Dainese Cafe Boots
After 3 years- I am very surprised how durable these boots are
I own the black version of these boots, which, as it appears, are sold out. But I expect the brown ones to be the same in most profiles.
I bought these on March 21, 2012, from Revzilla- I checked my order receipt for the date. I wore these boots very often- roughly 1/3 of the year, most of the riding season- to work, around the city. I wore them on cross country trips, to Canada, to Mexico and back. I've traveled almost 20,000 miles on these boots.
I only came back to this page today because I wanted to get another pair again, more than 3 years later (Aug 2015 now). Then I saw some of what the other folks are saying, thought I write something.
Don't listen to them. These boots are durable. They're very water resistant (not completely waterproof under long periods of thunderstorms), they look good, are comfortable to walk around, and you can travel cross country with them.
I've worn many boots before. When it comes to Dainese products, you really get what you are paying for. Don't complain about the price!
After 3 years of heavy usage, the soles are now worn out and need to be replaced. Some holes start to show and it's going through to the insoles. I wore these boots to the very very bitter end.
Seeing I cannot get another, exact same pair, I'm going to take my current pair to the cobbler and have the soles replaced. The top of the boots are still in fine condition, and I expect it to last for a lifetime. They're just very well made.
(After over 3 years!)
(The top of the boots still look great!)
August 3, 2015
super soft soles
after a few months wearing this boot in normal day to day activities i figured it was time to post a review.
these boots are lightweight, and extremely comfortable. they look amazing as well! they are a great shoe, and i love them! but they are a motorcycle boot, not a shoe. these boots began to fray at the seems after only a few days, after a while they stopped and i cut the loose strings off and it seemed to stop there. but the big kicker is that theses boots offer NO lateral protection across the sole. i can literally squeeze the boot to touch the sides together with a single hand. the soles are so soft and flimsy that i can feel stones on the pavement as i walk over it. having dropped a big bike on my foot in the past i would not want this boot between my 550Lb bike and the pavement. there is a nice ankle pad built in, but without the sole to back up the ankle protection, i feel that the boots aren't suitable for street riding.
August 26, 2014
Great looking and feeling boot
Great boot would recommend it to anyone looking for that cafe look and comfort of a boot you can wear all day
August 5, 2014
These don't look like riding boots - :D :D :D
I really, REALLY don't like those astronaut-looking riding boots,also, those that make me look like I wanna be part of a gang... no, these boots would look good even if I wasn't riding a motorcycle.
I get a ton of compliments (mostly from other guy riders so don't get your hopes up, bro... :), they are comfortable, and look durable enough, but their forte is their style, if you want black nice looking boots to ride around town, gentlemen, pick a pair of these, you won't regret it.
May 26, 2014
Great boot for around town
This is a great boot for running around town and it does not look crazy when you are off the bike. It looks like anything else you would buy at the shoe store except for the shift pads which actually make it look pretty cool. As far as material it feels like its synthetic leather. I can't tell. The fit is excellent. I do wish they had quick hooks instead of holes for the laces. It makes it hard to put on and take off. Otherwise it looks and feels excellent. They fell like they would give adequate protection (they are not racing boots).
May 12, 2014
Great looking boot!
This boot is exactly what I was looking for!
Looks great while still offering some protection.
It fits true to size however my feet tend to get sore after wearing these all day.
April 22, 2014
As always with Dianese the quality is excellent, I found them true to sizing. I think they look great, and they are really comfortable to walk in easily as comfortable as any non motorcycle specific boot. Good protection in the toe and heal and the ankle protection is a bonus and laced up feel like they will give a good amount of protection. So for a motorcycle boot that does'nt look like a motorcycle boot they are perfect.
April 14, 2014
Hard to find a boot in this style that has a low heel suited to riding. I wanted a real motorcycle boot that isn't tech looking and provides decent protection. Most boots in this style are uncomfortable too ride in. These boots fit me perfect, a size 9 is really a true 9 1/2, very comfortable, high quality, has a reinforced toe, heel, side ankle, and extra layer for the shifter, even though its on both boots (good for vintage British bikes and early Sportsters) I ride a 2009 Bonniville SE and a 79 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special, goes great with my Joe Rocket Speedway Jacket and Bonn riding pants and shirt, real protection but you can walk into a Bar or Resturant and not look like a Power Ranger. I've been riding street bikes since I was 16 I'm now 48, I started wearing a full face helmet, leather jacket and gloves with jeans and high tops or boots after a wreck when I was 17, even though I haven't crashed in over 25 years I'm more aware of safety then ever, there are a lot of idiots driving fast, and screwing around with their cellphones.
February 25, 2014