Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Not sure if they're worth the money
Definitely feel like my foot and ankle are protected in these but are they worth that price tag..? I guess you wouldn't know until you got in an accident and actually tested them in a crash. They're goretex meaning they breathe pretty well and are waterproof. Still think that there are good cheaper alternatives.
Overall, nice boot but pricey - kind of like most dianese stuff..
September 25, 2015
I agree with the other reviews that a lack of protection for the vinyl on the end of the toe and the fact that the sole doesnt even extend to the end of the toe is going to kill this boot. One walk across a gravel parking lot and the underside of the toe is nicked up in several spot. One even goes all the way through the vinyl. (see pic of how much of the underside of the toe is exposed) If a boot cant handle a walk across a gravel parking lot then there is no way it will handle the daily abuse I will put it through. Granted, the nicks are small and the boot isnt shredded... but I only walked to and from a bathroom once. If I get 3 nicks each time... it wont take long. On top of that.. why is the vinyl on the toe so thin? A thicker material would absorb the cuts. Poor design imo.
They are cool looking boots, very comfortable, extremely light. They fit like ecco hiking boots imo. I wear a 44.5 in ecco and the 44 dainese fit me fine. A little tight in the heel but they broke in after a bit of walking around.
I tried the Torque RS out at the same time in a 45 and found them to be too big. I wish the TRQ boot had a similar internal configuration as the Torque RS out. It has easier rear entry, and internal lace to snug it up, and hard plastic on the achilles. The torque RS out was not comfortable to walk around in compared to the TRQ.
I want to like these boots but that toe issue is ridiculous for a high end boot. The torque RS had protection for the toe! Id say spend the money on something else unless you dont plan to do anything but ride in these... like walk or kneel. Since I cant return them, I plan to take them to a shoe company and see if they can fit in some protection for the underside of the toe. Maybe a piece of black duct tape.
I expected more from these boots.
September 14, 2015
Really wanted to like them, but returning.
Bought these with the intention to keep them, but the narrow toe box and the inflexible shifter pad just didn't make these really nice boots work for me. I'm normally a US size 10 shoe, and these were a tad narrow, and a tad long.
The upper material is REALLY flexible and nice, and breathes well, but because of that, the shifter pad doesn't want to flex when I bend my toes, and the pad just keeps rubbing my foot in the wrong places. And as others have said, the toe box is also pretty narrow (though not as "crazy" narrow as some Italian shoes I've tried before), and just enough to make my toes feel a little cramped.
However, other than that, the boot feels GREAT. I really loved how good the boots felt from the arches back and up the boot leg. Fits like a custom made garment - snug and comfortable. Too bad about the toe box - at the end of the day, the front half of the shoe is making me return these in favor for something else. It's a great boot if you have narrow feet and will fit the shape!
August 29, 2015
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