Dainese V-Twin D-WP Boots
Hidden Features, Great Boot
This is a Dianese product, which means that it's all about the details. Unlike many of the company products, however, this one's main features are mostly hidden. As the video shows, this boot has an excellent rubber sole that holds the bike well while waiting at a light - even with a very high bike like mine (multistrada). It has support on both side of the ankle, and the buckle belt - which looks purely ornamental - is actually extremely useful for support. It has a strong toe box (though not steel), and a very soft touch. But best of all - for those of us who commute to work on the bike - all these features are invisible! It's like a super-bike boot that no one can see, and it's still an Italian boot. Two for one!. There's no need to go to work looking like The Doctor or Marc Marquez - simply take off the (Dianese) biker jacket, and sit at your desk - no one will know you rode to work on your favorite rocket. Great boot, for a great price, and max comfort. Another excellent Dianese product. .
December 30, 2014
Underrated, stylish boots
I wish Dainese would make more boots like this. Understated. minimal branding. Fashionable. Frankly they look great and I was genuinely surprised at how good they look.
The leather is modified to appear aged, while the sole uses some kind of softer rubber that also looks a bit aged out of the box. The buckles in the picture are functional for pulling the boots tighter to your ankle.
Protection for this price point is good. There is a reinforced toe and heel. Light armor on both sides of the ankle.
I've walked around in them a bit, and they are very comfortable out of the box.
Haven't tested the waterproofing.
On a side note - I have narrow feet. I would say that unlike the other Dainese boots I have purchased, these are more of a "wide" American fit. This I hope Daienese doesn't do. It's manageable, nowhere near as bad as other brands.
September 11, 2014
Great boot - great service - great price
Despite comments to contrary I found boots an average Euro fit. I have fairly wide feet, size 43 in trainers. Ordered 43, with a bit of nervousness given some reviews, and they fit perfectly. Time will tell on durability but they seem well made, with emphasis on comfort as against all out hard wearing. Delivery was 6 days order-to-door down to the frosty conditions in New Zealand. Great job guys, as usual!
August 25, 2014
Very nice classic boots. My size 42, I ordered the 42 course. Guys, please be careful if you have a wide foot, order one size larger. These boots are very narrow. I was approached by a well, so much so I have a narrow foot.
June 16, 2014
This is a nice designer lightweight fashion boot with butter soft leather.Looks great with Levi Jeans.
The soles are bad.
Soles are soft rubber compound & thin with faded traction.
I don't wear them often to prolong the soles & riding will wear that soft leather.
You will wish you didn't pay so much for them.
June 2, 2014
What seems too narrow really isn't
At first glance I thought these boots seemed cheap. But after closer inspection I realized they're made of nice, soft leather. Some would describe them as too narrow and I almost did as well. But after wearing them for a bit I found them to stretch out a tad and then felt perfect. My last pair of boots similar to these felt great initially and then were horribly loose after initial break in. I'm excited to wear these new boots more!
March 17, 2014
Not waterproof and not durable enough.
The boots run small and narrow.The styling is nice and they weight almost as much as a pair of converse sneakers but to achieve that they had to cut down on durability, the leather is very thin and soft so it gets scuffed up really easy, I had to switch to using hill shifter to save the toe. The fact that the soles are not reparable will eventually cut down the life of those boots as well. My biggest problem is that they are not waterproof as advertised. Keeping my feet dry and getting some extra room in my saddlebag by leaving a pair of rain gaiters at home without switching to star trek looking futuristic space footwear were major factors in purchasing those boots. After a four hour ride in the rain my feet where completely soaked. On top of all that those boots are not even made in Italy. Sub-par overpriced Romanian product.
May 19, 2013
Sexy Italian Waterproof
I had been riding with a pair of Sketchers motorcycle-STYLE boots for a couple years - ridiculous, I know - and they finally gave-way to the elements. My requirements for serious gear were for a waterproof boot I could wear off the machine as well. These work. In fact, they are my only pair of waterproof boots that I used around town these past couple months.
Small is to be expected from Dainese (I have a jacket as well), but the narrowness is what surprised me. I was still able to wear a thick sock, so cooler weather riding is doable with these puppies.
Like everything Italian, it would be great if they were 25-50% cheaper (i.e. $2000 espresso machine PART), but that's just how it is. Thus, relatively, these ARE a great bang for your buck.
April 1, 2013