I’ve always heard good things about Forma boots, and until now I’d put them in the too good to be true / take it with a grain of salt category. But I’ve got to admit I’m glad I finally snagged a pair and found out it’s pretty much all true. As I’m currently wearing the Neo Tucson Adventure riding gear, it made perfect sense to try a set of the matching ADV Tourer boots, which are brought into NZ by Forma Distributors, Forbes & Davies.
Okay, the ADV Tourer boots aren’t your fully-fledged Adventure boot like the Forma Adventure boots Chris recently tested, but for a balance between protection and comfort they seem to have the chops for the riding I’m likely to put them through. Slipping them on for the first time, I honestly couldn’t believe how comfy they are. I’ve had some pretty comfortable riding boots in the past, but these Formas are a step ahead. And while I’ve only had the chance to wear them out and about a couple of times, I’m already kinda in love with them.
They offer decent amounts of protection, look stout, and (again) are super comfortable. The sole is probably the standout feature so far, with plenty of grip for trudging through mud, but with enough flex to allow for comfortable walking. The only downside so far is the fastening system, which takes a little bit more effort with its buckle, Velcro strap, and Velcro upper system, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get used to it.
Stay tuned for the next review to see how they go.
Full-grain oil treated & suede leather upper
Specific adv riding/touring compound rubber sole
Reinforced front plate
Plastic gear pad protection
Lower buckle plastic protection
Padded front and rear collar for added comfort
Personalized suede leather heat protector
Double velcro and lower adjustable/replaceable GH plastic buckle closure
Double rear reflective insert
Personalized Forma Drytex tubular lining (waterproof and breathable)
Shin and ankle TPU moulded plastic protections
Soft polymer padding with memory foam
PP Mid Dual Flex with antishock EVA midsole
Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with A.P.S. (Air Pump System)
Tester: Mat | Price: $379.54 | Distributed by: Forbes & Davies | Check it: www.forbesanddavies.co.nz