DAY­TONA VOLTEX BOOTS

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TESTED BY: BJ MILES: 10,000+ TIME: Two years PRICE: £699.99 WEB: www.tranam.co .uk TEL: 01425 620580 I’ve been us­ing my Vol­texx for two years now, af­ter theyy re­placed my favourite eve er road boot, the Day­tona GTX EV VO. The EVO, I thought, was the mostm com­fort­able boot I’d ever r worn, they fit my size-10 feet per­fectly, and its dou­ble boot sys­tem made my pinkies feel nice and safe even when I ven­tured out on track. The Voltex adds a touch more track ac­tion, but is still the right choice from Day­tona’s line when it comes to a boot that will do ev­ery­thing.

I did how­ever have an ini­tial is­sue when the Voltex first ar­rived, in that the size-10 seemed too big. They felt huge and I had to wear thick socks for them to feel okay. So I opted to try a size down (from 45 to 44), and they felt a bit too tight! In the end I set­tled on the size-9.5 (44) as­sum­ing they would even­tu­ally stretch to fit, and in fair­ness to them over the in­ter­ven­ing months they have, and now sup­ply com­fort lev­els equal to the old GTX EVO.

I’ve now used them nearly ev­ery day for that time span, they’ve worn ex­tremely well dur­ing the day in and out com­mute, a few long jour­neys abroad, plus I’ve also used them on track sev­eral times too, hence the toe slider degra­da­tion. Which is re­place­able though, and in fact the boots can be re­freshed by Day­tona them­selves if you so wish. It isn’t cheap to get this done, but it is cheaper than buy­ing a brand new boot at full re­tail. Speak­ing of which, I can un­der­stand why many may baulk at the price of the Voltex, but they re­ally are gen­uine qual­ity, are su­perbly wa­ter­proof yet us­able enough for a scor­chio track day and over­all are the best boots I’ve ever worn for a mix of all dis­ci­plines. They’re also half the price of Day­tona’s top track boot, the Se­cu­rity EVO Race (The in­ner boot alone is £799!) They come in UK sizes 5-13, with a two-year Gore­tex wa­ter­proof­ing war­ranty and one-year man­u­fac­tur­ing war­ranty.

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