I have had my Daytona boots for more than 20 years. Nothing has ever fit so well. They've been resoled twice, the zipper pull is a keychain link, but I still love them!


Peg Preble
Jamaica Plain, MA
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Editor Response
Wow, those are collectors items, Peg! Thanks for sharing this with us. It's great to see how good boots can last a lifetime!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
I'm a short gal and I ride BMWs so I need the extra lift that the Daytona Lady Stars provide. Being flat-footed makes a huge difference in my confidence level. I've have the boots for nearly a decade and have over 50,000 miles on them. They are comfy and make me feel protected. I had to have the zipper repaired this summer but I got lucky and they did not have to replace it. Talk about customer service, though...I bought them from Helimot and wrote to Helmut, the owner, when the zipper failed and after all this time, he sent me a new zipper to have installed if need be! I can't say enough good things about these boots and this company.

Alice
Dearborn, MI
Thursday, November 5, 2020
I've been looking for boots so I've read the articles about how to shop for boots. I realize that I have a unique situation, however, I've not found any ladies boots that come in wider widths. All that I've tried on appear to be in a standard B width and don't offer D width. I had foot surgery back in '03 and I have less rotation in it which makes it difficult to get my foot in many boots. If it has double zippers it helps. My calves are larger due to congestive heart failure. I've also tried on many pairs of men's boots but most of them have been to narrow too. I have found some Daytona's that are wider but they either don't come in my size...a 7 in men's or a size 39. The ones I have found are available in Europe. I'm looking for a touring boot.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Have thought that custom made might be the only solution.

Debra Ogle
Dallas, GA
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Editor Response
Yes, this is a problem we hear from many readers. Since there are so few women's riding boots with wide widths, you'll probably have to go to a men's boot. I have personally tested and loved a number of TCX boots and found its women's Lady Biker boot a bit on the wide side, especially after wearing it a few times. You can read that review here. But I realize this is a cruiser style. I've found the traditional touring boot style usually runs tighter with little give, where cruiser style boots will sometimes stretch, depending on the make. In researching TCX's current men's offerings, I wonder if the Fuel Waterproof men's boot would suit you. It appears to have a full-length zipper which would help make getting them on easier than a partial length zip.

I hope you find what you're looking for. Good luck!
Tricia Szulewski, Editor
While these boots are nice looking and probably comfy for those that ride the type of bike shown, I ride a 2013 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Trike. I prefer laced boots or high top leather sneakers. The price for leather high top sneakers is between $90 and $140. Most of the time, if I'm not riding long distance (more than 100 miles), I wear my high top leather or lace up canvas sneakers. There is no wind or crap hitting my legs or feet as I am very protected on my Tri Glide. I also wear leather lace up hiking boots priced between $40 and $80. They are comfy, warm, and weatherproof. My preference is Converse (now Nike-owned.) I have worn the zip up leather boot comes to just below the knee. But I also wear knee high socks under my jeans. And with insulated jeans in Southern California I can ride year round. The article was informative and very good for those looking for that type of boot.

Sharon Cruise
Upland, CA
Tuesday, November 3, 2020