First off, I’ve never bought a pair of boots (actually any product) with a guarantee like their “Live Free Guarantee”, which includes the company owner’s phone number! This company seems to stand behind their exceptional products, so for no other reason, these are boots to consider! However, I must tell you, these Comanche boots rock for so many other reasons! The Comanche’s are very comfortable after a day ride, or even if I have just been on my feet all day! (Do order 1 size larger (or more if you have thick socks) than you normally wear, as suggested in the Comanche boot description, since they do run narrow). They are darker than in the Amazon pictures, but have that great weathered, broken in look! (even the cream side soles have a distressed, worn look!) I have weak ankles, but these feel very, VERY secure in the padded, canvas type cuff liner, which also serves the purpose of keeping the water out…did I tell you these boots are waterproof? I’ve had water dumped from my old boots before, so am hoping I’ve seen the last of that! Oh…another unexpected BIG feature…look closely at the outer ankle area…see those bumps which look like ghosting of “Converse Chuck Taylor” high tops? Well, that’s a cool retro touch in itself, BUT the reason I think for them are to give your ankles extra room inside the boot….so your ankle side bones are caressed inside the boot, and not the boot rubbing on the sides of your ankle bones all day long (you know that feeling if you’ve worn regular or motorcycle boots!) Working in the garage and drop a tool on your toes? No problem…while not a steel toed boot, the toe and heel is reinforced, and is a huge plus when working the shifter all day long in traffic. Couple of nice extra features…..a hefty boot strap for pulling them on, AND unique grippy, bi-directional soles that I’ve never seen before. (check out the pictures) The soles help to provide grip, whether pushing forward, or backwards…a BIG plus for me when getting my Fat Boy in and out of the garage. One last thing (yeah, I know, this guy is windy), but something I think is kinda special…All of the boots in their Phoenix Collection (which includes the Comanche) are Rod Velarde Special Edition boots. Rod I found out (from his artwork info card enclosed in the box) is one of “America’s last great traditional Apache artists”. I mentioned the card…it and the box cover shows off some of Rod’s work (see pictures) This was my first order from Indie Ridge, and I can tell you, if all of their products are this well made, then this won’t be my last order! So overall, this is a no brainer…5 stars all the way around. Do yourself a favor a try a pair…I think you’ll be glad you did!
Excellent. Can't wait to put these to use this spring.
I've only worn them once - rode about 100 miles yesterday - and they seem fine. A bit on the warm side maybe but it was like 95 y'day so we'll see as the summer goes on. My only beef is that the sole is white when the pictures on the website & in ads make it appear as if the sole is off-white or tan. I don't like the white sole but they seems like good boots so I decided to keep them. But you should fix those pictures so the sole is bright white, like it is in real-life.
Just came in today, took them out for a long ride. I usually wear a pair of harness boots I’ve had for 10 years, but the Comanches grip even oily pavement with confidence. The reinforced toe feels great under the shifter, and my feet felt well supported. I have a pair of TCX boots as well, but these have much better fit and finish and just feel much more structurally secure. Read the reviews on these and I have to say they absolutely live up to the hype. The price they’re being sold for is wholesaling them, and I’m just glad I got in these close to the start. I love supporting start ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners that demonstrate a real commitment to their craft. I find that when I wear their stuff I hold myself to a higher standard. Buy the boots. You won’t regret it. By the way, I bought the second gen Comanches, and I don’t find them to be undersized or narrow. My TCX and Born boots are a 9, I wear adidas and olukai size 9, Keen 9, if that helps anyone. Live free indeed
I swore when I opened the box; I heard harp music and angels singing. My vocabulary fails me, so all I can say is that these are awesome. They fit well. They're sturdy. They make me look cool. As I break them in and they begin to show some wear, I bet they will look even better this time next year. Oh.......and someone threw in some face masks in the box. You guys are too generous.