Item Code: Icon1000ElBajoBoots Brand: Icon Color: Black or Brown Gender: Men's Model: El Bajo
One thousand is an empirical number that forms the boundary between boy and man. The displacement threshold between expert and novice. One thousand has always been the goal.
The finest leathers, textiles, & armor have gone into every item in the ICON 1000 collection. Every detail has been critiqued and examined. Every style has endured countless miles of testing and refinement.
The end result is the finest collection of motorcycle riding apparel Icon's ever created.
They sincerely hope you will enjoy wearing the ICON 1000 gear as much as they’ve enjoyed making it.
El Bajo - literally translated it means‘The Short One.’Short perhaps in overall height, but never in performance or steez.
Built on the same Goodyear™ welt bottom unit as its five-buckle Elsinore brother, El Bajo provides all the OG moto-presence but in a reduced two-buckle silhouette.
Metal post fasteners, heavy top-grain leather chassis, and reinforced toe box and heel make for a serious piece of riding footwear. El Bajo, always up to the challenge.
The Icon 1000 line is one of my favorite lines of
motorcycle gear style
wise. Icon pulls from vintage offroad styling and applies it to high end apparel
for the street. The El Bajo is the two buckled little brother to the popular
Elsinore boot, and definitely has that vintage dirt feel.
The uppers are made of heavy top grain leather that’s available in two colorways,
this oiled brown leather, and an all-black version. The fit is pretty standard
American, so they are accurate to a Brannock lengthwise, with a good amount of
room widthwise. They have a twin cast metal buckle set up on the medial side of
the boot, but they’re just for looks. The cover flap is stitched across the
foot, so if you set the buckles to a looser setting, a gap is created between
the cover flap and the upper, so these buckles are obviously not an adjustment
feature. This is definitely not a deal breaker, though, because the boots are
nice and roomy in the instep, so the boots don’t really need any adjustment.
And, these buckles are part of what make these boots so cool looking. The actual
closure system is on the medial side of the boot in the form of this YKK
zippered side entry.
If you unzip the closure, you will see the floating medial side ankle armor, and
the water resistant gaiter. You can also see the removable insole. In addition
to ankle armor, the El Bajos also feature a heavily reinforced toebox, with
panel reinforcement on the outside of the foot, and a heat pressed leather
shifter pad. If you look on the back of the boot, you can see the same branded
heel plate that comes on the Elsinore boots. This plate is designed to absorb
shock and promote sliding in a crash instead of tumbling. Also on the back is
this padded rib area and a leather pull tab.
Lastly we have the Goodyear welted sole construction. Goodyear welted soles
benefit from added water repelling qualities at the seam, and the ability to be
replaced when worn. They have a medium tread, and are a light tan color on the
oiled brown colorway, which is a really popular color combination on men’s boots
right now, whether they’re motorcycle specific or not.
All in all, these Icon El Bajo
motorcycle riding boots from Icon are an excellent option for riders on all
types of bikes, looking for a short height boot with styling cues pulled from
the vintage MX world.