The Nomad 2.0 is the Tourmaster's updated version of their popular Nomad
boot. This boot has a very industrial -- heavy duty look to it, but retains the
functionality and refinement of features you expect from Tourmaster. They have
created a feature-packed touring boot that is available on
Jafrum.com for less than 100 bucks.
The Tourmaster Nomad 2.0 is waterproof yet breathable. The upper is made out of
water-resistant leather and the liner is constructed using a HiPora membrane.
This membrane is waterproof and breathable and does an excellent job of keeping
your foot dry. The mesh material that covers the membrane is wicking, which
draws moisture away from your feet, keeping your feet dry and therefore
comfortable in hot or cold weather. The triple density insole on the Nomad is
removable, antimicrobial, antifungal, and wicking; the ultimate marriage between
moisture control and support.
The toe of the nomad has a reinforced, lowered toe box that helps you get your
foot underneath the shifter since the sole of this boot is so thick. You still
may need to adjust the position of your shifter pedal upward to allow your toe
to get under the pedal. There is no shift pad on this boot. Some riders may
prefer some sort of material on top to protect the toe of the shoe against wear.
The Nomad 2.0 is a lace-up style boot that has a strap across the front for
added stability and style and to help secure the laces. The strap's buckle
allows for adjustment and hides a snap that makes the strap quick and easy to
fasten. The tongue and strap also hide a HiPora gusset that adds to the boots
waterproof capability. The lace hole grommets are shaped like hex head nuts
which add to the industrial appearance of the Nomad.
The rear of the boot has a leather pull tab that makes it easier to pull on your
boot and also a Scotchlite 3M safety patch for added visibility. The sole of the
Nomad 2 is very thick and very sturdy, yet still flexible. It is also
oil-resistant and anti-slip to give you solid footing on many surfaces.
I had the opportunity to test these boots for a day. They were much more
comfortable to walk in than I thought they were going to be given the hight of
the sole.The Hypora liner kept my feet cool and dry. I did mis-shift a couple of
times because of the boot hight but a simple shift lever adjustment would have
taken care of this problem.