Dainese TRQ Race Out Air Boots
Exactly what I was hoping for.
I thought about buying these for a year before I finally put up the cash. I wore A* S-MX1 boots prior to buying these, and while the A* are still in great shape, I no longer have need for them; the TRQ Race Out Air Boots are perfect for my needs.
Riding year-round in 30°F up to 115°F (Phoenix, AZ) requires purchasing some very diverse gear. While not providing as much warm-weather venting as my A* S-MX1 boots, the Dainese TRQ vented boots are superior in protection and the sweaty feet when it is hot out is a small price to pay. No doubt when I ride in the winter I will be happy they don't vent too much.
The closure system is excellent. Extremely quick to put on and take off. I have plenty of room to wear my riding pants inside the boot, but for most riding I just wear my pants over the boots with the calf adjustment all the way to the slimmest setting.
I wear a dead-on US 10.5 in mens, the size 44 is perfect for my foot. My A* S-MX1 boots are a 45 and feel loose, hence my choice in the size 44. While a 43 would've probably been a nice (snug) fit, the tiny bit of toe-wiggling room in my size 44 is great for long rides,100°+F weather, and I'm sure will be nice when I want to wear thick socks next winter.
The boots felt a bit stiff for the first few hundred miles. I even had to adjust my shifter up. (My A* boots were flexible enough to point my toe down more when about to upshift) But now the Dainese boots have broken in and feel great. Might put my shifter back down a couple millimeters.
May 7, 2013
This boot was exactly what I wanted. Fit VERY true/well. I wear these boots whenever I ride-- so much so, now, that I am considering another pair or at least something to share the load with these. Comfortable enough to wear all day, although they are NOT sneakers. You can get away with wearing these under jeans or cargo pants without looking out of place. Noone will know they are motorcycle boots unless you tell them. Many people have asked me about them and thought they were regular boots, and not specialty riding gear. I recommend 100%. You can't help but love them.
April 15, 2013
Dainese is best!
The TRQ race out air boots do run a little narrow and small so I would say get one size up than your normal boot size. I ordered a 44 (11) and they fit perfect. I couldn't ask for a more comfortable boot and it's not even broken in yet. There isn't as much air flow as I would like but for a boot of this caliber it is better than not having any. The support that you get is better than most boots that are at this price point and the support is great especially around the ankle. Also, the boot cut at the top fit great at the calf and with the velcro adjustments you can make that perfect as well for you. Thanks Dainese for such a great boot.
April 11, 2013
Excellent look, quality and fit!
I've had several pair of road boot/sneaker but this is my first track style boot so this review is based off my my experience level.
*The boot's fit and finish is really top quality
*It's very easy getting into
*Once you learn to lean forward to tuck your shin into the boot getting it on is a snap. If you have big calves and stand straight up it can make zipping the boot much more difficult.
*Wearing a boot like this is much different than a protective shoe. The feel and of course movement are different. I had to re-learn where to position my foot.
*This boot flows a good amount of air but not so much that when riding at 50 degree weather than my feet ever got cold.
I absolutely love this boot and would recommend it to anyone looking at moving up from a street view and not sure whether they should spend the money.
April 3, 2013
Totally awesome boot!!!
I haven't rode in these yet, but just putting them on was amazing. They fit PERFECT and feel like they have so much protection compared to the SIDI Cobras I used to have. The Revzilla customer support was on point with th is boot and I thank you for leading me to such a great boot. I just know that they are going to do what I need them to do racing CCS this year!! Once again THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!
February 26, 2013
Great protection, high upper, poor sense of foot/peg positioning
I bought these for the lateral ankle protection that very few other boots in this price range offer, and for the air flow. This is only my second pair of boots that I have used, the first being a pair of Alpinestars S-MX5. The TRQ's have a MUCH higher cavity for the upper across the bridge of the foot, leaving you with a bit of a sensation that your foot is flopping around inside the boot, and also ,ore material to compress/fold as you articulate your ankle. The TRQ also provide a far worse sense of where your foot is in relation to the pegs than the S-MX5's do. Based on the sizing chart and video review I knew these ran a bit big so I ordered the 42 which corresponds to a US 9, but given the cavernous upper I'm curious if a 41 would have been better, or if it would have been too short or narrow.
December 17, 2012
Greatest Ankle Protection In This Price Range
The Dainese TRQ race out boots are by far the best boots in its price range. It offers ankle protection is that is far above what are offered by Sidi or Alpinestars. For $300, you are getting a boot that has the ankle protection that is only available on boots that cost $100 more.
Airflow is also decent. However, it probably isn't as good as the Sidi boots that have dedicated venting systems. The perforation is doing its job pretty well, but your feet will still get very hot when you are idling in traffic. The perforation will let water into your feet. So the air out will be a summer/spring/fall boots. If you ride in the wet, I suggest the non-perforated or the goretex version. The perforation does its job, but don't expect them to make a significant difference when you are idling in traffic.
These boots are extremely stylish. You can wear them under your jeans and they look very subtle. The Dainese TRQ race out boots are probably the one of the slimmest motorcycle boots available. If you want to wear your boots under jeans, these are the boots to get. I cannot wear my Sidi (or other similarly sized boots) boots under jeans because they are simply too big. The Dainese boots are extremely slim.
Finally, the size of these boots is on the smaller size. I went one size up because I have slightly wider feet than most people. If you know you have wider feet, you must go at least one US size up. If you go one US size bigger, you will find your boot being slightly too long, but that shouldn't be an issue because these boots are small to begin with. You can also wear socks to micro adjust the fitting to your feet.
August 26, 2012
A very good technical footwear solution for the street.
These boots are a great mix of lightweight, comfortable, sturdy. Easy on/off. True fit - the 44 fit my 10 1/2 US feet perfectly. The soles are quite stiff and when combined with the mid calf height, light to medium shin armor they are not going to be confused with walking shoes. Walking is not difficult, it's just not cushioned and a couple of steps down the road of what walking in a downhill ski boot is like. Certainly, not as stiff as a race boot but I wouldn't plan to wear them for a day a the mall or theme park.... Air flow is perceptible but just barely so - again for a near race boot this is a great tradeoff. Design is Italian gorgeous!
July 30, 2012