Frey daytona® stories
The right fit and quality
I am a self-confessed stranger to moped boots, have tried out something different every now and then and must honestly admit that other manufacturers are not all that bad ... but ... nevertheless I always came back to Daytona, my first ones got a new sole and are simply TOP. Fit and quality are just right. Unfortunately, I have changed my feet in the last few years and my FIRST ones are a bit tight ... so I have to get some new ones and which manufacturer has a model in different widths? Daytona, and that's exactly why I'm going to ride them as long as my current ones. Robert Kullmann, Germany
Waterproof, protective slippers,14 hours a day, 6 days a week.
I bought my first pair of Roadstars four years ago, they have been used and abused for an average of 14 hours a day, 6 days a week. I have crashed in the boots twice (most recently at 60 mph when a car pulled out from a side road without looking). My feet have never been wet, sweaty or injured in these boots, hence ordering this second pair while my originals are being re-soled. The best, most comfortable and protective boots I have owned in 23 years of riding. Steve Jones, United Kingdom
I have been driving my Daytona Road Star GTX for 12 years and they are still in good shape. They are still waterproof and even longer distances on foot were never a problem with them. Almost a hiking boot ;-) . Last year during my motorcycle vacation on Crete they saved my right foot, I think. During an emergency stop I started to roll with the rented bike without ABS and hit the asphalt with my right foot so hard that it hurt me on the outside for several days. I am sure that without the steel inlay it would not have been so easy for my foot. I can recommend Daytona with a clear conscience and my next boot will definitely be a Daytona again. Keep up the good work and best regards, Thomas Pawelczyk, Germany
The best boots ever
Daytona XCR Shorty. I have been riding this boot for almost 10 years. I still say today that this boot is the best boot ever for me. Comfortable, robust, safe and the workmanship absolutely TOP! It was used on various motorcycles and now, after some abstinence, on a Vespa GTS Notte. Many thanks Daytona ;-) Stefan Möhring
Just recieved my boots back from repair at Daytona and they are outstanding, although twenty years old they have come back looking and, more importantly, performing as new. Such a delight to deal with a company who hold such high standards of craftsmanship and customer service in such high regards. Thank you so much from a very happy customer.
Timothy Gowthorpe, United Kingdom
15 years old, full waterproof
4 weeks ago I drove about 600 km home from South Tyrol in pouring continuous rain. But thankfully I had absolutely dry und warm feet because of my 15 years old Daytonas. I don‘t have to say more about the quality. :-) Bernhard Prockl, Germany
Again well recovered
The right of way was taken from me and my Vespa. The result: My Vespa is totally broken... but my health recovered from it after a 3/4 year. KATERINA Neureiterova, Germany
Since the 2000s i have been riding motorcycles again. Everytime with Daytona boots...! Wonderful! On this year‘s summer tour through Blackwood at temperatures of up to 37 degrees (!!!) I had to work out a „special ventilation“ for my boots to give the bubble created by extreme heat „air“! So I‘m definitely ready for the new daytona boots!
With best regards from a satisfied customer... Hp Brandt
Unmatched fit and comfort, always 100% waterproof
Since 1978 I`ve been riding a motorcycle. Since 1985 I`ve been wearing the Daytona-boots. The first pair was the predecessor of the M-Star GTX. Later came the high Trans Open GTX and currently the Touring Star.
One recognises that I can‘t be dissatisfied with Daytona boots. But why? Because the fit and comfort is unmatched for me and the boots have always been 100% waterproof. Back then, with the first boots, I drove up with a friend from the Austrian Ötztal towards Kühtai. It was really hot on this day. Half of the way in the mountains a stream came down. The Motorcycles were just as hot as their drivers. I drove on the right border, parked my motorcycle, took off my helmet and my clothes and went in the water - with the boots in the water. Glorious! What a wonderful cool-down! My Friend joked that my feet were now wet.
Not even close - my feet stayed dry (apart from sweat). This had convinced my friend so much that he bought Daytoner-boots at the very next opportunity. He groaned a bit about the price, but he still drives Daytona today.
Your J. Wasmann
Always faithful and reliable
A warm greeting to all Daytona employees. The short story to the picture. South Tyrol September 2020. The two, united for 35 years. 198,000 km on the road with this motorcycle and always faithfully and reliably accompanied by Daytona footwear. She, my girl, is the best socialite in the world. Best regards to Eggenfelden. Manfred Hauber Germany
Emotions and memories
The looks cling for a long time to my feet in motorcycle boots. As if these boots told stories. Beate Grabenmeier, Germany
Old or new?
No, they are not new! After about 120.000 km my Burdit XCR unfortunately started to leak. A drama - that's what the legendary woollen milk boots are for me. Comfortable, light and tight. After an inquiry at Daytona I sent it in and got it back with a new membrane, sole, inner and insole. A new boot! Thanks. Norbert Hainz, Austria
A motorcycle life with Daytona
I've been riding Daytona boots all my life, since I started motorcycling in 1979. These boots have also saved me from serious injuries. For me, Daytona boots are the best boots on the market and Made in Germany, what more could you ask for? :-)
These Are The Ones!!
I use these boots when I know I’m venturing into bad weather! Even if the weather turns out good I’m happy I wore them that day! My latest trip should’ve been to the Alps but obviously that was cancelled, so I headed to the Scottish Highlands instead. 100% comfort, 100% waterproof and 100% warm! If a woman ever needed just pair one pair of shoes THESE ARE THE ONES!! Perfect!! Danke Daytona!
Xx Jane Robinson
High-level women's boots
With a raised sole, I also fit motorcycles that are actually too high. Compliments to the company. Good work.
Absolute recommendation – the boots just last too long for the money
I had to renew the switching reinforcement 10 years.
I had to renew the sole after 12 years. The sole itself is great and not worn out yet. I had something hot on my foot, so it was renewed.
Always well done. They just last too long for the money. Good summer and winter boots.
Always great fun
On the road with daytona and the Quad is always great fun.
25 Years, 300.000 km, any Weather
Hello, I want to tell you a positive story about Daytona goretex road star.
I've owned them for more than 25 years, they have followed me for more than 300.000 km all over Europe, mostly in Scandinavia with the rough weather, such as sun, rain, show and mud, as a part of the game.
They've always kept my feet dry and warm and always felt very comfy to wear.
Though they are no beautys any more and despite of the missing gear pad, I'm still looking forward to every ride we have together, the old boots and I....
September I will go for a ride in Norway, and it's so nice not to worry about wet and cold feet.
Thank you Daytona
Frank Horsøe, happy Daytona owner
Worth every cent
I have been riding my Touring S since 2011! Was a lot of money back then, but the boots are worth every cent! I think I can judge that, I ride between 10 and 15 TKM every year. They are still tight and have never let me down! Heinz Kessebohm, Germany
Simply brilliant all round
After buying a used pair of Daytona boots I was so impressed with the build quality, comfort and secure feeling they gave me I bought my wife and myself a new pair of Gts boots. Simply brilliant all round. Timothy Gowthorpe United Kingdom
Relaxed on tour with daytona
The boots held everything off
You often see it at motorcycle races. It happened to me after 40 years. Motorbike with an H license plate, I got a fright, emergency braking, then the memory only starts again when I slide across the road behind the bike. All motorists did not brake and did not roll over me. I am grateful. Later, bruises everywhere and a kind of whole-body muscle ache. Protective clothing deserves the name. The boots held everything off, but then looked more worthy of repair in my opinion. Could work again after two days and bought new Daytonas right away. I'm convinced that without Daytona I wouldn't have gotten up after the accident. The bike rolled over several times and I could always see it when I had just turned in that direction. But from the impact on the road and where my feet were with it, I know nothing until today. I still rode with the accident boots and other bike until the weather improved. Everything only optical defects and not nice anymore. But the new boots look much better. Best regards Guido Höhn, Germany
I had luck and daytonas.
ROAD TRAVEL GTX Part 1 - Friday afternoon: Spanish side of the Pyrenees just before the Atlantic Ocean in 2014 I wanted to stop, but the ground on which I put my foot was made of tennis ball sized stones. The BMW slipped away from me and I lay down on the side. I couldn't get my left foot out from under the suitcase and it hurt like hell. The friends came to help quickly and soon the 45 KM to the accommodation near Biarritz could be unwound. Shifting was already a little bit difficult. Saturday: Loading the machines and 1700 KM home in the Bulli. A few painkillers and a forgotten pilgrim's stick made the trip bearable. Sunday morning: We are back home. My wife and son are waiting for me with a pair of crutches. A cup of coffee and off to the hospital in Lemgo. The ankle was broken. Admission with many reproaches because of the delayed treatment. Something about "compartment syndrome" and "getting lucky again" makes you think. Wednesday: The swelling has gone down and a plaster cast is put on the leg. The good man in the cast says, "Well, Daytona boots?" When asked, he tells me that he is a motorcyclist himself and has already plastered so many legs that he can match the protective equipment to the injury pattern and I have been very lucky. Everything will be fine. Part 2 - Monday evening, 17:45: We are invited to a barbecue at a friend's house. Dark clouds come up and it suddenly starts to rain. The little creek next to our house rises alarmingly. Cancel the barbecue, put on an old pair of motorcycle pants, the waterproof jacket and the tried and tested Daytona motorcycle boots. Off to the outside and save what can be saved. None of this has helped. The water came into the house through the yard door and the front door. The floors broken, the walls damp, the garden gone. The damage could be kept within "limits" (five digits), because the family and many great neighbours helped. The motorcycle boots were of course full and glued with fine clay. After a thorough cleaning they work again. Everything is fine again. Part 3 - Winter 2020/21: I will send the boots for repair. Meanwhile they can use a bit more profile and they are not that tight anymore, but who is. That was my boot story. Greeting to all Eckhard Scholtissek, Germany
16 years in permanent use
Since 2004 I have owned a pair of Roadstar GTX. Since then, they have covered more than 40,000 km with me on motorcycles and many kilometres on foot, accompanying me on my travels and the daily commute to work in really any weather. I really don't count as a fair weather rider and use my 2-wheeler all year round, from blazing heat to heavy rain with hail, snowfall and black ice at -5°C everything was already there. The Daytona Roadstar GTX has always protected me perfectly and kept my feet safe and dry. Time and effort have left their mark. But it took about ten years before the rubber started to get brittle, and then the gear shift reinforcements took their leave, which is of course partly due to the many hours of walking in the company. Because of the many ascents and descents, the left boot has been put under more strain, since I always make a slight turn with my left leg, which naturally wears the sole out. Last year the first leaks occurred in these places when I walk through puddles. Although the boot has certainly come into contact with several litres of sweat, I am astonished to find that it always smells pleasantly after Daytona leather care, even inside. I would like to thank you for this fabulous product of your work! Robert Sittinger, Austria
It doesn't get any better than this
Hello everyone, I had my left boot for repair. Renewed, the switching amplification was renewed. Within a week I had both boots again, the left boot was super repaired and both boots optically upgraded. It does not get better. Thanks a lot! Michael Reader
I can't find anything to be dissatisfied with
At the driving school I had an accident and got my foot under the bike. The result was a few weeks of crutches and the realization that hiking boots are not the best motorcycle boots. However, with my first Daytona boots I was given the wrong advice and bought too big, so walking in them despite double soles was torture. But I didn't want to miss the quality of the boots anymore and bought new ones. I think these are shortys. I can't find anything to be dissatisfied with. Completely waterproof even after many miles. With warm socks I haven't even had cold feet, even though the grades are slipping towards zero - the mountains in Norway can be quite cold even in summer. Even when the thermometer shows midsummer, I still have the feeling that the shoes are breathing.
My husband has bought the same shoes and will now try to have the soles replaced, his offroad footrests are somehow eating Holes in it.
The picture shows the condition of the boot after a somewhat unexpectedly appearing gravel road in Russia - with deep water holes across the road after nightly rain. No problem, now they look like new again! Doreen Johnsen
They age but stay young like us
The years pass and they age due to wear and tear, but the interior remains as young as we are.
(Catalan) Els anys passen i envelleixen per el desgast, però l'interior es manté jove com nosaltres.
I never knew Daytona before. When I tried these on in the store, I was so excited that I immediately bought them and told my oldest son about it. He tried them on too, so his next boots will be Daytona too. Joachim Alexander, Germnay
Always your boots
I sent you a picture that does not bring back nice memories in me, but I wore sensible clothes, including the Daytona Road Star, all leather clothes protected me, not least the boot that kept my feet and shins unharmed. As long as I ride a motorcycle (I already had a new one at the end of 2017) I will only wear leather as always and your boots again and again. Thanks for your excellent product. Greeting, Norbert Rudolph, Germany
Probably the best boot there is
I have had a Gore-Tex boot of another brand for over 20 years. And I was actually satisfied with it - waterproof and very comfortable. But over the last few years the Gore-Tex insole has worn out and I had to look for a pair of new boots. I tried several of them, but it wasn't until I got the Daytona Road Star GTX that I was convinced: These should be the ones. Perfect fit, pleasant, comfortable. I look forward to a new 20 years with probably the best boots available. Kim Kongstad, Denmark
I have been driving Daytona GTX touring boots for many years. I have never been disappointed. You don't buy quality so often in life! Here in any case really good service!
Olaf Maack, Germany
I got my first Daytona boots when I was 17 (that was 1977), and now our little one gets her new Daytona at 16. Combining quality, reliability and durability, it's CLARENT !! Bert Schwaiger, Germany
daytona - clearly
I've had that shoe for years. Can only recommend it. For me a clear purchase. Norbert Meirowsky, Germany
They work perfectly
I have two pairs of Daytona boots, the arrow sport gtx and the classic trans open gtx. They work perfectly for different applications (on road/off road). However they are perfectly suitable for taking the place of each other if need-be. Just a testament to how versatile and well made these boots are. Peter Jones, United States
About 40 years old. Like new.
I got the boots from my grandfather for the driving school, he used to drive a BMW and bought the boots in 1980. And look, they still look like new! Good workmanship and good care. With my own driving licence I would be happy about my own boots. PS maybe you can tell me as a manufacturer from when the boots are. André Sievers, Germany
I am happy again
Hi there, First I thought that my 2nd gener of Daytonas don't fit me, because they did hirt the achilles on the left foot. But after wearing 2nd time with woollen socks everything is ok. and I am happy again! Rainer Oesch, Finland
I can justify the price of the quality though
I’ve been chasing daytona boots about 2 years. Never could afford or prioritise buying new. I can justify the price of the quality though. I bought a pair off ebay but they were quite bad condition (photos showed bit of damaged but I hoped for best), leather was streched, damaged, boots worn out and hole in the sole. Also had a second hand size 43 what I couldn’t wear at all. And another second hand size 43 hoping that Evo sports boot will let me squeeze in. No, it didn’t.. never could get my size in a decent condition. Regardless I provided my best care for them same as the maker of the boot gave the love they deserve. Kris Kronis, London
Combi through, gloves tattered, boots have held
I bought the boots more than 20 years ago, they have been my faithful companions until today. Unfortunately, they also took a few falls and protected me when the machine was still lying on its leg and we slid metres over the asphalt. But the most striking event was when we were on the Nürnburgring Grand Prix circuit and the machine slipped away from me at about 180 km/h at the end of the Schuhmacher-S. The station wagon was torn through, the gloves tattered, but the boot held. Now I bought new Daytonas and with heavy hearts I took off my old boot. Markus Brügger, Germany
Some motorcycles may come and go. My Daytonas stay. - For over 250,000 miles they'll follow me... Andreas Thier, Germany
To drive over the Timmelsjoch is always a great experience. With the Daytona Trans Open GTX you are perfectly equipped for such tours. Peter Lintner, Germany
You definitely get what you pay for
The only boots I will buy and the only company I trust to deliver exceptional craftspersonship. No other company or boots come close. You definitely get what you pay for here, guaranteed. Andrew Millard, United Kingdom
The fit is perfect
Even though the Strive GTX belongs to the sport boots and I drive a travel enduro - I fell in love with this boot directly. I saw it in the shop and I had to have it. The fit is perfect and it defies all weather. Wet feet on long tours are a thing of the past. By now he is 5 years old and he has seen a good 70.000, but leather and sole are still without defects. Only the Velcro is giving up so slowly, so he goes to daytona for repairs in autumn. Many greetings to the daytona team, Thomas Klems, Germany
Shoes for all occasions!
I bought my Daytona MOTO FUN in 2004. I really wanted these shoes and at that time I was still arguing with another customer about the shoes, although they were actually a size too big for me. What doesn't "woman" do for the last pair of shoes in the store? To this day they are faithful companions in all "situations in life", whether as leisure shoes, when riding a motorcycle in the city, during renovation work or now, as garden shoes. They are simply not to be taken down! Sandra Bessler, Germany
My Daytona boots got me through
Back in 2016 in New Zealand I decided to climb Ben Lomond in full motorcycle gear because I had no place to store my gear. It was amazing, my pair of Daytona boots got me through this and the rest of my time there. They still serve me well to this day! Martijn Joosten, Netherlands
Every Day Boots
Works great for commuting every day no mater what the weather. All day comfort is a big plus in my book, feels like I'm wearing slippers all day. Peter Jones, United States
Bought 38 years ago!
I bought my Daytona motorcycle boots at the beginning of 1982 (thus 38 years ago!). They have accompanied me through my entire motorcycle career to date over more than 100,000 kilometres. That's what I call real workmanship, even if occasional repairs were necessary at the cobbler's and leather cutter's. By the way, I have been riding my Yamaha XJ 550 for just as long and have been using my HARRO leather suit. So in this respect one can confidently speak of good workmanship, both German and Japanese.
Now I have treated myself to a new pair of Daytona motorcycle boots (VXR 16 GTX) and hope to enjoy them as much as I did my "red darlings" that have now been put aside.
Volker Schmitt, Germany
Many thousands of kilometres, all is well
My wife and I have been driving Daytona boots for a dozen years. Currently the Traveller GTX and Highway. The highway will have to give way to the Transtourman. Repair service always tops. The boots are waterproof even after many thousands of kilometers as if they were new. On big tours like in Morocco with water crossings and heavy rain always a reliable partner for dry feet. Many greetings Klaus Hartl, Germany
I can always trust my boots
I wear my Daytona Arrow Sport GTX boots to work every day. I work in the medical field in a laboratory. During this Covid-19 pandemic motorcycling has been a great gateway to take my mind off the troubles of the day. I can always trust my boots to keep my feet warm and dry on the cold spring morning in Montana and also be cool enough when it warms up when I go home from work. The comfort and quality has always surpassed expectations. Always love slipping my boots on before I head to work. Peter Jones, United States
Quality has its price and that is a good thing
1978, the first Daytona were taken over from my brother, but unfortunately the type designation is no longer known to me. Had however the heel red set off. Over the many journeys always sovereign and reliable. After many (unfortunately) attempts I always came back to Daytona. Quality has its price and that is good. At present I drive the Shorty. Also already well 4 years. Never had problems, always close in the rain and cool in summer. The left one as a greeting an old fan of her TOP brand. Karl Stütz, Germany
The boots are worth every Euro - since 1985
We didn't have money in the '80s. The leather suits were bought second-hand and when it came to gloves and boots we looked for cheap products. But even then it was true: Whoever buys cheap, buys twice. After 3 pairs of cheap boots I was fed up and my wife and I bought the first Daytonas. Well, in the meantime these boots are only very rarely in use, they were replaced by boots with current safety equipment (Spirit GTX for about 10 years, Trans Open GTX for 3 years, Evo Voltex GTX since this year, so you have the right boot for every purpose) and what can I say, the boots are worth every Euro. I don't regret any of those many Euros we paid for the boots. They go along with everything and are absolutely reliable. I'm proud to ride Daytona boots. Thanks to Daytona for boots with such quality and thanks for following your philosophy so consistently and producing these top quality boots exclusively in Germany. By the way, we like to buy our boots directly from the factory, always a very nice experience. Best regards to Eggenfelden and stay healthy. Manuela and Martin Fendt, Germany