Alpinestars Blacktop Shoes (Size 13.5)
don't feel like riding shoe at all
surprised to find that it is as comfortable & light weight as other sports sneakers around in the market and has the protection features concerning riding
can be used for daily use apart from riding and they look really cool
December 15, 2014
Stylish, comfortable, commuter shoes.
My second pair of Alpinestars from Revzilla. As always, the service was great and quality as expected.
The shoes are extremely comfortable (I have wide feet) and I love the reflective detailing. Although they're not shoes I'd probably wear on long trips where I'd consider more protection, they're certainly ideal for commuting - perfect footwear for work or casual outings if you don't want to look like you've just stepped off a bike.
A very minor caveat: I usually wear a size UK 8 or US 9. These shoes appear sllghtly larger than my other Alpinestars in the same size. Not a biggie. I'm sure when winter rolls around, thicker socks will fill out the toe boxes quite nicely. Highly recommended.
Rides: Kawasaki 2013 Z1000
November 17, 2014
Great shoe for the money
It got cold here so I only got to ride with them once. They fit a bit narrow at first, but after wearing them awhile they became more comfortable. They look like they would provide good protection, but I wish they had a lace guard. Overall a great shoe for the money.
November 10, 2014
Very comfortable, giving a good protection for the ankle
Overall is a good riding shoes, very comfortable and has a good air flows! The only thing that i dont like is the long lace! I should go with the one without lace. For what i'm paying i. Couldn't expect more.
November 10, 2014
These are my first pair of AS shoes and they are amazing! My last pair were from ICON and held up pretty well...even after 2 lowsides -_- But after a few years it was time for an update and these AS do not disappoint. I really appreciate that they offer half sizes as this allowed me to get an exact fit, something I've had to sacrifice with other brands. I also like that they look like regular sneakers. Someone asked me if they were new Jordans the other day lol. They are also super comfortable, I've gone on 100+ mile rides with no problem. No complaints so far, after a few more months I'll update this review if anything changes...
October 29, 2014
Awesome casual shoe
I used this shoe for a solid two riding seasons wearing them daily on and off the bike. I even took them on an few larger tours (I don't recommend them for that though).
After wearing a riding shoe like this I'll never go back to runners for a bike shoe. The ankle support is good and saved my ankles a couple times where my foot slipped off the peg during traction loss due to gravel on the road and either my foot scraped the ground or caught the peg in the ankle.
One of the little lace hole things finally broke on one shoe so time for a new pair, but I never expected a shoe to last quite this long for the price I paid.
September 11, 2014
Overall - not bad for the price
Overall - I like the boots, however, I would have made a few improvements. I would have a flap that covers up the laces so they do not get caught on the shifter or rear set foot peg. Also, the ankle area is super rigid. It is breaking down some the more I ride them. Lastly, the traction on the bottom of the shoe is not too great. I am short and my MV has a rather high riding seat. When I try to walk the bike backwards when I am on it, my feet tend to slide.
June 30, 2014
As a service adviser for a multi-brand motorcycle dealership, I spend 9 hour shifts wearing the Alpinestars Blacktop shoes. The 30 minute motorcycle ride to and from work require a level of protection that athletic shoes do not provide. Very happy with these shoes although they were a bit on the narrow side for comfort. very light weight and well padded. I would recommend these for daily wear.
June 2, 2014