
Impact support is yet another issue, getting run over, a good plate can help reduce some of the crushing impact.
I love Icon gear. I got their boots, leather jacket and helmet. Cost me an arm and leg but the quality is top notch. I once had my 09 ZX6R fell and the whole bike was on top of my foot/angle trapping me under. The boot completely held the whole weight of the bike! my foot was completely fine.
I've been looking for new boots for a while now and at that price, i would buy them in a heartbeat. Too bad they don't have my size.
Also Check out their new Icon 1000 Joker, it's pricey but I want one so bad.
I have the Icon jacket and the foam in the arms fell apart. I emailed them about that and instead of offering a replacement for a crappy product, they told me they are aware the foam falls apart and they have new replacements for them.
This should be a safety recall, yet they want me to pay more money, wasn't too happy about that.
Fairlylogical do you find the icon boots run true to size?
I'm still looking for boots and I might get a pair of these Icon 1000 retrograde boots. In black. The price is right.
I have the Field Armor boots and it is built like a tank. I think it's their toughest boot they've ever built to date. After more than 5 years, it shows no sign of wear/deterioration other than normal scratches. It's built slightly true to size, however, I would get 1/2 size larger just to be safe and confortable.
I have absolutely no regret with the field armor boots. it already paid for itself once when the whole bike was sitting on top of my ankle and the boot held it up completely. To date, it's still solid as a rock.
Man I really like those Icon Field Armor boots. If they ever come on sale I'll grab a pair.
I did see somewhere with Icon sizing it's best to go 1/2 a size up. Said they were true to size but snug. They come in 1/2 sizes too. Which is handy.
I've had the boots for a couple of months now. They're great. I got a half size bigger that I normally do. Boots started out tight and stiff to begin with but are snug and a little more flexible now. I walked the dog several times while wearing them to break em in. Very stiff.
The zip at the back makes it easy to get boot on and off.
Lots of armor, shin, toes, sides. I think there is even steel in the sole. Makes for a stiff sole. Not the best for walking around in but the shape of the boot is comfortable on the bike.
Well ventilated, leather has many small holes in it. So not waterproof.
Seem to be wearing OK although I did notice some polishing where gear lever sits.