Daytona Lady Star GTX Boots
Worth the cost
Great boots, definitely worth the cost! Leather is high quality and smooth as butter. Boots fit slightly small. I purchased a size up and they fit perfectly. Boots are roomy enough to fit a wider or high-arched foot without pressure points, even while wearing the inserts. Height-increasing inserts really do work and can be comfortably worn all day. Boots are heavier than others but bend well to movement, and are comfortable while riding.
September 22, 2014
Great extra lift for shorter riders.
The added lift in the heel is the main reason I purchased these boots. I also needed them to be waterproof since I ride in all seasons. I'm 5'1" and recently bought a Honda CB500X. Though my husband lowered the bike, I still felt I needed a little more help. These boots definitely did the trick & they are the only ones I found that had that much lift without a huge wedge heel or too much of a "girly" look. Had to adjust my gear shifter to accommodate the bulkier toe area. They are comfortable, well made and fit me like a glove without making any calf adjustments.... though the boot makes it easy to do that. At the price I paid, I hope they last me a very long time. My only complaint is the big Daytona logo on the front is a bit too much.
September 4, 2014
Enough extra height for some increased confidence
They're fairly stiff and the feel for shifting is not the same as my Spidi's but I'm getting used to them and appreciated having the height on the hills in Seattle traffic. They look to be perfect for rainy weather and have solid protection. I always wear a 6.5 and got the european size 37 in these and they fit great. I also have midsize calves and these fit fine there too.
August 11, 2014
OMG!! I Love These!
Where should I start? I was skeptical at first: circa $500 for a pair of boots? Now that I've ridden in them, I understand why. These boots are sturdy, functional and very comfortable. On my first day wearing them I ended up on a slope that almost caused my 600 lb bike to tip over to the right, On impulse, I placed my right foot down and pushed the bike upright with my right leg; I was able to do this effortlessly because of the extra height in the heel and incredible ankle support. I feel that my feet and ankles are very well protected. This boot is exactly what I've been looking for.
July 28, 2014
Very nice boots!
I wear a size 7 in most shoes. I ordered a size 37. At first the boot felt too snug but after about 15 minutes I was able to walk the pooch without incurring any hot spots. I gained about 3/4 of an inch in height. Boots are extremely comfortable, sturdy, and dry. I rode the dual sport and got the bike and the boots filthy. Hosed down the bike while wearing the boots and then hosed the boots. Feet were dry and warm. I love them!
January 14, 2014
Pricey, but well engineered.
I was looking for a waterproof boot that would give me extra height, since my inseam is only 28". These handmade Lady Stars are impeccably made with multiple adjustments.These boots run true to size (I wear a 7.5 women's shoe, and got a size 38). The toe box is roomy enough that my toes won't get chilly on cold weather rides. I'd give them 5 stars, except the price is not for the faint of heart, and the curved zippers on the outside of the boots are sometimes difficult to zip up. (I ordered daytona zipper lube today....)
November 10, 2013
High quality, unusually comfortable on and off the motorcycle.
I am a male, 5'4" tall, with a 27" inseam, who rides a 2011 BMW R1200RT with factory low suspension and extra low seat. I prefer getting as close to flat footed as possible and these boots help achieve that.
An added bonus was the fit and comfort. I wear a men's 7 1/2, C width shoe and take a euro size 40 in BMW boots, and a 41 in Alpinestars. The Daytona Lady Star runs large and the 39 fits me as though it was custom made for my feet. While comfort wasn't my pressing concern, I was delighted to find these boots were as comfortable as my old pair of Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex..even walking. In fact, the insole feels remarkably similar to Dansko clogs...which some people find comfortable and others do not. I happen to, so am very pleased with this purchase.
November 4, 2013