Boot review: Teknic Violator waterproof boots

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What’s good? I hate flashy kit because it makes me feel a dick when I get overtaken by CB500s, but I still love techie stuff. Which makes these perfect.

Standard issue to some cop riders, they’re discreet but don’t spare the race tech, with massive shin guard, renewable toe sliders, injection-moulded ankle and calf brace and ski-boot-style ankle binding which stops the boot coming off flailing legs in a crash.

They’re waterproof but not sweaty, comfy to walk in but fortress-like on the bike and the set-and-forget Velcro calf adjustment means they always fit well. I can’t yet see an occasion they’re not right for.

What’s not? The waterproof gusset inside the zip often got snarled up when I did it up until I learned to run a finger up it while doing so.

Verdict *****
Product: Teknic Violator waterproof boots  £179.99
Miles/time owned: 1560/2 months

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