Dainese Street Runner Gore-Tex Shoes
Great looking and functional
Love the shoes. Have worn them a few times and ordered a half size larger than I normally wear because they were out of my actual size. I like the extra room and the ability to slide them on/off without fooling with the strings. Still fit pretty good and have some extra wiggle room in the toe area. Nice to wear off the bike, too as long as you rub the waxey material off first.
April 9, 2015
Great alternative to boots
I like to commute on my Ktm 690 sometimes and often ride into work. I was having comfort issues wearing my full boots all day long, so I bought these hoping to solve that and also still be somewhat protected while riding. These fit the bill perfectly! They took about a month to get really broken in and be comfortable, but now they super comfy and I couldn't be happier. Money well spent. Now go see how long before I destroy these shoes as I wear them all the time.
March 30, 2015
This shoe is a nice piece of work. Well done, confortable, goes well with jeans and social clothes.
I recommend this for people whose style isn t the usual motorcycles clothes and for people who uses timberlands or other regular shoes to ride.
The waterproof system can be a two way road by the way. The water will not get in if you use the correct pant. But it will not get out once it got in if you use the wrong pants! Watch it!
February 9, 2015
I come from a background of motorcycle racing (track) and have no problem spending good money on my equipment, especially safety equipment of which I consider these shoes.
This is one of the best protective shoes I have ever owned. Fit and comfort is fantastic. This shoe can also be worn as an everyday shoe its that comfortable (though stiffer than a normal shoe). I use them when riding my Indian cruiser.
Getting it on and off can be a little work as the laces are very tight. You MUST take the time to get some slack in the laces before you can either put it on your foot or take it off. I feel this little bit of work is worth the effort as, heaven forbid, if you ever go down, these shoes will definitely stay on your feet and keep them protected.
Foot and ankle protection is excellent with additional padding at both the inner and outer ankle bones. Overall, a really well built shoe that I would highly recommend. I have a long and narrow foot and they fit just fine. Follow the fit guide and you will be fine.
January 20, 2015
I honestly wear these shoes even when I'm not on the bike.
They look great and are very sturdy. I've luckily not needed to try them out for their safety features (had them about 3 1/2 months now), but protection seems to be strong in all the right places.
They are difficult to get on, but that makes sense in that they're a protective boot, not just a sneak.
For short hops, I leave them untied and then can pull them on and off pretty easily. If I'm going more than a couple miles, I lace em up tight. If they're laced tight up, your feet do get tired after a few hours. However, if you leave them a bit loose at top, you can kick them all day. Really love these sneaks/boots!
True, they don't breathe so great. But that's obv because of the waterproofing. I live in SoCal, and my feet rarely overheat in these. So, not too bad.
All in all, a great, modern boot. And they get the wife seal of approval!
January 17, 2015
Great style and comfort, minimal protection...
From a style and aesthetics perspective, I'm very happy with these shoes. The price was high (as is all Dainese), but the style and comfort are top notch. Definitely more of a 3 season shoe: Autumn, Winter, and Spring. I expect these to be very hot in the Summer.
December 23, 2014
Style and protection built in these shoes
I was looking for some feet protection and liked the street-casual style of these boots. The style pairs nice with my mesh jacket.
First impression is that it's a bit stiff, but I guess that's required for protection and for new leather shoes. After the first 200km ride I can say that it feels comfortable and doesn't hurt my feet.
The only thing to observe for this shoes is that altough it's breathable, it's not really designed for hot weather.
Other than that it's perfect and I highly recommend it.
October 30, 2014
Style with protection...
These shoes are exactly what I've been looking for. Style, with a decent amount of protection for commuting and city cruising. Most of my friends who don't ride have no idea they are riding shoes and want to know wear I got them ;)
I ordered a 43 (size 10) and the fit was very snug but began to break in after a few rides and now they feel better. There is a bump on the bottom of the soles that felt a little awkward but now I'm use to it. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a little more protection than a regular sneaker.
October 28, 2014