Dainese Women's Svelta Gore-Tex Boots
Safe. Not ugly.
These boots are a good compromise for us fashion conscious girls. I say they are not ugly because they aren't exactly cute...the boots more or less just blend into your outfit. Work good under a pair of jeans. I love the metal shin protectors. The safety features are unbeatable. My feet and lower legs feel so much safer in these boots I have not worn anything else since the day they arrived at my doorstep. Worth the purchase. They are narrow so I had a hard time choosing sizing. Comfortable to ride in and ok to walk around in a bit.
June 30, 2015
So soft leather
These are quality boots! The leather is so soft yet the boots are sturdy and protective, and the style in person seems just about right.. I wore them all week on a tour of CO with temps from 50-100 and they indeed are warm when needed and breathable in the heat. And waterproof! I am usually a 7.5-8 normal width and calf and a 39 fits perfectly with room for a little thicker sock if needed.
June 20, 2015
Excellent quality boots that fit!
I have a very hard foot to fit: short, wide, high instep. I usually wear a size 5 1/2; ordered the size 36 and they were a little tight, perfect length, and a bit hard to zip at the ankle initially. After wearing them for awhile, they now fit very well! They are comfortable to walk in, good-looking, well-made, with all the design features I wanted (water-proof, breathable, good protection). My feet are happy---I'm happy!
June 1, 2015
Overall very happy
I have always worn a 41 in motorcycle boots and this one fits the same, although the footbed is on the narrower side. Easy break-in over a couple short rides, very comfortable on the bike. The protection seems good and they are indeed waterproof in a downpour. I do a lot of touring so it is important I be able to walk long distances in them also. The contour of the sole aids rollover in the stride but the insoles are hard as a rock! I will be replacing with gels asap. The tread provides good traction on wet surfaces. Only about 1000 miles and 4 continuous days in them so can't speak to durability yet. And yes, they look nicer and more feminine than most boots.
June 1, 2015
Love these boots
So comfortable and sturdy. Not super attractive but I wear them under my pants so nobody knows but me!
I haven't worn them in the rain yet but they do seem pretty dang waterproof.
I normally wear a US size 7 or 7.5 and ordered these in a 38. They fit perfectly. Note that the tag inside the boot says that a 38 corresponds to US size 6. It does not! Do not listen to this Italian company's strange notions about American sizing.
The heel and calf all fit perfectly and there's adequate protection.
They're warm but I live in Southern California and my feet haven't overheated or anything.
April 20, 2015
Fit my foot but not my calf.
Fit my foot but not my calf.
I first ordered these Dainese Women's Svelta, size 38, but it would not fit my calf.
Then I ordered TCX Aura size 38, they fit my calf great, but the foot bed was to narrow.
Comparing the two
TCX Aura - had a stiffer sole, insole was micro thin, Calf area is very flexible.
Dainese had what I thought was nicer leather, and a way more comfortable foot bed. Calf area is pretty small.
If you could combine the bottom of Dainese with the Top of the TCX it would be the perfect boot.
February 18, 2015
Doesn't look like a man's riding boot!
Love this boot. I have a wide foot and this fits like a glove. Very comfortable and much more lady like in the style compared to my BMW riding boots.
January 7, 2015
Great looking boot
I love the look of this boot it's sleek and sexy! However, the lower half of the Rear elastic gusset doesn't allow any stretch in the boot because of the inner lining which is more rigid. I wear a size 6 and ordered the 36 which is narrow at the footbed and tight around my 14" calf. I'll probably go up a size and see if the fit is any better. I hope it works out because I really love the look of this boot and you can't beat Dainese quality!!
December 5, 2014