Forma Nero Boots
- Synthetic material and Cordura upper
- Double density rubber sole
- Gear pad protection
- Internal elasticized band for added comfort and fit
- VELCRO® brand and zipper closure
- Rear reflective insert
- Waterproof and breathable Drytex lining
- Shin and ankle TPU molded plastic protections
- Soft polymer padding with memory foam
- TPU Dual Flex with anti-shock EVA midsole
- Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with A.P.S. (Air Pump System)
- CE level protection
We tried on a selection of Forma boots here in the office and found the length to be about right. The width on the boots is a touch more wide than most other brands we carry. Alpinestars and TCX tend to be the most wide, but these might even be a touch wider. I’d say they are a D to E and might even work for somebody with a slightly wider foot (but don’t get carried away and think they are wide enough for a person needing a EEE or wider). So my advice would be to use the chart below to choose a size based upon your US shoe size.
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 Nero boot by Forma is a great “workhorse” boot for all types of riders in the street. Quality is there, but the pricing is very reasonable.
The upper on this boot is microfiber which is a man-made leather product, which is very common in the motorcycle world. Most Sidi boots use microfiber too. The material is very tough and very resistant to abrasion in case of a fall. And it doesn’t become damaged from exposure to water like real leather can.
The waterproofing comes for a waterproof membrane built into the boot between the shell and the internal liner. The membrane is Forma’s “house brand” of liner and therefore is much less expensive than brand name waterproofing materials such as Gore-Tex or Outdry which is found in other similar Forma boot models. For the ordinary rider than finds themselves in rain occasionally, it should be fine. Only hard core enthusiasts would insist upon more expensive waterproofing tech.
This boot offers all the key features you’ll need in a street boot. The heel and toe areas are reinforced and the shin area is stiffened also. There are circular discs of armor built into the boot on either side of where your ankle bones will be. The sole is a non-slip compound of “average” thickness which will work for most types of riders from sport to touring. Entry to the boot is on the side with a zipper.
The only downside I see with this boot is how the Velcro tab is designed at the top of the zipper. It doesn’t fit quite right so there are a coupe unfortunate wrinkles in the microfiber material directly below the Velcro tab. It isn’t a functional problem but is somewhat strange looking. With break-in, I doubt it will make any difference, but I thought it was worth a mention in case you noticed it when you tried them on. :: Paul, 08-23-19
Forma says: The Nero Boots from Forma have a synthetic upper with a waterproof Drytex lining. An internal elasticized band provides comfort and personalized fit. The sole is double density and imparts excellent feel and grip.