Oxtar Jupiter 2 XCR Boots
- Suede leather and Airtech fabric upper
- Lacing system with overlap Velcro closure
- Integrated shift pad
- Back counter reinforcement (heel cup)
- Padded malleolus area
- Gore-Tex XCR membrane for increased breathability
- Replaceable anatomic foot bed
- Touring sole, with specific grip area
- Oil and petrol resistant sole
Note about Oxtar: This closeout sale is a result of a “re-branding” by the Italian based company that makes Oxtar boots. For ‘08, the almost identical line will be re-introduced as TCX. The re-branding was a result of a change of ownership of the parent company and the need to settle a trademark dispute with another company (has nothing to do with the product). We purchased the entire remaining Oxtar street boot inventory which we are selling at closeout prices until gone. Prices for the new TCX line are considerably higher, so take advantage of the Oxtar closeout sale while inventory remains.
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Please see our Oxtar Sizing Information page for help in choosing a size. Recent US size conversion changes have been made so look it over carefully!
Our Two Cents
A short hiking style boot like this is a favorite with a lot of people for street riding. The boots are easy-on, easy-off and since they look a lot like street shoe styles, they can be worn anywhere comfortably. For touring riders and commuters, it means you don’t necessarily have to pack other boots for use off the bike. The Jupiter has some design features to make it “motorcycle friendly” such as the lower profile sole and the Velcro-close flap over the laces. The boots have some reinforcements built into the toe box and heel area and there is also some extra padding around the ankle. The protection in these boots isn’t as substantial as with full-on motorcycle boots, but they seem appropriate for a shorter, light weight design like this. The boots have a Gore-Tex mid-liner to make them waterproof. Keep in mind though that this is a short boot so rain can easily enter over the top, but if your pants are long enough and will shed water around the boots, then you’ll be OK. And just for walking around in wet weather, you’ll appreciate the waterproof capability. I find the boots to be extremely comfortable right out of the box and they are sharp looking as well. I can see myself wearing these on or off the bike and liking them a lot. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see some good close-up pics of this boot and its features.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
Boots appear to be of a good quality and they look good too. The price was of 25-30% of what everybody else is selling them at. I also loved the fact that they are made in Italy (known for a good quality shoewear). Overall, I am very satisfied.... (Read more...)
I have to say the service and speed of delivery is very good. the items arrived within 6 days(to Thailand) well packed and everything was in order. I ordered the wrong size JR jacket they run BIG, but will just sell it here rather than return it. (Read more...)