Richa Zenith Waterproof Leather Boots - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Nice looking boots, slightly tight to get on if you have a high in step but plenty of room in the toe box. Construction looks robust and zips good. No pinch points during use and reasonably warm on cold days. For the money a good practical touring boot.
Ideal at this price
Pretty much what the other reviewers have said! Sizing (44) was spot-on front to back but the design is really narrow across the toes. In my case, too much to expect them to break in, so I went up a size. Totally hassle-free return process thanks to sportsbikeshop. More sensible thicker socks and all is well. Grip is confident and protection isn't intrusive. Recommended as a sensible commuting boot.
Good value boots
High quality boots which replaced my years old ones very well. Appear to be very well made and sturdy. Once broken in they should prove to be a worthwhile buy.Had to try 3 different sizes to get the correct ones but the delivery and returns service is excellent.
Great value boots - from other reviews, it seems others have ordered a size above, however my size was fine. My feet are fairly wide, so initially before riding with the boots they were a little snug, and not comfortable. After 2 rides they have become more supple, and very pleased with them. Haven't used them in the wet yet
Comfortable and good service
From the start, these boots have been comfortable. After a couple of weeks' wear, the lining ripped in one boot. SportsBikeShop were excellent and arranged for free return and quick replacement. Offered that I could choose alternative boots if I wanted. Extremely good service. Replacement boots continue to be comfortable. I have treated with Nikwax so I can be sure of waterproofness, and they have been thoroughly tested and proved completely dry. So these appear to be good boots, but I am treating the interior with great care in case the lining has a weak spot. Perhaps I just a pair with a manufacturing fault first time. As an aside, I saw a review complaining about wet grip with these boots, but neither of the pairs I have received have had any problem in this regard.
Good fitting boot
Brought these boots after being so disappointed with another brand I bought. Reading reviews I went for a bigger size than normal. When I received them even with a thick sock on they were too big. Sent them back to sbs and they sent me my normal size and these were fine with a thick sock. I have not really tested them in a heavy downpour. I am pleased with the quality and protection of these boots and hoping these will last me a few years.
Good boot for the price.
Good quality leather boot, well made. Have used them in heavy rain and my feet have remained dry and warm. They are quite tight around the calf, so if you have a larger than normal calf these will not do up, so look elsewhere. You can walk around in them no problem, they don't slop about, but order 1 size up from your normal footwear size. Come recommended from me 4 stars due only to calf size of the upper part of the boot, as it's not flexible to accommodate larger calves.
Slippery when wet!
I've had numerous Richa products before and I've been generally satisfied, so when my Vulcan boots finally gave up the ghost, I was looking for something waterproof (Irish weather). These boots for 70€ seemed to fit the bill. There are however, some good and bad points. The good > The construction seems pretty solid. Decent protection all around. Has velcro all across the zipper (Vulcans only had the top, which failed after a couple of years, these look better). Waterproof when treated properly (Tested in Irish rain). The bad > - The fit isn't top notch. I used 44 with my Vulcans and they fit perfectly. I bought 44 on the Zenith and they don't fit perfectly, in fact they are slightly too large, but the heel is almost too small.. Same maker, what gives Richa? - They aren't comfortable at all. It means, if you intend to walk around shops, take a stroll or any average distance, they really aren't that comfy. - They are slippery when wet! This is a huge minus. They were slipping off the footpegs, it was hard to get any ground when trying to push the bike (grass/wooden surface where I park) not to mention I almost fell down stairs that had aluminum cover. Quite dangerous and not happy with that. All in all, I see these as a budget solution when you really need something waterproof. When treated well they will keep your feet dry. But the drawbacks they come with.. You be the judge.
Unfortunately not waterproof
I was very excited to receive my Richa Zenith boots after reading all the great reviews. Unfortunately, my experience has not been the same. The first time I wore them in moderate rain on my 45 minute ride to work, I arrived and my left foot was wet. They had leaked through the flex panel on the front. As only one boot leaked, I though I had a faulty pair and returned them for another pair. Great service from Sportsbikeshop buy the way. So, the 2nd pair. Moderate rain, 45 minute ride to work, BOTH boots leaked though the same spot as the 1st pair, but worse. Realising that this was now not a one off, I returned them for a refund. Again, no problems with the return and good service from Sportsbikeshop.
I am usually a 10, but got the 11. Which was a good idea as the 11 is a snug fit. Last weeks exceptional heavy rain left a very small damp patch on top of my right foot. This was cured with some Dubbin on the boot. Reapplied and boot waterproof is good. Boot is quite stiff but breaks in quickly. Good zip.
Good fit and great value boot
Great fit, had Aqua 2 Touring before so went a size bigger than normal which for me is perfect. Finger loop makes getting boots on much easier than the Aqua2. Zip and Velcro for a secure watertight close, great value.
At last, waterproof Boots!
I'm an all year round commuter and I've gone through a lot of different boots from very expensive ones to cheap budget boots. I bought these as the price was very good and my expensive Sidi Boots couldn't keep out more than a light shower, not thinking they'd be the best in the world but they are! I've worn them through some of the heaviest storms through Sept 19 and they haven't let a drop in - I'm very impressed and thinking of buying a second pair for when these wear out. I would say to get a size bigger as they are a bit tight on the ankle/leg but I do recommend these boots.
Bought these as just starting out doing my license have to say really pleased with them very comfy and feel they have a good amount of protection. For the money can't go wrong also look pretty smart to. Sizing seems perfect I'm normally 12 ordered 12 fit perfect!!!!