Puma Desmo GTX Boots
Comfortable & Sylish
Sizing: I wear an 11 in Nike shoes and a 11.5 in Pumas; I ordered a 45 and they fit perfect. I have narrow feet and these fit good in the foot, but slip in the heel a little more than ideal.
The Bad: So far my only pet peeve is that I cannot tighten the boot down enough; I almost worry that these could come off if I go down. I'm a skinny guy so maybe if you have bigger legs these will be tight enough in the top of the boot, but if I was going to make these purchase again I'd have to take that into consideration and there is no way I'd take these to the track.
The Good: I chose these because I wanted something stylish, waterproof & comfortable for long trips and these fit that bill perfect. I really like the way they look and feel; they are comfortable on and off the bike. I've been on two 2-day trips and seen rain on both and these boots have performed great. The quality appears to be good so as long as they hold up I'll be happy with the purchase.
October 22, 2012
Leap of faith - very satisfied
I never had a boot higher than my ankle before but bought these on a recommendation and am very happy I did. They come with alternative sliders for the track (bigger / beefier) or for street (smaller) which i thought was pretty cool. I've had them for almost a week now and they're def. breaking in nicely, I feel that once they're completely broke in they're going to be suuuuper comfortable. The only two minor things I wish the boot had was some sort've velcro attached to the zipper so i could guarantee it was tucked away somewhere and some more options to tighten the top of the boot around my calf. They do have a substancial amount of velcro up top. Seems velcro is pretty standard on most boots but when i'm not tucking my pants into the top of the boot I'd like to get the top suuuper snug. I actually can get it pretty snug but like i said, and maybe it's just me personally, I'd like a strap up top. Very minor wish list for the boots especially at this price. Shifting feels great and I feel very protected with these boots. They're a bit lower profile around the toes and top of my foot which helps for shifting too. I feel could take them to the track or just drive around town and feel equally protected. Overall these boots are great for the price and I'd def. buy another pair. Have gotten a lot of compliments on them so far.
June 18, 2012
Would be a great boot but zipper will break
Unfortunately I can't recommend this otherwise great boot. I had mine for 2 years, about 100 rides, when the zipper broke. I was the lucky one - my friend has the same boot and his broke after 6 months. There seems to be other people with the same problem on the internet.
I have been unable to find anyone who can repair the zipper as it is highly specialized and sewn very close to the sole, making it difficult to get in with a regular machine. Puma have not offered to repair the boot for me, so I'm basically faced with throwing out a boot that is otherwise close to new.
June 3, 2012
Great Gore-Tex Boot
Great waterproof boot; Dry and Warm. I commute 12 miles daily and needed a boot that could stand up to my wet and cold Northwest weather. The Puma Desmo GTX has been able to handle everthing i've thrown its way. Warm enough to handle temps in the uper 30's and the Gore-Tex liner has kept me feet dry even in the strongest rain storms. These boots are very stylish and comfortable.
April 9, 2012
better than its peers
puma boots are great, much comfier than dianese.. sidi n the others i nvr use, they all squeek after a few uses.. only puma n dianese for this rider.. however note, puma comes a bit small so if u are a size 10 buy size 11... also unfortunately the zippers on these pumas bust after a certain amt of use, i had to get my re-zipped twice.. but still i keep buying them bkz 1. they are the most comfortable of all comparable boots, 2. air flow is very good, and3. they're puma, rock n roll ....
August 31, 2011
Great boots, dirt and gravel tested
boots fitted perfectly right from beginning, like a glove, very comfy even on my wide feet. One downside - be careful drying them after being soaking wet - I had boots wet for 4 days (never had a chance to dry) than they dried on 105F hot day and shrunk one-two sizes down, next few days of riding was nightmare. Used some stretching solution, liking those boots again!!
August 18, 2011
I have owned these boots since march, and these are my first pair of riding boots.
Since I have nothing to compare them to, I just have to say that they work out great for the extensive weekend rides I go on. They're stylish,comfortable and durable. The toe sliders work out great, and many times helped me out. They provide great support and my feet never feel fatigued after a few hours of harsh riding.
Great buy, I'll recommend these to all riders who are looking for comfortable boots to use for occasional rides and track days.
Thanks to revzilla for providing this product and no hassle, quick delivery.
August 9, 2011
Crash Tested and approved
I've been wearing these boots since the Spring came this year, and I've ridden through rain and shine. The Goretex kept my feet dry on every trip!
They are extremely comfortable. The only time they lack comfort is when I walk around (for a long time) in them with short socks, as the upper half of the boot chaffs my skin. Long socks or short walks and it's no problem.
The only reason why I wore short socks in them, is they are hot in the summertime. I'm sure that is true of all decent boots however. The material did seem to wick the sweat away from my legs however which was nice.
The boot protected me in a low side crash. Speed estimated to be 20-30mph at the time of asphalt contact. The bike dragged me by my left foot until we stopped, and then it was sitting on my ankle. Thank goodness the Puma's have a molded heel! The heel held 600lbs off of my foot and didn't budge. I had x-rays and my foot had no broken bones. The left side of the boot, and a bit off the top got scrapped up.
They also look great! I have gotten many compliments on my boots. I'm hoping to replace my boots with an identical pair! The only fault I found is the zipper system began to tear at the very top on my left boot after a couple months of use.
A+ product from Puma!
July 31, 2011