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post #1 of 22 Old 04-15-2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Daytona boots

Hi,

Anyone have experience with these brand of motorcycle boots...they seem well made and have good reviews..
I have my eyes on the Daytona arrow sport gtx..
Thanks in advance

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I dont have experience yet, but am in the market for a pair of good boots. I know avid riders that put 30-50k miles a year on their bikes and they say the best boot hands down is Daytona. Pricey but you get what you pay for.
I was going to look into the M Star or Roadstar, but after seeing your post and watching the Revzilla vid, I may seriously look at these. I like the shorter version and the walkability vs the heavier ones. Im sure someones will come along and confirm the Daytonas. Thanks for posting the question.
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Looks like a nice boot for a casual rider. Looks like more of a fashion boot.
For serious touring the AeroStich Combat Touring ( Aerostich Combat Touring Boots :: Aerostich Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear) or Combat Touring Lites (Aerostich Combat Lite Boots :: Aerostich Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear) are the preferred boot.
I don't think you want a low cut boot for serious touring.

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I've been wearing Daytona GTX boots for the last 6 years. First pair latest nearly 4 years.

Comfortable out of the box. Completely waterproof, they're gortex.

Not the warmest in winter but thick socks help.

Never been down the road in them so couldn't comment on how they fair in a crash.
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I read a lot of reviews for tour riding boots and settled on the Road Star GTX from Daytona. They are so comfortable that I don't even think about taking them off after getting off the bike. They are waterproof (Goretex) and with zippers on both sides they are easy on and off. I don't think I will ever consider buying another brand of boot. I used their size comparison chart and based my size order on the results others had experienced. They fit perfect out of the box. These rank right up there with the K1600 GTL and Russel Day-long saddle as far as total satisfaction with the purchase. Good luck.
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Good looking boot. How do Dayton'a's breath?

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I have worn Daytona Roadstar GTX boots for a couple of years and they are very, very comfortable. They have remained dry in blinding rainstorms, comfortable going through a Glacier Park mountain pass in 28 degrees with snow flurries, and I've never given them a second thought while riding in 114 degree heat. The first day I got them, I took the dog for about a mile walk and they were perfect. Pricey, but perfect, and you get what you pay for... Like jimmydaleallen said, "These rank right up there with the K1600 GTL and Russel Day-long saddle as far as total satisfaction with the purchase." :bmw

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Daytona is a German made boot and is from safety and comfort aspects one of the few top options. Been using various styles from them for years and very satisfied. Pricey but worth it. Still have the first set now almost 10 years old.

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My Daytona Road Star GTX boots are the best boot in every category that I've ever had. I have over 20,000 miles on the current pair. They look like new, are comfortable out of the box and have all the protection you would want in road boot. I have commuted in temps well below freezing (50 miles each way) and have not had the need for heated soles (I wear dress socks, not heavy at all). Easy on and off to boot! For me, the only boot that came close to the Daytonas are the BMW Pro boots.
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Had my Daytonas 7 years now, no leaks, warm enough in UK Winters, and used daily. Probably the best boots off the shelf you can buy as a touring boot, you can also get them resoled if needed and the Warranty is first class. Real German quality for your feet

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