Cortech Turret WP Boots
- Water-repellant and wear-resistant nubuck leather and PU upper
- HiPora® 3-layer waterproof, breathable membrane
- Full-lenth waterproof gusset
- Geometric embossed pattern on inside of boot for additional grip
- 100% polyester lining and breathable open cell foam for increased comfort
- Anti-twist, unbreakable molded nylon midsole
- Oil and petrol-resistant vulcanized rubber single density compound outsole
- Shock-absorbing dual high-density foam and molded nylon ankle and shin guards
- TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap
- Dual replaceable and adjustable rust-free alloy buckles for secure and comfortable fit
- Hook and loop calf closure for added adjustability and safety
- 3M reflective heel insert for added visibility
- Triple-density, pre-molded, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal fast drying insole
- Calf expansion panel
- TPU shifter guard
We tried a selection of these boots and found the length of the boot to be true to the stated size. I’d advise you to choose the size you normally wear in men’s street shoes. If you are between sizes, I’d suggest the smaller.
The top/neck of this boot is highly adjustable with the Velcro closure. so they should accommodate nearly any size calf.
I found the instep of the boot to be noticeably roomy. Those with and average to high instep will probably love this. Those with a narrow or low instep probably won’t.
Our Two Cents
Here’s a bargain priced mid-height adventure style boot that looks pretty darn good!.
A couple years ago, I reviewed the Cortech Accelerator XC which is a similar style only taller, and I panned a few features such as the fussy buckles, but Cortech has improved their product since then with these new Turret QP boots.
I found the side Velcro adjustment and the two adjustment buckles to work pretty well. And they seem to stay in the position you adjust them to after taking them off, which is a time saver. This boot has a full waterproof liner behind the boot’s upper and there is a a full-height gaiter across the opening to make them waterproof most of the way up the length of the boot.
I like the large embosses leather panel on the inside of the boot. Its typical of an off road or adventure boot like this. It allows you to get some grip on your bike parts with the boots without tearing either up, and these seem to work well. The material used to make the accordion material on the front and back of the ankle is a little cheapo looking, but otherwise, the upper material looks and feels good. The sole feels sturdy. Its not a replaceable type, but in this price range, you can’t reasonably expect a boot to last for more than one sole will give you. The rest of the upper appears to be microfiber material which is very common in motorcycle boots. It is abstraction resistant and wears well.
Overall, I like the looks of this boot for the money. I think they’ll work for a lot of folks wanting an adventure-style boot, but who don’t want to pop for the price of the premium brands. Still, you get what you pay for, but even though these are relatively inexpensive boots, they are pretty good. :: Paul, 09-24-18