Dainese Torque D1 Out Boots - Black / White / Lava Red
Customer Product Reviews
Smart & stylish boots
Needed new boots when my old Alpinestars gave up the ghost. The Dainese boots were cheaper but have all the same protection and are much easier to get on and go (just a single zip up the back). Really comfortable on the bike, less so when walking as they're angled forward for a riding position.
Best boots in the market
Straight of the bat, would have given these a 6 if I could! Fantastic boots for a decent amount of money, if you consider it's competition. They are quite snug to begin with but just wear them around the house for 1-2 hours and they'll loosen up a bit! Part of the reason I picked these over the standard D1's is that the Out version have the Velcro straps to extend the calf area. This is a HUGE deal for someone like myself with bigger calfs. They are perfect and easy to adjust from your daily under textiles fit to the slightly larger fit with leathers tucked inside. All adjustable with the back straps. In terms of quality, you can't fault them. It's typical Dainese and that is seen across the board on these boots. The feel of the Gear leaver and also the brake leaver is enough to satisfy most people, but can get a little soft feeling, especially if your feet are a little cold! Worn these in some of the cold days so far this year (such as yesterday and today!!) and they perform really well in keeping most of the cold out, whilst still letting a little of air in to circulate around your feet. Would 100% recommend this boot to anyone that has larger calfs or just wants a top quality boot.
These are well put together as you expect from Dainese. The rear tongue system is different but you don't feel it when its on, zips are good - easy to use and strong, armor in the right places and the movement you expect from a race boot. I'm a long time Alpinestars wearer these are a similar fit but a little easier to walk in. *They do come up small*, with myself I had to go up half a size, (Sportsbikeshop swapped these round with no problems, thanks). little bit of braking in now all good. I brought these at there offer price Honestly they are a bargain..
Only have had few rides on this boot but I am very impressed so far. They are comfortable enough for all day, on and off the bike. These boots look a lot more toned down compared to most race type boots that I have owned and that is more appealing to me.
Excellent leather boots
Really nice pair of boots. If you have wide feet, you will need to be patient to break them in. Not massive air-flow, just a little on the upper part of the boot. If you want better airflow, go for the D1 AIR Out version.