Tour Master Solution WP Air Boots
Overall excellent value
I ordered these as they are the only high protection boots I could find that offer wide sizes for less than $300. Overall, they have done what I expected them to. They are not super stylish, but are definitely adequate and don't stand out in a crowd. They are comfortable enough that I sometimes wear them for most or all of the day. I haven't tested the waterproof capability so not much to say there.
The wide sizes are appreciated, but they are actually less wide than I expected. I previously had size 11.5 SMX1 boots, which seem to be pretty wide as normal sizes go. I thought I could do 11W in these as the SMXs are a bit long, but 11W were way too narrow and didn't have much room in the instep. I ended up with 12Ws, which are a little long and still a little tight width wise, but much closer to my real size than any other boots I've tried on.
The build quality on these seems a little variable. I don't see any problems with the stitching or leather, but my left boot has a hard bump (feels like excess plastic) under the leather next to the shift pad, and the right boots heel cup feels a bit deformed. Neither of these issues affect the comfort or functionality of the boots and I can't feel them unless I'm thinking about them already. However, I would check them when you get them to be sure that there aren't any major defects.
Airflow is less than I would expect for a boot with air in the name. I don't really ever feel any air flow when riding, but as long as I'm moving they do tend to stay fairly cool so I guess air must be going somewhere.
Not much to say about durability. I've worn them for maybe 20 rides and the outsoles have no visible wear. The rest of the boots look well broken-in but with minimal wear. I will say that they do not stretch out significantly. If they don't fit right out of the box, I don't think they'll get a whole lot better over time.
Despite the issues, I really think these are tremendous value for money. They offer way more protection than boots that I have payed more for in the past, they come in wide sizes, and they have no glaring flaws. I very well might buy another pair when my current ones wear out.
May 24, 2016
Built to last
When walking in them, they somewhat resemble a downhill ski boot. Have footwear to change into if you are going to be walking; going into a store is fine. I had tried them on in a cycle shop, so I bought them knowing this. I was expecting a little more air flow, so at 85deg, it is still as warm as a leather boot, although the rest of me was warm as well as I was wearing riding pants and jacket. My feet did not end up sweaty, so there must be some air working through. At 42deg, my feet were a little cool, but not cold, on a 35 min ride. I normally wouldn't plan on touring under 50deg, so these boots fit the bill.
May 14, 2016
Excellent Product for the price!!
These are the PERFECT boots for hot weather, I´m from Monterrey México ( 2 hrs South from Texas ) very hot weather , always around the 100F, but we also have a crazy weather where we are at 105 F and 1 hour later heavy rain or even hail! VERY GOOD air flow, I tried them in light rain , kept my feet dry!!!, comfortable to walk around, Reflective paterns, GOOD visibility, These boots are slightly large, I wear 91/2 in my Merrels or Dr. martens, I bought them 9 and i have enough space for ticker winter socks, i might be using one of those gel inner soles. In general very good boots for the price
May 12, 2016
Great first motorcycle boot
I normally wear shoe size 12, but I bought 12.5 W in these and the fit is great. Since moto boots are rigid for protective reasons, I needed the bigger size to have some wiggle room for my toes. While not as comfortable as regular shoes, they are great for walking short distances without feeling odd. My jeans go over or within them perfectly. It took me a while to get used to gear shifting with these stiffer shoes, but I'm ok now.
These are my first motorcycle boots, so my review is from that angle. I normally wear timberland boots for riding. But I wanted to wear good boots for weekend day-rides. These tourmasters block cold wind from riding up my pant legs in the winter. The ankle and toe protection inspires some confidence.
I tried Alpinestars SMX-6 sport boots first. They were more expensive but looked great and had superb protection. Unfortunately, they were stiff and uncomfortable to walk in. My pant legs had to be tucked in, not go over the boots. This was a dealbreaker for me as I like the stealth look. Perhaps I would like them after getting used to wearing motorcycle boots, but as my first pair they did not fit the bill. I'm talking about a different boot here because I wanted to compare it to the tourmaster which is great for all these reasons - easy to slip in, stealth, look great and a nice beginner shoe.
April 21, 2016
WP Air Boots
I commute daily in the summer/Spring/fall. I bought these to wear on the bike and at work during the day. On the bike they are perfect and fit seems to run true for me. the air flow seems great. It was over 80 degrees for the first time yesterday and my feet didn't sweat. They are reasonably comfortable off the bike. I did add some gel insoles which helped a lot with walking around the office all day. I haven't been caught in the rain yet so I can't comment on the waterproofing.
April 19, 2016
Looking forward to giving a very comfortable boot a riding workout
I bought these Tourmaster WP Air boots after spending a good amount of time debating going to a mid-calf boot from my current pair of one the ankle boots. I was worried about air flow and my feet sweating. When I received the boots, I wore them for the entire day and found the boots to be extremely comfortable. I have not yet had them out extensively on the bike as weather has prevented that, but think that I am really going to like the combination of comfort, water-proof and airflow.
April 12, 2016
Good beginnings boot
Not got a chance to test it in the wet yet but doing fine in all summer conditions up to 35+degrees C.
March 22, 2016
Excellent no frills boot
Water proof, at least for my hour commute in heavy rain. Moderately comfortable to wear all day. Little on the narrow side but otherwise a good fit. The style and finish is good. Would recommend and the value is excellent
March 10, 2016