Cortech Solution WP Road Boot
It's not often we get to test wet-weather gear here at Motorcyclist. After all, SoCal isn't exactly known for its prodigious precipitation. But because this winter has been relatively wet, we've had plenty of drenching commutes. All the better, then, to try out Tour Master's latest alternative to webbed feet, the Cortech Solution WP Road Boot.Tour Master builds its Solution WP out of 1.8mm-2.0mm waterproof leather sewn with thread it also says is waterproof. Sealed seams help keep water out, too, along with a breathable King Tex membrane, similar in function to widely used Gore-Tex. Side entry via a YKK zipper and hook-and-loop flap running the zipper's length makes the Solutions reasonably easy to get on and off, while an inner liner and ultra-soft footbed keep your tootsies comfy once they're on. Flex panels front and rear allow the WPs to move with you, part of Tour Master's plan to create boots that offer rain protection without being as board-stiff as some others seem to be.