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Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots

This boot has been replaced by the Dainese Nighthawk C2 Gore-Tex Boot, there are very minor differences outside of CE approval.


  • Thermoformed insert on the tibia.
  • Nylon ankle guard.
  • Cowhide Leather.


  • Closing with Velcro.
  • Closing with zipper at the side.
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane.
  • Perforated leather.

Other Features

  • Shifter guard.
  • Non-slip Vibrant sole.
  • Reflective inserts.
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Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots 4.5 5 59 59
Great quality boots but very narrow I really liked this boots, unfortunately I had to return them because they are too narrow. I'm very sorry because they look a very high quality product. I definitively recommend them if they fit your feet. March 1, 2014
Excellent boots, great fit and waterproof. The Dianese Nighthawk looks and performs great. I work in an office environment and have worn them all day with no issues or soreness. I have narrow feet, which makes it difficult to find boots that fit. The Nighthawk are on the narrow side so they fit great. I live in the northwest, which means riding in the wet weather - these boots keep my feet dry. December 30, 2013
Incredible Boot, A Must Buy I have now ridden over 10,000 miles with these boots. They are the best piece of equipment I've ever purchased. I've ridden my FZ6, Fat Boy LO and Nightster while wearing this boot. So, I was very hesitant about this boot initially because of both the price and the style. I wasn't certain that the boots would give the best bang for the buck, but I will tell you, I was wrong. My initial impressions were eased by a few multi-hour cruises around Philadelphia and New York City. In pot-hole and road debris laden conditions and in variable speed riding you'll want these boots protecting your feet. The sole has a very solid feel and yet is comfortable to walk in, as I'll explain momentarily. The outer skin is virtually bullet proof and protected my foot when a leading rider threw a large piece of metal debris toward my foot peg. We were all, unfortunately, riding a little too close and there was no room for avoidance maneuvering. So I had no choice but to grin-and-bear-it. Long story short - the boot took the hit and served me well. Comfort. At first, like any boot, it's stiff as heck. But after a few weeks of frequent use as my primary footwear for rides it started to loosen up. Me and some friends rode from New Jersey to Key West in November. Since we rode and didn't trailer, space was at a premium. I chose to use these boots as primary footwear both on and off the bike until I got into the 80 degree weather. They served me just fine as primary off-bike footwear and caused no blisters or discomfort. I highly recommend these boots. December 17, 2013
does the job i bought those shoes a few months ago. i had them on while riding in a very cold and rainy weather, they did the job very well. they kept my feet dry and relatively worm. they are comfortable enough to wear all day and they look ok to me. i tried to wear them in the last days of summer and it was too hot for me so i stored them untill winter came and now they are awesome. i had an accident with them and they just saved my feet, they offered the right amount of protection i needed and still survived with minor signs of an accident. the great thing is that it still have it's waterproof ability and i still use it as if nothing had happend. great product. i recommend it! December 10, 2013
Not what I really wanted This was a substitution for a different pair of boots that I wanted. They rise up higher on my calf then I wanted. Very uncomfortable right now. I would have returned them except that I had worn them outside and could not. They are very stiff right now. I had a hard time "feeling" the shifter in them. Right now I don't really like them. But I will do a follow up review once they have broken in. November 4, 2013
Nice style, unimpressive quality and durability A nice, practical boot with excellent styling. Boot runs small and some quality problems, which resulted in 2 returns until I got an acceptable boot. Revzilla customer support was excellent. Boot looks nicer in the pictures as it's a bit shinier in real life. Zipper and velcro make for easy on and easy off. Was caught in a monsoon downpour with 6 inches of water on the roads splashing up on my boots for 30 minutes. Feet remained dry. After a few months of daily commuter wear, the boots have remained pretty stiff and I don't think these will hold up as well as my previous Sidi boots made of lorica. The leather gets scuffed up pretty easily in comparison to lorica. October 18, 2013
EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED I have a narrow foot and it is hard to find a boot that fits. THIS IS IT! True to size. October 9, 2013
I wear a 10us I ordered the 44eu 11us slightly long I wear a 10us,, I ordered the 44eu 11us based on reports of running small,,, slightly long fitting definitly tight fitting when new but breaking in nicely now with plenty of breathing room once broke in an that took some time. I have had these for a few years now they are not my everyday boot though. I posible could have gone down 1/2 size as I feel they are slightly longer than I would for a perfect fit,,,,I would rather have the room for thicker socks an room to breath over being to short though. zippers cake up with mud if you use them in the mud I have used these in some slippery conditions for sure an the have held up only wet if it comes over the top. I used them atv riding in the cold wet fall. touring I find them warmer than I want I don't like being hot October 6, 2013
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Dainese Nighthawk Gore-Tex Boots
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Adam M: It stands out minimally in it's design, so it looks good either for a cruiser or sport tourer. GoreTex is 99% of my purchase decision. I purchased TourMaster products (Air 2.0 Boots) which were supposedly waterproof, but even covered 90% by a rainsuit soaked my feet in puddles of water. After several tourmaster purchases and having nearly all of them fail in their design, I will never purchase tourmaster products again. I love that your site has video reviews! Mar 13, 2014
David B: These boots were too narrow. Very uncomfortable. I have tried wearing them many times and they always hurt. I took them to a repair shop to have them stretched but they are still not very comfortable. Mar 10, 2014
Braden S: For daily all weather commute and errands about town. Dec 10, 2013
Louis K: Recommendation from friend Dec 7, 2013
Carlo S: I needed a good boot for long rides while not looking like some sort of astronaut. These are low key but provide very nice protection. Oct 5, 2013
Patrick R: Wish I hadn't. They run way too small Sep 30, 2013
C M: A Gore-Tex boot that's comfortable for walking & riding and doesn't scream motorcycle boot. Sep 29, 2013
I G: i liked the review Sep 11, 2013
A shopper asked: Is the Nighthawk suitable for summer, 80 degree wear? May 24, 2012
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RevZilla: No, the Dainese Nighthawk will not be a good summer boot as they are not vented. The Gore-Tex membrane will provide waterproofing, and breathability to evacuate the sweat; but will not provide any type of airflow. May 25, 2012
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Slooping60605: Yes, very comfortable and dry even though I ride a very hot bike - air cooled HD 110 with catalytic converter through North Carolina in June. Jun 26, 2012
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Tomasz: Most definitely. 80+ temperatures, and you're comfortable. Jul 28, 2012
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Superkit: sure, I had no issues, I also wore thin sock Jul 9, 2012
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Peter34: Yes, better than non-vented boot. Oct 1, 2012
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A shopper asked: How high does the boot come up from the floor? Also how wide is the shoe, average? Nov 17, 2011
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Chris34: For the size 44 I have on, the height numbers from the floor are: 9 inches in the rear; 10 inches in the front.

Width is average all around (tighest in the toes), but as compared to a U.S. size one smaller than what is in the sizing chart (ie. the 44 feels like a U.S. size 10 ... not an 11).
May 19, 2013
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Joel P: The Dainese Nighthawk is known for having a narrow fit. The height of the boot depends on the size; for reference, however, a the top of a median size 41 measures about 8.75" from the floor. Dec 20, 2011
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Padron: I'd say mid-calf height. The boot runs narrow. I have slightly narrow feet and the boots are a perfect fit. Apr 30, 2012
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Sam62: about 10" Apr 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: so if I wear 10.5 on regular street shoes and other motorcycle boots I had, I should go 44? Nov 4, 2011
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ADVJason: The Dainese Nighthawk's are true to traditional European sizing, however they can be narrow for some people. Given your 10.5 U.S. shoe size we would recommend a size 44. Nov 15, 2011
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Chris34: I wear a U.S. 10 in boots and street shoes and the 44 is just right ... you might be driven to try either a 44 or a 45? May 19, 2013
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foobar: Yes, the 44 would be a good fit if you typically wear 10.5 US. Nov 6, 2011
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Padron: That's what I chose for my 10 1/2 feet. Apr 30, 2012
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EDWARD L asked: What is the interior leg height on this boot? ie: How many inches/cm from heel to shin ? Sep 1, 2013
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Richard B: It's approximately 8.5 inches from heel to the top of the boot. I guess this boot could be considered a "low" or "mid" shin boot. In short, these boots have been very comfortable for both riding and walking a lot of miles. There is a trade-off between some shin protection and comfort regarding this style of boot, but in all, the quality has been outstanding. There are fewer boots that are comfortable for both riding and walking an entire day, but the Nighthawk does both quite well. While not protecting the entire shin area, what is covered is protected quite well with reinforcements and armor plating in all the correct places. Just a side note... I removed the stock boot liner and installed a set of Dr. Sholl's gel liners and the results were fantastic. Certainly a quality investment that I would definitely purchase again. I hope that this helps.

Safe riding :o)
Sep 30, 2013
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Jon P: The front heel to shin height is about 8.5 inches. At the back, it's 7.5 inches. Sep 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: I wear a Puma Flat v2 Boots Size 43. What is the recommended size for this boot as I understand it runs a fair bit tighter. May 31, 2011
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pedalmike: Zeez, I think the length is pretty true to size. My foot is a size 45 and the length was perfect. If you have a wide foot, this is not the boot for you. Sep 5, 2011
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Chris K: I recommend going a size up for this particular boot. The flex panels work much better in a size up and the toe box runs a little slim. Jun 8, 2011
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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.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross 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 Size Men's US 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

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

Click here to see the full Dainese Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 36 553488 1775113-001-36 Out of Stock
Black / 37 553489 1775113-001-37 Out of Stock
Black / 38 553490 1775113-001-38 Out of Stock
Black / 39 553491 1775113-001-39 Available: Available to order from Dainese Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla
Black / 40 553492 1775113-001-40 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 41 553493 1775113-001-41 Out of Stock
Black / 42 553494 1775113-001-42 Out of Stock
Black / 43 553495 1775113-001-43 Out of Stock
Black / 44 553496 1775113-001-44 Out of Stock
Black / 45 553497 1775113-001-45 Out of Stock
Black / 46 553498 1775113-001-46 Available: Available to order from Dainese Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla
Black / 47 553499 1775113-001-47 Available: Available to order from Dainese Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla