Falco Mixto 2

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by samhain, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. samhain

    samhain Adventurer

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    Over the past year, I have been searching/researching for a pair of adventure motorcycle boots (I know, I'm a loser). This will be my first pair of adventure boots (currently using Shift Racing Street boots) and my needs were somewhat simple.

    1) Needs to be comfortable to walk in.
    2) Waterproof. I live in Florida.
    3) Good protection, but not full on MX boots.
    4) Needs to look cool. (Sorry, I'm just being honest.)
    5) Price (Something below $300)

    After searching and reading a ton of reviews and watching YouTube videos several boots made it to the top of my list.

    1) Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boot
    2) TCX Track EVO WP
    3) Icon Raiden DKR Boots

    All three of these are very popular and there is a ton of reviews on all of them and I REALLY wanted to love one of these so I could end my search. However, after reading the reviews, I decided against all three. For the following reasons:

    1) Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boot - Still very new to the market, some complain they make noise and are too big and clumsy to shift with.
    2) TCX Track EVO WP - Not waterproof.
    3) Icon Raiden DKR Boots - Screws fall out too often.

    So I decided to venture away from Revzilla and Motorcycle Superstore and see if I could find something else that would meet my needs. That's when I found the Falco Mixto 2's.

    I searched and searched and searched (including this website) and couldn't find too much about these boots. There are some YouTube videos, however, they are all in other languages. I did find this review about the previous version of these boots.

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-boots/falco-mixto-boots/

    I hold webbikeworld.com in pretty high regard, so I was impressed with what they said about the old version. After doing some shopping, I found the Falco Mixto 2 on sale for $229 shipped, which made these cheaper than the other boots I was considering. I decided to take a chance and so far I'm glad I did.

    I'm still breaking them in, but they are very comfortable and seem to be pretty lightweight for an adventure boot. I think they look great and have D30 armor in all the typical places. The tread seems like it will work and has Vibram soles. Based on webbike world's test, they should be pretty waterproof. I will report back when after having them in the Florida rain.

    Let me know if you have any questions. I'm not affiliated with this company or any other listed in this review. I wanted to do this review so that others could read something about these boots that's in our language ;).

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  2. MX Engineer

    MX Engineer MX Racer

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  3. samhain

    samhain Adventurer

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    Honestly, to me, they are ugly and they look like a touring boot, not an ADV boot. So they didn't make my cut.
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  4. Florida Man

    Florida Man n00b

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    Thanks for the thorough review! I've been researching boots for quite a while and just found the Mixto 2 online recently. Like you, I can barely find any info online. Your post and the webbikeworld article are the best things I've seen about it.

    I like all the specs. My one concern is if the waterproof lining makes them too sweaty when it gets in the 90s with Florida humidity. Do you find them to be breathable enough?
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  5. lipsee

    lipsee Been here awhile

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    Hi Samhain I bought a pair of the orginal Falco Mixis and they proved great,,,I love the style ,they are plenty practical,and like you say Cheap..(thou they are getting more popular so prices are rising) I discovered when I saw a review in a bike mag for ktm 1290.guy was wearing so emailed and asked about the brand,he replyed and had done a review of said boot.. here,s the link http://www.adventurebikerider.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/715-reviewed-falco-mixto-atv-adventure-boots.html regards ( like I said prices have gone north,,I paid £130)
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  6. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    I've had some falco atlantis boots for a few years now. They are great boots and have been holding up better, both in terms of appearance and in waterproofness, than previous bmw, A*, and dainese boots I've had (I'm a year round commuter). It's nice to see that Falco boots are available in the US again.
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  7. aufevermike

    aufevermike Been here awhile

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    I bought a pair at the MOA rally in Salt Lake City this past weekend. Rode back to Vegas in 113 degrees. Love me. Brought them back to Alaska with me. Can't wait to give them a work out.
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  8. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    I bought a pair of Falco Avatours a few months ago and have been extremely happy with them. They've proven to be waterproof (standing and walking in anke/calf deep puddles and streams), and they breathe better than my MX style off-road boots...when I get home, my feet aren't soaked in sweat like my A'star Tech 8's.

    I'm glad I took a chance on the Falco brand...I'll be buying more of their stuff when the need arises. :thumbup
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