Daytona Road Star GTX Boots
Comfy as heck
I still have to figure out the correct sequence to don these boots, but once on, they feel great!
October 2, 2015
Just received my boots today. Service from Revzilla is fabulous. Ordered then yesterday and received them this afternoon. I wear a 9.5 and the size 42 is a perfect fit. I have not had a chance to use them riding as it has been raining like crazy here in NY, but from just wearing them and walking around they are so very comfortable. If we were not in the middle of a NorEaster I would have taken the bike out to test the waterproof nature of the Gortex. I love to ride but not that crazy. The quality is top notch and they feel as if I have had them for years already. I did set the bike up on the center stand and ran through the shifting and they feel just right. Over the years I have gone through many different styles of boots but it is apparent I finally found the perfect boot for my riding. They are a big investment but in my opinion well worth it.
October 1, 2015
For the money I expect little more protection.was riding about 4 hours in heavy rain and my socks were little wet.not totally waterproof.did about 20000 miles this year and they were good overall but not perfect.
September 22, 2015
I struggled at first with the sizing. I wear an 11 1/2 in my shoes and the first size 45 I ordered felt a little too tight, both on the sides and at the toes. I then ordered a 46 W and it was way too large. At this point, I was resigned that this boot would not work for me.
However, after some time, I decided to go ahead and try the 45 again. I'm not sure what changed (maybe someone already broke them in), but the second pair of 45s I received fit great with no pressure points on the sides or in the toe area.
It took a couple of times riding to get the boot to shift my bike the way I was used to; I was missing some up shifts and was thinking I may need to adjust my shift lever. However, after a couple of hours riding or so the boot is broken in enough that I can shift effortlessly, just like with my previous riding boots (ICON Super Duty 2).
They are very comfortable and easy to slip on and off.
I have not worn them in the rain yet so I cannot comment on the waterproofing. I also cannot really comment on the durability as I've only had them about a week now.
Overall, if you're looking for a touring or commuter boot, these are great. I don't think these would fit under normal jeans or pants so I probably wouldn't recommend these for wearing out and about once at your destination, unless you intend to wear your pants tucked into the boots and are comfortable with that look.
September 21, 2015
These are the boots you want if you need Gore-Tex and want a full featured boot
I got these based on a few reviews I read.
They do fit one typical size lower than what you would normally get (eg 46 A* boot would be 45 in these).
The best part from moving from a plastic shelled race boot is obviously no more squeaks when walking. These are also supremely comfortable over long distances. One of the best features are the dual side zippers which make getting in and out of the boot fast and comfortable. The rear calf adjustments are ingenious as well.
If you have ever had issues getting your pants tucked in your boots or getting good calf fits, these are your boots.
I just did a ~3k mile Gap trip over 6 days and I would wear these all day long (12+hrs) and had no issues. They don't flow air per-se...but they aren't overly thick and are more than manageable in 95f+ degree heat. In that kind of heat everything is hot, so its not like your feet would stand out as a discomfort point.
Totally waterproof as far as I'm concerned. I went through two big storms and had exactly 0 concern about the waterproofness of this boot.
NOTE: you need to plan on buying the full care product kit for these, thats the zipper lube, polish, conditioner and water proofer restorer thingy-stuff. Its about $65 worth of care products and you will want those to treat these boots right. Revzilla sells all that stuff.
Most boots with decent usage will get you 3 hard years of life out of them. If you take care of these properly you can probably gun for 8-10yrs if you do it right.
These aren't cheap, but if you are ready to get some really good gear then your boots should not be overlooked. These are ideal for ANY street riding (non-track). If you go offroad you may want something more traditional and protective.
September 11, 2015
If you like the best..
I have about 10 pairs of various MC boots from Redwings to A Stars and nothing compars to these. Just like most things in life you get what you pay for and though you will certainly pay of these, they are worth every penny! I wear a 11 to 11 1/2 in dress shoes but I do have a wide foot so I originally bought size 45 regular. After putting a year and many miles of them they were just a little to tight width wise so I just "ponied up" and bought another pair of wide's strictly for comfort. I regularly ride on the weekends for 10 to 14 hours each day and in the last year I have not worn anything other than my Daytona's. Obviously if I am spending another $450 on another pair just so they will be a tad more comfortable I am as sold on these boots as anyone can be.
My advice is if you can afford them but think that less expensive boots will work just as well, do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on anything else because if you do and then try Daytona's you will never wear anything else!
September 1, 2015
Very comfortable fitting
Been looking at this shoe for quite sometime and when my wife brought it for me I simply loved how it fit and feel. I had to get the wide version because of my feet. But it's perfect.
August 31, 2015
Boots that really fit.....
Buying boots without trying-on is almost a non-starter. Have a wide foot and large calves, so none of the Italian stuff comes close. This boot fits like a glove right out of the box. Adjust the Velcro one time and it fit the calves perfectly.
Love the boots, but just a couple of comments in comparison with Nocona bullhide western boots:
Can't feel shifts on my Ducati Monster 1200S through the boots.
Miss having any kind of heel to hook on the pegs.
August 10, 2015