Tour Master Solution WP Air Boots
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
Solid Waterproof Boot
I had sent back my first pair because the stitching on the Velcro zipper pull was coming undone. Of course the ZLA staff were rockstars replacing it quickly. Minor issue, but I prefer my new things in new condition.
I remember initially thinking they were going to be too narrow as I put them on for the first time and walked, but they broke in quite nicely both for walking and riding position. I certainly wouldn't take them hiking, but I have worn them around the office for a day and didn't have any discomfort.
Riding in spring/summer has been comfortable, however my feet will sweat quite a bit if I am not moving on the bike or if I am standing in the heat too long with them on.
As for Waterproof, I have zero complaints. I have been in light and hard rains, gone through some sizable puddles, and between my pants/boots I have not gotten wet at all.
The boots were tough to get in and out of at first, but after they broke in it is significantly easier. My first pair or real MC boots, so I didn't know what to expect. I have been very happy so far. I am interested to see how they hold up in high 20's and low 30's temperatures this fall/winter. I don't suspect it will be a problem at all.
Longevity is still TBD.
June 21, 2016
These boots fit great [46 wide] they are comfortable on the bike and grip well when I put my foot down. I even wear them while walking my hunting dogs. Comfortable boots!
June 16, 2016
$129 for what?
All these great reviews I expected so much more. These feel like a $20 pair of rain boots. They're flat on the bottom so if you have any kind of arch, expect to walk around with overpronated feet. The overall structure of the boot does not feel sturdy, I couldn't trust my feet and ankles would be protected in these. The toebox is really high, I can't touch the top of it when point my toes up. Completely disappointed is not even close to how I feel about this product.
June 3, 2016