These new Joe Rocket Super Street RX14 boots are one of my favorite pairs of
street riding boots to come out this year. They’re comfortable, packed with
features, and Joe
Rocket kept the price below a hundred and eighty bucks, so they are an
excellent value. The uppers are made of split leather, but it’s of good quality.
They don’t feel stiff or have that plastic feel like most split leather has, and
the carefully chosen materials are what make this boot so reasonably priced.
The fit of these RX14 boots is pretty standard American. They have a generous
cut that will accommodate E width feet comfortably. Adding to the comfort factor
is this combination zip, Velcro and buckle closure. You get the speed and easy
on and off of the Velcro and zipper closure on the medial side, with the precise
fit of a buckle system on the lateral side of the boot. There is also an
expansion joint built into the medial side panel to add to the flexibility. On
the back at the top, is a branded rubber panel that is designed to cling to the
bottoms of your riding pants. If you open the boot up, you can see the water
resistant gaiter, the moisture wicking liner, and the replaceable antibacterial
These Super Street boots offer protection in the way of a reinforced toebox with
a shifter pad and replaceable magnesium toe sliders. There is some light armor
in the shin area, next to the debossed logo, with some heavier armor in the
medial and lateral side ankle areas. The heel of the foot is protected by this
vented injection molded polymeric heel armor. This armor not only absorbs shock
in an impact, but it also helps the boot to slide instead of grab in a crash.
Less tumbling means less broken body parts, which is obviously a good thing.
The last feature I want to show you on these new RX14 boots from Joe
Rocket is the very unique sole construction. This sole is what Joe Rocket
calls Peg Friendly. The curved shape of the sole provides a very stable
relationship with your pegs. With a flat sole, if you roll your foot to one side
of the other, the contact patch is drastically reduced, and moved to the outside
edge of the foot. With a curved sole profile, the contact point remains large
and closer to the center of the foot for better balance. The shape of the sole
at the heel also promotes excellent boot balance on the pegs. The midsole of the
boot is made of thermoplastic urethane and is reinforced with a steel shank for
added longevity and protection.
All in all, these new Super Street RX14
motorcycle riding boots
from Joe Rocket are
a great choice for the street rider or sport tourer looking for a low priced,
high value boot for the street.