Dainese Pannier D-WP Boots
Very Versatile Boot
Bottom line: I almost never get on my bike without these on.
The quality of these boots is excellent, the style is subdued but looks great, the protection is solid, and the comfort is excellent.
This is my first pair of riding boots, and compared to the boots I considered in-store at cycle gear, these are way better. I was surprised at how much air they flow, even though they are waterproof, and I've been able to use them in the frigid early spring through a boiling hot summer with no problems at all.
I always wear high socks with these, and I never have any problems with rubbing. These boots are comfortable to walk around in---but I wouldn't want them on all day.
The first pair I got was a little tight, even though I followed the sizing chart. I returned for one size up, and I'm so glad I did. Now I can wear thick wool socks in the winter and athletic socks in the summer with no discomfort. Super satisfied with these.
July 21, 2014
Good Solid Touring Boot
The Dainese Pannier D-WP Boots are a good solid buy. They are flexible, while still maintaing rigidity. They offer good protection and are extremely easy to get on and off.
The boots are of average comfort when riding but walking around in them for too long is not comfortable, thus you will likely need a pair of shoes if you plan on getting off the bike for an extended period of time. This is to be expected of a full length boot, so I have no genuine complaints about that. The real Achilles Heel on the Dainese Pannier D-WP Boots, is the little water-proofing flap that folds inward when zipping up the back of the boot. This flap great at sealing water out, but is terribly annoying and itchy when the boot is zipped up because it digs into the back of your leg.
July 21, 2014
Slight buyers remorse
I bought these for long distance riding. I've only been able to wear these a couple of times due to the nasty winter we have had. I'm a little shocked at the amount of air that comes in. Was expecting them to be a little warmer for Gortex boots, although I guess this will pay off in the summer months. The grip on these are insane, almost too grippy on my pegs. I can't slide them on the pegs, I have to actually pick up my boot to adjust my peg placement. Not a major gripe, just something to take note.
They are comfy when on the bike, but I wouldn't do much walking in them. Plus they look very narrow when wearing them with jeans. Again not a major gripe. I don't mind these boots, but I definitely don't love them. I guess they will do for now.
ps I haven't tried out the water proofing yet.
March 19, 2014
Stylish, Protective, and Well Priced
For $250 these boots can't be beat. The quality is exceptionally high, and the comfort and fit are amazing...exactly true to the sizing guide. I own several Dainese products, and this really ranks among the best of them...I highly recommend this product.
September 29, 2013
Sweet boot but a little warm
Love this boot but just wish it could breath better. Problem is it is waterproof but then again I wanted waterproof and airy. Hard bill to fill. Love it though. Good enough for light walking. Tons of protection. Calf is a little loose but that may be to breath. Easy to put on/off. Feels great on long rides, fits true to size. I wear 11.5 running shoe and the same with this. Highly recommend if you need WP capability as I do in Japan.
May 25, 2013
I like Sidi boots, they are great, so I was skeptical of trying the Dainese, I tried them, fit like a glove, comfortable, did I mention it looks amazing !!
January 28, 2013
What I was looking for
Excellent protection from the elements and kept a kamikaze bird from potentially doing some serious damage to my foot while in a remote part of S. GA.
Build quality is top notch, however, I would rate the flexibility more of an 8 than 7 as stated in the video. Ie. your not going to want to do any hiking in these.
January 14, 2013
Excellent boot, delivers on protection and comfort
I am very happy with my purchase of these boots. They feel very protective and yet are very comfortable. I would say they fit snugly, but still true to size, even with larger socks. The calves are wide enough to tuck your pants into for a full blown Batman-boot look, but they are pretty inconspicuous if you roll your jeans down over them. Air flow is the only aspect which isn't amazing, but I've worn non-technical footwear that circulates less.
August 6, 2012