Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Great Product. Will buy Dainese products in future.
Needed summer commuter boot. Great protection and quality. Very comfortable on bike and off. Could wear all day on foot if needed. Before I ordered, Revzilla gave me a few choices and I did some research on different boots. Couldn't be happier with these.
July 28, 2014
Nice blend of comfort and protection
At first I wasn't sure about the rear zippers. I was afraid my heel would end up slipping in the boot. After a few hundred miles the boots feel nicely broken in and no problems with my heel slipping at all. I haven't had the boots out in the rain yet but so far I'm very pleased with them.
July 14, 2014
Love these boots
Been wearing these for a couple weeks now, and love them. Granted, they are definitely pricey but you get a lot of features. Footbed is narrow, which is great for my feet. Most other boots I tried were too wide. Gives me peace of mind to have such great ankle protection and waterproofing too. Plus, they look awesome.
June 30, 2014
These boots meet or excede my requirements.
Bought these in February but I waited until I had some miles on them before reviewing. Ordering process was easy and boots were delivered as expected. Quality was perfect as far as I could tell. I wear a 9 1/2 tennis shoe and ordered the 43. I have a narrow foot and these fit much better than most. Just finished a 3600 mile trip including temps from 34F to 98F and a day of rain. With wool socks these boots kept my feet warm in the cold, dry in the rain, and comfortable in the heat. I exploded a good sized tumble weed at 70 with no damage to my shins. Not hiking boots but I walked around in them for several hours with little problem. Maybe overkill for touring, but I like them very much.
June 24, 2014
Very nice for a goretex sport touring boot
I have wide and flat US size 10.5 feet, so I went for the size 45 with these boots. They fit just right with regular tube socks, maybe a tiny bit roomy in the heel, but not disconcertingly loose or anything.
My previous boots are a pair of Alpine Stars SMX Air boots that are falling apart. They were also size 45, and fit very close to how these are fitting.
The build quality and comfort level seems high so far. I've only done about 200 miles in them though, and light rain.
They still look brand new. After the rain, the plastic bits were a bit squeaky as I walked. But when they dried off, they quieted down.
Protection seems great, but I give it 3 stars for the zippered back entry styling. It's a pretty big compromise on Achilles tendon armoring. I mean, I am no expert on how frequently that area is at risk of impact in a collision, but my MX boots and my A* SMX air both have a LOT of armor in that area, so I feel a bit more vulnerable there.
I needed a waterproof sport touring boot that fit with my Dainese Lontan pants. I tried going for the A* Toucan's but they are too gigantic and rigid. These are far more comfortable and fit perfectly for over the boot fitting with the Lontan pants. They also work fantastically well with my A* track pants tucked in.
I am going around Iceland for 10 days in July with these. I will report back on their endurance and weather resistance.
June 16, 2014
Awesome Boot, Highly Recommend
In my quest for both the most comfort and best protection, I have searched far and wide. My search has ended. This boot is a top notch, high quality boot. Although a little snug at first, I wear a size 43 in all boots and shoes and this one is no exception, the 43 worked perfect. FYI, my foot is slightly wide but a high instep. The workmanship and leather is top calibre. I've worn this boot around the house and now on a couple rides. It has performed very well for me. I trusted the guys at Revzilla and their recommendation was spot on. For the price, you can't get a better made boot!!
June 16, 2014
The ankle protection is very strong and rigid. Walking isn't bad, but I didn't buy them for walking. The first ride break-in was painless. The top front lip of the right boot left a small indent on my shin for the first ride, but it's great now.
I have about 1k miles in them and I'm quite happy.
June 9, 2014
stylish, lightweight and waterproof
i've read many reviews regarding the sizing of this boot, complaining that these boots are way too small and narrow. i live in europe and wear sneakers and shoes european size 42 in pretty much most brands, so i ordered the trq-tour boots in a size 42 as well, and they fit spot on. i dont have narrow feet at all, if anything they're more on the slightly broader side, but these boots fit perfectly. no pressure on the ankles, nor on the toes or anywhere else. in most brands a EU size 42 is US size 8.5, dainese however specifies that EU 42 is US 9 with their products. i can only assume that dainese's conversion from EU to US sizes is a bit off and that this is the reason most american customers have had to size up with this boot.
- stylish boot with high quality leather
- lightweight and good tactile feedback
- waterproof (so far only been able to test this in light rain)
- gets pretty warm in higher temperatures (obvious drawback of any waterproof boot, however the goretex membrane actually manages to get the moisture out quite well)
- synthetic material at the end of the boot can cause skin irritation (this has already been pointed out in several other writer reviews. if you wear long socks or wear the boots over your pants this is no longer an issue)
- no toe slider
June 9, 2014