Forma's Dominator Comp 2 often flies under the radar – strange for such an excellent boot

THIS IS an awesome boot. I’ve had this pair for at least four years now and love the fit and feel so much I reserve them for special occasions. Example: with a 21-day adventure ride across the outback of Australia to contemplate I chose these – and was very happy I did.

The Dominator is a great boot, not because it brings anything new or edgy to the boot party, but because it’s simply a solid boot beautifully made. It’s 100% European made and I guess it’s made by hand, by people long in the job. The way it fits so well to my foot, ankle and calf is sublime and although these are the same weight as my Alpinestars (all up 4kg the pair) the Dominators feel lighter because they fit so well. The inner bootie comes with gel inserts around the ankle and these mean the ‘pivot flex control system’ (ankle hinge) doesn’t rub. The alloy buckle system has been upgraded in the latest Comp 2.0 and just as well, the system on mine works well but they are a touch sharp on the fingers when stiff with dirt and can cause some mild pain to secure or release. That’s been my only complaint.

They’re lasting well too, helped by me keeping them for special occasions, of course. But my feet have taken some blows in these boots and I’ve not seen so much as a bruise to show for it.

In short: great quality, great fit, all-day comfortable, highly protective and good looking too. And yes I’d have another pair, no question. Not that this pair are going to be pensioned-off any day soon.

Jon Bentman

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