Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Worth the money
Bottom line up front = worth. every. penny. I followed other reviews and went one size up (typically wear size 10-10.5 depending on the shoe/boot; purchased size 11 and it worked fine). I bought these right before a short duration but long distance (2000+ mile) road trip, which included riding in unexpected wet weather and temps below 40 degrees and up into the 80s at times. Result = feet remained warm, dry, and comfortable throughout the trip. Could not be happier with my purchase; highly recommend.
Note: The toe bed is slightly more narrow than your typical shoe, but even for my wide feet it was not something I noticed while riding or felt uncomfortable with after wearing the boot for more than 5 min. Don't let that dissuade you if you're interested in purchasing a great boot that will last for years.
November 23, 2015
I went to the Revzilla store (I live about an hour away) and salesman sold me on these. I dislike the look, and they don't fit me very well (feels tight in toe and loose in heel). But they were a relatively good value and seemed to offer good protection / features. So overall, I'd say it's a 3 out of 5. For the money wish they fit a little better and I liked the looks more. As it is now, I wear them, but always bring a pair of sneakers if I'm going to get off and do any walking about.
November 16, 2015
ANKLE PROTECTION ANKLE PROTECTION ANKLE PROTECTION
So how does anyone choose a boot? $100 $200 $300 $400 ???
I was in the RevZilla store and CJ says there's one boot to consider if you want ankle protection. Who doesn't?
He showed me these. Sold.
I have worn them for 1000 miles about. They do the job. They look good. They don't get in the way. The rear zipper is smart and quick. The boots just work. And they protect your ankle like no other. They call it Axial something. Check it out. Makes sense and for anyone who doesn't want a broken ankle in a simple crash they will pay for themselves easily. Easily.
Get these boots.
November 2, 2015
Excellent boot - very happy with purchase
As I normally do, I waited a few months after buying this product before submitting a review... I like to make sure my opinion is based on at least a little experience and not just on how good something looks right out of the box. But in this case I needn't have bothered. These things DID look great right out of the box, the level of build quality was pretty obvious, and then they met or exceeded my expectations for comfort and function (i.e., waterproofness) ever since. I've worn them for 2500 miles or so, which obviously isn't a ton, but some of those have been long ride days (8-9 hours, back-to-back), a few were in wet conditions, and one of the longer rides was (unfortunately) in a pretty bad downpour for most of the trip. I haven't tested their protective features (and hopefully never will), but they certainly appear to be robust in that regard. Fit ran a little small for me. I am a U.S. 10 so based on the size chart I had expected to need a 43. But luckily I was in Philly on business and zipped by the Revzilla store to try them before buying, and the 44 was definitely a better fit. They felt great right out of the box and the fit has enough flexibility for me to go with a thinner or a thicker sock. Either way I've enjoyed long ride comfort. Overall, can't say enough good about them - great purchase.
October 19, 2015
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