DAYTONA VOLTEX BOOTS
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.