I've covered around 750 miles in two months with these W2 Adria-SR Road boots that I'm testing. Here’s how I've been getting on with them.
Italian brand W2 might not be that well known in the UK but they’ve been around since 1985 with their origins in quality off-road gear. These road boots are pretty good, too. There’s nothing too flash – no squeaky hinges or high-tech fasteners. Instead, what you get is sturdy leather construction, hard plastic armour at the heel, ankle and shin and a replaceable magnesium toeslider. They fasten securely with an old-style Velcro and zip combo. They were a bit stiff at first but broke in within a few rides to provide reasonable feel. The multi-colour sole offers decent grip on the pegs, too, and the W2s are fine for walking around when off the bike.
There aren’t any vents. Also, if you wear them under denim/Kevlar jeans you may find the top of the boot rubs your inner calf/shin slightly.