Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
love them and recommend them, first pair of nice riding boots for me and would buy again
December 18, 2014
No wonder it's a ZLA winner!
I bought these boots as I really wanted a pair with Goretex to extend my winter and spring riding here in the PNW. I have Sidi's and was looking into their options. I stumbled upon these on the Gear Guide (great work REVZILLA) and had them in the ol' wish list for a bit. Noticed they were on sale and pulled the trigger during Black Friday.
The boots arrived promptly as all things do when working with REVZILLA. My feet are narrow and i believe that these boots are traditional Italian fit. They feel snug and secure just like a firm handshake. The foot is almost cradled inside the boot.
Toe box is pointed and the gear shifter bends right where my toes start. While walking this puts a small amount of pressure on the top of my feet but is not even noticeable on the bike.
The sole is well made and moves freely on my rubberized foot pegs. Even better than my Sidi's. I also like that the heel has a ramped section to it keeping it from getting stuck during certain shifts when riding.
My only 2 gripes would be the same as others that have posted about the slightly abrasive fabric on the back portion of the top of the boot. It's only slightly annoying but with the right height socks or pants tucked into the boots it becomes a non issue. A toe slider would be a nice addition as well or some reinforcement.
The quality of this boot will not disappoint anyone spending this amount of money. I would go as far to say that this should be closer to a $375.00 priced model if you compare it with others.
Overall this is a great boot for street and commuter use. I could even see it being used for light duty ADV (think hipster Scrambler here) or a track day or 2 for a newbie.
December 15, 2014
Very pleased with this purchase
I've been riding since I was a kid and these Dianese boots are by far the most advanced, protective, and expensive boots I've ever purchased. And they're worth it. The craftsmanship, design and attention to detail is top notch, and after wearing them for a few weeks I couldn't be happier. Definitely a significant upgrade from other boots I've been wearing.
I wear a US size 10 dress shoe and the Dianese 44's fit me just right. Snugger than other boots, but not too tight even with my thickest socks. Very comfortable on a 3 hour ride yesterday.
December 15, 2014
High protection, light weight, and breathable. Very small and tight and I like narrow shoes but these were one size to small. They really are one of the best boots on the market if you are looking for premium foot protection with all the other perks.
December 8, 2014
I bought this boot based on the ZLA tag and they were right! The boot is stylish and very comfortable considering the high level of protection it offers. Highly recommended.
November 17, 2014
I like where you can adjust the calf width.
It is comfortable and I do not feel any airflow coming in.
I rode it in a low 30F temp with just ankle high socks and did not get cold.. I commute to work 20 to 30 mins on a highway.
this is my first boot and its hard to shift in the beginning but it gets better once the material stretches a lil bit.
I always check the sole of any shoes if they are slippery and this one really stick to the ground.
November 4, 2014
Good protection, all-day comfort, Gore-Tex = dry feet.
I was looking for something slimmer and more comfortable than my adventure boots for everyday riding, something that felt more like a hiking boot, fit under regular jeans, but offered good protection and were water proof. The TRQ is exactly what I was looking for.
I wear an 11.5 wide "D" in regular shoes.
The tag in my boot says: U.S. 12.5 / U.K. 11.5 / EU 46
These boots fit perfectly and have broken in beautifully.
I usually wear regular white athletic socks or a wool sock with these boots.
These boots offer good protection. The heel cup is strong, the ankle and slide protection is good, and the entire boot feels very well made. The hard wrap-around ankle support and shin protection is a nice addition, and the ankle hinge prevents twisting while remaining flexible enough to allow easy shifts and breaking. Just as easy to shift and break in this boot as a pair of hiking boots.
These boots didn't really require much break-in. They were fine the first time I wore them, but have become even more comfortable over time. The boots are less than a year old but I've got over 8,000 miles on them so far and they still look great. No signs of wear, even on the shift pad. The easy to adjust Velcro panels have stayed exactly were I set them the first time. I have been caught in the rain a few times and my feet have remained completely dry.
The bottoms are flexible enough to be comfortable but stiff enough that you could stand on your pegs for a mile or so if you were going up a fire trail or gravel road. The bottom doesn't have much tread but I haven't had any issues with traction on or off the bike, even in the rain.
In my opinion, this really is a great all around boot. Comfortable, waterproof, stylish, and flexible enough to cover a wide range of riding conditions. I highly recommend them.
November 2, 2014
great boots for sport/touring
amazing features and style by dainese , i have a lil bit wide foot but they are comfy enough i will say go a size larger on these , i wear them all day long and they feel good you will feel a motorcycle boot when you walking tho
November 1, 2014