Not every foot is the same, not everyone puts the same amount of stress on their motorcycle boots.
But already when trying on the boot at the store and, of coures, over the years of wearing them there are problems and solutions:
The sole is worn off
Small claims can be met by every shoemaker, in the case of larger damage we recommend a new sole. This can only be done professionally by daytona®.
The zipper is broken
If it is only due to the slider, you can easily replace it yourself (sliders are available from daytona®)
If the zipper chain is worn off, the zipper must be replaced; however, this can only be carried out professionally by daytona®.
The boot is possibly leaking
Boots equipped with Gore-Tex can leak in the course of their long service life because the material and workmanship become fatigued.
If the boot is leaking, a new membrane can often be installed. Prerequisite is that the outer material (leather, zippers, Velcro fasteners) is still in good condition.
You can quickly and easily check whether a boot is leaking: Place the boot in a bucket and fill the bucket with water up to 2/3 the height of the shoe.
if the boot is leaking, water should enter after about 30 minutes
You can be absolutely sure if the boot is still dry inside after 12 hours in the bucket
if you are not sure after the test, send the boot to us (we will test the boot with the Gore centrifuge)
The sole squeaks when walking (after a relatively short period of wear)
Check whether the shoe squeaks when walking, even without insoles; if not, then try to put the insole in the boot e.g. to fix better with carpet tape.
The boot is too tight when trying on
the Road Star GTX model in the "XL" fit could be the alternative, as this is cut furthest at the foot
use the boot without an insole until the boot has worn in a bit