Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
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
Excellent boot for sport touring
I have just under 1k miles on these boots and I've been very happy with them.
Bang for the buck: for being a Gore-Tex boot it's not on the high end of the price scale but you get so many other protective features that you don't see on other boots at all, let alone at this price point.
Style: The style is very Euro (Italian sexy I believe is what Anthony calls it). They're on the pointy side and the heel is a little narrow but they do have a nice look to them.
Comfort: they do a seem a touch narrow but not enough that it bothers me or is distracting. The heel is a little narrow (as mentioned earlier) and has a slight taper to it which makes it almost like a cowboy boot but I quickly got used to that and they are comfortable to walk in. I've worn them for hours with no issues. I haven't bought a Euro sized shoes in years but my size was spot on with their size chart. For reference: I have an 11" foot which makes me an 11 (that doesn't work for all sizes) and the 44 fits me well. They need to be snug because of the main access zipper in the back. If they're not snug your foot will move too much and cause issues down the road.
Protection/features: as previously stated, I don't think there's another boot that offers this much protection (the Sidi Armada comes to mind but they're just too big and clunky) or features. Some may come close but I think these are about the best balance of protection/style/comfort. Initial inspection, no issues with build quality or attention-to-detail. They seem very well made and I don't anticipate any issues with durability. I expect to get years of use from these boots (which also goes towards justifying their cost).
Airflow: I've ridden these in temps from the low 80s down to the high 30s with no issues either way. I was actually surprised how warm (not sweaty) they kept my feet yesterday riding through the mountains. The temp kept dropping but my feet stayed comfortable (my bike does have excellent wind protection so that does help too). No rain yet though so I can't comment on that although I wouldn't expect any problems with a Dainese Gore-Tex boot.
I do have a few small nitpicks but they are more about me, my tastes, and how particular I am. I am not huge on the Euro styling. I didn't realize how Euro they were until I got them but I kept them because the protection factor is huge for me (I've got two small children and want to be around for them as long as possible and preferably not in a wheelchair). I quickly got used to the narrow heel but I would prefer a wider one for comfort (it's what I'm used to) and stability. I would have liked a slightly thicker sole. Being a shorter person 66" I like having as much foot on the ground as possible but, once again, that's a me thing.
Overall: it's a comfortable, highly protective boot that does the job well. I know they're on the pricier side but with all things considered I think there's more than enough to justify the cost and I would recommend these boots.
As for the type of rider I am, I didn't like any of the tags they had listed so I'll say I'm a sport tourer who rides about 1k miles a month riding through the mountains of Colorado. Ride safe.
October 29, 2014
I just returned from a 10 day, 3500 mi trip and these boots did the job. We rode through 90 degree + desert heat, 40 degree mountain temps, rain and hail; nearly all on paved roads. I wanted a boot that would protect me from the rain, be comfortable for walking, offer protection in case of a tip over and be cool enough in the hot weather and warm enough in the cold. Asking too much? Not of the TRQ-Tour.
They were comfortable walking and riding and held up well in 24/7 use.
October 11, 2014
Extremely comfortable for me
I was afraid to buy this since I don't have a narrow foot, but I'm happy to say the fit is great, very comfortable.
I goty use to the zipper in the back pretty quickly and can't see this as a problem.
DId almost 1k miles with this boot and couldn't be happier.
I have yet to try the goretex shell as I've seen no rain since I got it, but based on other goretex products I have, I see no reason to believe it won't work well.
Overall, a great buy.
September 22, 2014
Very comfortable and true to size..
Now that I have put a couple of thousand miles on these shoes, I can confidently say that I made the right choice. The shoes are comfortable from day one and didnt have to break them in. I recently rode in rain and the shoes kept my feet dry and they look awesome too. They fit perfectly under jeans and my riding pants. The shoes seem very sturdy, well built and without any manufacturing defects. I also walked in these shoes, they are easy to walk in and snug. I would recommend this product and will surely buy these again, if I ever needed one again.
August 25, 2014