FLM City Leather Boots - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Nice shoes, immediately lost shifter pad
Decent shoes, comfortable to wear and pretty firm. Shoes come with a little slip-on pad for the shifter, to stop the shoe itself getting worn down by the action. Mine was lost by the end of my first ride, likely came off when I stopped for lunch and I never noticed.
Good: This is a good looking boot. The boot is firm not soft like it looks but the only support it does have is two round bits either side of the ankle which covers the bone. Bad: Only bad point for me is the really long laces. I couldn't see in the original sale photo because the laces are tucked in boot but I presumed when it said 'quick lace up system' or something like that, that the laces would be tucked out of the way but they are normal laces that are long. Tucking them inside boot is uncomfortable and hanging out like ordinary laces just get caught up on gear lever which is dangerous as we all know. Would I recommend buying them, for £64 (I think it was) hell yes, well worth the money but I'm looking at changing the lace up system before I wear on bike again. Hope this helps.
Replaced them after 6 weeks
Out of the box they feel great but unfortunately its a case of 'buy cheap buy twice'. Ive used them most days for 6 weeks on and off the bike and they have fallen short on comfort and protection. The sole has become as flimsy as a flip flop and I feel like I can push my thumb through it, can't see them holding up in an accident. Comfort wise, there's nothing left in the sole so my feet are taking a pounding just walking around. Nice idea, not bad for £60 ish but I've replaced em already unfortunately. I had a pair of UST Urban 2 before that and id recommend them over the FLM City's for a similar price. Have gone for the Alpine stars J-6 now and (agreed they are new) they are far superior in every way. Apologies for the negativity!
Being a smaller ladies size I have found it quite tricky to find this style of boot in my size. They are a really good fit, great for walking around as they are light and ideal for this hot weather. Excellent value for money. I have no negative comments so far.
Will need to be worn in..... but cute
Look very nice, ft well but very very stiff, I know, I know it's for safety but I mean properly rigid, digging in your ankles stiff!! I am confident they will soften with use and I love that they look like trainers so I can walk around in them without looking like I'm just wearing bike gear & screaming 'In case you didn't know I have a motorbike' - overall very good - would recommend :)
Great service from sports bike shop as usual, however I was a little disappointed with these boots when they arrived. They aren't as nice in real life as they look in the picture, and the quality felt quite cheap. This is my first pair of motorcycle boots so maybe I'm just expecting too much. They seem like they will offer okay protection around the ankles so I will use for a while and upgrade in the future.
Ride Work and Play Boots
My daughter rides her motorbike to commute to work everyday. These boots not only protect her ankles in case of an accident but they are comfortable to wear in work all day as well. She has to wear orthotics and these boots are roomy enough to accommodate them. This has enabled her to recover from dropped arches foot pain. The boots are so comfortable she wears them socially too. Great all-rounders that are tough enough to last a good while under all this wear.
Feel like trainers
I've bought several pairs of riding boots in the past 6 months and these are the ones I keep going back to. For the money I don't think you can get a more comfortable boot and they look the part. The only negative is my feet can get a bit sweaty in them if used all day, but then most boots do that.
I bought these for my son who had just got himself a little 100cc scooter and thought trainers were perfectly acceptable riding wear. Lectured him about road rash and said he had to wear boots of some description but he's a fashion conscious teenager. These boots were a brilliant compromise, at a glance they look like a pair of Converse boots but they offer the ankle protection required by a grumpy old Dad. He loves them, they are a good fit and very comfortable and I don't expect to see him in anything else for ages now.
Worn these every day since I got them. Nice comfy pair of causality riding boots easy to put on and durable. Only a four star as if I took a long trip would not be suitable but in town / city area are fine. Also good in light rain not tested in heavy yet.