Forma Eagle Boots
- Full-grain leather upper
- Cafè racer/custom/cruiser rubber sole
- Gear pad protection
- Ornamental buckles
- VELCRO® brand and zippered closure
- Rear reflective insert
- Waterproof and breathable Drytex lining
- Ankle TPU molded plastic protections
- Soft polymer padding with memory foam
- PP Mid Dual Flex with anti-shock EVA midsole
- Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with A.P.S. (Air Pump System)
- CE level protection
We tried on a selection of Forma boots here in the office and found the length to be about right. The width on the boots is a touch more wide than most other brands we carry. Alpinestars and TCX tend to be the most wide, but these might even be a touch wider. I’d say they are a D to E and might even work for somebody with a slightly wider foot (but don’t get carried away and think they are wide enough for a person needing a EEE or wider). These are also roomy over the instep. so those with a thick/wide foot might really like this style.
Forma offers advice on choosing a size from your foot measurement. Here’s how:
1) Measure the overall length of your foot. Forma recommends placing your heel against a wall and measuring from the wall to the end of your longest toe.
2) Add 3/4” to the length of your foot
3) Using Forma’s sizing chart below, choose the smallest size boot with an insole measurement that is at least the length of your foot plus 3/4”.
Use Forma’s size selection method as a “second opinion”. Maybe you’ll find it reassuring if it matches your size choice based on street shoe size or, maybe it could be a tie breaker if you are undecided between two sizes. FWIW, Forma’s advice didn’t work for me since I have relatively short toes. I wear a 45 (known from trying on) and this method put me in a 42.
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Our Two Cents
The Forma Eagle boot is a traditional cruiser style, but with a side zip entry like a traditional street boot. The styling is “retro” or “cruiser”.
The overall style of this boot is sharp. It is one of the few traditional engineer boots we offer that is made by a high quality boot maker. Most of the other styles like this are more “price point” boots. The leather used in the brown color has a traditional slick finish, but they look a bit “rugged” because of the tan lines of the raw edges left exposed. And the tan colored mid-sole between the black lug sole and the brown upper looks good too. The black boot is more of a matte or very short suede finish judging by the pictures (I don’t have one in front of me so I can’t say for sure). But both styles look great. The interior of the boot is finished out very well like a high quality street boot.
These boots have an integrated waterproof liner for use in rain. The side entry zipper has a gator across it to keep water from coming in the boot through the zipper. The side zipper is convenient for pulling the boot on and taking it off, although I’m scratching my head a bit as to why they even put the side zipper on the boot in the first place. The shaft of this boot is left rather wide like traditional engineer boot, and I can actually put the boot on and pull it off with the size zipper closed. I guess if you have a high instep and would otherwise have a hard time pushing your foot in, the side zipper will be welcome.
The buckle straps across the instep and at the top of the shaft can be adjusted, but really are mostly for decoration. I’m a fan of the very heavy duty lug sole. It looks sharp and should last a long time. It has some internal stiffening which is something to look for in any motorcycle boot. The toe area and heel areas are also internally stiffened and there are a couple of armor discs built in on either side of the ankle for impact protection in that area.
I really think this boot will shine for somebody who wants the “retro” styling of an engineer boot like this, but who also wants a quality boot with some basic protective features (and many engineer style boots don’t). Personally, I wish this boot had been cut a bit closer to the ankle and calf than it is, and then the side zipper would definitely have a purpose, but anyway, I really do like the boot regardless. :: Paul, 11-05-19
Forma says: These full grain leather boots have a classic style and high quality finish. The Forma Eagle Boots feature a lug-style rubber sole for all-day comfort and long wear life. These boots will look great on any classic bike and are a must-have for anyone wanting a classic look.