Frey daytona® stories

Quality is worth the price

My special Daytona experience was the decision making alone. After being unable to try on the Evo Sports, Voltex & Security Evo G3 racing models in the local retail outlets during the winter, as none of the dealers had more than one of these models on site, I contacted Frey-Daytona directly as the manufacturer. The reaction was incredibly obliging! I was immediately sent all three models in my size so that I could try them at home in peace and quiet and also have a detailed look at the boots. Die Entscheidung viel dann letztendlich nicht sonderlich schwer. Es wurde aufgrund des tollen Innenschuhs der Security Evo G3. Trotz (oder gerade aufgrund?) der Corona-Krise bin ich mit dem Stiefel etwa 2500 km gefahren. Er ist trotz extremer Sicherheit super bequem. Also alles in allem super freundlicher und kundenorientierter Service und herausragend gute Produkte! Da rückt auch der höhere Anschaffungspreis in den Hintergrund. Ich freue mich jetzt schon auf viele zufriedene Kilometer auf Straße und Rennstrecke! Nils Egger, Germany

Hard to beat

Two years ago I switched to Daytona boots (Traveller-GTX) and so far I'm very excited about it. After a short break-in period the boots are hard to beat in comfort. Longer trips or journeys are much easier. Also the waterproofness has convinced me. Even in ankle-high water the feet stay dry. I can only recommend the boots and am curious to see how many years and kilometers they will last. Even after that, there will probably be Daytona boots again. Nils Ebelsheiser, Germany

Converted to the time the acquisition was favorable

I have to admit that I don't know how long I've had my Daytona Trans Open GTX, but they were my first decent boots that I bought with my new (2001) GS. The purchase must have been sometime between 2001 and 2002. I listened to the recommendation of the dealer and I have not regretted it until today. The boots are comfortable, fit perfectly, are absolutely tight and feel extremely secure. There is an enormous difference between riding with simple shoes and with a reasonable boot, maybe it is because of exactly this boot. In 2017, because I'm absolutely convinced of Daytona and the experiences I've had so far, I got myself a pair of shorty boots, especially for the trips to work. The same applies here as for the Trans Open GTX. The GTX now needs some touch-ups on the shifting amplification after the long time, but I'm sure that can be repaired, otherwise the look is still tip top. The boot will not be disposed of any more than the GS, for the next 19 years. Converted to the time the purchase was then nevertheless favorable. Stefan Hauschka, Germany

Thanks for this and for the first-class workmanship

Almost 10 years ago, after many unsuitable boots, I became aware of you and bought my first Daytona boot from Louis (model Spirit). After many 10,000 km I am still amazed today how perfectly and easily this boot fits! It has never let me down in continuous rain as well as in midsummer at almost 40°C and with regular care and maintenance it is still perfect with your foam! Thanks for this and for the first-class, as well as excellent workmanship! I am sure that there are very few manufacturers nowadays where your products last ten years and more. To the next 10 years with your boots! Greetings from Munich T. Borkenhagen, Germany

Aha effect already at the first time

I bought Daytona Touring GTX boots for the first time, and so far I have been able to ride them 1x. A little "Aha" effect was already noticeable ... very comfortable to wear and the feel gives you the feeling that you have a quality product. That puts the price into perspective. Peter Becker, Germany

Brilliant bit of kit

I've just got a pair of EVO SPORTS GTX. Colin Topping, England

Two more wonderful years DHM in the "Sidecar"

Ralf Siegmann, Germany

Daytona forever, stay that way

Hello dear Christina Frey nebst dad! I visited you on 3.3.20 in your company to have my boot checked by you after a mishap on my part. What happened afterwards touches me since my visit with you very much. I got the best service and souvenirs, as I have not experienced it for years and would like to thank you very much at this point! You are great and I have told everyone. Daytona forever, stay that way () Best wishes until soon Christopher Peters, Germany

I'm new at this

... and looking for a good motorcycle boot. Of course, that's when Daytona came to my attention. I would like to experience the many good reviews and testimonials of other motorcyclists myself and I hope that these shoes offer me the necessary protection and comfort to ride my motorcycle long, relaxed and safe. Fabian Bächle

Great boots

Hello Daytona-Team, I bought my boots in Eggenfelden on Friday 06.03.2020 and I am really looking forward to the first ride. Unfortunately the weather was bad on the weekend, but as soon as they were on the bike with me for the first time, I'll be happy to report to you. In any case they are great boots (Road Star GTX)
With kind regards Werner Miksch

For the next 90,000 km

A hello to Eggenfelden, these boots are the best I have ever had on my feet and have already done around 90.000 km. Thanks to Daytona these boots got another life, they got new soles and look like new. Once again a big thank you to all and to the next 90.000 km, Thomas Wendt from Thuringia

50,000 km in 6 years

Hello Daytona Team, I have been riding Daytona Shorty on the road and on and off the track from 2010 to 2015. The shoe has experienced a good 50,000 km and has held up well until then. Since I don't have the same with the care, they don't look so good anymore. But since racing has taken over, they are now only on the shelf. I will get myself a Daytona racing boot next as I was very happy with the street shoe. Best regards and keep up the good work! Ken Kwiatkowski, Germany

Get in, feel good, stand safely 6 cm higher

Okay, the old boot was totally done. No question, after I swam in it a lot last season, it was clear, no season longer! Of course it wasn't a Daytona, but another well-known brand with a "D". I am small (158) and the bike is high (81), so either the seat should be unholstered or the boot should be higher. In the shop then, a handle, a boot, get in, feel comfortable, stand safely 6 cm higher. The unholstering of the seat was saved, but I spent a little bit more for the boot, but also kept my seating comfort. I am looking forward to the new season with my Lady Pilot. Regina Weber, Germany

3 years old and still like new

No leaks, only warm comfort! Guy Foster, UK

Very enthusiastic

After more than three years I had my Daytonas overhauled and picked them up today. I am not only delighted with the optical result and the wearing comfort, but also with the competent advice and the friendly service of the extremely friendly ladies. Max Baßlsperger, Germany

Also with the next couple there is no way past Daytona

My first shoes were half height Daytona boots*, which I bought around 2011 after buying my first motorcycle. In the past I was more street oriented and hardly more than 5,000 km a year. In 2015 I rode three weeks through Iceland with a few friends. Here the purchase of such high-quality shoes really paid off for the first time. Simply stop somewhere and make a small saving was no problem. Even in heavy rain I kept dry feet and at 2.5°C my feet were still warm. During deep brook crossings, however, of course water came into the short boots. After the tour travelling by motorbike became more and more important for me. Meanwhile I ride up to 20.000 km a year on asphalt and also in the dirt. You can see the 100.000 km on asphalt, dirt, sand and some snow. Nevertheless they are still dense and dry. Now it's time for new boots. Not because the old boots have become bad, but because next year I will make a dream come true and start a one-year journey through Europe and Asia. But I want higher boots that are more off-road oriented. After testing a few of my friends' shoes, I guess Daytona is the place to be. *I can't recognize the model anymore and can't find it on the homepage either. Jonas meadow, Germany


is going to the best ever this year! Shane Massey, United Kingdom

Perfect for quad bikes too

I also like to put on my Daytona shoes for quad biking. Super protection and no wet feet ;-) Melanie Naumann, Germany

What a great service.

My Spirit GTX had expired, that means the soles had holes. Normally you give the shoes to the garbage can, not to daytona. I happened to be in Lower Bavaria on Thursday and then decided to go to Eggenfelden. The nice lady gave me the best advice and we ordered a new sole plus gearshift paddle, price is TOP. After not even a week, Friday was also a holiday, a package is just around the corner. What can I say? At first I thought they were new... no, the soles are new, the gearshift pad is new and the shoes shine like a baby's butt. I just say, once Daytona, always Daytona and should something not be the way it should be, you will be helped with a terrific service quality. THANK YOU! Robert Kullmann, Germany

No more buying other boots

We regularly go on holiday in the region of Lower Bavaria and if necessary our Daytonas come with us for inspection. That's what you do with a motorcycle. And after the inspection / repair they are again friends for every tour. We have been riding motorcycles for 42 years and after the first Daytonas it was clear that we would never buy other boots again. Guido Höhn, Germany

12 Years, 160000 Miles

I've had my Daytona Trans Open now for 12 years, they've been with me for about 160000 miles of England, Wales and Scottish weather on road and trail. Great boots, starting to leak now at 12 years old, but o be fair they have taken a massive amount of punishment. David Lithgo, UK

There is no better service.

On Tuesday my years old Touring Star GTX was sent in to replace the worn out gear shift reinforcement. Already on Thursday my boots repaired on both sides got back by DHL. They look TOP again. There is no better service. I can recommend DAYTONA 100% to everyone who values quality and a brand promise that is kept. Marc Smaluhn, Germany

It's all good when Daytona written on it.

Since 42 years on the motorcycle and since 30 years "in" Daytona's. Dry, safe and comfortable, that's how a motorbike boot should be. And is it also...when Daytona is written on it. Horst Hartmann, Germany

Unbelievable, even after so many years the boot is still top

22 years ago I bought my first and last Gore-Tex boots from Frey Daytona. Since it rained for days at a time on the Salzburgring and the tent "swam" at some point, I didn't take them off overnight either. And look there, the feet were dry!! Run through the mud for days to the individual races, but don't get wet feet! Unbelievable, even after so many years the boot is still top. The profile has almost expired, and I am looking forward to acquiring the "new generation" soon. And I will also go directly to you and personally visit the probably last remaining shop with German workmanship and pick up my NEW ones there. Keep it up and good luck for the future........your Günter Achhammer from Ingolstadt, Germany.

Sitting perfectly and are always waterproof

Hello, I'm driving my second pair of Trans Open now. I am super satisfied and always feel well protected. The boots fit perfectly and have been waterproof for years. Great praise. Christopher Salzmann, Germany

They have never let me down

I have a pair of motorcycle boots. The lightest, most comfortable and protective against everything like accident, rain and dust. The name is DAYTONA! They have never let me down! Marius Cvasa, Romania

30 Years, 2 Pairs

Thought I’d just share my boot story as I prepare to buy my second pair of Daytona boots in, oh about, 30 years or so. My first pair are so old now I have no idea what model they are, but I wore them regularly for many years, riding all-year-round, in all weathers from Istanbul to Belfast and everywhere in between. In 1997 my biking days were interrupted by a move to Africa and the boots went into storage. Not for too long though; my niece borrowed them to enjoy the thrill of biking with her boyfriend, now her husband. In 2017 I decided it was time to undertake a long-planned – actually planned is probably not the right word; “thought-of” might be closer – trip from Belfast in S Africa to my birthplace, Belfast in N Ireland. I retrieved my mothballed leathers, repossessed my boots, gave them all a clean and polish and set off on my aging, but completely rebuilt Honda CB 750 K2 on 28th March 2019. (Anyone interested can follow the story at Day 1 didn’t end well, for me or my boots; I lost it going through some deep sand, thankfully whilst going slowly, and ended up on my side. I was OK, but my boots didn’t fare so well; one boot had a 3-4” split where the sole had detached from the upper. An on-the-spot repair using some string and gaffer tape allowed me to continue and lasted the next 1,000km. In Pretoria – I was on my way to Belfast from Harare – I found a recommended cobbler and had the soles reattached. The repair looked good and did the job for the next 12,000km. Unfortunately fate then took a hand; I fell down a broken step and fractured a bone in my foot. This has necessitated a 6-8 week delay while the bone mends. It also means I will be riding up through Europe in winter, which was not part of the plan. I decided then that my old boots might not be the best item for this as they are no longer waterproof – I had tried them out a few times in warmer southern climes – and some extra protection for my foot my be a good idea. So it now a pair of M-Star GTX for the next X,000 miles. The old ones? Well, I’m going to explore the possibility of reconditioning and resoling them, and using then when the weather suits their advanced years. Sean Drysdale N Ireland

Keep it up!

Dear Daytona team, after more than 150,000 kilometres in seven years through dozens of countries under all weather conditions my Travel Star GTX boots were unfortunately no longer tight. Until then the leather has held up well, the zippers still work perfectly and the lining still looks good. Now I have bought a new pair, again the Travel Star GTX, and hope that it will last that long again. Keep up the good work! Best regards Mathias Heerwagen, Germany

I am infinitely happy and grateful

I just had an accident with an oncoming car on the Alp Tour in France. Your Strive GTX definitely saved my foot, because I tore up the sill of the car from the A to the C-pillar with the footrest!!!!!! I am infinitely happy and grateful to have only suffered severe bruises and bruises, but no broken bones. MUCH THANKS DAYTONA Christian. Göbel, Germany

Clear purchase recommendation

Hello everybody, with my Daytona Urban GTX I feel really safe. The solid workmanship always gives me the firm hold I need due to a knee injury! I have been totally satisfied with the boots for years and do not regret the high costs in any case - clear recommendation to buy. Jörg Frank Germany

Perfect for little women

After countless attempts on our boots we finally landed at Daytona. The perfect boot for small women who want a secure stand with the motorcycle. Slipped clean, immediately fitted and comfortable like a slipper. I'll never give it up again. Nicole Löhnert, Germany

Your quality standards plus customer service: simply phenomenal

Dear Daytona team! As a late (up) bloomer in 2012 I made the appearance, tried several new and used shoes(!) and finally landed at the bagged Evo Sports a few years ago. A short episode, why I probably did everything right: Race track training June 2019 with my a little bit old 97'er Bandit at the Hockenheimring, weather fits, asphalt sticks, Suzi shoots, exuberance rises, curve comes, detent grinds, exhaust clamp says goodbye, boots takes ground sample, screw of the grinder does the same to the clamp, but the foot remains intact! Your quality standards plus customer service: simply phenomenal! Thank you and best regards Werner Grabowatschki, Germany

Who else knows those boots?

Hello, here is my little contribution to the brand Daytona. Who still knows these boots? They were my first motorcycle boots, which I bought directly in Eggenfelden in 1978. These boots did their job faithfully for a few kilometres, often in the rain. An accident with slip on the tarred road you survived almost unscathed (by the way, so did I). Those weren't Goretex boots yet, in former times you wore rain overshoes over them. I wore the boots for 25 years and then put them in the cupboard. At last I have worn a foreign make. Now I get myself again new Daytona boots in Eggenfelden, because it concerns my security. mfg Christian Reif, Germany

20 good years

I have been travelling with my Daytona boots for over 20 years (a repair in Eggenfelden). Now a new purchase of a Daytona VXR-8 GTX for the next years.
Johann Bauer, Germany

I have been on the road with the Road Star GTX for about 20 years.

... today I bought the VXR- 8 GTX. I hope for the next 20 years,
Johann Bauer, Germany

The Daytonas defied the split strip with cheese grater effect

I am a year-round driver and have been on the road with Daytona for several years. No matter if in deluge, hail, snow or heat, the current Road Star GTX have served me the last 3.5 years and 80,000 km always excellent service and small falls could not harm them. But only since July 5 of this year do I really appreciate the extraordinary security features. In a right turn with relatively rough asphalt I met a 5 m long and 1.5 m wide split strip, which was not visible and not signposted, in a full sloping position. So it came as it had to come: my machine slipped away with both wheels, slipped full force against the metal carriers, which the local farmer had mounted instead of normal fence posts. Thank God my sliding part wasn't quite as long, but all the rougher as far as the abrasion was concerned. My Dainese leather suit and gloves had been chafed in several places by the cheese grater-like coating, so that I pulled myself a dolle burn on the right flank. The Daytonas didn't survive the fall without any damage, but unlike the Dainese-leather they didn't let anything through to my feet. Thanks Daytona. Armand Scholtes, Luxembourg

Your boots are incredible.

Warm in winter and no sweaty feet in (high) summer. To pay the higher price has cost a little overcoming, but since I ride a motorcycle daily and throughout the whole year, this investment has been very worthwhile. In addition, I had the opportunity to test the boots in 9 hours of continuous rain on an ADAC intensive training and was thrilled - 100% dry feet. Many thanks to all employees for their hard work. It is a pleasure to wear these boots every day. Carlo Oster, Germany

My Daytonas are older than my daughter - and she is now 25 years old.

A few weeks after their birth in 1994, the boots have protected me well during a crash into a retired Mercedes below. They are still in use today, have survived 4 motorcycles, various station wagons and helmets. This year, the switching amplifiers have become victims of the years. But they are still absolutely waterproof. Oll but great! I don't even want to think about giving them up at some point. By the way, the boots are not the same age, because of a leakage you just sent me a new boot. Thanks again for that. Best regards Niels Bonnemeier, Germany

No scratch on foot

There's no use for Pattex. Curb was stronger. But no scratch on the foot.
Wolfgang Deml, Germany

I've been riding this Daytona boot for 40 years.

I think that should be said. At the age of 16 I bought the model for 99 Deutsche Mark - a lot of money for a 16-year-old in his first year of apprenticeship - and since then I have always stayed with this couple. These were always expertly repaired and soled by a shoemaker. Yes, the nice leaning position always costs a little substance. Even today, at the age of 56, the inclination hasn't changed and neither has my faithful companions, who have certainly accompanied me for more than 250,000 km in all kinds of wind and weather. Even the zippers are still the originals. I think that's a statement of quality about your products that you can write yourself at the top of the list. Once Daytona, then probably always Daytona (I still have a few Daytona Classic in the cupboard, as good as new, but I always prefer to take the old ones with me on tour). If my beloved old boots needed a general overhaul, could I contact your repair service? With this in mind, Greetings Peter Wegner, Switzerland

The bike can be changed, the Daytona boots can't.

Hello Daytona Team, since 2008 with the motorcycle on the way, I have, on recommendation, still in the same year your classic, bought the Road Star GTX. He has accompanied me faithfully and bravely ever since, whether on the house round, on the NC500 in Scotland or in Nizza. He has put away every extreme of the weather and done his duty inconspicuously. So this year there was no doubt that the Road Star would be my boot for three weeks in the Himalayas. Besides gravel roads and water crossings he had to take a lot of punishment here for the first time after an oncoming bus had caused me to fall. But also here the boot has fully convinced and made it possible for me to complete the remaining two weeks of our tour, up to the Khardung La (5400m). I have changed my motorcycle brand since 2008, but with the boots it will certainly remain Daytona. Stefan Wagner, Germany

Despite constant rain dry feet!

Last weekend I had a tour where we are exposed to the rain for a long time. Thanks Daytona boots the feet stays dry. The quality is really excellent and also the wearing comfort is not reached by any other motorcycle boots. I don't want to wear any other motorcycle boots like Daytona. Thank you very much for these great products! LG Rudolf Kaltenböck, Austria

Boots good - end good

After several attempts to start my bike you could already hear that the electric starter wouldn't make it anymore. After a courageous kick on the kick starter with my daytona boots, everything went back to normal. Boots good - end good. Dominik Zimmermann, Germany

They never let me down

In 1993 I bought my first pair of motorcycle boots from a shop in Stockport, England. I had only been riding a few years and lacked any product knowledge. Fortunately I was given good advice and purchased a pair of Daytona Roadrunners. I travelled thousands of miles in these boots, commuting and touring Europe as my motorcycling experience increased. They never let me down, were beautifully made and were super comfortable. Around 2010 I eventually replaced them although it is fair to say that the Daytona's were still intact and the craftsmanship had not failed (despite falling off the bike twice). Having had other manufacturers boots since I am now treating my feet to Daytona once again and have just purchased a pair of non Goretex Roadstars. I believe a good degree of waterproofing comes from the design and workmanship alone and would rather have the extra breathability. Happy to be back. Robert Hampshire, United Kingdom

It was worth it: 40 years later I still ride the same daytona boots

Dear Daytona Team, my name is Claus Neumann and I ride a motorcycle for 40 years. At the age of 18 I bought my Daytona motorcycle boots, that was in 1979. I think they cost 190 DM at that time. For an 18-year-old a lot of money, but it was worth it, because 40 years later I still ride the same motorcycle boots: my BMW R25/3 from 1954, the Daytona boots from 1979 and I are now 40 years older, but we didn't mind the years :) I can only say: Daytona motorcycle boots are the best boots you can imagine for motorcycling. They are 40 years my faithful companion on the motorcycle (in wind and weather). I would like to thank you for the very good quality of your product and can only say, stay true to yourself and your philosophy. Many greetings Claus Neumann. Germany

Dear sirs,

I wasn't sure where or how to write to you to share my appreciation for the protection you boots have given me. I have owned a pair of your Security Evo boots since 2010, and I have always been impressed with their strength and comfort. I've used them for thousands of road miles and dozens of track days. They have been involved in 4 crashes over the years, all of which were small and the boots suffered no damage. Last week I was on a track in Spain and suffered brake failure - I had a big crash that saw me go over the tyre wall. I had many bruises and small injuries, but my feet and ankles were unharmed. When I saw the inner boots I was so impressed at the impact they took, as you can see from the picture, the kevlar has cracked in several places. Better this than my legs! I do not think they can be repaired, so I am now looking to buy a replacement pair, and I recommend the Security Evo to all of my friends. Thank you, TJC Walton

Comfortable and precise gear control In every situation.

Thanks Toshiyuki Fukushima


faithful companion on my motorcycle tours. Andreas Härtelt, Germany

A dream

I borrowed it from a friend because I couldn't afford it myself yet. They are such beautiful motorbike shoes and really comfortable. A dream.
Tanja Brekeler, Germany

Of course, nothing else gets to my feet.

25 years ago I had a serious motorcycle accident on the motorway between Basel and Karlsruhe. At that time the Daytona boots saved me from serious foot injuries. In 2016 I started riding motorcycles again. Of course nothing else comes to my feet than Daytona (currently the Road Star GTX). Once Daytona - again and again Daytona. Thomas Patrik, Switzerland

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