Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Best value for an every day insulated commuter with ankle bracing.
Mostly comfortable, but I have a wider foot so there is some slight pressure on the outside of my foot. However, overall, best fitting boot I have tried, exceptional heel cup, length, and calf fit.
Gore-tex worked well through fall, winter, and spring. Still, allows sweat to evaporate on summer days, though, not a good track summer boot. Too hot.
When I low sided on the track the side-toe of the boot wore though to insulation. My foot was uninjured, but a toe slider is needed for re-use. Now I have to design some home remedy involving glue and patches to seal the boot back up.
Sometimes, I forget my normal shoes and I wear them though the day at work and it is not horrible. Use silicone lube to make the stop squeaking at the hinges and you won't sound like a huge geek. You'll just look like one.
May 21, 2015
Best Boot I've Had to Date
These are the most comfortable protective boots I've owned so far, and I have to talk myself out of not wearing them every single time I ride nowadays. They're that good. Apart from being very well built, putting your feet (and your mind) at ease these boots are also very well-styled. I've tried on all of the newer Dainese boots and I prefer the subtle, understated design on these. Comfortable to walk around in off the bike as well. The only nitpick I have is that it does not flow much air although if I'm being honest, I probably won't feel very confident in the boots if they flowed a ton of air. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid, versatile riding boot.
April 27, 2015
The boots I've been searching for!
1. Goretex + perforations mean this boot can be worn in a wide range of temperatures and conditions, although probably not too hot (95*F+)
2. Great fit and feel for the controls--compared to other boots I've tried, the TRQ Tours come close to riding sneaker levels of control.
3. Axial Distortion Control exoskeleten to limit ankle injuries is a great addition--coming from someone who has needed surgery for a foot / ankle injury.
4. Less squeaky than other race style boots I've tried
5. Style! Pretty understated especially without a toe slider. Although I could do without the glossy black pieces. Maybe it will grow on me
6. Fit: Pretty much true to size and the design accomplishes a good fit with minimal ankle lifting out of footbed. Adjustable calf area is cool also and I really hope it holds up over time. I plan to keep these for a long long time!
I highly recommend these boots!
April 23, 2015
While riding my standard bike it feels like nothings there. They don't suffocate my feet and they don't let to much air in at the sometime. They're pretty sturdy so making shifting quite a breeze. Being rather new to motorcycling and boots that go with it, I'm probably mostly likely going to continue with Dainese boots in the future !!
April 20, 2015
These boots are awesome
I've been primarily wearing Tourmaster boots for awhile, but they are a lace-up design. My 3 goals were to find a boot that was easy to get in and out of, with better protection, and a more "tron-like aggression" as Anthony would probably say.
These boots are perfect in my mind. I love them, literally. They fit all the goals above, and they're comfortable. I thought they might be hot, but my feet have been just right so far. I'm very happy with them.
Three other things to consider:
1. I wear a US size 12 in every shoe known to man, which should convert to a size 46. However, after reading all the comments about how these TRQ-Tours are not just small, but crazy small, I bought the size 47. Turns out that was the right move. I would not have wanted them smaller. Perfect.
2. After riding and walking quite a bit in them I notice my bone on the left side of my right ankle has been feeling a little chafed. I'm going to try to loosen up the calf adjustment a bit, probably will solve it. If you have massive ankles, probably worth noting that the hardware throughout the boot runs as narrow as the foot and toe beds.
3. At the hinge point, mine squeak slightly. I don't notice it outside so much, but walking in a quiet house, I definitely hear it.
April 7, 2015
Very nice boot
These are very nice boots but the rear zipper takes some getting used to if like me, your previous boots zipped from the side. It does not zip all the way to the sole as that would compromise the safety pocket, and this makes getting them off awkward. Initially they were a bit painful to walk in as the top front part would dig into my shin, but that seems to have broken in a little bit now and is not so bad.
On the bike they are super comfortable and work very well. Look good too.
April 6, 2015
Awesome product as usual!
I bought these for my fiance. He already owns Dainese racing boots and he loves them. That's why I bought these for him. They are high quality boots, really comfortable for everyday riding. After breaking them in a few times, he loves them!
He has wide feet so they are a bit narrow. That's why I bought them a 1/2 size bigger and they were perfect.
They are a bit pricey but well worth the money since he can wear them everyday.
March 2, 2015
Awesome boot, but narrow
Looked at lots of different boots on revzilla and a few in stores. This was hands-down the best combination of features I found for California commuting/touring with good protection. I ordered these in a 45 (a size up based on previous reviews) and, just in case, the TCX Air Tech Gore-Tex. I was glad I got both, because the one bad thing I discovered about these was that they are very narrow. Granted, I have slightly wide feet, but my toes didn't reach the end of these and yet felt laterally crushed after just a couple minutes of wearing them. Sucks that that one is a deal-breaker, 'cause these would be great boots if they fit. I wish they made a wide version!
January 25, 2015