Jett boots test
Being a product of the alpinestars tech 8 generation I have been extremely skeptical of any boot I put on my foot, besides that of an alpinestar. I can say this is the first boot that I’ve pulled out of the box that i was actually excited to try on. A lot of people have tried to imitate the A star brand and failed miserably. Jett not only went a different direction but nailed it! I tried the boots on and wore them around for a solid two hours. This isn’t something you would normally be able to do with any boot.
Even with other types of boots there is a break in period that is tough where the feel of the shifter foot position and break pedal feel is practically nonexistent. You can throw this out the window with Jett boots. They are designed to have no break in period. they will have the same feel from the first time you try them on for as long as you own them. One of the first things I noticed while I was out riding was how light these boots were. They are designed to be comfortable right off the bat and they are designed to last as well. “With a leather boot breaking in means breaking down of the integrity of the leather. This will never happen with a plastic boot” -(Rick Smith owner of Jett boots.) The only thing that needed breaking in was the sole area. Due to the nature of the plastic boot this area was slippery but after about five laps they had roughened up and were unnoticeable.
Receiving the boots right before mammoth motocross I could think of no better time to test out these boots. Racing at 8,000 feet of elevation is already tough so why make it tougher by having an extra pound and a half on either foot. Once again the lightness of these boots were huge. Also the extra hard shell was great from the softball size rocks that were flying around. The ankle support was like no other and I truly couldn’t have been happier with the performance of these boots over the weekend after two days of racing they were solid.
The boots I was wearing were the 5th generation of the Jett boot design with the 6th generation available to the public now. There were only minor changes made to the next generation but they were notable. They made some changes to the exterior ankle area where they had some issues with the hardware breaking. Also they tightened up the top area of the boot for an even lower profile. One thing I was happily surprised about was there warranty policy. They will warranty close to every product that comes through the door. Not looking at it as a burden but more as a form of R&D. “there is no better way to test your product then to have a thousand or two thousand people using it.” -(Rick Smith owner of Jett boots.)· With only four years of development these boots have made huge leaps and bounds and may just be a game changer.
Every piece of these boots are replaceable from your home with just a call or visit to the site you can have any piece needed within days. And with a little bit of maintenance these boots should last a very long time with no breakdown of structural integrity unlike its leather competition.
The boot I tried which is the pro edition only comes in white at this time and retails For $449.00 and is available in sizes 6-12 the only difference between the pro model and the lite model is in the inner bootie.The lite comes in both white and black and retails for $399.00 and is available in sizes 7-13 from what I’ve been told by a few different riders that the bootie was introduced almost as a novelty and the lite edition is just as comfortable.
All parts are replaceable
Great ankle support
No break in necessary
Great styling and comfort
Top of boot is loose which was changed for the new generation
Buttons on inside of boot which were also changed for new gen
Wish I would’ve tried these sooner!
Id give these 5.5 out of 6
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