Dainese Asphalt C2B Shoes
Great protection, Fairly comfortable
I wanted a riding shoe that offered great protection and looked good with jeans or other non-riding pants. Compared to other riding shoes this offers great protection: excellent medial and lateral coverage with a lot of cushioning behind the plastic which will help absorb impact, stiffness 5/10 and 7-8/10 twisting, solidly constructed toe box and plastic encased heel. They are easy to get on and off, the speed laces work fine. You need to wear tall socks b/c the shoe will irritate your ankle some. Haven't been on a long ride but during a 30 minute ride in 90 degree heat with high humidity my feet stayed pretty cool, so airflow is probably good. They run very narrow. The toe box is also narrow top to bottom. I was in between a 44 and a 45 and the 44 was painful and the 45 is fine. I wear an 11 normally and my feet are a little wide but not too much. Would buy again.
May 26, 2016
These shoes are narrow, which is perfect for me, I have a foot that is very narrow and these fit perfect. They offer good ankle protection while still being able to get off the bike and walk for a bit, although not hiking or really long trips. Airflow is pretty good for the level of protection they offer.
June 9, 2015
I purchased these boots a little over a month after wearing them 4 times the button broke that snaps the pull string lace to the side of the boot, now everytime I wear them I have to tuck the lace inside my boot making it uncomfortable. I expected more durability from Dianese specially seeing how I spent over 200 cash for them.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, for the price you can find something better, I now wish I had, because I'm past the point of returning them!!!
June 8, 2015
Dainese makes excellent products and these boots are no exception. Purchased these to replace my very well used tour master boots.
Airflow is very good – was riding today on one of those rare days in Los Angeles when it's cloudy and cool. Airflow is noticeable. I ride a Suzuki V Strom so my feet are generally level to the road. Noticed when I pointed my toes down the airflow increased significantly - since that's the general position for sport riding, I would imagine they will be great for that kind of bike too.
One very minor thing: The snap on the left boot doesn't actually "snap" so it's hard to tell when it's properly connected without giving it a slight tug. That being said, the lacing for the shoes are ingenious. Just tuck the extra lacing into the boat and you'll never notice it.
April 24, 2015
This is my first riding shoe so my judgment is based on prior reviews and how I feel about the shoes.
The shoes look fantastic. They are not in your face riding shoes but they are not as discrete as others are mentioning. If I saw someone wearing these shoes, I would be able to tell they aren't regular shoes.
As far as comfort goes, I have only worn them a few times and only on the bike. They did not provide any discomfort in the short (30-45 minute) rides that I took. They are only going to get more comfortable for me as they get broken in some. I wouldn't want to wear them all day if I was going to be on my feet a lot (like some people mentioned they could wear them all day at work or something). Its a riding shoe; its suppose to be hard and tough to keep you safe. I think its just not wise to expect it to be super comfortable. However, it is not uncomfortable.
These are not narrow if you fit in regular shoes. They are snug (as I think they should be) but definitely not so narrow that your feet will hurt. As far as length goes, you may want to go up at least half a size. For those who like having extra room in the front, you should go up a fill size. I went up half and I am fine with the amount of room available.
Would I buy these again? Yes, for street use.
March 2, 2015
Great summer riding short boot
I really love my Dainese Alpha C2B waterproof riding boots, but they are too hot above 75 degrees or so. I am quite happy with these because they are essentially that same boot with mesh for air flow, of course minus the waterproofing, and with more of a lower cut heel on the back, which also helps with ventilation.
I find them a bit narrow, which works great for me, but YMMV if you have a wide foot.
I suggest wrapping the lace behind the boot before snapping it down, to eliminate excess material. Reasonably comfortable off the bike, okay for short stops--probably not for all day wear off the bike.
March 2, 2015
Comfy Riding Shoe for Daily Commute Situations
- Quick Easy to put on
- Space Lace Works Great
- Perfect for daily Commutes
- Good breathe-ability for hot weather like LA
- Look good with jeans or slacks
- Can wear them all day in the office without any issues
- Must be put on tightly for it to be comfortable (snug fit)
Things it's not meant for:
- Canyon Carving
- Race/Track Day
I wear a US 11.5 in dress shoes and 12 or 12.5 in sneakers and skate shoes.
I purchased EU 45 for these as the one that corresponded to 11.5 was a bit loose.
December 5, 2014
VERY GOOD BUT
THESE BOOTS ARE EXTREMELY WELL DESIGNED IN TERMS OF PROTECTION AND APPEARANCE
BUT THEY ARE VERY NARROW ON MY WIDE FOOT SO GIVEN THE CHANCE I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT SOMETHING ELSE JUST PERSONAL SIZING
SO BEWARE IF YOU HAVE WIDE FEET
MY ALPINESTAR TALL BOOTS HAVE A BETTER FIT FOR ME
October 27, 2014