Tour Master has
packed a lot of features into the Vintage 2.0 making it a great value at a
little over $100.
This boot is basically the tall version of the popular Nomad 2.0. It has a very
classic look and goes with almost any rider's style. The entire upper of the
boot is made out of water-resistant leather and the liner contains a HiPora
membrane. This membrane is waterproof yet breathable and does an excellent job
of keeping your foot dry and comfortable. The mesh material that covers the
waterproof membrane is wicking, which draws moisture away from your feet,
keeping your feet comfortable in hot or cold weather. Also on the inside, the
foot bed of the Vintage 2.0 is removable. It is antimicrobial, antibacterial,
and wicking and gives you the option of taking it out to maximize comfort on or
off the bike.
The toe of the Vintage 2.0 has a reinforced, lowered toe box that helps you get
your foot underneath the shifter. There is no shift pad on this model; and while
this gives the Vintage 2.0 a very clean look, some riders might prefer some sort
of material on top to protect the toe of the boot against wear. There is a strap
that goes all the way across the front of the boot to the outside where it is
secured by a silver buckle. This strap adds to the look of the boot as well as
support for the rider's foot and ankle.
There is another adjustable strap near the boot's opening that hides a flex
panel that makes the Vintage 2.0 easier to put on.
The rear of the boot keeps with the minimalist style and has a leather pull tab
that works with the flex panel to help when pulling on your boot. Like the Nomad
2.0, the Vintage 2.0 has a very tall sole that is 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. The Other thing I thought was going to be an issue
was the lack of any type of zipper closure. Suprizingly, though, the boot was
easy to get on and off without sacrificing support while walking.