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The challenges on the North Circular, trips down to the beach in Brighton, nights in the clubs where rockers hang out in their leather jackets, badges, and grease. This heavy-duty boot with the unmistakable style of the boots of the time is dedicated to the magic of the ‘60s and the Cafe Racer world and has been revised with modern technical solutions. Made in cowhide with split leather inserts, the Cafe Boot features nylon inserts over the ankle and a breathable double jersey mesh liner under a vintage look to satisfy even the most technical and demanding rockers.


  • Nylon ankle guard
  • Polyurethane inserts on heel and toebox

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Cowhide upper
  • Split leather inserts with rubber finishing
  • Closing with laces
  • Temperature adjustment
  • Double jersey airgap liner


  • Non-slip rubber sole
  • Gear shift guard
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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
Beautiful Quality. 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
Good quality 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
Not perfect, but still a solid on-bike/off-bike boot This is my first motorcycle-specific boot, purchased last summer. The main reason I chose this boot was its casual cafe style. The boot fits very true to size. It gives a good amount of room at the toebox and still gives a sleek profile that can be worn over or under jeans. Initial break-in was somewhat uncomfortable, but broke in perfectly after a day of commuter use. The breathable liner does its job, and makes this boot a good choice for summer riding. Three shortcomings compromise this boot- its sole, ease of entry/removal, and shift pad. The insole can leave the feet mildly sore after a full day of use- if you plan to wear these during a full work day, be aware that your comfort level may or may not tolerate it. I work 40 hours/week with a lot of standing & walking, but for its 6+ months of use, I'm still fine with wearing them. The outsole isn't all that great either- after a month of riding, the sole started melting and the lugs have significantly lost its shape- and unfortunately, the outsole isn't traditionally stitched on, so it's possible that they may not be resole-able. Also, taking the boots on & off can be a real chore, even after initial break-in;also, the laces are starting to wear out along the top eyelets. Lastly, the textile shift pad started wearing out within a few months. Shifting is still fine, but Dainese would've been wise to give it a leather shift pad instead. Despite its cons, I'm still glad I bought the boots when I did. However, potential buyers may want to consider other choices. Rev'it is coming out with a similar boot called the Rodeo, and based on its video reviews, it appears to address the points the Cafe boots could've used improvement on. If time isn't an issue and you're willing to wait till early Spring, wait for the Rodeo in order to get a chance to compare the two. January 29, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Bobby A: Looks fantastic. Feels fantastic. Just enough protection for around town slow riding. Jun 24, 2015
Joseph K: Thought I might like them but returned them due to odd brown color. Mar 5, 2015
Mathew P: neeeded work shoes and riding boots! Feb 14, 2015
Sean B: great reviews, good style Jun 22, 2014
C A: Look and protection being confortable. May 11, 2014
Simon D: Stylish, wearable all day, Dainese build quality. Enough said. Apr 10, 2014
Campbell M: Style, protection. Apr 3, 2014
JONG HWA L: looks super comfy and protected Mar 30, 2014
Robert L: Comfortable, protection, look, quality. Feb 22, 2014
jeff a: Great style and qualityâ?¦ I really tried to like these boots but they are not comfortable. I love my Dainese jackets and gloves but I can't say the same for their footwear. Dec 1, 2013
A shopper asked: When is this getting in stock? And if I'm a size US size 11 should I go with a 44 or 45? Jan 23, 2012
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David Z: I ordered a 44, and I think they're perfect. I wear a 10.5 in Converse low-tops and an 11 in almost all my other shoes. You'll have to seriously let out the laces when putting them on at first, but after they wear in they'll get better. Aug 14, 2012
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BubbaJack: No idea about the stock, but definitely get the larger size. I erred larger and still had to send the first ones I got back because they were too small. Jul 30, 2012
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OldManRick: Boots will not ship until Spring 2012, which officially starts March 20th. If you try to place an order the Revzilla system will give you the option of being emailed when they are actually in stock.

The Dainese conversion chart says US size 11 = their size 44, but an authoritative generic conversion chart says Euro size 44 = US size 10.5, Euro size 45 = US size 11.5, you can find the chart here:


It might be best to simply measure your feet in centimeters, back of heel to tip of longest toe (best done with heels against a wall, standing up, with someone else reading the ruler). One Euro shoe size equals 2/3 cm, so size 44 = 29.33 cm (11.55 inches), size 45 = 30 cm (11.81 inches).

Remember - it is always easier to wear thicker socks than to cut off the ends of your toes.
Jan 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: Are these resoleable? Nov 6, 2012
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RevZilla: The Dainese Cafe Boots are not designed to be re-solable, however a local cobbler could probably work some magic and make this happen. Keep in mind they will not be able to offer you the same soles that the boots originally came with. Nov 6, 2012
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Motts: I doubt it, though I know some cobblers are pretty creative. You wouldn't want to walk a lot in these anyway. Mar 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the length from the sole to the top of the boot? Also would it be possible to wear leather riding pants inside the boot.
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Aug 29, 2012
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PDXgearhoarder: I've put the boots away so this is a guess, but the height is about 8" above the sole. As for fitting leather riding pants into them? Impossible. The "neck" of the boot upper is extremely narrow. So narrow that you pretty much have to unlace them all the way down before you can get your feet though the upper and into the boot. They're laced display style so you'll have to re-lace them for ease of use. Also comes with a spare set of cotton laces. The stock laces feel like waxed cotton. But these boots are definitely for wearing beneath jeans, untucked. You're talking about jump boots, right? You can blouse khakis or cargos with jump boots, but I don't think that would work with these. Oct 11, 2012
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RevZilla: The length from the sole to the top of the boot is approximately 8.5 inches. Leather riding pants will most likely not fit on the inside of the Dainese Cafe Boots as they are fairly narrow when fully laced up. Aug 30, 2012
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chest: Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Dainese Boot Size Conversions

Dainese Euro Size US Men's Size
36 4.5
37 5.5
38 6
39 7
40 7.5
41 8.5
42 9
43 10
44 11
45 11.5
46 12.5
47 13
48 13.5
49 14.5
50 15.5

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Dark Brown / 39 808810 1775139-005-39 Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 40 808812 1775139-005-40 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Dark Brown / 41 808829 1775139-005-41 Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 42 808814 1775139-005-42 Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 43 808831 1775139-005-43 Out of Stock
Dark Brown / 44 808832 1775139-005-44 Available: Available to order from Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla
Dark Brown / 45 808817 1775139-005-45 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Dark Brown / 46 808834 1775139-005-46 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours