Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots
The best bang for the buck in a waterproof American cut commuter boot
I had been lacking real motorcycle boots for quite some time and had been using hiking boots. These boots are a highly welcomed addition to my gear, and were the last piece I needed to be protected head to toe.
They are much more comfortable then I had imagined they would be, and as someone who wears either a 12 or 13 depending on brand (and have a foot in between normal and wide sizes), I ordered a 12 and the fit was spot on.
The stitching of the flex panels differs slightly between the boots as far as positioning, but it has no effect on the boots functionality, and feel, other than being a cosmetic issue, which at this price range, I cannot complain about. You only notice if you really look closely at the boots side by side.
The tread on the boots provides ample grip, in slick environments, as I trekked across 3 different salvage yards with muddy, and oiled grounds in one day looking for parts for my car. These boots kept me comfortable all day, and the bottom of the soul specifically says they are oil and petrol resistant, both of which I stepped into multiple times that day.
The styling is nice, and these could easily be worn to work under a pair of slacks, aside from the shift panel, and a tad of the flex panel poking out, they look similiar to leather dress shoes.
The armor in the toe box seems very solid, and the room in the toe box is perfect when riding. There also armor on both sides of your ankle bone, as well as in the front of your shin. They all feel well up to the task of protecting my feet in an accident.
I have not yet used them in the rain so I can attest to their waterproof claim, however the liner completely surrounds the boot, so I assume that with a waterproof pant (to prevent water from dripping down into the boot) these should keep your foot nice and dry.
I bought these before I realized they had an "Air" version of the same thing which is designed to run cooler. I slightly regret not ordering that version since summer is approaching. These boots kept my feet very warm on an hour long ride on the highway at 43 degrees F in the middle of the night, being that my bike has 0 wind protection with fairings and such since its a cruiser.
If you use these as walking around boots at your destinations, temps over 65 meant my feet were warmer than I'd like if I was physically exerting myself. I have used them in temps of up to 75 so far, and they have been comfortable, but warming than I'd like while riding. I imagine they are probably usable up to 80-85 degrees before I start sweat soaking the boot.
All in all, the price cannot be beat on these boots, I looked at a lot of other options, and these were easily the best in my book. They feel solidly built, and since they use a zipper that is covered lengthwise by velcro, they are very easy to get into and out of, which is important since I hate tying to laces to the hiking boots I used to use (the laces also sometimes got wrapped around my riding peg).
I give this boot full marks, and would advise anyone looking for a sub 200 boot to get this or the "Air" version for hotter weather. I plan on using these until they break, and then buying something of higher quality when I have the money, but I don't see them breaking or wearing out anytime soon.
April 21, 2014
good for what it is made for
got these in need of a waterproof boot. i went from a older style sidi vertigo to these. HUGE difference. but for what they are for they will get the job done. the base of the foot feels the most protected. the ankle and the upper part are lacking. but i am comparing to the sidi boots which cost a few hundred more. Bang for your buck these are good boots. if your in need of a waterproof boot at a fair price these are my pick. i also plan on using these in the colder rides to work since they lack airflow.
April 15, 2014
Wide, Wide, Wide! Just my size!
I have to have a wide boot. Very few motorcycle boot makers have wide sizes. Well at 12W. This boot fit like a glove! It's light, so walking is easy. It's like having a motorcycle slipper! The protective panels are comforting to have. The grip of the sole of the boot is very good. You don't want your foot slipping out from under you while holding a 800 lb motorcycle up. It fit so well and, I liked the boot so much. That I also purchased "Tour Master Solution WP Air Boot" for the hotter months. They say if the shoe fits! Wear it! Well this boot does.
If you NEED WIDE size in boots. It's worth a try. My dogs are happy.
April 3, 2014
Great boot for the money
I wear a wide boot and the Revzilla folks pointed me towards the Tour Master's. Great fit right out of the box. I have used this boots on 5 rides and couldn't be happier. Due to the fact they are waterproof, your feet get a little warm, but that was to be expected. Great bang for the buck.
March 27, 2014
Great bang for the buck!
Just back from my first long ride (450 miles, 13 hours) wearing these boots. A huge improvement over standard work boots. Not so heavy that my legs got sore from the weight, but still seem to be built tough. Temperature was in the 70s most of the ride and my feet never got hot. Fit a little snug but not uncomfortable and will probably loosen up as I wear them more. A little extra room at the top of the boot makes the fit around the calf very nice. No plastic gee-gaws, just nice, simple styling that should look good whether you're on a Harley or a BMW. There are plenty of motorcycle boots out there costing twice as much but I can't imagine them being any better. All in all, a great pair of boots at a great price.
March 24, 2014
Not a bad boot
These boots have seen around 1000 miles so far. I don't have problem wearing them to work for the day mostly on my feet, that being said I have worn some better boots and these aren't the most comfortable but they were also the lowest priced WP boot at the time I made my purchase. I will continue to use the boots until they are in need of replacement then upgrade to more expensive better quality boot. I haven't been in a position to test the WP capabilities yet but I imagine they will do just fine. I find the fitment of the size 11 true to competitors sizing and also the Euro 45. My only gripe about the boots is that if you don't have fairly thick legs the top protrudes around a half inch away from your shin.
March 24, 2014
They're a little bit of a challenge to get on
The boot are comfortable, but a challenge to get on. If you have a higher than normal instep, then getting these on your feet might be difficult. Dual zippers (one down each side) would make them easier to get on and off. Overall though, I like the boots.
March 17, 2014
Poor material quality
I've had (2) pairs. The first pair lasted about 4 months. On first rainy ride, about a month after getting them I noticed my feet were damp. The coating on the boots had started to crack and delaminate. The soles also started to crack in the 4 months to the point there was a fissure letting in the elements.
I contacted Tour Masters who told me to return them to the store and to their credit they replaced them. I thought I may have just got a bad one. With in two months of getting the second set the same thing started to happen again. I have been able to push the boots to a year, but my right foot gets wet with the lightest exposure to rain. Not happy at all
(note; I ride every day 40 miles or more. Rain, snow and if we are lucky up here sun)
March 11, 2014