Dainese Dover Gore-Tex Shoes (Size 42 Only)
Wet socks are particularly egregious. The Dainese Dover Gore-Tex Shoes make it so you never have to experience wet socks again. This futuristic looking riding shoe uses Gore-Tex waterproofing that is guaranteed to keep your socks dry. A speed lacing system secures the riding shoes to your feet because regular laces are too slow. Rigid inserts along the ankle and a new sole design provide extra protection on your jaunts throughout the city.
- Speed lacing system
- Element-proof leather strap closure
- Gear shifter guard
- Reflective inserts
- Rubber sole with differentiated design
- Cowhide suede upper
- Rigid inserts on ankles
- Shoes certified to CE – Cat. II – EN 13634 Standard
- Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane
We found these boots to fit true to the Dainese size chart shown below. You can click on the size chart to make it larger if needed, it will open in a new window and you can close that window once you find your appropriate EU size.
Our Two Cents
The Dainese Dover Gore-Tex Shoe is a waterproof and breathable futuristic looking urban riding option.
These boots appear to have a hook and loop flap closure at first glance, but this flap covers Dainese’s speed lace system. This system allows you to quickly and easily tighten or loosen the laces by pulling on the end and sliding the adjuster. Once adjusted to fit, the end connects to the hook and loop flap to keep excess out of view. Once the flap is closed, the shoes have a very clean finished look. The front flap and rear of the boot have stretch panels to keep the shoes sealed against the leg and limit the chances for water to enter from the top. All that being said, the upper is cowhide suede and that typically doesn’t hold up well over time when you get it wet. We’re assuming Dainese treated the suede so it doesn’t discolor once it gets wet, but they don’t call it out here.
The shoes have a fairly stiff rubber sole with an offset diamond tread pattern that at first glance reminds me of something you would find on a Vans shoe, but this tread is actually very grippy and should provide nice traction on or off the bike. There are rigid ankle cup armor pieces and the toe box is covered with a reinforced material to protect against shifter wear. On the back of the boot, there is a small reflective insert, and on the sides, there are perforations in the suede that appear to allow air to reach the Gore-Tex liner. When the light hits the perforations just right they also have some reflective material hidden behind them.
Overall these boots are a good looking option for urban riders that want a protective waterproof shoe with the appearance of a high-top sneaker. :: Mike, 2-22-2022