Falco Eso LX 2.1 Italy boots £220
Tester Freddie Paul, MCN Sport contributor
Time tested Five months/3000 miles
What’s good? They’ve been to Austria and back, and done daily commuting, and are still in great nick. They’re light, very comfortable, well reinforced with plastic, and have a pivoted ankle brace that stops your foot twisting sideways.
What’s not? The aluminium toe slider wore out in about five roundabouts when I was doing some Go Pro filming. New ones are £13 (you can get replacement buckles and plastic parts too). They aren’t waterproof and they definitely aren’t warm.
Quality rating 3/5
Value rating 3/5