By Jim Pruner
The Whistler Adventure Boots Are Here
I’ve been wearing a pair of SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots for three years and appreciate them for all the reasons outlined in the review we did of them years ago. They set the footwear protection and comfort benchmark for me at this point and rank among the best adventure boots available on the market.
But what do you do if you can’t afford to pay $600 for your motorcycle boots that will only see action for 3 or 4 months of the year?
The answer is to look around at other less expensive options like the Whistler Adventure boots from Joe Rocket Canada, for example, to see if they’re up to the task.
Thank you, JRC!
I reached out to my contact Max at Joe Rocket Canada to get a pair of these boots specifically for this review and he provided them to me at no cost.
Out Of The Box Impressions
Sizing and Fit
These boots have a wide body (across the toes) on them compared to many other boots I’ve worn which bodes well for my E width feet. I selected size 8 from the chart on the JRC site and that turned out to be the correct choice as far as length and width are concerned.
Slightly Loose and Wobbly
Putting them on for the first time immediately concerns me in a couple of ways.
To start with, the shape of the boots isn’t foot formed enough for my liking. What I mean is that the interior shape doesn’t contour well my foot arch, and general shape. This is often the case with a brand new set of boots, but with this Whistler, something more is going on.
I find new boots are often way too tight and pinch across the width and height. That’s ok because it always relaxes after …read more