Dainese Dyno C2B Shoes
I agree with Benspoon about feel
I compared the following shoes:
1) Dainese Dyno C2B
2) Alpinestars S-MX 1
3) Sedici Rapido
Dainese Dyno had the best craftsmanship by far out of the three. Sedici had the worst build quality but it was also the least expensive shoe. If you have the opportunity to look at all three in a store somewhere take a look at how the Toe Slider fits onto the boot. (As one indication of the manufacturing quality of the boot) Dainese looks like they took time and effort to make sure the Toe slider was integrated well with the boot. If you look the other two boots the workmanship is not there at all...
However, I much preferred the fit of the Alphinestars S-MX 1 way over the Dainese Dyno BUT I decided to go with the Dainese because of the safety features even though like Benspoon mentioned the shoe feels like it wants to slip off... I just have to keep reminding myself to really tighten the lace system. If the Alphinestars would have had better safety features and a better build quality, I would have went with the Alphinestars in a heart beat BUT since they were lacking in those areas I decided to go with Dainese... I figured the extra cost would offset potential hospital bills due to an improperly protected ankle...
December 29, 2013
US 9.5 should try EUR 43 instead of EUR 42
My boyfriend wears US 9.5 and it is a better equivalent to the EU 43 than the EU 42. The 42 had fit slightly smaller on the edges and the shoe fit itself was snug but a bit tight too. With slightly thicker socks the shoe wouldn't fit comfortably and would make the toes curl just slightly. Other than that the shoe is very chic and stylish and looks just pure great.
December 28, 2013
Just got these yesterday and out the box they look great, knew I'd like then just from the get go.. Took them out for a spin today, and they're amazing. The feel, look and finish of this boot is seriously sweet and worth every cent. I never write reviews but felt obligated on this one. Don't settle for less, this is the Mac-daddy of boots/shoes and they'll only get better as they're broken in. Little tight to get on, should use a shoe horn, the fit is true to size, no issues at all so far, really dig these bad boys.
December 21, 2013
Excellent beefy boot
This is a great riding boot which I use to commute. I ride with these everyday. They get very uncomfortable to walk around in after a good 45 minutes because they are a stiff riding boot meant for the bike and not for walking around. I always take them off when I get to work but it's good enough to walk around at the store when I'm shopping or running errands. I forgot my regular walking shoes for work the other day and I had to bare these shoes for 4 hours and I was very uncomfortable. They offer great protection which is exactly what I was looking for. If you wish to buy a boot that you can jump off the bike and walk around the mall please do not buy these.
December 16, 2013
Great Commuting Boot
These are great commuting boots for the usual commute in city traffic. They offer much more protection that a regular sneaker or work boot, while still remaining comfortable and stylish.
They have a relatively stiff sole, so if you are used to sneakers it will take some adjustment. The sole itself is very sticky and offer great traction, with good wear resistance. The toe box is reinforced and they also have shift pads and toe sliders. There is quite a bit of support for the ankle with armor on both sides, and the speed lace like system works well for easy on and off.
The only gripe I have against these shoes is that I wish there was a secure way of stashing the speed lace rather than just tucking it in to the tongue area.
Make no mistake, these boots are not a substitute for a proper riding boot for the spirited rides, they are great for short stints on the bike followed by other activities. Put these one followed by your favorite kevlar jeans and you are ready to roll not needing to look like a storm trooper once you get to your destination.
I feel as the fit is a little on the wide side which is surprising from a European manufacturer.
December 15, 2013
Extremely comfortable right out of the box
For those looking for fitment advice I would recommend buying in your current size as these ran true to size, at least for me. The footbed may be just a touch narrow for some but I find them to have a little wiggle room in the toes. I am 6'2" 180 lbs (not that this matters much for shoes/boots, just stating I don't have clubs for feet) and between a 10.5 and 11 for most athletic shoes. Bought a size 44 in these which so far they fit about perfect.
I bought these based off rave reviews and I must say that I am extremely impressed with them so far. Super comfortable straight out of the box. I would compare their out of the box comfort to a really nice pair of Red Wing boots for you blue collar riders out there.
I only gave Protection/Durability a 3 star because I have not had them long enough to speak for the durability and thankfully have not gone down in them either. Air flow is nominal. They are comfortable during these winter months, the bubble liner is fantastic and keeps your foot in it's own little climate and at just the right temp at all times. I do also love the "speed lace" they use on these, it's exactly the same concept as what snowboard boot liners have. It makes for a very quick and easy put on and take off process.
All in all these are a superb shoe with unbeatable comfort and fantastic protection for the aggressive street rider. I would buy these boots again in a heartbeat if anything happened to the pair I have now.
November 28, 2013
Great narrow-fitting boot!
Let me preface this by saying this is my first pair of actual motorcycle boots. Prior to this, I was wearing an old pair of Rockports, but shifting gears was slowly tearing away at them, and the laces would catch, especially on my new bike. I looked for a boot to specifically address these issues, while also running narrow. These boots fit the bill... as well as my feet! I wear a US size 11, and the 44 fits perfectly, though it did take a few rides to break in. If you have a wide foot though, keep looking. The boots feel great while on the bike and OK/tolerable when walking. At the time of purchase, my major concern was the drawstring laces tightening the boot enough, but I have not had any problems at this point and the laces stay safely tucked away under the tongue. The airflow is sufficient... enough for me in PA, (it helps if I tilt my feet forward) but may be insufficient in hotter climates. The boots are my third piece of Dainese gear, and overall, I've been pleased with all of my purchases.
November 15, 2013
Good protection, but feels like it could slip off your ankle.
The shoes fit me fine once I have them on- the sizing is accurate, but the actual method of getting them on (loosen pull string, then slip-on) works great on one foot, but the left boot is considerably tighter than the right across the upper, so it feels like Im trying to put them on with the pull string still tight- even though it is loosened off all the way.
Release can be fiddly too as the pull string loosen mechanism is inside the boot, but you need to loosen the boot to get to it!
The biggest issue I have is that although its a mid-boot, it feels like it is barely held on behind my ankle and is ready to slip off at any moment. Fit-wise, I dont feel any safer in these- I need to look at them to see all the protection to remind myself because the fit just isnt right.
November 14, 2013