Comment: These boots look great and are really comfortable for what they are. I'm very happy with them. They flow air very well. Be sure to go up a size though. I wear size 12 and need to return them for a size 13.
Elizabeth City, NC
Cortech Latigo Air Boots Review
Comment: i just received these boots today and i couldn't be happier, real nice and high quality all around. they look really nice as well. i would recommend them to anyone, you wont regret it. another comment said he needed to order a size up but i wear size 11.5 and i ordered 11 and they fit real nice so idk, i love these boots:-D
The Cortech Latigo
RR motorcycle racing boots
are available in two versions, this waterproof version, and this heavily
perforated Air version. Both models are designed to hold up against the rigors
of aggressive sport touring, sport riding and some light track days, but at a
price point that makes these boots an incredible value.
The reason I say light track days, despite these boots being called RR’s, is
that they are not quite precise enough in the fit, and don’t offer quite the
protection needed by an avid road racer. For the street, though, this is easily
one of my favorite options. In fact, after testing these boots for this video,
I’m probably going to get myself some long-termers.
The uppers are made of a synthetic leather material called Mycro Tech. I really
like the use of high end synthetics instead of leather in price point boots
because the material is more perfect, and won’t have the week points that some
of the more affordable genuine leathers will have.
The Latigo Air’s are available in this all black colorway and a white and black
version as well. The waterproof model is available in black only. Both styles
are available in U.S. sizes seven to fourteen, and the fit is accurate to a
Brannock device lengthwise. Widthwise, these boots are going to accommodate feet
up to the wider side of E. This is a pleasant surprise for someone with wide,
flat feet like myself. Usually, the sportier the boot is, the more precise the
fit. This makes most sport boots very uncomfortable for me for the first few
thousand or so miles of break in. These Latigos are comfortable right out of the
Unfortunately, this roomy fit is also one of the features that keeps this boot
from being truly race ready. For most guys with standard width feet, these boots
are going to allow just a small amount of movement within the boot. This is a
welcome issue for sport touring or even aggressive street riding, because of the
excellent airflow. But, on the racetrack, you need a boot to be on the snug side
for the protective features to work properly in a high speed crash. A higher end
boot for the racetrack will often utilize buckles or other systems to offer some
adjustability to achieve the necessary snugness.
Protection is in good supply for the street, though. You have replaceable toe
sliders on the lateral side of the toebox, and TPU plates on the tops of the
toes. The shins also feature TPU plates for protection that feature a conical
shape that is excellent at absorbing shock. TPU material is also used for this
clever ankle protection device. This four piece system uses a plug and socket
design that promotes freedom of movement, but only to a certain extent. When
your ankle reaches its safe limit for flexion, in either the lateral or medial
direction, the two tabs come in contact with each other, stopping the rotation
of the ankle. A tabless setup is used on the back of the boot in cooperation
with the heel cup to keep the foot from extending too far forward.
While we’re looking at the back of the boot, you can see the contoured top edge
that works with the stretch panel at the boot entry to accommodate a lot of
different leg shapes. Unfastening the hook and loop cover flap exposes the three
quarter zippered side entry. If you open up the Air boot, you’ll expose the
Air-Mesh breathable liner and the triple density antifungal insole. If you look
inside the Waterproof model, you’ll see a waterproof gaiter, and a plush,
moisture wicking liner that hides the Hipora waterproof, breathable membrane.
Both versions of the Latigo Boot feature a durable VR, or vulcanized rubber
outsole that provides excellent grip, and a Thermoplastic toe cap.
All in all, the Cortech
Latigo Air and Waterproof boots are an excellent choice for the budget conscious
street or track day rider looking for a generous fitting and highly capable
motorcycle riding boot.