Daytona Road Star GTX Boots
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
I bought the same riding boot back in 2002 or so. After 13 years of riding the soles had finally given up (they became hardened and started cracking). The uppers are still in good shape, but the interior is well worn. I order the wide version this time.
The new pair seems to have slightly more length (maybe 1/2 size larger than the old pair - though that may be due to the wide width allowing my feet to slide up in the boot more).
The new style sole is much nicer. There are no "nubs" that hang up on the pegs or wear off from walking.
I am very happy with the purchase. Comfort is better than most shoes.
I wear a wide shoe and these boots are definitely accommodating for a wide foot.
April 7, 2015
Best I've worn!
Read every review I could find over three months before pulling the trigger on these! As I couldn't find a local dealer to try these on I had to rely on the reviews and Rvzillia's return policy to get the correct size. I wear about 11-11.5 US and have a medium width, (My foot is 11-1/8" long and about 4-1/4" at widest.) Have always found European boots too narrow, even the BMW boots were too tight. After reading all the reviews and speaking with the guys at RevZilla, I went with the size 45 regular. Felt great when I first put them on, maybe just a tiny touch tight. Per the Daytona manual, they suggest that they fit a little tight as they will break-in and form to your foot. Well they were right! Great boots!!
March 31, 2015
Good Boots but Pricey
Better then the TCX boots I had before but I paid 3 times more for these. If you have the money you won't regret it.
March 20, 2015
Worth the bucks.
Expensive but yes, so far, having them only for a few days, I have to say that I am comfortable with paying 450 bucks for these.
I use size 44, and ordered that size. It fit.
March 15, 2015
Simply Wonderful - Spoil Yourself and Get These Boots
I looked at every boot on this site before buying these Daytonas. It was a close choice between the $300 Dianese boots and these and I'm so glad I picked the Daytonas. First I'll tell you that the pictures of these boots do not do them justice. In the images they look like the golashes I had when I was a kid, but in person they are stylish and very cool looking. Now to the important stuff, the fit. These boots are amazingly comfortable and have several Velcro adjustments that will let you loosen and tighten them as needed. I also applied a little silicon oil (that came with my Shoei helmet) to the zipper so that it would close a little faster and easier. This helped because when you fit the boots tightly the zipper can struggle a little on the curve. I wore the boots tightly for a day (around the house) to break them in, then I adjusted them (Velcro on back) for a more comfortable fit making it easier to shift my bike (low shifter pedal) and more comfortable to wear after riding. My main concern (vs.the Dianese boot) was the lateral ankle support. I would not be concerned about this as these boots offer plenty of support and can be easily tightened to offer more support if desired. After having these boots for a week now (and riding frequently) I can honestly say that I'm in love with these boots, they might be the best pair of boots I have ever owned. They fit me (with slight adjustment) as if they were custom made for my feet. I can feel the protective chin and ankle gards skillfully concealed in the layers of leather ensuring I will avoid injury in an accident, yet they are comfortable enough to wear frequently (in fact I'm wearing them right now as I write this). If you can afford these boots and you're on the fence, I would spend the money and get them. Hands down one of the best pair of motorcycle boots I've ever owned, and I'm sure they will last (given their obvious quality workmanship) for many years to come. Don't settle and save a few bucks, spoil yourself and get the best. Buy yourself these Daytonas.
March 5, 2015
Very Well made boot
I only wore this boot for 8 days so far...I ordered a size 10 and I wear a 9 1/2 boot. It fits a little tight but I think after a few more days of use it will be fine....really a well made boot.
March 2, 2015