Dainese Axial Pro In Boots
Protection and Style
My other boots are the SIDI Vortice Air. The Axial Pro fit slightly tighter than the same size in Sidi. That being said, I prefer the Dainese boot to the Sidi. Stylish, comfortable and the design is excellent. If you are used to AIR versions of boots, the lack of air flow is noticeable. I ride in Arizona and have used these at a track day, no regrets about the purchase.
The (IN) style of these boots work perfect with the Laguna Seca Pro Leather Suit.
May 21, 2013
Great for my needs
These are exceptionally functional and beautiful to boot (no pun intended). A few notes:
1. The fake leather scuffs up really quick. I haven't tracked these, dragged these, or even come close to toeing them, but I seem to magically remove chunks off of the upper after each of my weekend jaunts through Angeles Crest.
2. Although extremely form-fitting, they do not fit like a pair of proper moto boots and your heel will feel a bit "loose" inside the back of the shoe no matter how much you size down. This is more of a Dainese issue since most of their boots do not have any heel adjustment.
3. The 2 velcro straps are at an odd length, they can't wrap all the way around for even my skinny ankles, but are also too long to be tight enough if I secure them to the back of my heels. They sort of come halfway around and sit right where the 2 parts of the ankle brace come together. Not a big deal but worth noting since it bugs me every time I put these on.
4. The bottoms wear out quick! I've honestly rode in these 4 times and have already worn the traction off both balls of my feet.
5. I have very narrow feet and these fit me like a glove. Warning to people with wide feet -- these probably will not work for you.
6. The titanium heel guards will look like crushed aluminum cans after just a few wears if you are not extremely careful. I've bumped them twice and they scratch and dent like nobody's business. I don't mind so much, but for $500, I wish they were a bit more rigid.
Other than the points above, I still love these boots and would definitely recommend since they feel so good and don't have the typical ski boot appearance of high-end trackable race gear.
May 20, 2013
There's a reason the professionals wear these!!!
Right out of the box you can see the quality synonymous with Dainese. I have gone on four or five rides since receiving these boots and all I can say that they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn! I wear a 10.5 C and the 44 fits perfectly. I don't have any hotspots and the construction is without peer.
I am an anesthesiologist that sees a great deal of motorcycle related trauma and these boots offer the best protection against the most common fracture I see. For those that may balk at the price, I say the peace of mind is worth every penny
May 20, 2013
Best Boots on the Planet
When you're talking Dainese you're talking about the best. Rossi knows it, and everyone else does, too. They don't come cheap, but real quality never does. If your primary objective is maximum protection combined with ultimate functionality, flawless design, and sleek Italian styling than you've found what you're looking for. These boots fit like a glove and look even better. It's difficult to describe the effect they will have on your riding, they kind of act and feel like a second skin, like an extension of your body almost they're so comfortable. They're light, flexible, indestructible, have great tactile response and feedback and they really make you feel like you're connected to the bike, like you're part of it almost. Hard to describe, but they're awesome. They don't flow a lot of air, but my feet magically don't sweat, or get hot in them somehow so it hasn't been an issue. I could wear them all day on the bike, maybe half that off the bike. They're comfortable and move easily, but I wouldn't want to wear them walking around all day. One observation, not a beef, but a potential inconvenience for some: the incorporated velcro on the shin and instep above the ankle will snag on the lining material of any suit that doesn't have the accompanying male/fuzzy side of the velcro...or snag on anything else that snags on velcro for that matter. I think the Laguna is the lowest model on their suit foodchain that has it. I have the Stripes suit, which doesn't have it, and it started to fray the inside lining until I bought a few pieces of male/fuzzy velcro from a material store and stuck it to the boots to keep them from snagging on everything. This is not a design flaw, on the contrary, it's an awesome feature designed to keep your leg from twisting and breaking in a crash, but to take full advantage of it you need a corresponding suit, or to sew some velcro in yourself. Bottom line, these boots are at the forefront of the current evolution of safety gear and are the absolute pinnacle of the industry. Get 'em, you won't be sorry.
March 29, 2013
This boots are awesome! Very comfortable from the very first time you wear it. My feet are sligth wide (US 10.5) and the size 44 was spot on. Even wearing it with a slight thick pair of socks it still very comfortable. I can articulate my feet in any direction while I am wearing it and there are no "pressure points". The boots construction is solid with full of features in order to promote the best protection which makes me giving it 5 out of 5. It worth the money for what you are paying for.
Rides: MV Agusta 675 Brutale
February 25, 2013
Highly recommend if you have narrow feet!
Hate to nock this boot, but if you have wide feet such as me. You might want to look at another company. It's always hard to find an item with a great design and fantastic quality, but they pull it off in this boot. These boots work great with my under armour tucked in the boot and my jeans on the outside. I also like how the boot is already "shaped" for a crouched riding possition. Now the bummer part. Some shoes/boots just aren't made for your foot shape. It's just the nature of the beast and for me, this boot is just a bit off. In order to fit my wide foot (EE), I had to go a size up and it's still a bit tight (narrow). I didn't want them to be to long in the toe, because they already are by a little bit. So I had to compramise and deal with the boot being a little narrow. Shifter pad is still in the right spot though and I can make do with them being a bit long, but a worry about wear on the sides due to the width issue. Finally, they are on the stiff side compared to other boots I've owned. They took some time to break in an be able to feel my controls. Man, I wish I had a narrow foot, because other than the fitting issue. These are some great boots!
July 9, 2012
carbon fiber kevlar!
do i need to say anything els?....
the boot has a solid toe, at first i did not get the best feel for the controls in the boot, i was used to riding in thin sneakers. after a ride the boot felt broken in. great boot, if you want to love your purchase buy quality
June 26, 2012
Purchasing a Dainese product you can expect a high quality product.
This boot is really good I have ride with others before but this fits really great.
Very comfortable to use, looks like you are using a running shoes.
Highly recommend this product. Little bit expensive but worth every dollar that I spent.
Also the service for Revzilla was great!
June 11, 2012