Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots
Easy Commuter Boot - Recommended
For a do-it-all commuter boot, this fits the bill nicely. It's sturdy, mostly comfortable once broken in, has kept me dry in storms, and doesn't look awful. Fit length-wise is true to size. Fit side-to-side was good also. What took some time to break in was the top-to-bottom fit. I have fairly high arches apparently...and it sucked to squeeze my feet into these until they were broken in (about a month). Definitely something to consider if you're medium to high-arch.
After two months of use now, they're full worn in and show no signs of wear on the sole thankfully. The arch issue is fine now, FYI. That said, I am a tad concerned about the pull tabs for the full zipper as they're getting roughed up from the velcro (attaching and detaching). Probably need to pay closer attention to that to keep them in better shape.
For a commuter boot, these are a cheap and workable option. Stylistically they aren't the best, so it just depends what you want. Personally I'll keep these for longer trips and the wet...and I'll pick up a better looking boot for short trips / tooling around town.
May 25, 2015
Good Boot Buy a little larger than you expect
Nice boot good quality in product. Water proofing has worked great so far. been in the shallows and through a water crossing last night, feet stayed dry! Its still cool weather here in NW Washington, feet stay warm but may be a little hot in summer. Will have to wait and see. They dont vent as much as I was expecting, but they are a water proof boot... I think they will be just fine.
May 18, 2015
3 warranty replacement before they started carrying wide sizes
Just started my 4th season and got a new pair of Solution 2.0 in 9.5 wide. First 3 seasons I'd wear out the liner from my foot moving in the slightly bigger boot. The 9.5 wide fits my foot darn near perfect. Havery a few weeks commuting and walking in them already, they feel great all day. when they make it to July without being replaced under warranty I'll be very impressed with the addition to the product line.
April 15, 2015
the boots are easy to put on side zipper with Velcro cover and tab.
March 17, 2015
Lots of bang for the buck.
For not much more than a C-note, you get some pretty decent boots with the Tourmaster Solution 2.0 WP boots.
Regarding sizing, I wear a size 12 in nearly every type of footwear. With these Solution 2.0 boots, however, I had to go with size 13 Wide. To me, they are sized small. And even the size 13s were very tight when I first began wearing them, but they broke in nicely within a couple hours of walking around the office.
Regarding comfort, these are excellent. I commute on my bike every day, and have started just wearing these boots around the office instead of switching to regular shoes. And I've had zero issues riding long distances with these boots, either, and I've hiked about a mile with no issues. They're that comfortable.
The zippers seem durable, as does the velcro. There's not a lot of armor built in. I do like the minimalist styling.
There are no air vents with these boots, and I haven't worn them during the heat of summer, but I'm betting their hot but not unbearable. And with a heavy pair of wool socks, I've ridden down to 10° Fahrenheit and my feet were warm enough to be comfortable.
You don't get a lot of high-end features with this boot, but it's comfortable, waterproof, and relatively inexpensive. I recommend these boots at this price. I hope this review helps you.
March 9, 2015
Extremely happy with these boots
I was looking for a wet/cold weather boot that I could wear everyday. These boots have held up to everything I've thrown at them. I feel secure in them and I didn't have to break the bank to get all the protection. I'm very pleased with them.
February 28, 2015
These boots are a fairly good touring boot, get what you pay for.
My reason for trying the Tour Master was because it comes in a wide version and I do have a wide foot. After trying other boots, this was my best option, and a real compromise in comfort and durability. I had to buy 2 sizes larger to get a boot I could get my flippers into.
You get what you pay for and these boots are fairly comfortable like wearing a pair of tennis shoes, even if they are a bit ridiculously long for me. I will always use these for short trips around town and easy riding.
I did find a much better fit with Forma boots, better in every way.
February 23, 2015
little narrow for a 10
I'll recommend that for a 10, to buy a 45, since 44 is too narrow.
February 3, 2015