Tour Master Women's Response WP 2.0 Boots
Great fit, no durability
We ride adventure bikes, and I'm constantly on the lookout for a boot that is waterproof and comfortable both on the bike and off. I need something with decent traction, and good ankle flex, but I also want protection.
I thought these Tour Master boots would be perfect, and they sure acted like it through the first couple of months of riding. Although I usually wear an 8.5 boot, the 9 fit okay - a little long in the toe, but wide enough for my none-too-skinny feet. They were comfortable, supportive, and allowed very good feel for the brake and shifter.
Unfortunately, I started to notice the stitching that attached the velcro to the leather was coming undone on one boot, then the other side started unraveling. After one 600+ mile day, two of the fabric loop-style lace holders had ripped out. It's a good thing the velcro strap was able to hold things secure at the top of the boot, or I would have had to result to electrical tape to keep them on my feet until we got home.
Admittedly, I probably am harder on riding gear than the average female rider. I'm not Iron-Butt-tough, but we do put on some big miles, about 20% on gravel, the rest on back country roads. These boots lasted less than 2 months, but that was more than 5,000 miles worth of weekend riding, so they might last many riders a full season before having any issues.
I'm very careful with our gear, and these boots were no exception, after every ride, they were wiped down with a damp cloth and after a wet ride I wiped them down and then applied Nikwax, which has always worked well to keep our waterproof leather boots in good condition.
If you don't ride often, these boots are comfortable, give good support without reducing a rider's feel on the foot controls, and are easy to walk in. I would tentatively recommend them for those reasons, but I would not expect to get more than a season's worth of riding out of them before you begin to see some issues with stitching or lace retainer failures.
On the plus side, Revzilla was awesome when I contacted them about the problem. I now happily recommend them to all my riding friends as a store that stands behind the product they sell.
September 16, 2013
Comfy riding boots
Love the boots! My husband bought his a few months ago and I was happy to see that they also made them for women. They are very light, feel like walking around in sneakers but are rugged enough to stand the heat from the motorcycle pipes while riding. You won't be disappointed.
June 3, 2013
I bought these for my girlfriend for a big trip from Chicago to Mammouth Caves in Kentucky. She wears a size 7.5 and these only come in 7 & 8. The size 7 fit her perfectly.
Right out of the box she wore them on the trip and needed very little breaking in. They offer good protection up just past the ankle. She likes the way they look. (I'm not into the gym shoe look myself.) And they are completely waterproof since it rained memorial day weekend as usual.
These also doubled as hiking boots on our camping trip. They have moderate to little traction and are mainly a street shoe. So keep them on the road.
June 3, 2013
Very good boots! Would definitely buy again!
These boots only took and week to come and once I tried them on I was in love! They're very comfy, true to fit and I love how they cover above my ankle for that extra protection. The toe part was great because it was "hard" as such so when changing gears it doesn't cause any discomfort or anything. I loved how in these boots it gave the option of tightening them with the laces as many other boots I saw didnt, the Velcro strap also ensures the laces don't move about:). Because I'm short it just gives me that tiny bit extra height I needed so another positive. I definitely will buy these again once these boots whenever they do die out! LOVE LOVE LOVE
March 25, 2013