Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Great features......except one.
What on earth are these two VERY irritating sponge pads inside the boots right below the ankle bone?
I can't believe no one has mentioned these VERY irritating pads. I'm trying to figure out a way to remove them but I don't want to cut through the Gortex membrane.
Thanks.. Mike in Bethesda, Md.
August 24, 2015
Hot for high temps
Work well in rain. Feet get warm in temps 85 plus. I am okay with it.
July 20, 2015
Style has it's price.
These boots look amazing. They are comfortable and seem very well made. I wore them on several 200 mile rides in Arizona. My feet were relatively cool. The fit is pretty spot on if a little narrow in the toe box. All in all a stylish, reasonably protective boot. They make my Sidi's feel clunky. I bought the all black ones, as they are low key without any additional colors. I can't speak to their durability as they are new.
July 13, 2015
Surprisingly comfortable, good features, but pricey
The Dainese TRQ Tour WP provides pretty close to everything I want in a motorcycle boot, and I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase -- even though I think Dainese boots are somewhat overpriced.
Overall fitment is a little odd. They are narrow and longish. I got a size 43, which is supposed to be equivalent to 9.5 US. My feet measure US sized 9 and standard width. I'm satisfied with the size I got, although they are a bit long for me.
After wearing the TRQ Tours around the house for a while, and then taking a ride for a couple of hours (in 85 degree f weather, pretty hot and humid), I find them to be very comfortable. I was a bit afraid the Gore Tex and lack of vents would make these boots sweaty, but I had no such trouble. Glad they're waterproof (presumably ... I haven't rain tested them yet).
I'd echo what some others have said too about peg feel -- namely it's excellent. My Buell Lightning has never been easier to shift -- a definite improvement over the hiking boots I was using previously. And the toe is easily low profile enough to maneuver under the shift lever. These are very good on-bike boots.
It is true that with the TRQ Tour the rider's achilles tendon is not as well armored as other parts of the foot and ankle. That's the price you pay for the easy rear-entry system. They go on and come off very easily for me.
I wear Sliders Khaki riding pants and the cuffs go over these boots easily. I haven't yet tried tucking them in, but with the velcro adjustability it should be no problem.
Finally in terms of looks, I'd say they look OK, pretty low key style-wise, compared to other boots with this level of protection. They definitely look like motorcycle boots but they don't scream "racerboy."
RevZilla service was excellent. A CS agent helped me via email to select these boots. I bought them late in the day on Monday, and they arrived on Friday afternoon.
Thanks RevZilla and Dainese for helping me protect my feet!
July 12, 2015
Fit is smaller than a shoe
Following the ordering directions, I ordered a 44 because that is the shoe size i wear (measured at Nordstroms). The 44 boot was much too tight, even with very thin socks. Returning them and may try a larger size.
June 29, 2015
A bit narrow for my feet . . .
I’ve read and heard great things about these boots and broke down and picked up a pair for myself.
Length wise, these boots fit great. Width wise, I’ve found that these boots are a tad narrow for my feet. I stuck with them and they became more comfortable after some break-in time. The soles are a bit stiff for walking around town. So that may be a factor for some. I’m also one of those guys who appreciates that this boot offers adjustment for my calves.
Unfortunately, due to fit, these boots don’t get enough use. I occasionally take them out as I don’t want this type of investment to collect dust.
June 29, 2015
Long term review of TRQ Tour boot
So I've had these boots for three seasons now, and have put over 25k miles on them. They are terrifically comfortable boots, and have always been on my feet, be it for a 5 minute, five hour, or five day rides. The boot after this many miles of riding in all sorts of adverse weather shows virtually no signs of wear(*). The Zipper for the rear entry is flawless, and the sole looks almost new, and the ankle protection hasn't become sloppy either, still snug. Worth mentioning that the shift pads don't show any signs of wear at all.
Where this boot has fallen short is where the upper leather meets the sole at the toe. I believe Dainese has made the rubber too "Low profile" which causes the leather upper to make contact with the ground during a normal walking gate(remember it's a touring boot) contact is also made when pulling away from a stop. This unfortunately has caused the leather to wear through on both toes, which makes them no longer waterproof. I've included pictures below..
I still think this boot has the best features/comfort/style for the money, and would purchase again, but i'd make certain modifications to them first...Maybe Dainese will beat me to it!
June 9, 2015
Perfect Commuting Boot
What's there to say that hasn't already been said?? I was looking for a great 4 season boot for commuting duties, but didn't want to skimp on protection. $300+ was a little tough to drop, but after riding in them for a month, I can say they're 100% worth it, especially when the rains fall, and you stay completely dry and comfortable.
I'm usually a 9.5 is US sizing and originally went with a 42 cause I didn't want anything to be loose, aside from the toe-bed being too narrow, that would've worked. Wore the 42 for a few hours in the house, and decided I'd be too uncomfortable over the long run, so I exchanged for a 43, and they've been great. Ideally I'd be a 42.5 but for other people in between euro sizes, I recommend going with the larger size. Awesome boot, and very easy/quick to get in and out of.
June 4, 2015