Daytona Road Star GTX Wide Boots - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Great boots. Very quick delivery
Order these on Wednesday and delivered to Ireland on Friday Super fast delivery The boots are mega comfortable and lovely and warm. Don't know how waterproof they are as I haven't tried them in the wet The sizes in the wide fitting are very generous and if anything my usual size is a little big So you will definitely not need to get a bigger size Very happy all round
The best boots I have worn
I have been riding for over forty years and could not believe how comfortable and well made these boots are. First sixty mile journey in driving rain was warm and dry in the Daytona's. I wear them every day to and from work and I can't fault them at all. Well worth the price tag, quality product.
The ones I put off buying
Right. I ride 5 days a week and cover an average of 120 miles a day sometimes a lot more. So a comfy, warm, waterproof and durable boot is a must. I looked at so many boots on the market at the moment and well they all look good and feel good. But the fastening do not feel as reliable. These are what take the beating and tend to break first. From personal experience, a good zip is the best for long-term use. So I bought the Daytona boots. I do agree with the other reviews about these boots regarding the lack protection. As I am a wide footed app these boots are really comfy. I have done a few long days on the bike and even used them as my work shoes for a day and my feet were comfy and not too hot or cold. the longevity of the boot I cannot comment on at the moment as I have only had the boots for about a month.
Good - but very little protection
I bought these boots back in 2015 and have covered several thousand miles since in them in all weathers. I've also crash tested them on the motorway at around 50 mph. Ther're warm, extremely comfortable (particularly if you have wide feet), one hundred percent waterproof and a decent boot. However, I don't agree that they offer any real degree of crash protection. A disclaimer in the accompanying booklet states: 'These boots are designed for use while motorcycling, and provide only limited protection against abrasions, cuts from sharp objects and lateral compression of the foot'. I agree, and would estimate that the level of protection offered is similar to that of a pair of Doc Martens or those German army boots everyone used to wear back in the '90s. My crash test involved bouncing off a car at 50 mph and sliding down the motorway with a bike on top of me. Unfortunately, this didn't provide an opportunity to thoroughly test boot protection (although armoured jeans and leather jacket were put through their paces), beyond some scuffing to the right hand boot resulting in major damage to the stitching on the zip, which now needs repairing. I looked into the cost of sending the boots back to Germany for repairs but was advised it would take 6 - 8 weeks and estimated cost was £150+ which didn't make it economically viable (and was too long for me to be without boots). Timpsons will repair them for a tenner but will need to stitch through the Gore-Tex membrane which may affect the waterproofing. The double zip design is good, but I don't care for the bucket-like opening at the top which makes them a bit awkward to wear under jeans, should you wish to. In over two years of hard use they haven't survived particularly well. The leather is quite soft, which while it enhances comfort does not promote longevity. I've replaced them with a pair of TCX X-Desert Gore-Tex boots which cost around £130 less, are not as comfortable for walking in or as easy to put on and take off, are big and clunky but equally warm and waterproof as the Daytonas and a great deal sturdier. I'd consider buying the Travel Star Pro as it seems to provide increased protection, being CE approved. However, the only real difference seems to be the strip of leather over the outside zip, so I'm not convinced - and it only comes in standard width fittings and is too narrow for my feet.
Good level of protection
Great boot, very comfortable and a good level of protection. Soles of boot can be replaced when worn. On my second pair as first were so good. Have been across countries riding for long days and no discomfort. Almost like riding in slippers. Couple off spills and the boots stood up well to that.
Lovely comfortable boots
I haven't used them in the rain yet but they feel so comfortable. Going for the wide fit made such a difference as I have wide feet and other boots, particularly Italian, always feel rather cramped. Well worth the money.
I went to the new store to get my boots as I only live 40 miles away. I am so pleased I did, as I first tried a size 10 and although they were OK, they were a little tight. I then tried the wide fitting and they immediately felt like a pair of slippers I had been wearing for years. I wore them at home for a couple of hours before going to Cadwell and wearing them all day with no problems. I have never had this with another pair of boots. Well worth the money. Great product and very well made.
Daytona, built to last
I originally bought these boots in 1999 and sadly after 17 years the need refurbishment. The replacements are exactly the same! Firstly size 8 means size 8 with no tight spots - the sizing is very precise. the wide gives a tiny bit extra which you can take up adding or subtracting socks. good with a thin sock in summer to get some air movement. Comfort, second to none. Water leakage - after 17 years and 10 European trips in some of the wettest all day riding ever experienced they still did not leak. Do I need vents in my boots? - I worried about this 17 years ago and no you do not need vents, You will not overheat in these, the lining keeps your feet very comfortable even in very hot weather. The adjustment around the calf is amazing. I have 40cm calves and they can still fit over my leathers and knee pad and still have more adjustment. I crashed my last pair 3 times on track and only scuffed the leather up a bit. Zips are top quality. After all, these boots are handmade by people who know exactly how to make boots. In terms of MC boots, I really have never come across any that are a better boot than these for touring and track. You can wear them 12 hours a day and go racing in them. The leather, lining, zips, waterproof liner and Velcro are all perfect after 17 years. The new boots are exactly the same. Prepare for years of service.
A boot that fits wide feet
For as long as I can remember I have always had to get boots one or two sizes bigger than my foot size to accommodate my wide feet. Italian boots always ended up looking like clowns boots on me, with my big toe at least an inch from the end of the boot. With these boots, problem solved, and the added bonus of comfort and waterproof make them a great buy.
I had a pair previously of the normal width boots, but after an operation they were a bit snug. Found they made a wide fit version and had no reservations on ordering them. Previous pair were 7 years old and still perfect. Totally waterproof, and total comfort with easy access and adjustment. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone else.
I previously had a pair of these boots and wore them out over many years. These new ones are just as comfortable, just a bit wider than the norm, adjustable, warm and waterproof, easy to put on if you have a high instep as I do, good for on and off the bike. Best boots I have had in the last 40years!
I had to get the wide fitment because I am not a jockey sized Spanish GP rider, (and sports boots seem to be designed for that person!). These were exceedingly comfortable straight from the off, and are great to ride and walk in too. The Velcro ankle adjustment on the back makes them easy to tailor fit and I really like the ease of putting them on due to the shirt and long zips on either side. Expensive but worth it.