Daytona Road Star GTX Boots
Hot feet, no more!
Comfortable boot. I wear size 11 and the RV specialist recommended size 44, perfect. My feet are usually hot so I wanted to try Gore Tex. After riding through Death Valley today with temperatures nearing 100, I was comfortable. No soaking wet socks as with previous boots. The only reason I'm not giving a five rating, is that these are expensive boots with the directions stating that the boots and zippers need to be treated with two different products before wearing? Really? You want to try them out when receiving them. Couldn't they provide a small sample to get them wearable? Might lead to future sales of the products. Other than that annoying tidbit, all is good. Fit under jeans and don't exhibit the garish look so many other boots seem to relish.
June 22, 2015
Great fit, great quality
I was more or less sold after watching the reviews, but also the factory video on youtube showing and detailing every step. (this is not made by children in unsafe conditions clearly, and the price reflects some of that).
I tried some Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore-Tex, but they were way too narrow for my feet. I also tried some SIDI Canyon Gore-Tex Boots, but they were too large. I'm 10.5 /44 and the Sidi were sized 45.
The one fitting perfectly were the Daytona.
I also like the 2 zippers + velcro to adjust the size. I'm not a fan at all of "velcro only" boots. So in term of ease to put then on and off, they are great, and make that process comfortable.
Bang for the buck, it's not the max as these are really expensive...
Style is fine: one could wear them not on the bike.
Comfort is great. Great when riding: you can feel the gear lever, and have some stiffness on the sole to help, without being very stiff. Great when walking (I commute, so I walk 3 blocks each way with them): they are not "too stiff", so are not painful. Running in them feels a little weird still versus hiking shoes for instance.
Protection: they are good for what they are / that category I believe, but there's no torsion protection.
Waterproofing: I only had rain once so far, but that's a big reason I went with these (and in general looked at genuine GoreTex boots).
Airflow: Air is not flowing in these, but the GoreTex membrane helps. In mid-80s traffic jams, they did well, even if I was still perspiring quite a lot (ATGATT).
The sole is fine. Seems plenty grippy, but made for the road and not for off-road. Same for the boot overall: it's really for touring (or commuting for me).
The manual that comes with it mentions how many years these should last. I forgot the exact number, but this was impressive. One would not mention that without believing in their products. So I paid quite a lot, investing for a longer term.
I will definitively look for the Daytona cleaning products, as it seems that all GoreTex boots are easily affected if the leather is treated with too oily compounds (clogs the membrane pores from what they explain). Hopefully RevZilla sells them.
June 22, 2015
fits like a hand made glove
I invested in these boots for the long run and I am glad I did. They fit excellent from day one, very comfortable and I had the opportunity to test they are truly water proof. Excellent product
June 15, 2015
comfort is outstanding, sole grip is great for moveing motorcycle into and out of parking space
the boot comfort /fit is great no break in......... time will tell on 2 zippers on each side of boot, is not needed...also they have name plastered in huge letters,,ugly.....................Billboard looking..................i wanted a pair boots plane jane..... dont give rats about the mfg. name.....
June 15, 2015
Safety and comfort
I purchased these boots for my husband. This is what he had to say about them: "I have tried many boots over the years, but none as comfortable and as easy to put on as these. They are very comfortable on the bike, have a nice gripping sole and are durable. If you want a great quality boot, I highly recommend the Daytona. It was the perfect gift!"
May 25, 2015
Super comfortable right out the box!
Ordered these for a trip exploring the Maritime Alps region of France. Super comfortable right out of the box! Kept me warm on the mountain climbs. They worked well off the bike too.
May 25, 2015
a touring boot doesn't need to be stylish
and this one isn't. i gave it a five-star rating because it is, without a doubt, the most comfortable boot i have ever worn that also looks to be as durable and protective as well. as a touring boot, it is flawless, unless you count a high price as a flaw. these are not cheap. but you won't ever think about your feet as you ride and they'll do everything you need them to.
fugly, is how i'd describe them, nondescript if i was being kind. these have the same general appearance as the ``italian leather dress shoes'' you would find at payless. but like i said, that's not really important for a touring boot.
i do wish revzilla would sell more daytona boots. i had to order the sport boots from a store in germany, and i would much rather have gotten anthony's take on them. fortunately, they are top quality too. good company.
May 9, 2015
Very nice boots
I had been looking at buying the BMW All Around boots (at a little more than half what these guys cost, but wanted to try on the Daytona's first, and was going to ride up north to a Daytona retailer as I was reluctant to buy sight-unseen boots again over the internet. However, I looked Revzilla's return policy and pricing and decided to take the plunge. I am very happy with the boots. The larger zippers on the outer sides are somewhat difficult to zip up beyond the curve, but I think this will work itself out with more use. The boots are very comfortable and you tend to forget you have them on when walking around the house. At first, I tried them using the stock insoles and they were very comfortable, so I decided to try using some Dr. Scholl's inserts I had from my old boots. They tend to make the boot fit tighter, as they lift your foot up, and I might go back to the stock insole again.
April 20, 2015