Forma Venue Shoes
- 12 month Warranty
- CE® level protection
- Suede leather upper
- DRYTEX® waterproof
- Urban anti-slip sole
- Internal ankle protection
- Lace closure
- Anti-shock EVA mid-sole
- Anti-bacterial insole
Read on for more details.
We tried on a selection of Forma boots here in the office and found the length to be about right. My advice would be to use the chart below to choose a size based upon your US shoe size. The width of Forma boots is ordinarily a touch more wide than most other brands we carry… approximately a D or E width but this style runs a bit slim… maybe a C or D width. I’d compare it to the fit to Sidi which normally runs C/D.
Forma offers advice on choosing a size from your foot measurement. Here’s how:
1) Measure the overall length of your foot. Forma recommends placing your heel against a wall and measuring from the wall to the end of your longest toe.
2) Add 3/4” to the length of your foot
3) Using Forma’s sizing chart below, choose the smallest size boot with an insole measurement that is at least the length of your foot plus 3/4”.
Use Forma’s size selection method as a “second opinion”. Maybe you’ll find it reassuring if it matches your size choice based on street shoe size or, maybe it could be a tie breaker if you are undecided between two sizes. FWIW, Forma’s advice didn’t work for me since I have relatively short toes. I wear a 45 (known from trying on) and this method put me in a 42.
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Our Two Cents
The Venue shoes from Forma offer a great alternative to the rider who wants a boot that will look good in an office or other semi-dressy situation.
The suede Chukka style boot is a classic in men’s clothing. It can be dressed down with jeans or up with dress pants too. The sole is made to look like a dress sole from the side, but the bottom is a non-slip rubber that should work fine for motorcycling. The boots have a a built in waterproof liner and are trimmed out on the inside with a comfortable material that should wear well. I’m not sure how useful a waterproof liner can be in short dress boot like this… particularly since it is a suede material won’t hold up well to water, but there it is anyway. One advantage to the WP liner is to add just a bit of thickness to the upper so they’ll work better in cooler weather.
The sole feels stiff in the shank area which is important for motorcycling. And there are protector discs built in to the upper on either side of the ankle bone, which is a standard feature for any motorcycle boot. The heel and toe box don’t have any extra stiffening material… just the usual you’d find in any good men’s shoe. Thankfully the boots are shipped with an elastic loop you put over the toe to protect the boot from your shifter. Its a nice touch that will keep the shoes looking good.
I like this shoe and it feels well made and might be just the thing for somebody who rides to work. I like them. :: Paul, 11-01-18
Forma says: Forma street style with the new VENUE shoes. Complete with protection and all class, these boots are great for work or play.