The Instinct X, alongside the REV'IT Expedition has been one of my favourite boots of the last ten years. Subtle touches wrapped in a comfortable, durable boot that is amazing for dual sport, enduro and ADV riding where protection is a high priority.
Over the last three years my Instinct X has kept me safe through thousands of km's riding whilst also being infinitely comfortable. The X features a lot of the highlights from the MX focussed Instinct, such as Duratac compound for grip and durability, hinge lockout to stop motion and hyperextension of the ankle, and a slim, medial design for a truly intuitive feel on the dirt bike. Add in the clever sole that gives you great feeling under the toe and stiff arch for comfort over a long day.
The large, open tread pattern on the Duratac outsole provides exceptional traction while reducing mud build up to aid with paddling and off the bike grip. As you scramble over rocks, wet roots, and obstacles, the toe box provides protection from all debris, giving you the confidence you need to navigate those challenging obstacles.
Add in a nicely padded inner, a decent arch support and easy to use buckles and you've got a fantastic boot for almost every use.
The fit of the the Instinct X is very middle of the road. It's not as narrow as Italian boots typically are but it's not a wide boot. For wider fit I'd either size up one or try the Comp X boot.
On initial fit the ankle area can feel quite tight but the padding packs into the shape of your legs and feet over the first couple of rides and makes for a very comfortable.
Instant step-in comfort and support
Large, open tread pattern on Duratac outsole provides traction off the bike, and reduces mud build up
Toe box is designed to provide protection from debris on the trail
Our exclusive Fox Duratac™ rubber compound provides durability and unprecedented grip on outsole and burn guard
Hinge Lockout stops motion before hyperextension of ankle
A slim, medial design keeps you close to the bike
Low ride chassis brings the foot lower and closer to the foot peg for enhanced feeling around the brake and shifter
Slim toe box for easy shifting and a slimmer overall profile
Replaceable sole insert