Daytona Road Star GTX Boots
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
Most Comfortable boot or shoe I have ever worn. Fit was spot on. The boot was much lighter than I expected. Quality throughout. Very happy I spent the money to get these.
August 10, 2015
High quality. Great option for wide feet.
I have a wide foot and high instep and this is the first pair of motorcycle boots that really fit me (44 wide on a 10 1/2 to 11 4E foot) . My previous boots were Sidi Mega Rain in size 45 which were ok but a little tight for me in the toe area. The Daytona boots are significantly wider in the toe area, which is great for me. They go on and off easily, which is unusual for me. There is also plenty of adjustment for my large calves. I just returned from a 4000 mile trip on which I encountered all kinds of weather, including hot, cold, and rain. The boots performed perfectly on the bike with no leaks during one day of moderate to very heavy rain during most of the day. The only ventilation is the Gore-tex, but my feet didn't feel overheated or clammy even on some long hot days. The quality of materials and construction appears very high in all respects, and I expect them to last a long time. I particularly like the quality of the leather, the dual zippers, and the smooth finish inside. The boots are walkable off the bike, but keep in mind that these are fairly tall boots with substantial armor so I don't expect to be hiking any distance in them.
July 28, 2015
Those old German women sure can sew a boot!
Massaging Gel® Extra Support insoles were the finishing touch. I put them in every shoe I own. However, they feel great out of the box. I just like extra arch support. I am a 12 2E and the regular width 46 was perfect. I get the feeling the wide shoes are very wide because they make a narrow boot too that RZ does not list.
July 24, 2015
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