Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots
Perfect commuter boot
After an exhausting amount of research, I decided on this boot, due mostly to the positive reviews here at Revzilla. I ordered one size large, after returning a pair of Dainese Fulcrum that were too small. The fit is perfect, I really like the ease and speed of putting them on. They need a little time too soften up for shifting, a couple hundred miles was plenty. There seemed to be some complaints about the zippers being on the outside. I prefer the zipper location as it does not scratch the motorcycle or catch on the pegs, etc when moving to the standing position. Great cold weather boot up to about 80 degrees.
May 9, 2013
Boot runs a size smaller . Other than that excellent boot .
April 22, 2013
Not What I'd Expect from Dainese
I've worn these boots during the entire New England winter. First, I think that the boots look much better online. There's a certain cheapness in their appearance that isn't typical of Dainese. The boots are quite uncomfortable, even for motorcycle gear, so I would not recommend walking around too much in these. I thought that the boots would be insulated much better...this is a drawback to me since I bought them for winter riding conditions. (I generally don't complain about cold feet and wore heavy socks too, so this is unusual for me). The zipper is extremely difficult to use and I generally could not get it through the last inch or so. I had high hopes for this boot and I cannot say that I made a good choice.
March 16, 2013
Sexy Italian everyday riding boot
I have only had my Dainese Nighthawk boots for a short period of time but already I can tell they are going to last. The quality from Dainese is what you would expect and the finish is outstanding. The overall design and look of the Nighthawks is Italian sexy! I can pair them with any Moto pants and they look right at home - from Kevlar jeans to New Drake Air pants.
I found the sizing to be right on if you know the proper EU sizing for your foot. I wear a size 46 in Sidi cycling shoes and 46 is the size I went with for the Nighthawks. I found the toe box to be on the slim side but after a week of walking around in them they broke in without a problem. I also found that there is significant room between the top of my foot and the top of the shoe (area where shift panel is located). When wearing normal socks with these boots I find that I miss-shift - possibly because of the loss of feedback from the shoe due to the extra space. When I wear thicker socks this issue is minimized or resolved. Hopefully once the boot is fully broken in this problem will go away.
My main purpose for these Nighthawks was as a commuter boot and something for more casual riding. I have found this boot to be very comfortable for all day wear. The boot originally was very stiff but now after 2 weeks it has broken in to a point that is comfortable.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and I would highly recommend the Dainese Nighthawk boots to anyone. Great service as usual from Revzilla!
March 5, 2013
I have ridden with these in the rain and and the cold and they have preformed well. My feet got a little chilly at 28 degrees, but not uncomfortably so.
The right boot feels tighter than the left boot, but I honestly think that is a difference in my feet and not he boots. Wearing them for a couple of weeks has improved the fit tremendously as they break in, although they are still extremely stiff.
I have also gotten several positive comments on their looks while wearing them around the office.
Overall I am very pleased with these and I would purchase them again.
March 4, 2013
My only complaint is that I wish the zipper closure was on the inner side rather than the outer side of the boot. An inner side zipper would make them easer to put on and remove.
January 14, 2013
good value boot
I normally wear a size 10 and had to order a 44 to make it feel right...the toe box is perfect but the heel/ankle is a tad loose. The build quality is very good and my feet feel protected. It will take a little time to break these boots in but I know they will last a long time. The style is great...though it would be a tad easier to secure if the zippers were in the inside instead of out. I have not tested them in the rain but have ridden out in 40 degree weather and my toes stayed warm. Yes, would recommend these boots.
January 7, 2013
Very well made product
I bought these boots in the late fall when the snow is coming and going, so I can't comment on how well they breath. But, we've all seen footwear that we know is poorly made and these boots are clearly not that. Leather, stitching, soles, zipper, and quality of construction are excellent. They are a tad stiff but most bike boots are/need to be. Nonetheless, I'm sure they'll loosen up a bit when I wear them more. As for the sizing, I'm usually a size 11 - I ordered size 11.5 (45 European) and they are just a tad too big.
December 19, 2012