This is my 2nd pair of boots I’ve purchased from Indie Ridge, and I’m loving these even more so than the Comanche’s from my first order! The Crow’s are uber awesome! First off, they make me look like I’m James Dean from Rebel Without a Cause, or Arnold from T2…well okay, I at least do look that way from the ankles down, as these black beauties are a site to behold! But it’s not all about looks…how are they??? Are they comfortable?? CHECK! These like the previous pair are all day boots….I find myself wearing them everywhere, even if not on a bike ride. Size wise, they run pretty true to size….If wearing thicker socks, I would suggest ½ size larger maybe. Looks?? CHECK! Pictures don’t do these justice (they are NOT Brown), but THEY ARE A NICE MATTE BLACK, that have that worn, broke in kinda look right out of the box. Performance?? CHECK, CHECK and TRIPLE CHECK! For starters, they’re waterproof, with a canvas type cuff inner liner to help keep the water out. Ankle support is great, with the ‘Converse’ bump outs around the ankle area helping with that secure feeling. Tough leather, nice reinforced toes, a hefty boot strap, and bidirectional soles are just some of the other performance features. One last thing…Check out their “Live Free Guarantee”, and if for no other reason, that will sell you on trying a pair of these Indie Ridge boots!! The CEO even has his phone number in the box, should you have an issue or question! I could go on and on and on, but all this talk about boots and motorcycles, and hey, I gotta go for a ride! So do yourself a favor and give these boots a try! I 5 star recommend them!
Wow do these boots look slick and feel comfortable. I have loved the high profile boot, cushion comfort inside, the overall weight of the boot (not to clunky) and just the feel while riding. As a street bike rider I only have 2 things that I think could be improved of possible or maybe just an observation from an OCD rider. Observation 1 - When these boots get wet on the sole (stepping in wet grass, puddle, etc) and you go to start riding with metal foot pegs the shoes are stupid slick, now with that being said once they dry they do seem to have very nice grip on pegs. Maybe a pattern change on the bottom of the shoes would help this (more aggressive grip) as a disclaimer i have not yet rode in rain with them so I don't know how they perform in that yet. Observation 2 - I have worn these boots on maybe 10 rides totaling maybe 500 miles and have noticed the shifting boot is starting to become warped at the toe. The toes feels like it is reinforced but not steel toe more like composite toe shoes. The leather has become shiny and a divot has appeared from shifting which just makes me look like I dropped something on my foot lol I don't really see this as a flaw unless the constant shifting overtime will wear the boot thin at the toe then it will be a problem. Overall these are great comfortable boots and I would buy another pair even with current observations. Hope this helps someone.
Really like the look and feel of these. The size is true, and fits as it should. Very comfortable out of the box. I haven't had any road time with these bad boys, but I'm confident and enjoying my purchase. I've also purchased the Comanche boot aswell. Hell, ill probably own the whole tribe by summers end. If these boots are on your list, pull that trigger.
Packaging, product, and performance all excellent. These folks have put some serious thought into these boots. They offer substantial protection without sacrificing style. The soles offer excellent grip on the pegs and the street, regardless of wet or dry conditions.
Having trouble breaking in boots. Not very comfortable. They seem well made & look great. Tried different socks but still uncomfortable, Maybe need more time to break in. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks,