Tourmaster Epic Touring Motorcycle Boots Review
Epic Tourmaster Boots Review:
Ready for the open road
Although the name might be a bit of an exaggeration, the Tourmaster Epic Touring Motorcycle boots are an awesome set of shoes for a dime under $ 200 a pair. With comfort and waterproofing at the forefront, the Tourmaster Epic Touring boots meet the standard for long-distance riding.
Built to CE standards for motorcycle boots, the Tourmaster Epic offers armor in the heels and toes for a solid base for your foot. Higher up in the boot there is a double compound disc to protect your ankle, as well as a plastic shin guard. Once removed from the base of the boot, which is pleasantly protective, comfort comes first.
Putting on the boots is easy, thanks to a long YKK zipper with interior entry. However, the zipper looks a bit undersized and is prone to getting dirty with dirt. You definitely want to keep your Tourmaster Epic boots clean for smoother zipper operation when putting them on or taking them off. The hook-and-loop closure of the top flap allows you to customize the fit to your calf area.
Whether on horseback or on foot, the Tourmaster Epic boots work seamlessly. You don’t really notice they’re in place – the boots just do their job and keep you going. You won’t feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant for lunch – thanks to the large polyester accordion panel in the instep and upper area – the all-black faux-leather boots aren’t gaudy .
On the bike, the Tourmaster Epic boots are flexible, making it easy to use the gear lever and brake pedal. Interestingly, there is a thermoplastic rubber toe protector on both sides of the boot, which will be welcome by riders of older motorcycles.
The sole is a wrap-around design that resists slipping well when stopping on wet and oily roads, while also being a good platform to balance your motorcycle at rest. If you have to push, there is a lot of traction in the sole.
The Tourmaster Epic Touring boot is an all weather design, using an OutDry membrane to keep water at bay. Tests in various flood conditions confirmed the effectiveness of the OutDry feature, as water never entered the boot. The boots have been tested with hiking pants on, which we recommend when riding in adverse conditions. Tourmaster also offers breathability and the Epic boots don’t overheat when the sun is shining.
Sizing is as expected, with wide options available.
Often times, simplicity is preferable, and the Tourmaster Epic Touring motorcycle boots prove it. There is nothing complicated in the design. Instead, the boots stay out of your way as you make your commute, never letting their unwelcome presence.
Tourmaster Epic Touring Boots Quick Facts
Sizes: 7-14; Large 8.5-14
Tourmaster Epic Touring Boots Price: $ 200 MSRP
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