Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex Boots
Great 3-season boot.
I have worn these for a whole year now in all 4 seasons, wet and dry, cold and hot. They breath well enough that a full-day ride in the 90's won't make you sweat too much. They are great in the rain too. As for cold/damp weather I have ridden in these for trips up to 1 hour in temps down to the upper 20's and that is all I can do. In the mid-30's you can ride in them all day. The only thing stopping me from riding down into the teens is the flat narrow toe box. I just cannot wear thicker socks (I wear hiking socks which are thick enough already) and if I try wearing something thicker the sock gets very compressed in the toe box which makes the thermal performance go down and the comfort level of the boot go down too. So I would say if you ride from early spring to late fall and not in temps lower than mid-30's or over 95 degrees these boots will serve you well in wet or dry weather. Just be aware the foot is narrow and the toe box is flat so if you have chubby feet or high arches then forget about these. But I love my pair after one year and several thousand miles.
March 8, 2014
I agree with "way small" comment
I ordered size 46, but these are pixie boots. To get into these boots you would have to be able to go on point like a ballerina, and flex your foot then to get into the rigid L shape. I managed to get them on wearing the thinnest socks I have, then wrestled them off & returned them. I agree with other reviewers, these are so small that I checked the label. TRQ are beautify made pixie boots.
March 1, 2014
I wear 10 1/2 medium shoes. Always have. Sizing chart says size 44 = US size 11. The boot was a little narrow and the heel snapped onto my foot so tightly I could not remove the boot. Had to get my GF to help and it took her about 5 minutes to painfully pry it off. Perhaps they were mislabeled?
March 1, 2014
This boot was the previous Dainese race boot design, with added Gore Tex, just a HUGE value boot IMO. More comfortable than I expected, and the Achilles zip entry is a real nice plus. When I went to the Revzilla showroom to try on several different pairs, I would not have predicted that I would have chosen this out of the box comfortable boot, and I am very, very picky. I'll buy a backup pair when they get discontinued.
February 20, 2014
Tight in the toe box.
Im a size 13 and they fit ok. The toe box is a little tight. Nothing too bad but restricts what you can wear in cold weather. Having said that, we are all different and I wouldn't let this put you you off if they fit you.
Easy to get on and off and comfortable straight out of the box. No leaks in some heavy rain and easy to clean due to the lack of buckles.
Despite other comments the one issue I have had is the sole and lack of grip. Nearly dropped the bike once due to my left foot slipping and consistently inducing a lack of confidence in my foot plant.
In Summary: I am dropping them down on my rating due to small toe box that doesn't allow extra socks. And the poor sole that reduces foot plant grip.
February 9, 2014
I've owned these for three years.
I bought these when they first came out.
1. I'm 6'2", 220lbs, size 13 American. The size 47 with added hard inner sole inserts fit perfectly with wiggle room for the toes.
2. Out of the box, experienced a bit of roughness around the top of the boot where different materials meet. Over time, this softened up and became a non issue.
3. Comfortable out of the box, no break in needed for me. After 30,000 miles of really rough use, they have consistently been comfortable.
4. The ease of getting these on and off is a huge selling point for me. No buckles, very stable feeling.
5. Plastic pieces that covered pivot points at the ankles have completely disintegrated after three years. This is a cosmetic issue only. I have put these through a great deal of abuse. I ride four seasons in MI over a great variety of road (and lack of road) conditions.
6. These are really comfortable off the bike. I hike in all path conditions and temperatures. I wear merino wool socks only. Cotton is your worst choice if you are trying to create a micro climate with Gore tex.
7. The soles are amazing. I don't slip. Ever. The boot fits under my stock KLR shifter with ease. The soles are not bolted on, so replacement might be possible. I'm not there yet.
8. These have been totally waterproof until this past December 2013. The right toe box gets wet now. I am crossing my fingers that Gore will replace the boots. I have considered the Sidi Adventure as a replacement, but I will buy these again at half the price. The on/off buckle-less system, the amazing sole, and the happy history I have with these will keep me coming back.
One last point: These boots have saved my feet and ankles multiple times in accidents and drops. In particular, the torsion system has prevented hyper plantar flexion and held up when I've dropped a fully loaded KLR on it multiple times. Cause I'm a klutz.
February 5, 2014
Just Too Small in the Toe Box
I really wanted to love these boots, but after three months and 4,000 miles in them I just can't. I ordered one size up (Euro 45) from my normal 44 and the boot fits my 11B foot well in the bck and arch.. but the toe box is just too small and the rubber patch on the top of each boot is about as giving as a mud flap so they NEVER really break in. Instead my toes are digging into the gore tex lining and may cause the waterpoof features to be compromised. The Boot works well in cold weather in a thin wool sock down to about 30 degrees, but the inability to wear thicker socks makes it cold below that. The boot provides NO ankle protection OFF-Road so don't think these are dual sport boots.. they are good highway boots and I can wear them in the office undercover, and do so almost every weekday. I should have gone for the Crossfires but Sidi does not honor revzilla's buyer rewards and I had some credit that I wanted to use so I tried the Dainese. Well made but poorly designed boot for the average or even narrow foot.
January 27, 2014
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