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Review: Dainese Metropolis and Persepolis, motorcycle boots for the city

Reviews and tests 22 May, 2019

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Urban motorcycle boots Dainese Metropolis and Dainese Persepolis Air review, two boots to move around the city but more versatile than you think. We tell you the price, its features and much more in our review.

Not long ago in the channel we gave you a review of the Dainese Dinamica D-WP boots and now it’s time to present an interesting new release from the Italian brand, but this time with a much more urban cut.

If you’re looking for some day to day boots the Dainese Metropolis as well as the Persepolis Air are two very good options. And both are new! Just arrived from Italy! What differentiates them? We’ll tell you as they are some of the best options in their sector.

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Basically, what Dainese has done is to renew its catalogue of urban motorcycle boots: a rising sector as many of us get around daily on the bike, we’re looking for a balance between comfort and protection and we can’t wear long shaft boots.

So that you get the idea, we’re talking about very (very) similar boots. Practically identical although with some notable differences between them.

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Mainly the material used: in the 2, cowhide has been used although in the case of the Metropolis; the upper part is of cow suede and the Persepolis of leather. In the Persepolis Air we find areas of vented leather (thus the reason for its name, Air), ideal for the warmest days.

Then, another big difference between one and the other is that there is a version of the Metropolis where the interior houses a waterproof membrane. In this case, the standards we have here don’t have it. So you have to choose.

Having said that, the design is practically the same, devised for day long comfort and protection. If you want to go on a journey with them, maybe you should find another boot from a different sector.

Dainese Metropolis and Persepolis Air

In the 2 cases we have stiff inserts in the ankles, breathable mesh fabric inner lining, a gear shift protector, the sole is rubber, we have reflective inserts for greater visibility and we have a side zip closure.

As we mentioned, both boots are very comfortable. The Metropolis are available in various different colours and the Persepolis in this very elegant colour. The Metropolis are also sold in a standard female version and another with a waterproof inner membrane.

And, before ending, remember that evidently, the two boots and their corresponding version have the certifications. As always, we’ll leave you a link in the description with this and more information.


If you’re looking for some motorcycle shoes for going to work, for day to day use without sacrificing having some protection on your feet, the Metropolis as well as the Persepolis Air are ideal. But, the latter ones are perfect for the hottest days thanks to the perforated areas. The two are very comfortable.


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