Tour Master Vintage 2.0 Road Boots (8.5 and 9 Only)
- Constructed with durable 1.8mm to 2.0mm water-resistant leather
- HiPora® waterproof, breathable membrane
- Oil-resistant, anti-slip rubber sole
- Removable foot beds increase comfort on and off the bike
- High tensile strength thread stitched throughout the boot provides durability
- Lowered reinforced toe box for improved shifting
- Easy entrance top opening with lace-up system provides a secure fit
- Snaps are hidden behind satin chrome buckles for quick operation of the adjustable straps
- Rear pull-tab provides a leverage point when putting the boot on
- Adjustable, satin chrome buckles
- Metal Tour Master logo
Choose the size you’d normally pick for street shoes. The buckles on these boots provide some adjustment (but are mainly for looks). The width is “medium” or “D” in my opinion. Narrow sizes are not available. I tried on the size I normally wear and they fit about right.
The overall construction of these boots gives a fit like you will find in western boots. Your foot is held in by the leather over the instep and the heel does not “cup” like a street shoe or sneaker. So when you wear these, your heel will move up and down freely as you flex your foot. This is sort of weird feeling to most people that don’t have experience with a slip-on style like this, but you get used to it pretty quickly if you give it a chance.
Our Two Cents
The Vintage 2.0 Road boots are a classically styled boot with quality leather construction. Protection is about on par with heavy work boots, there is a molded heel cup and toe box. These boots do have buckle adjustments across the instep and at the upper, but the adjustability is minimal and really once you have them where you want them, you can just pull the boots on and off very easily without further adjustment (a plus for getting them on and off, but some would question the security of a slip-on style in a crash). The soles are lugged and oil resistant – they seem like they would last a very long time. And the soles are THICK… those with issues reaching the ground while in the saddle should take a look at the close-up shots we have with the boots and a ruler. These boots add a couple inches to your height! Click the “View Larger Images” link above to see those pics. :: Paul, 04-21-12