Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes
- Leather upper
- Molded toe, heel and ankle reinforcements
- Under Cover™ lacing system
- Anti-slip rubber outsole
Read on for more details.
We tried on a sampling of these shoes and thought the fit was true to the stated size. If anything, they’re a bit on the shorter side, so if you are between sizes, I’d advise you to choose larger. The width is “normal” or “D”. Take the “View Larger Images” link above to see the height measurements.
Our Two Cents
I’m gonna get a bit of a break in my unique/creative writing skills today with this review of the Black 9 Moto Shoes. That is because functionally, these shoes are nearly exactly the same as the Run With the Bulls Moto shoes. Here is what I had to say about those: _Here is a riding shoe that sort of blurs the lines between a regular street shoe and a protective motorcycling product. We sell a number of shoes and short boots that are sort of like this one (the TCX X-Street or X-Rap Boot comes to mind). I’d characterize this shoe as a product that shows you are an enthusiast and it’s something you might wear to the track or another motorcycling event, but it is not really robust enough for me to tell you it is a protective shoe that you could count on for protection on a bike in case of a fall. _
This model does have recessed eyelets on the lower part of the shoe, but you are supposed to use the top two silver eyelets to finish off the lacing. There isn’t any strap or cover to further keep the laces wrangled in, so there is some possibility you’d hang a lace on a piece of machinery, so keep that in mind. The heel area and toe area are somewhat stiffened, and they do have some built in protectors over each ankle. But even still I couldn’t say with a clear conscience that they are robust enough to be considered “protective” in case you fall. :: Paul, 02-05-14