Dainese Dyno Shoes
My 1st pair or riding shoes and the best choice I made!
Due to the fact that these are my 1st pair of riding shoes it would be hard for me to compare them. In the other hand I have worn these for quite some time so i CAN CERTAINLY give a true review. Fitmen wise it was spot on ... it felt like a true sneaker (little less flexible) but true to protection and quality.
With that been said I have certainly test these on a crash accident on which I was ran off the street & landed on a V shape ditch that was 8' deep. Never the less I survived that crash with only minor scrapes to my gear. Specially my feet and ankles were not even sore or damaged in any shape or form. You pay for protection .. don't go cheap buy DAINESE.
Hope that's enough of a eview for you guys out there trying to decide!
January 6, 2014
Good for daily use
I use this as a daily commuter boot as i did not want to use my high boot daily, and i wanted more protection than a regular sneaker or street boot. The Dyno works great as it gives ample ankle protection. As for walking around, its not too bad. Definitely not as uncomfortable as a full boot.
August 28, 2013
Best option for the street
I originally bought the Alpinestars SMX-1 but I ordered the wrong size. I was a little disappointed that they didn't seem to offer much protection around the ankles, so after returning them I decided to look for something different and I found these.
Yes these are about $60 more than the Alpinestars but they are worth every dime in my opinion. The ankle and heel area provide much more impact protection than the SMX and they are very good looking. They look like a classy pair of basketball shoes, but with all the protection of a street shoe/boot. The drawstring laces are quick and easy and the hidden pocket keeps them from snagging on anything. The stripe in the back is reflective for night visibility and air flow is adequate for hot Florida summers.
July 22, 2013
These are great boots and I don't really have anything negative to say about them.
Initially I was planning to get a more casual boot but chose these because I wanted something with more protection....specifically a shell around the ankle area.
The soles and toe box also provide great feedback when manipulating the shift lever and brake pedal.
I'm an American 8 and ordered a size 40 which fits perfectly.
My only initial negative impression is that the plastic pieces over the top of the toes dig into the top of my feet a little bit when I walk. I don't consider that a problem since I didn't buy these for walking. I think that will also lessen as they break in.
They're not vented so they aren't going to cool your feet when you ride but they're not overly hot either. I wear Under Armour socks which are more comfortable and a little cooler than standard cotton.
June 22, 2013
I like these a lot...
Brand new rider here, these are my first pair of riding shoes. That said, I am very pleased with my purchase. these are great looking and easy to get on and off. This is only my 3rd day in these shoes, but they make a huge difference. Started riding with some heavy polo boots and the Dynos are lighter, more durable, and way better to ride in. Haven't broken them in totally so they are still a little stiff and tight on my feet. I wear an 12 normally, but my feet are wide. The 11.5 is the right length and I'm assuming they will stretch. If so it will be a perfect. I ordered the stainless steel slider kit which fit perfectly and looks great. Next pair will be Dianese as well.
June 7, 2013
I had made the decision to buy some new all-around riding shoe/boots. I have some heavier boots that I use for track days and such, but I needed to replace my "normal" riders. I wanted something with style, flowed great air, had great features, and felt good. I loved these Dainese, but just couldn't bring myself to pay that price for them. I finally decided to just go for it, and I am so glad I did. First day in them, I was stuck in traffic with 95 degree temp and high humidity. Feet felt cool. After just a few days they are starting to break in, and feeling better and better. The previous somewhat cheapy shoes that I had actually lasted me 6 years, and will now be relegated to the drag track. The Dainese already surpass those shoes in every way and if they last even close to that long, the price doesn't seem so bad. Very happy I made this purchase!!!
PS. I normally wear a 12, but oddly the 11.5 felt better on me than the 12.5, so that is what I went with.
May 19, 2013
These boots are Awsome!!
Pros: the reviews I received are right on the money. They feel exceptionally safe, break in period was only a few hours of wearing around the house, and the quick tie is a great feature. If you like Jordan's than you will definitely not mind these boots cause the compliments I've had. On the bike, you can feel the airflow work really well both in warm weather (80 degrees) and cold (35 degrees).
Not so much a Con: I wear a size 9.5 to a 10 and in EU sizes that is a 43; they fit a half inch to big but it has not caused any issues.
Overall: Great buy!! Worth all the money! Great company!!
April 10, 2013
Ordered these because I wanted a beefier riding shoe for street biking. I'm a big fan of Dainese gear overall, and this boot/shoe did not disappoint.
These shoes are lightweight and stylish but feel rock-solid, comfortable and responsive on the bike. Off the bike, I wouldn't walk miles in them, but they are comfortable enough in small doses.
They were a little stiff and tight out of the box, but I expect that with Dainese boots. After a couple of wearings, they are golden. The quick-lace is a nice feature, among others (check the video review). And remember, Dainese's fit runs a little small; call the RevZilla gear guys when in doubt. They have yet to steer me wrong.
Dainese gear is pricey, but you get what you pay for.
April 1, 2013