Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Excellent Boot. Very Comfortable
I am completely satisfied with these boots. Initially, they were a bit snug in the ankle where the swivel is but after a couple hours, they 'learned'. Comfortable to walk in, but squatting down puts the shift/brake panels into the top of my foot. High quality. I'm glad I purchased them.
November 25, 2013
I live in the Pacific Northwest and commute 40 miles round-trip every day, plus weekend trips on/off road. This is a perfect all-around boot. Water-proof and warm, even up here where it's rainy most days and cold half the year. Comfortable enough to walk around town. They look cool but aren't completely ostentatious, particularly if you wear your pants on the outside. The rear entry is a particularly nice feature -- keeps the sides sleek so they don't catch on your footpegs. They fit a little smalle and narrow compared to other motorcycle boots I've worn, but not so much so that you need to change the size you order -- I'd get whatever your normal running shoe size is (unless you're always wearing super thick socks with the boots). They're expensive, but you're getting a good product. Well worth the money.
November 25, 2013
Nice looking boot with great features
I am 5' 10" 175 lbs and measure out as a 44 D. I ordered a 44. The length of the boot is perfect. The side-to-side is slightly snug with no pressure points and fits like a glove when wearing a medium thickness sock. The boots are beautiful and finely finished, exuding quality.
I sit upright on a touring-adventure type bike and tried to simulate this by sitting on a chair while with feet on the carpet in an office setting. As others have mentioned the upper rim of the boot can dig into your shin. I had a sock between skin and boot. It became annoying at about 20 minutes. The upper rim is of smaller diameter than the part of the boot that is an inch below it. It is smooth. This is presumably to form a seal to prevent nasty weather from descending inside. I tried tucking some sweats inside the boot and over the sock as well as adjusting the velcro diameter of the boot without much luck. I also found that the vertical height to be low mid-foot. The boot presses on my forefoot just back of the shift pad. This was more irritating with walking. Really wanted to keep these but it would take surgery on the top part and seeing if removing the bottom insert bit would help with height. I would be fine wearing these for a half hour commute but would expect they would become irritating for a multi-hour ride unless I tucked in some pants with a shin protector to protect me from the upper rim.
November 21, 2013
This boot is great if you have different size calves
Due to ankle injury and surgery my left calf swells making it hard to fine boots that will not choke one calf and be too lose on the other calf. These are very comfortable and adjustable boots Living in Houston it is hot and humid These boots breathe much better than others I have worn I have weak ankles not and I normally use ace bandages to give me ankle support when handling a heavy touring bike. These boots offer a ton of ankle support. I stopped wrapping my bad ankle. I love these boots I normally wear a size 11 wide I am wear a 47 and it feels great width wise and lengthwise.
November 3, 2013
another dainese product purchased, not disappointed yet
i wear my dress shoes 42~42.5, my wknd converse chucks 9.5, and i ordered 43 and fits awesome. on my 2nd, 3rd day of wearing u notice the boots are already broken in.... just great boots. havent had rain or chance to test out the goretex, but heard from ppl who have that it does its job
October 28, 2013
Good boot with lots of protection
These boots came well recommended by a couple of the staff at Revzilla and I can see why. They cost a bit more than a lot of the other touring boots but offer a lot more protection.
As with a couple of other people I notice a bit of chafing around the top of the boot but other than that they're comfortable off the bike walking around.
October 15, 2013
Well worth the $
I bought these a few weeks ago to wear through the fall and winter. I opted to spend a little more on this boot for the additional protective features and I am glad I did. 4 days after I received these boots a deer hit me on my way to work. All of my gear kept me safe but these boots did an especially good job keeping my shins/ankles from being more than sore.
October 14, 2013
Fits my narrow narrow foot
Decent foot wear of any kind in hard for me to find; I wear a 12 US narrow shoe, a 12.5 US narrow -46 EU Danner Acadia duty boot, and now, the 47 EU TRQ-goretex Dainese. Toe box is in fact small, which is why I had to return the original 46's, as I wear under socks in addition to outer socks, depending on weather. Revzilla has one of the fastest replacement timelines of any online retailer. Dainese quality speaks for itself, as you get what you pay for. Break in takes awhile, but the boots get more comfortable daily.
October 9, 2013