Dainese Women's Svelta Gore-Tex Boots
I'm in love.
I was in serious need of some waterproof boots. I ride year round in all weather conditions, and have had some bad luck with past purchases. Should have just started with the Gore-Tex.
I LOVE these boots. They fit comfortably when I first tried them on. Spent the day breaking them in inside. My shoe size in US is between an 8 and 8.5 reg, and I went with the size 39 EU size. When I wear wool socks or winter socks, the boots are snug, but not unbearable. I have also worn these boots with regular weight athletic socks, and have not felt much slippage.
My last trip I rode my 2008 DL650 from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA, and then across the Rockies to Indianapolis. Since I did this in summertime, my calves were a little sweaty at the end of the day, but I was never uncomfortable while riding. They boots are also comfortable to wear when walking around town. I often wear them to work and don't bother changing shoes if it's a cool day. (But don't wear them all day indoors if there's no A/C). They now have a few scuffs and scrapes after 3,000 miles, but integrity hasn't been compromised.
In wet and rainy conditions, I was so thrilled I was giggling on my bike. I've been caught in a few thunderstorms, and there was not a drop of moisture in my boots afterwards.
Style-wise, I am perfectly happy. I wouldn't wear these boots with skinny jeans, but they're cute when I wear boot-cut jeans over them. They don't look bulky when they're under my pant leg.
August 31, 2014
These boots are wonderful. They do run a tad small though so, order 1 European size up from your usual. The toe box is really narrow, so some extra room would be nice to wiggle toes. If I hadn't been so close to needing them for a trip, I probably would have exchanged them for one size larger.
Other than that, the boots are great! I walked miles and miles in them on Isle of Man and then continued riding/walking in pouring rain in Ireland for over a week. The boots are truly waterproof and comfortable!
June 16, 2014
I love this boot!
After trying numerous brands of boots, these are by far the most comfortable. There was no break-in period. The leather is so soft. They also provide great protection. My feet are always cold and get that way easily, and these boots kept my feet warm in cool weather, but not sweaty in the heat. I love my boots!
June 16, 2014
Great woman's boot!
I bought these a few weeks ago and just got back from a 700 mile, 3 day ride. These boots are very well made and comfortable on the bike and off. I have narrow feet and they fit me perfectly. Love the style and pebbled-textured leather panels and the leather broke in quickly. I can't comment on the long term durability but, so far, I love these boots.
June 9, 2014
Nice protection with exceptional comfort!
My wife's been wearing the Sveltas for about a month and loves them! We're based in California, so mild to hot weather riding is typical. Even in 90 degree weather, the boots wicked away the moisture and felt good. They offer nice protective features while being super comfortable on day-long rides. They're easy to walk around in when off the bike, and carry the water-proof goretex warranty in addition to the Dianese warranty, making them great bang for the buck. Ronda at Revzilla was awesome, she helped my wife determine which boot would work well for her style and riding needs. Once again, we've had a great experience working with Revzilla!
May 12, 2014
Very comfortable and flexible!
Just received my boots. They are very comfortable. The fit is perfect. I usually wear size 8.5-9, and I ordered a 39. They are very flexible. The heel feel a bite loose but the boot stay in place. It's very well done and high quality boots. I don't know about durability but it does not seems to be a concern.
....and as usual, ordering from Revzilla is always easy and efficient!
April 1, 2014
LOVE the Dianese Svelta
The fit is a little narrow in the toe box, heel, and calf sleeve, but not freakishly so and fits my slightly narrow foot like it's made for me. If, like me, you've tried other boots in a size that's long enough, then the fit was sloppy, try this boot. I usually wear a 38 in European shoes and the 38 is perfect. The toe box works great with my BMW K1600 shift and brake mechanisms ... not so with bulkier exterior boots. Shin and ankle protection, stiff sole, and toe protection are no nonsense equipment for real riders but styling is sleek and sexy. In Seattle you ride in the rain or you don't ride. These boots keep my feet dry in the gunkiest weather. Love these boots. Thank you!
February 3, 2014
Dainese Boots are the Best--Stylish, Sturdy, and Comfortable!
This is my second pair of Dainese boots and they did not disappoint! I've been very impressed with the fit and finish--high-quality craftsmanship is evident and the fit is perfect and consistent in each boot. The leather is an excellent grade and the design makes me feel safe commuting, taking road trips, and even during track days. The zippers open and close with ease, yet they lock in place. These boots are the perfect mix of stiff and flexible. They give me the flexibility to shift with good feel on the lever and the pivoting ankle design allows me to point my toes to touch ground at stoplights. The sole material grips wet, dry, or oily pavement with ease. Best of all, I can walk all day in them when we stop to see the sights and my feet have no hot spots, blisters, or any discomfort. I swear I could run a marathon in them. Temperature control is done right, too. My feet stay warm when they need to be warm, yet cool when it warms up.
November 11, 2013