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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 Boots 4.6 5 71 71
13,000+ miles and I still love them. I've ridden two full seasons in these boots and I can't recommend them enough. I did a 13,000+ mile road trip this summer from Maine to California and back and I loved them. I rode in 100+ degree weather in full gear to 34 degrees and sleet. My feet never got wet and with the right combination of socks you can really wear these in a variety of conditions. As a disclaimer I did put in some nicer insoles in that I had lying around, but regardless I was able to do three 11 mile hikes during the same trip in these boots and never once got a blister. Also, I can recommend the protective aspect of these boots as I went down twice in soft dirt and had a collision on the highway; the boots showed no sign of wear from any of the incidents. If you're looking for a road trip boot that has amazing value, you've found it. If your looking for something that'll protect you on the bike and you can walk in off the bike, you've found it. November 17, 2014
Good enough for Route 66 I wore this pair of XCR boots from Chicago to Los Angeles this summer, all day, everyday, and with the exception of one drenching rain storm outside of St. Louis, the boots offered very good protection and were extremely comfortable and durable, both on and off the bike. Unfortunately, even with rain pants covering most of the boot, my socks were drenched by the time we reached our destination. I'm not sure any boot would have prevented that, however. I recommend these boots. They're great for walking around too. November 13, 2014
awesome boots I always have a hard time finding shoes that fit and that are comfortable but these boots are actually one of the most comfortable shoes I own. The styling looks great and I wear them to work all the time. The shift protector has a cool carbon fiber look to it and has not picked up the black mark that my regular shoes did from the shifter. I ride in the mountains a lot and would feet comfortable using these as hiking boots if I ever got off my bike for a two-legged excursion. My feet get cold after riding all day in cooler temps but I'm not sure that is the shoes- I think it is my riding pants not protecting my shins enough. Because these shoes are water-proof the breathability is limited so they can get hot when I'm not on the bike but that is the price you pay for having dry feet. I like these boots enough that I have thought about buying a second pair so I don't have to go through the hassle of finding new shoes if mine should ever wear out. September 29, 2014
very happy with this boot Great fit and look AND very comfortable. This in a "all day" wearable boot. Although I yet to be in a heavy rain, they have been water proof in light rain. September 16, 2014
Great Fit and Feel on the Bike Awesome fit and style!! No problems shifting or braking they feel really natural on and off the bike. Like a sporty hiking/riding boot with minimal branding. Alpinestars rock!! August 11, 2014
Versatile and comfortable... not sure how useful the Gore Tex is though... I have ridden over 19k miles in these boots in the last two years. Most of these miles have been on multi-week cross-country trips so they have seen almost every type of weather imaginable- Death Valley in July, violent Plains hailstorms, 35 degree Michigan mornings, and the muggy oppressive heat of an eastern summer. All in all these boots have been great in terms of long-term comfort both on and off the bike. Their low-ankle design even makes taking a mid-ride hike in the mountains possible without changing into shoes. Never crashed in them so I can't comment on that. My only complaint, and I'm not sure how A*s would fix this, is that if your pants ride up AT ALL when you are riding, you will have to put on waterproof overboots in anything other than very light, brief, rain. The Gore Tex liner is no doubt waterproof, but without an overboot, water drips off your pants right down the ankle opening. Last summer I rode through a Florida monsoon without an overboot and dumped probably a pint of water from both boots collectively once I got to my destination. This problem is a direct result of the comfort you get from having a low-ankle design. Since I don't mind throwing on a cheapo pair of overboots if I suspect rain, I have continued to use these otherwise very good boots. August 7, 2014
Great boot Awesome styling and comfort. Little pricey but well worth it. July 28, 2014
Excellent Motorcycle Boot I have had this boot for 3 months now. It is my go to boot for riding my Harley now. Excellent grip on the road, has not allowed any water in, and is extremely comfortable. Very happy with this boot. I will be getting another pair. July 14, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Daing Muhammad A: It doesn't look like a motorcycle boot Oct 4, 2014
Robert B. W: Gore-tex. Sep 25, 2014
John C: Awesome boots...Look great and are very comfortable. Not as much protection as some...but they sure feel great! Sep 8, 2014
Kris A: I wanted good protection but not the moto boot look so I can use it for dual purposes.
Also, I did not want a high boot at this point, but will eventually get one for longer trips and light
off roading.
Sep 3, 2014
David R: I needed a riding boot that would double as civilian shoes for a cross country trip two up on the bike, I can't take a second pair of shoes - no space. Jul 22, 2014
Ravi S: waterproof boots, look good enought to wear to work Jun 23, 2014
omar i: looks lightweight and comfortable soes Jun 14, 2014
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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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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Mike C asked: Hello all. I just purchased these boots in a 10.5 size. It is the size i wear in all of my shoes, with very few exceptions. I noticed that they feel a little snug in the width. Before i send them back and get the 11's, I wanted to know, for the people that have these, do they stretch any? It is my first pair of Goretex anything and i know very little of the elasticity of the material. I worry about sending them back, getting the 11's and them being much too long. The length is great for me in the 10.5's. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance for the responses!
May 18, 2014
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Rodney B: Hi Mike
I'm new to these shoes also, but I might offer some insight to your question. Your issue is not the Goretex that's the issue, it's the outer material. Leather boots can stretch and therefore will experience a "break in". These boots however are not leather, it is a faux leather and most synthetic materials will have very little stretch. They need to be comfortable from the beginning.
It all depends on how tight and painful they are. If it's just snug, they may eventually loosen up a slight bit. The problem is that by exchanging them, you'll get extra length, which you don't need, but you might not get a wider shoe.
What would I do? If they're uncomfortable to walk in, I'd exchange them. If the 11's are too tight, just return them and search for another type / brand of boot.
May 21, 2014
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Michael R: Had mine two years with many miles; no stretch. Minimal break-in time. They do fit "medium" width. I still would at least try the next size up. I love these boots. On days I ride to work I wear them all day! 11 hour days standing most of the time very comfortable. Good luck. May 22, 2014
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Mike C: Never mind answering this. I'm sending them back. Thanks anyway. May 19, 2014
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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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Robert S asked: I won these boots in silver/anthracite and love them, but after 1.5 years of almost daily use they're dirty, including a fair amount of grease and oil. What's the best way to clean them? May 13, 2014
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dean f: My guess would be to lightly scrub them with a solution of water and Dawn dish liquid (because of the oils). A year or so of daily use? Might be time to buy new ones, for church on Sundays :) I love mine too but I only wear them riding and don't bother cleaning them. Good Luck! May 14, 2014
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Robert S: Thanks for the response. Already tried dish soap - no effect on the grease stains. I commute in these and wear them all day at work and they're looking a little shabby for the office. Probably time for a new pair, maybe black this time! May 14, 2014
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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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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.