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Daytona® motorcycle boots are worth every cent!

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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Others I would not even try on

Bought Daytona Road GTX in 1995, still dry feet today in 2022 in the worst weather (heavy thunderstorm at Wörthersee with ping pong ball-sized hail and blocked roads). The shoes still look like they came from the shop, except for the gearshift reinforcement that has crumbled over the years. Apart from Daytona, I wouldn't even try on any other shoe. I bought Daytona shoes for my son in the photo next to me. He too had dry feet. Thank you for this outstanding quality.

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Stories with daytona®

The old and the new

Over 25 years old and 3 years old. Great Boots. Theo Bolder, Netherlands.



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Between crash barrier and footrest - luckily with Daytona

Shortly after the start of our day's stage, I got caught on the opposite side of a bend and got my foot caught between the crash barrier and the footrest. I don't want to know what my foot would have looked like without my Daytona boots. So herewith a thank you to you. I am well again and am just about to choose the next pair of boots :) Best regards, Claudia, Germany

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Now I am glad

Back then, at the age of 16, new to the passion of motorbikes and with no idea of anything at all, I went with my mother to the nearest outfitter for motorbike clothing, the one with the red L. There, the nice salesman managed to get me Daytona touring half-boots for over 300 euros. There's nothing like safety, but for a novice rider and new to the hobby with a 125cc, something cheaper might have done. Now, over a decade later, I'm glad I chose those boots back then. I still wear them, they don't look like new anymore, but the used look suits them well and they work anyway. I can't tell which model it is anymore, I suspect a predecessor of the current GTX range. The acid test was my trip to Norway in the Corona year 2021. Two weeks, my motorbike, a tent and me. And of course the Daytona boots. Whether 30°C in the sun or 6°C in the rain on the mountain pass - my Dayonta always offered me the necessary stability. Whether it was a short hike to the next waterfall or a small fall on the gravel passage, the boots accompanied me. More than 10 years and tens of thousands of kilometres later, I can say that nothing else will ever get on my feet but Daytona.

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Pleasantly dry in the rain

During a stop with colleagues in Željava-Croatia. The route took us through all the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, we also had bad weather - eight hours of driving in heavy rain, and I can only confirm my pleasantly dry experience in your shoes, in my case Spirit GTX.

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The Service-Burner

Dear Daytona people, it's nothing new that you produce the world's best motorbike boots, which are really worth every penny they cost, and that you repair these great boots in beautiful Bavaria within two to three weeks if necessary, is something that everyone is whistling about - and it's also on the homepage. But what I experienced with Daytona is a real bummer when it comes to service. The slide of the zipper on my almost new boot broke off. I sent the boot to you on Monday - and what did I get? On Wednesday I received a dispatch notification, and on Thursday I had the repaired boots back at home with an invoice for 0.0 EUR. That's what I call madness! Insanely good customer service, keep it up!!! LG Olaf

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A true companion

I've been riding a GTX since 2013 and ordered new ones right after my fall because the zip broke - thanks to the boot, NOTHING happened to me. I'm thinking of having my "old" companion refurbished.

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Two men, one pair of boots

Hello and a good day, my experience with Daytona: I was in Rijeka and met two men there who had an amputation on their left and right foot respectively. One evening we met in a bar and they told me that they met every three years to buy a pair of Daytona Evo. One bought the left shoe, the other the right. Well, there is such a thing ... Best regards

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Work boots off, daytonas on

Hi, what do you do when you're planning a tour after work, with several friends, and a sudden snowfall shatters your weekend plans? Exactly ... Work boots off, daytona on ... feel good :))

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No compromises when it comes to safety and quality

When my father got his motorbike licence in the 90s, I sometimes accompanied him to his practice lessons as a little boy and always found it exciting when he packed his clothes. At least I was allowed to wear his Daytona boots (the rest were too heavy for me). We didn't have that much money, but it was always clear that no compromises could be made when it came to safety and quality. So when I was finally allowed to get my driving licence, I was proud and happy to inherit his boots and always had a safe and slightly exalted feeling when I slipped into the Daytona. Since I also played football at the same time, it was important to me that my feet in particular were perfectly protected. In the meantime, I've been riding my father's boots for 12 years and it's time I bought new ones. I tried on different brands in the various motorbike shops, but I couldn't avoid having to choose Daytona again. For my 30th birthday I wished for new boots, which I will treat myself to in the coming weeks. Here's to many more beautiful, safe and comfortable kilometres :)

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They have everything that is important to me

I've been wearing Daytona boots for 20 years and will buy them again this year, the fourth pair by now. Safety and dry feet are important to me, as well as a good fit.

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I would also like to praise...

Hello! First of all: in preparation for the next trip, so during the obligatory boot care, the following thought: What an incredibly good pair of boots. I have to say thank you. They don't just stay tight and withstand almost everything. You can even walk properly in them. Climbing. City strolls. Swim across the English Channel. Dance through fire. OK, OVER water doesn't work - but through water it does. Even after many years and kilometres. And the right tip, which was scraped off in a fall right at the beginning, is holding up well and tightly, as if nothing had ever happened. I've almost given up grumbling and complaining, especially when supposedly high-quality, more expensive products turn out to be standard rubbish. The anger, however, continues to boil... . So it is all the more important for me to give you positive criticism - there is seldom enough reason to do so, but here it is even more important! So I would have poured this praise over your hairstyle even without a raffle. Anyway, I quickly searched for Daytona and was promptly invited to take part in the raffle on her home page. That's nice, but as a solo traveller you rarely take pictures with the focus on your feet/boots. So all that was left was a picture of a healthy and relaxed foot, even after thousands of kilometres... . By the way: Up to just above zero, my Arrow Sport GTX are so suitable for everything, especially in the worst heat, they are the only wearable shoes at all, that I ask myself: Why win ANOTHER pair? But I couldn't say no in view of THE quality either... ; -) And below five degrees it's ok, but not comfortable. The last two weeks of October '21 in the Dolomites proved it again. I'm not getting any younger either. SO GOOD, I would take it, hihihi...But more importantly: PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING, DON'T LET UP, IF NEED BE, PLEASE RAISE THE PRICE HIGH*!!!! CRAP IS AROUND EVERY CORNER - ONCE YOU CAN DO IT, IT'S GONE !!!! Anyway: thanks for still being able to run; thanks for so many feel-good miles; respect for consistent quality focus!Good time and good luck, Thomas *(The : "Dear price high!" comes from someone who has to save longer for such boots. And does so too.")

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I treated myself to these

Hello, the picture was taken last summer, on my 40th birthday. I allowed myself the luxury of buying some good Daytonas. These already have racetrack experience and were run in on the track by one of my favourites. I snatched them from him because he was getting a new bike and needed something in a different colour.

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All wet, socks dry, thanks to daytona

8 hours of continuous rain somewhere-in-the-nowhere in Poland, soaked hands, wet helmet pad, soaking jacket and trousers, BUT dry socks thanks to Road Star GTX.

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Thank you for 35 years

Dear team, 35 years of motorcycling, 35 years of Daytona boots .... but at some point every sole is worn out ... and the next one will be another Road Star GTX. Simply a great boot, thanks to Daytona!

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Thanks to my Daytona Boots

Bought my Daytona Sports Evo boots for track use in 2013. I was fortunate to be using my Daytona boots when I had my massive highside on the track at about 200 km/hr. The incident left me with a dislocated shoulder and two broken fingers but thanks to my Daytona boots I had no injuries at all on my feet. No even a single bruise on my feet even though the boots outer layer was torned. I only wear Daytona boots for riding now and will recommend Daytona to all my motorcycle friends.

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From Helsinki to the Black Sea

I've worn the Daytona boots since 2012 (!) from Helsinki to the Black Sea. One or two years ago I wanted to buy new ones from Louis, but found out that the GTX don't fit. My instep is too high (I was also in contact with them). So I still have the boots in use. Maybe I can make it to Eggenfelden to your shop ... Many greetings U. Frank

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Starting my boy young

He is desperate for a trip on my motorcycle.

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Airy on the road with daytona

With friends to our motorbike friends in France 2020, with the short boot always breezy on the way.

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With biker buddy and Daytona boots 2019 in Sardinia

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The boots have been through a lot

The picture shows me in Australia with a pair of Trans Tour GTX in 2011. I bought the boots in 2011 and had them resoled this year. The boots have been through a lot: three-week enduro round trip in Australia, commuting as often as possible, several big holiday tours, mostly to Italy, initially also several enduro and cross trainings. Got real cross boots now. But the Daytonas have survived without damage. The successor will probably be the TransTourMan GTX, as I also ride my multistrada without rubber attachments on the rests.





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What a quality ... after 30 years

In 1990 I bought Daytona Le Mans boots. I've been driving it for over 10 years. After that, they stood unnoticed in the cellar for almost 20 years. Now I've got myself a motorcycle again and lo and behold, as if I had never taken off my boots. What an excellent quality! Thanks very much!

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Thank you very much!

I sent my boots in for repair 14 days ago. At first I thought about whether it was worth it, new soles and a shift reinforcement as well as a grinding point on the boot. But then I just sent them in to see how it would work out. Yesterday, after 14 days, my boots were back, neatly repaired at an excellent price. I'm glad I made the decision I did ... Thank you very much! Greetings Dirk C.



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You can rely on daytona - even in the sea

I was traveling with a friend in the Baltics. The photo was taken on the island Saaremaa. We had to drive about 500m through the Baltic Sea because a road was closed. Nice when you can rely on your material then. I drive a daytona Road Star GTX.

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We always look forward to safe driving

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Always safe on the road

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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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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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