Dainese TR-Course Out Boots
More that I could have asked for
I bought these boots for my first supermoto track day, and actually did not get a chance to ride with them until I was on track for the first time. They were very easy to get used to and by the 2nd lap I felt like they were a part of me.
Yes, these boots are not cheap. But you get what you pay for and the quality, comfort, and functionality of these boots is second to none.
July 6, 2015
This is my second pair of Dianese boots. The use of a Brannock device to measure the foot noted my size as 8 with width of C/D (US). The Dianese TR Course-Out size 41 was a comfortable, snug fit immediately. The finish quality, comfort,
protection and appearance are all top notch.
May 19, 2015
Very difficult to get used to but otherwise excellent
Riding with these on for the first time was almost terrifying because of the lack of movement they give you. Especially with sport/standard pegs like mine where my feet are not angled down as aggressively. I've ridden nearly every single day for the past two years so I'm not going to chalk it up to inexperience but these boots are definitely something you have to get a feel for. I still miss gears due to the lack of feedback they give because I can't tell if my shift lever has come back down all the way from shifting once.
But they feel very secure, the ankle has a ton of protection and even sort of squeezes it in order to stay in place. Good shin protection, these boots feel almost too sturdy. I don't really care about airflow because my feet don't really get too sweaty and it's been dropping into the 40's at night so it's not really an issue as of yet.
The soles are extremely stiff, but fit true to size. People with wider feet may want to look elsewhere, though. I have skinny legs and narrow feet so I don't really have an issue fitting into Dainese gear. They have good grip and can be adjusted to your calf size.
Your ankles and shins will be sufficiently protected in these boots. If you know what to expect when you pay for Dainese these boots should fall within your expectations.
January 3, 2015
Good boot, not great
I have put about 750 miles on these boots, including 2 mountain runs. They are pretty solid boots, but seem to be a little over priced for what you get (which is really the case for most motorcycle apparel imo).
My main problem with them is that even after 750 miles, they still feel stiff. The shifter guard does not flex, so when you step it creases the boot and presses into the top of your foot. This is not an issue in normal usage, but if you were to have to walk any distance it would probably become painful.
Aside from that they seem to be well constructed and I would expect them to last.
December 20, 2014
Awesome Riding Boots for Track and Street
These are really well made boots from Dainese. They offer great protection around the ankle, shins, and toes. They look great as well (i bought the Black/White/Fluo Yellow version).
I wear a US size 11 and bought a size 44. My feet typically run a bit wide, but these boots fit perfectly. There isn't much air flow in these so it can get a bit hot during the summer days ( I live in SF bay area). The back zipper on the boots can get annoying at times since it seems to get caught on one of the inner fabrics of the boots, but other then that, its an easy/quick on and off gear.
The boots are a bit stiff and squeak every time I walk in them, but at this point, its just nit picking on anything negative.
Overall, these are a fantastic pair of riding boots and would definitely recommend to others!
October 27, 2014
Great boot for street or track
I just got this boot in the mail and tried it on. I can fit my jeans over them or under them(which I wanted to be able to do)
I wear a size 9 converse all star shoe and size 9.5 work boot. My feet fit perfectly but with NO wiggle room. So I think the size is about right but be prepared to have no room to wiggle your toes (which is probably good for protection anyway).
Flexibility is just good enough to work controls very easily.
October 20, 2014
Great for narrow ankles
I'm a woman with long, narrow feet, typically around a men's 10 narrow depending on the shoe. Needless to say, the women's boots don't go large enough, so I have to try and make do with a men's version. I was debating between these and a pair of Sidis, so I called RevZilla and discussed it with a gear geek before opting for the Dainese boots because of their narrower profile. The boots fit really well, my ankle feels secure, and they're stiff enough to be protective yet I still have good feel for the controls.
On the down side, I got to my destination on my first ride only to discover that one of the screws had fallen out of the toe slider, so that needs to be replaced. Secondly, the calf isn't as adjustable as the Sidis. Even with my leathers on and the boots in the smallest configuration, there is a pretty sizable gap between my calf and the boot that I don't think would be filled even if I was back in marathon shape. Thirdly, the support on the inside of the ankles makes me a little nervous because it sticks out to the point that it catches on the bike when I'm trying to put the kickstand down. I would never live it down if I dropped the bike trying to put the kickstand down, so I'm very careful when doing so.
Bottom line, these boots fit my foot and ankle well and make me feel protected if I were to go down. I would probably do a bit more shopping to see if there was a better option out there, but I would buy them again.
October 6, 2014
Great Boot for Naked Sportbike Rider
Bought these for my son. Very comfortable, stylish and functional. Excellent protection and great "feel" of the shift and brake levers. Would buy again.
September 8, 2014