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Icon El Bajo Women’s Boot

It’s time for another ICON boot review! This time it’s for the ladies. Kate’s getting to try out some of ICON’s new El Bajo women’s boots.

The El Bajo boot is a retune of the Icon Elsinore. It shares the same bottom end as the Elsie, with a fresh top-end rebuild. This time, they’ve knocked a few buckles off to give The Little One its low down and dirty attitude.

Obviously I don’t wear women’s boots, so look for a full report from Kate in the near future. Until then, take a gander at these cool little boots and how they stack up against the Elsinore.

We couldn’t resist snapping a cool pic of her wearing them on the RD400 of Doom!

She’ll be putting them through their paces over the coming days for a little review. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 Everything Else No Comments

Icon Elsinore Boots – 300 Mile Review

This is a continuation from my previous post:
Icon Elsinore Boots

So I’ve had my Icon Elsinore boots for 3 days now and have managed to log around 300 miles in them. Time on and off the bike, I’ve probably racked up about 15 hours in them. I can say, they seem to only be getting MORE comfortable. They really do fit quite well. They sort-of hug your ankle and lower leg.

On the bike, they’re a bit of an adjustment. The toe box is a little thicker than I like. So movement around my shift lever was a bit awkward. Additionally they didn’t like to flex forward (toe down) at first so getting my foot under my shifter was VERY difficult. But they are loosening up. I don’t ride with rearsets on the BMW, but now I definitely think I’ll order some. I wasn’t too uncomfortable with my riding position before, but these make my legs longer (due to the thicker sole) as well as slightly more constricted at that angle. So getting my feet back will make a HUGE difference.

Other than that adjusting my shift lever would be a quick solution. But I’m getting used to it as it is.

As expected the white soles are getting dirty pretty quick. Additionally the shift pad on the toe doesn’t line up with where I like to shift.. but this may just be me… Actually, I’m sure it is.

And on to some sad news… While typing this, I went down and had lunch with my wife and a friend. It was there that I noticed one of the straps looked loose. Closer inspection revealed that one of the buckle pegs had snapped off.. I don’t even know when it happened.. But that does not bode well.

I called Moto Liberty where I bought them, and they said just bring them back for a replacement. I love these boots, so I’m definitely going to give them a second go, but it’s a little disheartening that for the $230 price tag, I’ve already had issues after only a few days of use.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 Everything Else 2 Comments

Icon Elsinore Boots

So a few weeks back I ordered a pair of Icon’s new (unreleased) Elsinore boots from their Icon 1000 line.

Well they just came in. And apparently they arrived earlier than expected at the Moto Liberty, so the guy told me I’m probably the first guy in Texas to have them. Wooooo!

Anyway. On to first impressions. They’re very well done. Very solid. They have a nice little ankle pad that wraps around the ball of your ankle. They zip up snug, and of course the straps on the front are adjustable to get a tighter fit.

The bottom is very rigid. There’s no real flex in your foot. Although the boot in general is pretty stiff, there is still some flexible motion front to back, so they should still be very functional on the bike.The liner is quite comfortable as well. I’m wearing short socks at the moment with these boots on, and my legs aren’t being scratched or annoyed by the liner or any seams. The sipper does have a little flap on the inside so nothing gets trapped while doing them up.

So far I’m quite pleased with them. I’ll post an update once I’ve had a chance I get them broke in a little.

I’ve had them for a few days and have posted new findings here:
Icon Elsinore Boots: 300 Mile Review

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Friday, April 20th, 2012 Everything Else No Comments

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