Handmade in Germany, Daytona boots are designed and built to provide the highest degree of protection for the feet and ankles of motorcyclists. Available in a multitude of sizes, calf widths, fits, and styles, Daytona boots offer maximum performance and safety whether you're a sport racer or an everyday commuter.
There's no substitute for quality when it comes to protecting your feet in the event of a motorcycle accident. Daytona boots offer a variety of models to suit every need, from sleek racing footwear to veritable fortresses for your shins. All models are optimized for riders' maximum safety, with layers of top-quality protective materials incorporated into every design.
In addition to their top-tier materials, protectiveness, and wide variety of styles, Daytona boots offer a streamlined design that doesn't restrict movement. The outer shell is structured without protruding parts, so nothing will catch in the event of a crash.
The layered structure of Daytona boots allows for a wide degree of variety between the different styles, guaranteeing an ideal model and fit for motorcyclists of every persuasion and skill level. Choose between tall and short, racing and touring, or summer and year-round styles
No matter what their style, all Daytona boots feature a multi-layered construction with an inner shoe and an outer shoe. The inner shoe has a hard topshell with a softer leather shell and moisture-wicking layers beneath, while the outer shell boasts tear-proof leather and is maximized for abrasion resistance. All styles have metal plates designed to protect the most vulnerable parts of the calf, ankle, and foot.
Most styles boast Velcro straps that allow for a customised fit around the calf. The boots unzip on either side so that the whole front section opens forward, making them easy to put on and take off.
Touring and everyday-wear Daytona boots come in a variety of color combinations, with a focus on the classic Daytona red, black, and white.
Daytona racing boots offer intricate color customisation, allowing professional racers to bring their personal brand to their footwear. Choose your preferred color for each section of the boot, including the leather panels, brand name, zippers, and piping. You can even add your own text to the front and shaft of your boots.
Daytona boots implement a layered safety shell technology that is unique and designed specifically for motorcyclists. The degree of protection and type of material varies from style to style.
The inner shoes of Daytona boots offer shock-absorbing insoles and heels, sweat-absorbent linings, and multiple layers of padding. The metal shin plates are often attached by Velcro and therefore removable to adjust the fit or weight while you're not riding. A strong hinge joint provides protection for your ankles.
The outer shoes are made of tear-proof leather, offering maximum skid and abrasion protection in the event of a crash. Additional layers of shin protection guard against bruises and breaks. Steel inlays provide further defense for your inner soles.
This carefully crafted footwear is also designed without any protruding parts, which could catch or snag on your bike or other structures in the event of an accident.
The Bottom Line
Whether you're looking for a sleek racing boot or a sturdy touring style, Daytona boots offer maximum protection for motorcyclists without sacrificing comfort or wearability. Even the most heavily fortified styles are streamlined and won't weigh you down when worn for long periods of time. The customizability of Daytona boots makes them an obvious choice for motorcyclists of all sizes and skill levels.
DAYTONA BOOTS – Made in Germany by hand
A family business located in Lower Bavaria, the Frey brothers have been producing boots there since 1963. In 1973 that took the name ‘Daytona’, and now employ 140 highly-skilled craftsmen who make and assemble their boots by hand. Every year, some 70,000 pairs of boots leave the factory in Eggenfelden.
The Daytona range is characterised by legendary continuity, and new boots are added at longer intervals, because many of the models are in constant demand by the customers, and so remain on offer.
WHY DAYTONA BOOTS HAVE NO COMPETITION
Stable, comfortable, truly waterproof, and almost indestructible, the decades-long reputation enjoyed by Daytona boots is second to none.
Each and every boot is hand-made – even to punching out the leather by hand. And leather is still the main component of a Daytona boot. In all, more than 120 separate parts go into every boot.
Daytona boots (waterproof models) are truly waterproof because each pair is lined with a three- or four-layer Gore-Tex membrane. To ensure the seams are waterproof and remain waterproof, each seam is covered in Gore tape, which is then immediately tested for waterproofness. This tested waterproof membrane is then built into the boot, and sits between the lining and the leather. This is exactly why Daytona boots are different to other boots. The waterproof layers is not treated as a kind of ‘sock’, but is installed as a lining. This allows the membrane to withstand the constant chafing by the foot for much, much longer, and it makes it easier to check during production that the quality is second-to-none. Nothing is spared during production.
Daytona never rests on its laurels. And the best way to improve the boots is to examine the used boots of the customers. And many of its customers send their boots to Daytona, to maybe have the soles replaced after many years of use, or for a damage analysis after an accident. The purchase of a high-quality boot must pay off for the customer, and Daytona boots are now waterproof for more than 60,000km – with some customers getting 100,000km out of them.
There are Daytona boots and then there are other motorcycle boots.