Dainese Street Runner Gore-Tex Shoes
Comfortable, stylish protection
This leather, lace-up hightop from Dianese is pretty stylish and offers the protection you need during a comfortable ride around town. Air flow is not so good but I haven't worn a leather shoe that has ever provided good air flow. Reflectors on the ankle area are a nice touch. This sneaker-boot is somewhat hard to get on, even with smaller feet, because of the narrow entry way, but once they're on, great fit and you can feel your bike when you ride. Possibly one improvement could be a velcro or snap strap at the top instead of lacing all the way up to the top? Very pleased with this footwear. Just what I was looking for.
July 16, 2014
Stylish and better than riding with chucks
I bought this pair of shoes because they looked great and all I wear are Converse All Stars. Almost picked the TXC Wrap shoes, but liked the style of these better. Also I liked the idea of a sneaker because you can feel the shifter a bit more, if that makes sense. When I first received them I thought for sure that I was going to return them because they felt kinda tight and the sole felt curved in a way that made no sense to my foot. I normally wear a size 12 and based on the chart and what was available I got the 46's like the chart said. I ended up wearing them around the house to get the feel and after awhile I started to become accustomed to them. Took them out on a couple rides to see how they felt on the bike and they are definitely better than the bulky boots I've been using and way better than riding with chucks obviously since those are just canvas.
Fast forward been using these for every ride since and they get comfier each day. I guess that the beginning tightness would just be the break in time, but now I dig them. The sole is kinda hard and felt odd when I first got them, but more I wear them the less I am starting to notice maybe they're just conforming to my foot. They look great with a pair of jeans, protect your ankle and the leather makes me feel better about protection than riding with a canvas shoe for sure.
Definitely a hefty bill for these guys, but overall I think it was a good investment if you want better protection than normal sneakers and want some style that can easily be worn off the bike.
Also, whats up with that shipping? Real fast! Love it!
May 25, 2014
1st I want to say this is my 3rd pair of Dainese boots that I own. This boot has grade a quality leather and has a perfect fit. I'm 10.5 us so I have always chosen a euro 44. Great sale as well and good air flow. Haven't had a chance to try the water proof aspect but with gore-text liner, I am confident it will be water proof.
Thanks revzilla for another amazing order experience.
May 20, 2014
Beautiful leather, cool looking with moderate protection
Just got these through the mail and they are awesome. Read other reviews and sized up from a 45 to a 46 ( I normally wear a 10,5 uk / 11.5 us and these now fit perfectly)
As mentioned the build quality, leather used and gore tex are second to none. The leather is incredibly soft so they will need looked after but in this colour they will look great with just regular polish.
They have decent protection in the heel, ankle and through the heel but they DO NOT have a reinforced toe box as suggested in the video. Better feedback from the controls this way but lacking protection in an accident. Otherwise I love these boots, best combo of style and quality materials, if at a premium.
My other option was the TCX X wrap, incidentally which I bought for my wife. I like the level of protection, ratings are 2-2-1 versus the dainese which only get 1-1-1 from CE but I love dainese product and these will breathe better in the summer.
April 3, 2014
You get what you pay for: lotsa value for the price.
March 29, 2014
Great quality and protection for a sneaker!!
Sneakers are a great quality, as expected from Dainese. They are also very stiff and beefed up for protection. Very comfortable to walk around in. Best riding sneakers I have!! Sneakers are cut small though. You'll need a size up. I usually wear a 10, I had to get an 11 (perfect fit)! You will not be disappointed with these!!!
March 26, 2014
Hi, I think for this one you didn't quite check out the sizing enough. I am a size 10.US and my icon accelerator and my Alpinestars Joey fitted me just fine. But for this one. It doesn't fit at all. I bought a 43 which is supposed to be a 10.US but it just feels like an 8 !!. Not a good feeling as I now have to pay for a return postage fee.
March 7, 2014
Pricey but worth it...
This is the first product I've purchased from Dainese and these definitely live up to the companies reputation of high quality stuff. These shoes seem to provide about as much protection as you can get out of a riding shoe, if you want more protection buy a true riding boot. These are comfortable both on and off the bike, and while I haven't put the Gore-Tex to the test yet if they're like everything else that's Gore-Tex they'll stay dry even in the wettest of conditions. The shoes are pretty expensive, frankly I'm surprised that I sprang for them at $250; but with their functional capabilities and casual off the bike appearance I plan on getting a lot of use out of them, so I'm glad that I did. If you're looking for something similar but not so pricey, check out the TCX X-Street or the TCX X-Rap; I don't own either but they look cool and appear to provide about the same level of protection of these Street Runners. I went with these over the TCX's because according to the reviews I read their waterproof lining isn't very breathable and they get very hot in the summer time; I know from previous experience that Gore-Tex is very breathable and very waterproof two features I often need in Indiana. I am happy that I spent the money and if you've got it in the budget, I recommend you do the same.
February 27, 2014