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Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots

Brand new for Fall 2011, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots offer motorcycle protection with hiking-boot style and comfort. They'll get you through the worst of weather conditions thanks to the Gore-Tex XCR waterproof and breathable membrane. Although it is quite a mouthful, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex Boots deliver in performance what they lack in brevity. That is to say, we think the Alpinestars CR4 Boots will be some of the most popular motorcycle boots for Fall 2011.

Features:

  • Upper constructed from a combination of PU coated leather, suede and textile
  • Breathable mesh lining on the collar and tongue and features waterproof and highly breathable GORE-TEX® XCR® membrane
  • Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle
  • Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the leather
  • Hiking boot style lace system with metal eyelets and top hooks
  • Wrap-around rubber outsole reinforced with metal shank in the heel and a TPU shank in the Plantar Arch for enhanced rigidity
  • PU coated leather shift area
  • Reflective inserts on the rear of the boot
  • Shock absorbing EVA midsole
  • Mesh lined, anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed

Note: ​Anthracite/Red colorway is more Orange than Red.

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Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boot 4.6 5 62 62
Won't protect you in you crash. I wore these boots almost everyday for eight months. They look good, and are very comfortable for use as an everyday boot. I was involved in a lower speed accident, and these boots did not perform as well as they should have, seeing as they are marketed for motorcycle riders. My left footpeg pierced right through the inside of the left boot, into the base of my big toe. I was going less than 30 MPH, so I can't imagine that they will do much good at highway speeds. March 3, 2014
These boots are a great value offering solid comfort and protection I purchased a pair of CR 4's a few months ago. I have worn them while riding in cold and warmer weather. First, these boots are very comfortable while riding and walking for long periods of time. Second, boots have great protection, starting around the ankles and back of the foot. The entire foot is surrounded with very breathable, comfortable material. I've worn these boots for 5+ months and they still look like new, I have the grey and orange scheme which doesn't seem to ever get dirty! I didn't want to spend the $200 for a pair of riding boots, but I would do it again. I highly recommend these boots as they offer great protection, comfort, grip while on long rides and a lot of time on foot off the bike. February 23, 2014
Lightweight, comfortable boot with good features. Purchased this boot primarily for commuting as it appeared from reviews to be a boot I could wear with jeans and casual clothing at my workplace. The boot fits true to size. I wear a 9.5 and the boot fits well. Comfort was a priority and the Alpinestar CR-4 is comfortable for all-day wear, although it is a good bit stiffer than a hiking boot upon which it is styled. I've worn this boot while riding my sport bike and my touring bike and was satisfied with the feel on the pegs and controls. I found I needed to turn my right toe in a bit on my R1200S to center the brake pedal on the sole. After a few minutes this became second nature. I've worn this boot in temperatures from upper forties to low seventies and the boots were very comfortable in this range. Overall this is a good choice for a shorter, more casual style boot. Good design and very good workmanship. February 10, 2014
Nice boot I tried it in a very warm summer (Rio de Janeiro). I don't feel heated, the same as using a shoe. Its my first riding boot, but I don't feel that this is a very protective gear. February 4, 2014
Outstanding comfort and style This boot is comfortable right out of the box. I wore this boot all day long for two days to break it in only to discover that the boot did not need to be broken in. The boot seems to breathe well but is cool during cold weather. My only suggestion is that they make the boot an inch or two higher for more protection when stepping into a mud puddle. The height of the boot is standard hiking boot. February 3, 2014
Anthracite Red is Safety Orange I'm happy with the product, but was disappointed that the Anthracite Red was actually safety orange. The site says that the red is more 'orange', but I could survey 1000 people, and nobody would even venture to guess this is 'red'. January 28, 2014
Great boot for what its intended for I have been using this boot for around 8 months. I originally bought the boots to ride the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route…big mistake. First time my F800GS tipped over this boot doesn't give you much protection and I hurt my foot. I now use the Sidi Adventure Gortex boot for trips like that. This boot is not for off-road. There is simply not enough protection. I have been using it on road trips…in the hot desert, in heavy storms of South Florida and the boot kept my feet dry and comfortable. One thing you will want is long rain gear to make sure your socks don't get wet as this boot doesn't go very high for true rain protection. This boot is also very good for hiking and camping when you get off the bike. Overall i think this is awesome boot for its class. January 25, 2014
Fantastic Boot I was looking for something a bit taller than a hiking boot and one that I could wear at work. This boot fits both to a tee. the upper is about a full inch taller than a hiking boot with good ankle support and for us shorter folks the sole is about an inch thick. I haven't worn them in the rain just yet, so I cant address that. style wise I have received many positive comments on the appearance of the boot "it doesn't look like a biker boot". I wore them on a long week end to The Dragon they were comfortable both on and off the bike. I would definitely recommend them. If they get thru the next year or so without any problems they will be 5 stars for sure. November 6, 2013
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Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jacob K: new boots/waterproof Apr 11, 2014
Nate R: Trying something new hoping they really are waterproof! Mar 21, 2014
Vijay P: Choose this riding boot due as it closely resembles a regular boot so you can wear it under a pair of jeans. Also love the Gore Tex water proof layer. Mar 9, 2014
Dennis F: Wanted a good combination of walking and riding boots that were gortex rainproof. These definitely fit the bill. Have not been disappointed and when these wear out I'll replace them with another pair. Mar 8, 2014
E V: recommendations from gear geeks needed on bike boot/shoe and comfortable off bike Jan 16, 2014
S A: Love 'em. Nov 29, 2013
Allison H: Warm and good ankle and slide protection. I ride throughout the winter (down to 40 degrees). Nov 15, 2013
Leslie S: Very good reviews! Nov 5, 2013
Douglas S: Italian quality and waterproof!! Oct 27, 2013
Craig G: Wanted a comfortable waterproof/Gore-tex boot for on-road trips on my Victory Cross Country. It had to be comfortable for riding as well as when walking around off the bike. These boots worked out great on their inaugural trip to Daytona's Biketoberfest 2013! Oct 26, 2013
Shirley L: style Oct 19, 2013
Holy C asked: From the video the boots should have an arc design on both side at the front of the boots, however, the pair I received only have arc on the outter side.WHY??????

And also the reflecting material at the back of the boot is also smaller than the one show in the video.

Please refer to the photos in my review
Sep 2, 2013
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Michael K: I can't answer as to why they are this way. Personally I think they look nice with a one sided arc. Oct 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: The info led me to think that these would fit a normal to wide foot. When the arrived, they are really narrow for me starting about 3" back from the toes. Is there another brand/model that is similiar style goretex that I can get in a wide size? thanks Jan 4, 2013
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Michael S asked: Basically, I think products that try to do too much, usually fall short in all areas rather than excelling in one or two. I occasionally ride my bike to go hiking. It's a bit of a hassle to take off my my motorcycle boots and switch to hiking boots. Then back. I've thought about riding with my hiking boots, but they're just not made for it, with insufficient ankle protection, and no padding for toe shifting.

So, would these boots work for hiking? And I don't mean a lovely meander around a park, but I mean technical climbing, possibly with a pack? I'm about ready to replace my hiking boots, and these cost just about the price of a good pair from REI.
Dec 10, 2013
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Paul M: Michael,

You are correct in your assumption. These are great riding boots, but will fall short on the trail. Being a hiker myself, I would never attempt to wear these on the trail due to a lack of adequate tread depth and hiking support. I've ridden to my hiking spots many times and have always switched to my Asolo TPS for the hike. Could you hike in the XCRs? Absolutely. But they are more for a rider looking for the hilking boot style but geared more towared riding function. That's said, I love these boots on my bike. Not only for the style, but also the rigid shank, ankle support, toe cap, and Gore Tex water resistance. If your looking for high end ankle protection you may want to look elsewhere for a higher end riding boot as the XCRs ankle protection is comprable to a high end hiker. I have the grey w/ high viz orange. Great boot e great style and function.
Dec 11, 2013
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Radomir S: I have a pair of these and I'm very satisfy . They are light and strong but comfortable. I did some hiking in Europe in Alps without any problems Dec 11, 2013
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Jorge G: No, they don't have the aggressive sole you need for hiking Dec 10, 2013
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John P: Hi Michael:

I have these boots in grey and yellow. I wanted something I could wear with jeans or technical riding on my Tenere. I've done some walking in these at certain destinations. I wouldn't want to hike in these. They may look like hikers, but they don't feel like good hikers. Hope that helps! John
Dec 10, 2013
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Trevor M asked: What length are the shoelaces on these if I need to get replacements? Oct 14, 2013
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Michael K: My boots came with 63" laces. Too long. I replaced them with 46" laces.
Love the boots.
Oct 14, 2013
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Patrick M: These boots are basically hiking boots in their size and fit, so any laces for standard hiking boots should be fine. Just my two cents. Oct 14, 2013
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Gary J: I would need to pull one of the laces out to measure it. You might try the same thing. Oct 16, 2013
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Michael H: The length that came with the boots are sufficient Oct 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the insole removable? Jan 21, 2013
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Fatbob: Regardless of the official answer, I ordered the boots anyway and was happy to find the insole is removable. They slip right out (without a cobbler) so I was able to slip in my Superfeet insoles without a problem. Feb 10, 2013
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Adam W: I'm wearing the boots right now and just took them off to resolve the debate. The insole comes right out with a gentle pinch and pull. Victory goes to Fatbob. Sep 18, 2013
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RevZilla: No. The insole is not removable without the help of a cobbler. Jan 22, 2013
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Alpinestars Men's Shoe / Boot Sizing

EU Size

USA Size JPN Size
38 6 24
38.5 6.5 24.5
39 7 25
40 7.5 25.5
41 8.5 26
42 9 26.5
42.5 9.5 27
43 10 27.5
43.5 10.5 28
44 11 28.5
45 11.5 29
45.5 12 29.5
46 12.5 30
47 13 30.5
47.5 13.5 31
48 14 31.5

BOOT SIZING NOTES: The above sizing chart is provided by Alpinestars, in RevZilla's experience we have found the EUR->US sizing conversions as presented here to be slightly off. Below is RevZilla's recommendation for Men's Boots. 

EU Size

USA Size
42 8
43 9-9.5
44 10-10.5
45 11

As always, this size chart is only a guide and provides no guarantees of a perfect fit.

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 6 799379 34050438 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 6.5 799380 34050439 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 7 799381 34050440 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 7.5 799382 34050441 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 8 799383 34050442 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 8.5 799384 34050443 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9 799385 34050444 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 9.5 799386 34050445 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 10 799387 34050446 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 10.5 799388 34050447 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 11 799389 34050448 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 11.5 799390 34050449 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 12 799391 34050450 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 12.5 799392 34050451 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 13 799393 34050452 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 13.5 799394 34050453 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 14 799395 34050454 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 6 799396 34050455 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 6.5 799397 34050456 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 7 799398 34050457 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 7.5 799399 34050458 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 8 799400 34050459 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 8.5 799401 34050460 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 9 799402 34050461 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 9.5 799403 34050462 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 10 799404 34050463 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Anthracite / 10.5 799405 34050464 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Anthracite / 11 799406 34050465 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Anthracite / 11.5 799407 34050466 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 12 799408 34050467 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 12.5 799409 34050468 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 13 799410 34050469 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/Anthracite / 13.5 799411 34050470 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver/Anthracite / 14 799412 34050471 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 6 799413 34050472 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 6.5 799414 34050473 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 7 799415 34050474 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 7.5 799316 34050475 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 8 799317 34050476 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 8.5 799318 34050477 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 9 799319 34050478 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 9.5 799320 34050479 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 10 799321 34050480 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 10.5 799322 34050481 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 11 799323 34050482 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 11.5 799324 34050483 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 12 799325 34050484 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 12.5 799326 34050485 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 13 799327 34050486 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Anthracite/Red / 13.5 799328 34050487 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite/Red / 14 799329 34050488 Available: Expect 3-4 business days processing time prior to shipment

This is the CR-4.  It's Gore-Tex XCR.  What does that mean?  It's lots and lots of letters for those of you new.

The boots called the CR-4.  The Gore-Tex membrane is built into this boot and it's Gore-Tex XCR.  Gore Tex XCR means it's waterproof, it's breathable for life.  You can wear this in the snow, sleet, rain, pounding rain!  It will not get your foot wet, if it does, we will replace the boot because that means the membrane has failed.

But the XCR part means it's kind of a different style of Gore-Tex that's meant to be more rugged.  You typically see it only used in boots.  So it's a piece of apparel that takes an impact that's getting high use, that's constantly beat on.  The Gore-Tex membrane that lives, basically built into this boot, is going to be more rugged than your typical Gore-Tex membrane that you'd see on a piece of apparel.

So, you're looking right around the 200-dollar price point.  For a boot like this, that is a ton of the bang for the buck.  It's a touring boot, it's going to be high around the ankle, it's a hiking boot style construction, and has a relatively stiff sole.  So you're looking at a boot that you can use in a lot of scenarios -- adventuring, touring, light dual-sporting.  I will say light because if you're doing heavy dual-sporting, you'll probably want a little bit more protection.

But you also have a boot that's not so heavy that you can't wear it off the bike, and can potentially wear it under a pair of jeans and hang out all day.  So new for 2011 are three colors.  There's always going to be your black.  There's also a silver tan, which is a little bit lighter color.  And then finally for this color that I have in my hand -- it's considered Anther Site Red.  But it's really Anther Site Orange if you can see this color.

I finally have a reason to high-five the guys at Alpinestars in a bigger way than before.  We said to them forever, "You need to do a RevZilla-color way."  They said, "No, no, no, we typically do KTM Orange."  We said, "No, no, no, you need to do something that's a little closer to RevZilla colors."  I don't know if the message got through.  All I know is that we finally have a boot now that's got an orange flavor and I think all of our staff is going to be wearing these by the end of the season.

So if we look at it, it's a synthetic suede upper, with a mixture of textile, and then, a more abrasion-resistant nylon or textile that's woven towards the top.  You do have a different style-buckle system or a style-lace system.  Its round laces, they're more durable.  But then, we have metallic or metal eyelits that go all the way up, and it unlaces like a hiking boot.  Again, it's a style element.  It's built that way to be a bit rugged.

See the way the tongue comes?  Notice that the tongue gator goes all the way up.  Again, that's part of that Gore-Tex booty that's going to keep you waterproofed and breathable -- keep you dry bottom line.  I'm going to give this guy a three season rating, I think in the dead of summer, it's going to be worn like any other boot that's not going to have any breathability to it, venting to it -- direct venting.  Fall, spring are perfect, and the winter, it really depends on your temperature tolerance -- how far you want to take it down.

We look what we have -- a TPR thermal plastic rubber, laterally on the toe, just a little bit of extra bounce protection there if you go down to the low side or the outside of your foot.  On the front, we have more thermal plastic and a toe counter, extra toe-box reinforcement.  You have a slight patterning here for extra grip around the shift pad.  We have again, a medial TPR mirroring this lateral side, again, for style but as well as some extra abrasion resistance.

As you move around to the back of the boot, you're going to see that on the backside, we have reflective, great Alpinestars logoing.  But, we have this high heel counter here, again, against shock, against crushing -- there's a solid ankle cockpit built in here.  And as we go up around the outside, you do have some hard protection around the malleolus.  That's that little bone on the inside and outside of your ankle -- I just call it the Fred Flintstone bone -- and people know exactly what I'm talking about.

You have some hard protection built into the outside of the boot, as well as on the inside of the boot, and notice, there's some reflectivity in here as well.  As we flip it down to the sole, different style sole -- it's a more rugged sole from Alpinestars.  You're going to have two shanks, one in the sole that's a steal shank, and you're also have a polyurethane shank in the arc support for added protection and support.

You're going to have some flex in the front of the boot.  But notice, we're starting to talk about more of a touring boot here, so on that one to ten scale that I use for hardness, I'm going to give this guy about a 7, 7.5.  It's less flexible than your riding shoe or your more-sneaker or riding boot-oriented basic sport shoe.

On the inside, you do have an EVA foot pad, that's for comfort and shock absorption.  And then, the interior guts on this are going to be really a wicking material that's meant to pull that sweat away from your foot, allow it to evaporate through that Gore-Tex membrane.

So like I said, three colors.  Size-wise, it's an average foot bed.  I don't consider Alpinestars overly wide.  I also don't consider them narrow even though they are a European boot manufacturer.

Three colors in this guy, right around that 200-dollar price point.  This is going to be gnarly competition for some other Italian and European brands that make touring boots.  I think this boot's really well positioned, and depending on how it holds up in the extreme long run, I think that Alpinestars has a winner on its hands for Fall, 2011.  Remember, this is the CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR boot from Alpinestars.  Find it at RevZilla.com/alpinestars.