Tour Master Response 2.0 Boots
Tour Master Response 2.0 Boots
I have worn regular pull on boots for years as a personal and police bike rider. Pull on boots are great for riding but have a tendency to be clunky walking wear.
The Tour Master Response boots are comfortable and great to walk around in. The ankle & foot protection is very good and you get enough air to keep your feet from cooking. If I was still working the streets as a patrol officer, these would be a very good everyday wear boot to wear. I like the velcro top closure as it does not restrict movement but keeps your covered. Great boot. Highly recommend as a alternative to traditional boots.
November 16, 2015
After a short break-in, I rode in these boots from northern IL to Fort Myers, FL. They provided good support and kept my feet comfortable as the temperature ranged from the high-40s to low-90s. I didn't get a chance to test their waterproofing. My wife didn't think they looked like motorcycle boots, which earned a "5" in style. It is too soon for me to rate durability, but I feel the protection offered is good, so I gave it a "4".
October 23, 2015
I bought this boot because I wanted a value boot that I could use for commuting and bumming around town without a full on Adventure or Moto-cross boot.
The boot is comfortable and the only complaint (minor one) is that the Velcro on the boot tends to pull on the laces and eyelets which may cause them to fray over time.
September 28, 2015
30k miles and still like 'em
I used this boot to ride about 30,000 miles including 3 cross country tours. My foot is thin so I use superfeet inserts and they make it fit well. The boot has kept my feet dry through some downpours and only after about 3 years has it developed a little hole. For a sub-$100 boot, I think that's pretty good.
The main things I like about them is that they are light and easy to walk in. I sometimes walk about a mile in them to a restaurant while my electric motorcycle is charging and they feel good.
September 23, 2015
Comfortable. Wish they were taller.
I wore these boots for a round trip from Eastern Nebraska to Las Vegas. The boots were very comfortable and appeared to be waterproof. The only issue I had was that the boots were not tall enough (or my rain gear was not long enough) to keep the rain out of the top of my boot. I think I would prefer these as an 8" boot. For the price, I believe these are an excellent value. I'd purchase them again.
September 14, 2015
You get what you pay for?
This is my second pair. First pair replaced under warranty after springing a leak in less than a year.
Customer service was excellent!
Boots are hot, but easy to walk in. I do ride all year long in Chicago, as hot as upper 90's and as low as -6 degrees. They experience water, heat, salt, cold and they are used 5 days a week.
For $100 they are good for a causal rider. I recommend them, if you fall in the casual category.
For everyday, extreme weather, better to look for something more durable.
By the way, my second pair (replacement from TM) lasted less than a year. They came apart at the top seems. Not made for everyday use.
I'm currently using Gaerne Pro Tech Adventure boot. See how they do come Chicago winter.
August 19, 2015
Melted Right Through
I hit a zero traction patch in the road and ended up doing a slower speed high-side crash that ruined my SECOND pair of these boots by melting the plastic toe and causing a 3rd degree burn on my foot. The first pair was ruined because the lace grommets are simply nylon loops and did not hold up well but I did get them replaced on warranty. I never really liked these boots, but tolerated them for the price and for the light walk around style. You can't comfortably walk around much but they are better than most boots. I'm not sure if there are better boots for the price, but I won't be purchasing them again.
July 17, 2015
Good basic motorcycle boot
I purchased these boots as a good starter boot to use for the MSF Basic Rider Course and to use for riding around town with my bike. These boots are comfortable when riding and walking around town. I wear a size 10 1/2 wide shoe and ordered a size 11 in this boot. They fit fine and are comfortable. The only issue is, I wish they had a loop in the back to make it easier to get into the boot.
June 28, 2015