Tour Master Solution WP Air Boots
Good Boot for the Price
First "sport" style boot I've bought. Tourmaster was recommended by a brother and after much reading and research, I settled on these. I've ridden most of the season with them and they have held up pretty well. Feet feel more comfortable on the bike (compared with sneakers) and they're just as comfortable off the bike. Airflow is good, feet still come out a little damp, but not horribly wet as I had expected. Haven't tested much in the rain yet so can't attest to water resistance. I'm usually a D-E width, I ordered the wide, and it was still rather narrow, so if you have wide feet, you might want to look elsewhere.
August 24, 2016
Keeps you Cool and Dry
These boots are great for staying cool on a hot Summer's day. The Velcro is nice and durable and doesn't stick to anything else. They are, in fact, waterproof. Downside there is if the rest of your gear isn't waterproof and you get caught in the rain these boots turn into swimming pools from the rain getting in the top through your soaked pants. As with most boots, walking isn't particularly comfortable so don't get these to ride downtown and spend the day on your feet.
August 17, 2016
Decent priced and saved my toes.
I am a new rider with a 150 CC motorcycle. I live in Southeast Asia region. Hence, the weather here is sunny year round. Even so, this boots only runs warm and it offers a good protection for the price.
When I first purchase it, I noticed the inner lining was shipped with a hole. I have to use a fabric glue to seal it which is a nuisance. On top of that, the sole near the gear shifter is prone to wear. I have to constantly monitor the position of my foot to the gear shifter to avoid damaging the boot.
I did went down with this boots. My leg was pinned between the bike and tarmac. It saved my toes with no bruise nor pain as shown in the picture attached.
I can't comment on waterproofing as I haven't rode under the rain.
Overall, I am glad with my purchase. Accident can occur regardless of your riding distance. Always wear your gears the best you can and you may live to ride another day.
August 17, 2016
Good Boot on a Budget
If you're looking for a good boot on a budget, this is your pick.
I've had these for nearly two months now. They run slightly large and slightly wide, but they are very comfortable. I don't walk in these much, but the trip from the garage to my work desk is pleasant in these.
I've been riding in hot weather lately, and they're not terrible, particularly for a waterproof boot. I get slightly sweaty, but not dripping wet. As for their waterproofing, I rode once in the rain, and my feet were completely dry when I got home.
One complaint I have with these is that the velcro strip on the inside of the boot is very wide, and unless you spend a bit of time pulling it & aligning it perfectly, it sticks out a good bit. I wear overpants, and it sticks out enough that sometimes it's difficult to get the cuff of the pants over it. I don't notice it when I'm riding, but it's annoying when putting them on.
One bit of genius is that the pull on the zipper is also made of velcro, so when you zip it to the top, you can velcro it down and it stays in place.
July 26, 2016
great boot for little $$$$
I wear a 12.5 wide which is a 47 in euro. Wide can be hard to find, but here you have it. I cannot stress how comfortable these boots are and I'm a person who usually has a horrific time finding comfortable shoes and sneakers. They're great on the bike and walking around. The only negative I can think of is where there is mesh, there is less protection, but that's the same trade off we have with mesh jackets vs leather jackets.
July 19, 2016
Finally a Wide Boot that Fits!
Since purchasing these boots 6 weeks ago, I have ridden
>3k miles in light to moderate rain, hot afternoons and cool mornings on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
These boots fit my wide feet and didn't require any break-in period. I wore them continuously on a 7 day 1,800 mile trip with total comfort. My feet stayed dry in the rain. Ventilation was adequate. Off of the bike, walking was comfortable.
A minor concern: the Velcro tab zipper fastener is fraying on both boots.
July 8, 2016
This boot did not meet expectations at all.
I made the mistake of waiting until the last minute to purchase a new pair of WP boots (replacing a 12 yr old pair, which still DIDN'T leak) prior to leaving on a 12,000 mile Bucket List ride around the perimeter of the U.S.A. Therefore I did not have time to exchange them before leaving on the trip.
These boots have no support in the arch, even with aftermarket insoles added. Plus they are way too wide for my foot. I purchased these, based on reviews of bang for the buck. I seriously wanted to purchase the SIDI All Road Gore Tex, but decided to "save some money"! Well, the old adage of YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR certainly held true. One of the other guys going along on the same trip bought this same pair, unbeknownst to me.
Well, in the first deluge we hit going down the western coast of Florida, BOTH pair, his and mine, leaked along the right side, against our little toe. I'm not talking about being DAMP inside, I'm talking about the inside being WET, SOAKING MY SOCK! Thereafter, every heavy rain we ran into, both boots leaked. Yes, we did hit a lot of rain, as we hit the east coast just as Tropical Storm Bonnie made shore, but------ the MAIN reason to buy the WP boots, to KEEP OUR FEET DRY---- DID NOT HAPPEN!
Therefore, when hitting the motels at night, we had to pull the insoles out, and place the boots upside down, against the ac/heating unit, and make sure the fan was set on high, to get them dried out before the next day. Sometimes, by the next morning, the boots were STILL not dry, therefore we had to use the hair dryer supplied by the hotel to finish off drying them so as to not be starting out the day with wet boots!
Very dissatisfied with this product from Tour Master.
July 5, 2016
Verdict is Out
I previously owned the original (cold weather) Soltion 2.0's. After several years, 20k miles on the bike, and who knows how many miles off the bike, i finally wore through the soles.
Looking for a replacement, the new "air" version seemed like a great chance to fix the only thing not-as-great about the original... man were they warm in the summer. So i bought the same size in the Air and off i went.
The boots look fantastic, and the durability / manufacturing (1 month in) appears equivalent to the original pair I loved so much.
But my size didn't fit at all. Painfully tight in the toe box. So i sent them back (painlessly, thank you RevZilla!) and switched to wide. Length is right, arch is good... toe box still makes my toes go numb if I don't wiggle them around / use them.
Here's to hoping they stretch or break in. Until then, my verdict is still out.
June 24, 2016