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Daytona® motorcycle boots have been around since 1973. During this time, many satisfied customers have written to us about how much they value the quality of their daytona® boots. Write us your story, e.g. how many years you have been on the road with your daytona boot, or how it has protected you from injury in the event of an accident, or simply your opinion on our products.

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Back to Daytonas after a short detour.

My Daytonas: I bought them in 1994 and drove them until 2018, and only got rid of them in 2020. But by then they were really through. A short detour to Alpinestars and now I've ordered the latest Daytona Trans Open again. It was really cool to glide over the roads at 60km/h on the steel caps. That gave flying sparks at their best!!! :-) I'm sure I won't be as hard on the new ones .... great quality, thanks Daytona!
Ralf Homann, Germany

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Stories with daytona®

New motorcycle - and new Daytona boots with it!

At some point it had to be - finally a new sports tourer in my garage! After spending 25 very happy years with my Kawasaki GPZ1100 (built in 1995), I finally wanted to treat myself to a new toy at the end of the 2021 season. The decision was actually quite simple - it had to be a Kawasaki again, of course, and the choice fell on a ZZR1400 (because of the design it had to be model year 2011) with superbike handlebars. What else is there to do with that? After I was more than convinced of the quality and customer service of Frey Daytona and have been a loyal customer for many years, I also treated myself to the matching new Daytona Travel Star GTX boots when I bought the new dream bike. The future of fantastic touring is thus secured again.

Karl-Heinz Schreck, Germany

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I love my Daytona Lady Pilot GTX

This was day 1 in my new Daytona Lady Pilot GTX, that was a little over a month and 2300 miles ago, and I LOVE them, I love and appreciate them more every day!! They are comfortable, protective, and best of all, they allow me to get 2 feet down on my motorcycle which was a lifesaver on many occasions, greatly contributed to my confidence on my new motorcycle, and has been a wonderful experience!! I greatly recommend these boots to all female riders out there, they are a definite necessity if you are shorter and/ or riding a bike with a taller seat height!! Thank you Daytona for making such a fantastic boot!! Sherry Antony, USA

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Accident at 70 km / h and thanks to Daytona nothing happened.

Thanks to all Daytona employees, thanks to you and your boots I was able to get up after an accident as if nothing had happened. I had an accident at 70 km / h, where a 250 kg motorcycle landed partially on my feet or boots and slipped a few meters. Even in the hospital, everyone was amazed that nothing more happened. Thanks to all Daytona employees, thanks to you and your boots I was able to get up after an accident as if nothing had happened. I had an accident at 70 km / h, where a 250 kg motorcycle landed partially on my feet or boots and slipped a few meters. Even in the hospital, everyone was amazed that nothing more happened. The only injury I had was right there where the boot left off! I keep driving my Spirit XCR, even if it shouldn't be after an accident, but unfortunately there is not enough change for new ones. The feeling of security with Daytona is now phenomenal. Thank you, you are doing a great job. PS: The picture was taken after the accident. Jacek Ruth, Germany

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My first boots were from Daytona

When I started riding my motorcycle, back in 1980, my first boots were from Daytona. I didn't know the company and didn't know that it wasn't that far away from me. Back then without Gore-Tex. Today I own a touring boot and a light shorty for the summer, both of course with Gore-Tex.
Robert Kaplonski

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A safe grip even on ice and snow

I spent four nights in Tyrol with my buddy in July 2021. One of our tours went on the Kaunertal Glacier Road. From the glacier restaurant Weißsee parking lot, located 2.750 meters above sea level, we walked into the accessible crevasse. My Daytona Journey boots gave me a secure hold even on ice and snow and my feed stayed dry.
Thomas Ostermeier, Germany

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Worth every cent ...

I just got back from a very rainy Scandinavia vacation and told friends that I only had four dry days in the three weeks of driving. I was asked how one would endure that. It's good when the equipment is right. And then I came up with my Travelstar GTX, which I've been driving for six years. If there are two things that I can rely on completely and again and again: my tent and my Daytonas. I haven't got my feet wet once in all of the weeks. And I had rained in pretty much every conceivable shape and direction: from above, below, from the side. Thick drops, drizzle, puddles, stream crossings. The Daytonas have quietly carried everything and never gave up. Everything still works like it did at the beginning and I am glad that I spent this larger sum back then. They were cleaned again after the tour and completely cared for with warm beeswax and are already waiting to go on tour again the next weekend. The picture shows the shoes by the Lysfjord, where I had breakfast during a rain break. Marco Möller

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Fast and Secure with daytona

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Above that, they gave me a secure feeling...

After 2 years of planning and waiting due Corrona, my friend and I had a go for our " Nordkapp " adventure and here also started my Daytona story ! I ride on an all-road motorbike, special bought for this kind of trips. These type of bikes, are normally very high with the seat hight and even with the lowest position, I nearly could get ground contact with my feed, what gave an unsafe feeling. Also step on and off the bike, gave some struggle due the hight of the bike !. Looking for all kind of solutions, I came too the Daytona M-Star boots !!. Reading about this boots and that they have a 6cm higher stand, they got my interest !!. Just before the start of the trip, I was lucky that my local dealer had these boots on sale :-) . Riding with the M-Star boots gave me a good feeling right away. The result was a stable ground position !. (What a few centimeters can give you a total different feeling !! ) We started our adventure on july 8, driving from the Netherland to Stockholm in 3days. From there, we made a transfer to Finland. In the first part from our trip, into deep Finnish Lapland, the weather was quite warm with 28 degrees Celsius. Luckily the bike and motorgear (including the M-Stars) held good !. In the second part, above the Artic Circle, the scenery was surprisingly beautiful. Driving there was sometimes as if you are alone in the world !. Unfortunaly the weather also became unstable with rain, wind and temperture dropping to 11 degrees. At the North Cape we had sunshine turning into rain, storm and fog in a time frame of 20 minuts . Spectaculair to visite where the Island of Lofoten which is still in te Artic area. Here nature is still rough and untouched. We made a daytrip by boat, to the Trollfjord where we spot the Sea Eagles and much other wild life. In the third part, we drove along the west coast of Norway, where the landscape is also very spectaculair ,with mountain, fjords, glaciers and beautiful lakes. A must for a motorbiker, is to drive on "the Atlantic road" and the famous "Trollstigen" , but driving there everwhere, is fun !. In this more southern part of Norway, the weather got more friendly again with sun and 20+ temperature. In Oslo the "new habour district" is with good weather fun, here people swim, eat and enjoying the atmosphere. In part four, we drove back from Scandinavia to the Netherlands, where past Sweden, Denmark and Germany. In this part we drove maily highways in order to get quickly back home . In this 3weeks we drove nearly 8000km in all kind of different weather conditions, such as high summer till winter. For such trips, it is very important that you can rely on your motorgear, I had for this trip a Revit Dominator jacket and trousers which are made from GORE-TEX Pro. They kept me the whole trip warm/cool and dry. My boots where the Daytona M-Star and they are made from outside leather and inside with a GORE-TEX membrane . They kept also the whole trip warm/cool and dry and above that, they gave me a secure feeling by giving me stable position whit both feet on the ground ! So here ends the small summary of my "North Cape story", which I can advise to ride, for all motorbikers who are looking for an adventure . Greetings from the Netherlands and don't forget, Drive Safe !. Remco Rietveld

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Just great

Have your short shaft AC Pro for closer tours in good weather, great. Still looking for boots with a higher shaft (slim version) for worse weather and longer tours. Gebhard Petry, Germany

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Truly the most comfortable and practical boots I've ever owned.

After many years of wearing out mid range boots, I decided to buy a good pair that would last well. I did my research and (like everyone else) I knew that Daytona were the best but, to be honest, at the time they seemed like too expensive an option for me. I set off for my local bike shop, intent on getting something in the next level down. I had completely forgotten that our village bike show was on that day, so my girl friend and I dropped in on the way past. There were two charity stalls there and one of them had two pairs of used boots for sale. One was the typical cheap ones that I'd been wearing out and the other was a pair of Daytona Roadstars... for thirty pounds!! I pointed them out to my girlfriend (quietly, so that the stall holder wouldn't realize what he had) but he just looked at me, smiles and said, "Yes, they are Daytonas and they are that price". About forty thousand miles later they're still going strong and I would certainly pay the new price for them now. Except that I won't have to because I can send them back for refurbishment. Truly the most comfortable and practical boots I've ever owned. Tony Mayo, UK

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Very reliable and extremely durable

My Road Star GTX has been a faithful, very faithful companion for eight years and about 70,000 km. Absolutely reliable, even when it rains for hours on a multi-day tour. Even in very hot weather, the "foot climate" always remains bearable. It is very comfortable to walk in. A perfect all-rounder. Very reliable and extremely durable. Very easy to care for and with Daytona care cream it actually looks like new after eight years. Now after the above-mentioned use, I am having the boots resoled by the repair service. I'm also going to buy the TransTourMan GTX as a second pair of boots. Because they offer more protection for riding on gravel and in light terrain. Martin Brettschneider, Germany

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Nothing beats good experience

After we finished our annual motorbike ride with 20 colleagues and many suffered due to bad footwear in the disastrous weather conditions, the following email from a colleague. Since several people asked me questions, here is a summary (with links to read): After 40 years of EXPERIENCE on motorised two-wheelers / about 300,000 km [+ the experience of the friends who accompanied me], I recommend: shoes: In my environment, people have been riding Daytona Gore-Tex exclusively for several years (no negative experiences whatsoever) I have been riding the Spirit XCR for many years, completely thrilled [will soon be replaced by the same new ones] Frey Daytona is in Eggenfelden, ~70 km north of Chiemsee [go on holiday with the family at Chiemsee and briefly go to Eggenfelden for shopping. . ;-) ] Frey manufactures the boots in all possible foot shapes and sizes -> if it's "stuck" ask directly there (Louis, Polo & Co. can order the boots on commission there [but they have no idea about it]). If something breaks, you can also have the boots repaired there! https://www.daytona.de/de/ https://www.daytona.de/de/Stiefel/Uebersicht/Uebersicht-Auswahl/Spirit-GTX (now without XCR because Gore-Tex have changed their product names...) Lady Star GTX and M-Star GTX with 6 cm EINGEARBEITER sole elevation [no "tinkering" - you can even walk with them...] are also highly recommended (I could even ride the Beta 400RR on the road with them ;-) -> I wouldn't need a tree to lean on any more) -> our colleague could ride a motorbike with them without lowering them ;-) Thomas Speer, Germany

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Fully satisfied since 1996

I bought the boots in 1996 together with the Triumph Daytona, and I still wear them. But now they are slowly giving up and I will probably buy new ones. I have been completely satisfied with the boots all these years, so for me, of course, there is only Daytona by Frey. Gerd Derjong

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All good, right from the start

Bought boots, put them on, rode them and felt completely comfortable.
Reiner Wilmsmann, Germany

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10 years

Daytona boots in use for approx. 10 years, without any problems worth mentioning!
Michael Meyer

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A Daytona keeps its promise...

... it even keeps its seal in seawater. Georg Rosenbauer, Germany

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Worth the price for generations

My first Daytona boots were given to me by my father in 1983, together with my first moped, the Yamaha RD80. I rode every day in all weathers, just like you do in the village. After about ten/fifteen years, now a father myself, I bought a couple of newer Daytonas. I still ride them today. Admittedly, they look a bit worn. But they keep tight even in bad weather and are just so comfortable. Now that my daughter is getting on a bike, it's time for a new pair. I think three pairs of shoes for a generation of motorcycling is really little and worth the price. M.Wierz, Germany

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Accident. Luckily with Daytonas on my foot.

A couple of years ago I had an accident on my motorbike at about 70 km/h. Luckily I had Daytona Trans Open boots on. Despite the boots, the left leg was swollen thick and green and blue after a few days. I don't want to imagine what the leg would have looked like without the boot. Michael Neeb Kirchheimbolanden

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Sensible boots. Since 1993!

After my first driving lessons, I had a nasty accident. Luckily I only sprained my left ankle. My driving instructor told me to get some sensible boots that I could wear under jeans. Until then, I had only worn trainers to driving lessons. That was 1993! So I went to Hein Gericke in Trier and the nice salesman advised me to buy the short DAYTONA. At that time they were available for about DM 220. It was a lot at the time, but it was definitely worth it, because these boots have been with me for quite a long time. I haven't worn them for driving for some time now, but I do use them for mowing the lawn. Stephanie Jost, Germany

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Simply perfect, since the 80s

I've been riding my Daytona Le Mans since I got my A1 driving licence in 2005. My father bought them new in the 80s when he was 19. They are not only a nice souvenir, I would even say they bring me luck, because "Toi Toi Toi" I haven't crashed once with them! What's more, they match the style of my 1984 Moto Morini Kanguro perfectly. Here's to more crash-free years!
Sophie Hoffmann, Germany

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Infected with the Daytona virus, because they are worth their price

My first Road Star won me over in 2005. And over the years, I've learned to appreciate other Daytonas off the bike as well. In the meantime, I'm already riding my second pair of Road Star and the Arrow when it gets warmer. I use Moto Fun and AC in all situations and appreciate the comfort and quality of Daytona. In my experience, they are all worth the price. Torsten Lipkowski, Germany

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35 years old, but I certainly do not give them away!

Have no experience with other boots, as my first Parr were a pair of Daytona motorcycle boots. These are now Ca. 35 years old and continue to follow me on every ride I take. Thinking of buying some new Daytonas to have 100% waterproof boots, but I certainly won't give the old ones away! Lars Søndergaard, Austria

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Also used tiptop

My experience is still quite short: Until a few weeks ago I drove lace-up boots, until I got one poured during safety training - arrival with wet feet included. Since my 40-year-old XJ 900 currently needs some (financial) attention, my budget has only used boots. With the seller they were among other things in Scotland, and there they will soon come again in the wet autumn. So far driven 1,500 km, with warm and dry feet. The rubber pads on top need new. The rest is tippitoppi. New ones will be added at some point. Ride On. Uli Wernikowsky, Germany

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Just getting ready to go to work :D

Every day is a Daytona adventure :p
Chris Bourdages, Canada

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Thanks Flash, for 20 years

I wore the shoes for a good 20 years, every year for biking, they also survived two accidents well and secured my feet. But now it's time to dispose of the Flash, which has done its job with flying colours. I have ordered a Road Star GTX. Greetings Oliver Denzinger

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Quality made in Germany. Stay true to your line.

New motorbike boots, which ones should I buy? Hello Daytona Team, after more than 20 years of touring use, overturn on gravel road, machine sideways on the foot, 10 hours of continuous rain, small accident with three broken ribs, blue thigh and >>> the feet without a scratch and without a bruise. Feet always dry, or even in extreme heat (38- 40 degrees) no sweaty feet >>> the feet always felt comfortable and well protected. New motorbike is ordered, then it is also time for new motorbike boots. The choice was easy. Or rather, the choice didn't arise at all, there is only one DAYTONA Trans Open GTX. I am pleased that these high-quality boots are produced in Germany and proudly bear the "Made in Germany" logo. PS: The old motorbike boots are still in use, with the old bike ;-) Stay true to your line of producing the best motorbike boots in the world. Yours sincerely me.Jürgen Stahlmann-Freund, Germany

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11 years and still the best boots in the world.

Recommendation to anyone who doesn't want to know :)
Martin Pohl, Germany

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Have had the shoes for over 30 years

Many small tours and European tours. Always perfect companions whether in sunshine, rain or snow. The best thing about it: I still have them today and they are still perfect. Many thanks Daytona
Wolfgang Schreiner, Germany

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Opti, protection, comfort ... ingenious all-rounders.

The picture shows me on my beloved SR400 from Yamaha, just before the first longer tour on my classic bike. The Daytona AC-4WD, which I am wearing in the picture, complement the rest of my "retro-adapted" outfit with biker jeans and leather jacket and offer me optimal, Daytona-standard protection and a lot of wearing comfort, so that I can move around comfortably during the numerous stops at places of interest. Many thanks for these ingenious all-rounders :-)
Simon Feist, Germany

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20 years of extreme use

I've had my Daytona Touring Star GTX for 20 years now (+ - ). I bought them at the Louis Fiale in Bremen. They passed the first rainy ride of 600 km with flying colours. Countless 10,000 km followed with the boots all over Europe. They have never let me down on the moped tours. After 20 years of extreme use, they had to go to my trusted cobbler last winter. They got a new sole and the shifting reinforcement on top of the boot was renewed and 2x new insoles original from Daytona. Unfortunately I found out too late that you also repair boots in your shop. I'll probably take advantage of that again and have you glue the original gearshift reinforcement onto my boots. I've often worn new Daytona boots at Louis because they are no longer 100% waterproof, probably because of the membrane. But once they've been treated with BW shoe polish, they're watertight again. Should I really need new moped boots, I will buy them again because they are simply TOP. Best regards Frank & Tanja Suhrhoff, Germany

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After half an eternity like on the first day

Richie Rieke from Linden sold me my first Daytonas (VOYAGER GTX) half an eternity ago: "Something new, you'll like them." True words, because they are as tight as on the first day, keep warm and if I hadn't finally outgrown size 45, my mile boots would still come along on tour. Now it will probably be the TransTourMan GTX in 47 for the charity tour through Scandinavia :-) Lars Lepper, Germany

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30 years

Am 2018 after 11 years of motorcycle abstinence back in the saddle (R1200RS) and for this the 30 years (!) Old Daytonas were brought out of the basement. And now they begleid(t)en me on the third Alpine tour. Helmut Zeitter, Germany

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Indestructible. You can't do without Daytonas.

On the journey to Machu Picchu the shortcut across Lake Titicaca and the boots hold and hold. In the meantime about 200 000 km. Once new soles and now they are due again. Although not enduro boots - but they do everything with. Even larger hikes, easy water crossings and once sink in Dartmoor, indestructible. Whether cold in Iceland, or the heat on Sardinia - without the Daytona it does not go! Ulrike Wiedemann

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Unreservedly recommendable

The Road Star GTX have been my constant companion on the bike for over 20 years. From the overturn to the visit of a ditch and the many kilometers run really do not mind the boot. 2 times already been at Daytona, once replace the sole, once renew the shift reinforcement. Fast, clean, effective. Can be recommended without reservation. Since there is the new in M-Star version and above all now also in more than only up to size 42, I will consider but, with my 171 cm the increase times to try.
Rudi Rombach, Germany

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Great

The first ride in 2021 with the first Daytona boots. Great, why not sooner?
Stefan Gelsdorf, Germany

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Still very satisfied after 20 years

My Daytona are over 20 years old and I'm still very happy with the boots (only the shift reinforcement has come loose). Slowly, however, it is time for new Daytona

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Nice people, great service, ideal boots.

A dear hello to Eggenfelden. After my boots got a second life in February 2020 (soles new) and also won, I and my partner on our trip south in Eggenfelden a stop because I wanted to give the shoes to my partner. Our thanks to the nice people from Daytona, who take a lot of time to find the right shoe, and that's not always so easy, you have them for days on your feet. It was after extensive trying a couple of Arrow Sport GTX, which you now already has 9000 km on the feet and is totally happy. Who has the opportunity, take a look in Eggenfelden, the service is right, the people are nice and the shoes fit or are made to fit, with us there is only Daytona on the feet, thank you.
Thomas Wendt and Silvia Aubel, Germany

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The success proves you right

Dear Frey family, I fahe Daytona since 1982 and bought my 1st boots to fit my Honda CX 500 Euro directly from Harro in Nagold together with the leather suit. Meanwhile I had many motorcycle changes and am just looking for the legendary Road Star GTX. I am very convinced of Daytona and appreciate the quality that has remained the same over decades, the robustness and long life. The success proves you right. Attached is a photo from a rest stop on the way to Italy shortly after burning.
Many greetings Christian Straub, Germany

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On the road with Daytona and my son to the Saarschleife

Arnold Heintzer, Germany

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These boots were made for biking.

Hello Daytona Staff, having purchased these Daytona Highway Boots over 25 years ago I am still wearing them although I purchased a pair of Daytona Non Stop GTX boots in November 2011.The Highway boots have seen rain of biblical amounts here in the UK where it rains everyday HA HA and having toured around Europe for 25 years plus. These Highway boots have kept my feet dry and warm (no leaks what so ever) but are now in their last days of use which is a full testament to the Daytona brand. Mmmmm I wonder if they could be restored / repaired ? Thank You Daytona Stuart Kerr United Kingdom

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Can only recommend Daytona to everyone!!!!

Drive for many years a Daytona touring boot as a custom-made, perfectly matched to my foot. Fits super comfortable and now I get me another summer boot, the model Journey XCR. Can only recommend Daytona to everyone!!!! The holds DICHT!!
Greetings GS-Gerhard B., Germany

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Not cheap, but worth every euro!!!

Our first ride of the season! And then drove with my wife directly to Louis to buy Daytona Lady Star GTX for you too. It was a great day! I have been driving Daytona for many years and am thrilled. Not cheap, but worth every euro!!! Thanks for that! Best regards from Vienna;
Peter Metzner, Germany

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Tour through the French Alps.

Has been some years ago, but still in my memory!
Hans-Dieter Siegert, Germany

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Also suitable for extreme Russian slopes

In 2009 I acquired a pair of "Roadstar" boots, for a trip to Russia, to the North Caucasus. In the Caucasus, I was invited by Russian motorcycle friends for a tour in the mountains. This route was classified by the friends there as EXTREME. I had almost no experience with off-road riding and since my machine was not suitable for it, they provided me with a light, off-road machine. The track that was chosen had a length of about 80 km. It led through deepest jungle and over a so-called tank road, which had also been used by German troops in the Second World War. Well knowing that I was wearing new Daytona boots, I didn't want to miss out on the offer. And off we went into the terrain. If Russians speak of "extreme", then the track is also extreme: water holes up to 1/2 meter deep and mud without end. What a shame for my new boots, but it was worth it. It remained an experience, which I can never forget. My boots have withstood the torture except for 2 cuts on the top layer. I still use the boots today, especially since they were resoled once. After so many years, however, new Daytona "Roadstar" are due this year, but this time without muddy tracks.
Kurt Astor, Germany

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Of course Daytona again

I never have to worry about cold or wet feet on my tours, Daytona shoes are for me next to my leather suit the most important and best thing you can wear and buy. I would not want to miss you ... after 12years I have now needed new shoes / boots ... and what can I say: fit, price, function were important to me and so it has become Daytona TouringStar II (VXR-18 GTX) boots again. On a great, accident-free, corona-poor Bikesasion ^^ Axel Schriever, Germany

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These Boots are made for Walking…

you might think, that's how super comfortable they are. From now on, the walk through the pedestrian zones / weekly markets will be a completely different. I hope I will not forget my motorcycle yet^^ Tobias Kaminski, Germany

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In use since the late 90s

Hello, I bought the boots at the end of the 90s. These have spent with me a lot of time and many kilometers over the Alps, even in the rain with dry feet. Also on the country road the boots have been taken here. Except for the shift reinforcement, which is now somewhat loosened everything is still fine on the boot. But unfortunately I had to part with the boot, as these have unfortunately become too small. They were always good companions. Thank you Daytona. Fred Häring, Germany

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I enjoy this great product every time I go on a tour :-)

Dirk Fölster, Germany

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The best shoe, even in the sand

First excursion of the year to the coast of Schillig / East Friesland. Fantastic weather, beautiful beach and the best part, the Daytonas won't let me down here either. The Daytonas make running on sand a pure experience, because you don't sink into the sand as you normally would with other shoes, but have good stability while running. Daytona again and again.
Kathrin Gerdes, Germany

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