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Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoes

Taking some ques from their Formula 1 experience, the Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoes are the perfect hybrid between a sport boot and casual shoe. Interlaced mesh paneling and abrasion-resistant microfiber cover double density TPU ankle protectors and a reinforced toe box and heel counter. A 3D mesh lining helps keep air moving throughout, keeping your feet dry and cool. 

Features:

  • Aggressively profiled upper is constructed from a superbly lightweight, durable and abrasion-resistant microfiber
  • Lateral air mesh panel is strategically positioned to improve airflow and ventilation
  • High density perforations on tongue and collar improve airflow
  • 3D mesh lining is strategically placed on instep area to provide high levels of breathability
  • Performance padding on tongue and collar is perforated to provide high levels of comfort and fit around the ankle and instep
  • Advanced textile lining features microfiber suede insert on heel to help stop the foot from slipping
  • Secure, personalized closure fit thanks to lacing system and adjustable Velcro strap across lower shin
  • VELCRO® brand closures straps are tipped with PU for grip and ease of closure
  • Double density TPU ankle protector disks are layered under the upper and backed by foam padding
  • External TPR toe slider and ankle guard help protect against abrasion and knocks
  • Microfiber shift pad is backed by foam padding and features textured debossing for better grip on bike’s controls
  • Internal toe box and heel counter are layered under the upper for more ergonomic design
  • Ultra-lightweight and flexible rubber compound sole feature laser-ablated, textured patterning for excellent grip
  • PU midsole on the heel area for comfort features integrated steel shank for enhanced sole rigidity
  • Removable and replaceable EVA and Lycra foot-bed is anatomically profiled for added comfort and support
  • Flex insert on Achilles heel provides riding comfort and maneuverability on and off the bike
  • Hi-Vis reflective panel on rear improves visibility of rider to other road users
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
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3.9 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
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Alpinestars Men's Riding Shoe/Casual Footwear Sizing

Euro USA
38 6
38.5 6.5
39 7
40 7.5
40.5 8
41 8.5
42 9
42.5 9.5
43 10
43.5 10.5
44 11
45 11.5
45.5 12
46 12.5
47 13
47.5 13.5
48 14

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Faster vented
Great shoe for summer. I live in NorCal and It can get pretty hot. These shoes are perfect. Great ventilation and fit is normal American style. I fit in an 8.5 which is what I wear in everything else. Smooth lacing system although the laces are a bit long. Not really an issue, just tuck the excess under the Velcro. Good grip on pavement. The black carbon look is very realistic but definitely stands out as not your ordinary shoe. Looks great under a pair of jeans. Would definitely buy again.
May 29, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great look, Great ventilation, Good protection.
First riding shoes and I'm happy with the look, fit, and ventilation. I do agree with previous comments reguarding the really thin sole, it could be a little thicker. What I really like, is the protection, the look/style, and the ventilation. Some have said that the ventilation is poor, however I found them to be perfect for Spring/Summer time riding. I think the trick is to wear thin or thinner socks with them for better ventilation. Great buy. Highly Recommend it.
July 14, 2014
Ride:
2008 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great in/around boot
Obviously this isn't a track boot, however it is a great boot that you can wear around town taking care of errands where a track boot just wouldn't do. It is comfortable both on and off the bike.

The only complaint I have about the boot is the velcro strap at the top. My legs are pretty small so the strap does not do anything as far as security goes...more adjustability would be a plus.
July 21, 2014
Ride:
2007 BMW K1200S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Amazing piece of shoe...
I've never owned such stylish looking shoes. I purchased the black, white with touch of red. They look awesome, feel awesome and not a big hassle to put on or take off.

I do have a wide foot in Nike shoes. I was worried this wouldn't fit. Fortunately it does. Aside from fitting, I was worried it'd be painful after a while. NOPE!
May 6, 2014
Ride:
2003 BMW F650GS Dakar
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great Riding Shoes
Recently bought these shoes for riding. They took a while to break in and caused some pain in the back of my foot for the first few days, but now are the most comfortable shoes i own. The only thing i would change about them is to make the velcro strap shorter.
August 11, 2014
Bang For The Buck
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Functional and economical
When I'm not wearing full SIDI boot I used to wear a simple leather hightop athletic shoe to commute. They seemed a bit bulky and lacked feel. I tried these and not only are they well ventilated but my control of the foot controls is excellent. perfect functionality!
June 14, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW S1000RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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Great looking shoe for casual riding!
This shoe resembles the Puma Speed Cat rather closely in both design and fit, so if you're a Puma fan, this shoe will do great for you.

The RevZilla product review video does a fantastic job of outlying the features of the shoe, however I feel like they downplay the comfort of the shoe a little bit. At first it's not going to be super comfortable, but after a couple times out, the shoe will be broken in and you'll most likely find that you can wear them all day walking around.

I plan on picking up the non-vented for winter riding. I highly recommend this shoe to anyone that would like to have a sleek looking shoe for casual riding or heading down to the local pub.

Lastly, I picked up the Red / White / Black pair, and they look so much better in person than they do in the photos.
June 5, 2014
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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Comfortable for a period of time.
Great fit, comfortable shoes for a medium day off your bike (I like to break my shoes in). Tested them out as if I was going to ride to an event that would have me walking around a lot. Not bad but I wouldnt want to wear them all day. Soles thin, which I like gives you a better feel on the pegs. They breathe well but like anything else you always want more from a product. Like I said the fit was right on for me. Ordered the size I wear and had no issues. You can definitely feel the protection thats built in (not a bad thing).
June 30, 2014
Ride:
2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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looks are sweet
This is my first riding shoe and its a great one, the style on these things is top notch.
Could not ask for better comfort on and off the bike, great clutch feel. No complaints what-so-ever... buy this shoe now! Fits true to shoe size so no second guessing what size you need.
June 30, 2014
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Well made great all around casual shoe with some protection
I use my motorcycle for work so these shoes are great. They are stylish with jeans. They fit true to size on the length and snug on the width... but if I had wider than average feet I could see them being quite tight.
August 25, 2014
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
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Why did you choose this?
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This is the perfect mix of good looks and protection.
R M on Sep 19, 2016
I needed a summer shoe as I normally just wear tennis shoes, but older I get and riding 30 years figure my number is up for a crash so trying to get some protection :) These shoes have a tight toe box area, but hopefully they will stretch out a bit.
Daniel M on Feb 9, 2016
This is the perfect mix of good looks and protection.
R M on Sep 19, 2016
Quit wearing these when I got the Mythos Sidi shoes
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
I needed a summer shoe as I normally just wear tennis shoes, but older I get and riding 30 years figure my number is up for a crash so trying to get some protection :) These shoes have a tight toe box area, but hopefully they will stretch out a bit.
Daniel M on Feb 9, 2016
Liked the style of the shoe. Had for over a year and held up well.
Sean H on Dec 29, 2015
Wanted a comfortable riding shoe that had more protection than regular sneakers.
Matthew G on Dec 19, 2015
comfort during the summer months, still well protected
TIEInterceptor on Oct 26, 2015
Fast shipping.
Kurt V on Aug 3, 2015
Just like a little more protection other than tennis shoes.
Mathew d W on May 11, 2015
Looking for a summer commuting shoe that flows air and I can walk around on off the bike. The added ankle protection was a selling point. They are comfortable!
J the limodriver on May 8, 2015
Needed some kicks with ankle protection.
Morgan88 on Apr 6, 2015
Because they are vented and size is large
Cameron I on Mar 18, 2015
I live in Phoenix, so venting is a high priority, while still trying to balance protection.
DesertRider74 on Mar 16, 2015
Just got my first motorcycle and did not have any shoes that covered my ankle
K Y on Mar 10, 2015
my favorite pair of shoes to wear, PERIOD. i wear these more than i wear sneakers now! riding or not.
Coty B on Feb 14, 2015
Wanted a boot I can wear off the bike. Along with breathability and protection
Webb B on Feb 12, 2015
I totally rode in my old boots until they literally split in half. Needed some new (solid) boots
Ryan K on Oct 30, 2014
i missed out on the fastlane boots
Keith G on Oct 14, 2014
good price and great quality
André L on Sep 28, 2014
Nice set and affordable.
T A on Sep 11, 2014
When im going to work my feet are protected and when I get to work im comfortable...
shawn b on Sep 2, 2014
llikes what I saw on Video
Billmcp81 on Aug 12, 2014
These shoes fit my narrow foot like a glove. Gives me all the comfort i want, great feel and sharp looks. Love them!
Ahmad H on Aug 2, 2014
Light protection, comfort, breathability and style.
K F on Jul 23, 2014
Style color and protection
Tyrone D on Jun 14, 2014
first purchase of a riding shoe, typically i squid out and wear regular skate shoes but the laces get hung up on my shift lever, time to end that!
justin r on Jun 9, 2014
i wanted something newer and the design of them is amazing to me.
Michael L on Jun 7, 2014
great video detailing the product
Aaron B on May 27, 2014
Very slick look with the protection required.
Ronald W on May 21, 2014
Nice carbon like look and good ventilation
Alexey T on May 10, 2014
Alpinestar has a great reputation for gear. I was looking for a comfortable summer shoe with good ankle protection for riding my Monster 1200S. These should do the trick. Revzilla has great writeups, videos and reviews that help narrow down the options. Add to that the no-hassle return policy if a size is wrong and it is a no-brainer.
Theresa G on May 2, 2014
I own the Fastlane WP Shoe...They are very light, easy to shift with, and look amazing. I bought these for the summer. Durability is to be questioned, but that is expected when you sacrifice weight
joel v on Apr 30, 2014
The Fastlane shoe, also by Aplinestars, was no longer available in my size due to close-outs. This is the new replacement model which looks very similar to the Fastlane's and should be a very similar boot.
Benjamin K on Apr 27, 2014
Live in Florida and the summer heat can be brutal without vented shoes. These are stylish, look great and provide much needed air flow. Recommendation- I have narrow feet, size 12, but order a half size larger than normal.
WAYNE C J on Apr 6, 2014
Price was about what I expected to spend. Reviews on this site were good. Looks great. Revzilla puts a lot of effort making videos and carrying lots of products and I feel they earned my business.
Johnny P on Apr 1, 2014
I was looking for a good brand of shoes that were ventilated with a good price.
Gerardo S on Mar 27, 2014
Quit wearing these when I got the Mythos Sidi shoes
timothy l on Aug 23, 2016
Liked the style of the shoe. Had for over a year and held up well.
Sean H on Dec 29, 2015
Hello , Im curious how Alpinestars Faster vented compare with TCX Air x-cube....1) Which one is lighter? and more comfortable in hot weather ? 2) Which one is taller and cover more shin? 3) Which one offers more protection .
Sincerely
Nikolay Z on Apr 17, 2014
How does this shoe compare to the TCX X-square sport, in terms of comfort, and protection? Because i see the tcx are CE rated whereas the Faster is not.
A shopper on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a love/hate relationship with this short boot. It is a very comfortable and stylish shoe; great for the as a 3 season boot (not for winter. The size runs 1/2 small than standard and it is a narrow profile. Protection is minimal so yore basically purchasing for style. The only thing I do not like is the laser sole. In dry weather ok but in wet of dirt it slides very easily. The sole is almost smooth on the bottom. Stay away from touching down on road lines as you may slip. There's virtually no grip and I do not wear when riding 2 up due to lack of gripping power. I love the shoe but hate the sole.
How much cooling does the vented version give? I live in Seattle in Washington state and am conflicted on which version to get for a late spring/summer/early fall shoe?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They'll be fine. I sweat in the spring with my fastlane wp shoes. These have adequate, but not amazing, ventilation so theyll be fine in 15+ celsius temps no problem. Maybe even colder with good socks.
Is the black/grey actually gray or white? In the video they say it's "white", but the description says black/grey.
A shopper on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi. I bought an Alpinestars faster vented shoes in black/red/white color. I think the description of their item is bad. I'm almost sure that the color that are you looking for must be blach and white. My shoes has white color, not gray
Hi there! I am a size 8 US/38.5 EU in women's shoes. What size should I order? Thanks!
Sylvia F on Apr 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sylvia- I would definitely recommend ½ size larger. I have narrow feet and bought the exact size and found that my large toe touch the front top of the shoe. Returned for ½ size larger with no problem. The shoe may give a little but who wants a shoe with the outline of their toes :). Plus, I was concerned that if the top of the shoe came came in contact with pavement that part would be the first to wear away. If you have ever worn Nike sneakers then you can get a good impression of the snug fit. I definitely love this shoe especially the carbon fiber look on the sides. If they had a black pair with hi rev yellow I would buy a second pair (to match the Olympia Jacket that I also purchased from Revzilla). Good luck with your purchase.
Wayne
Can you walk comfortable in these, for say if you go to the store or something?
Brandon N on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The soles remind me of wrestling shoes or fireproof driving shoes, basically flat. They are very comfy but I wouldn't walk miles in them. Going to the store or walking around for an hour yeah, they are good to go!
How would the sole of this thing hold up in a more aggressive position. I had a pair of riding shoes that actually split the sole in half because I ride 99% on my toes. Anyone have any thoughts?
Ryan K on Jul 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Ryan- I have owned these shoes about 4 months. The sole of this shoe is very flexible with a good road grip and show no signs of splitting or wear. They feel like track sneakers and extremely comfortable. They do fit and feel like Nike sneakers which is why I would recommend if purchasing to go a ½ size larger. I live in West Palm Beach Florida and so far these are my favorite summer shoes.

Wayne
How would these hold up for commuting to school or work and then walking around for 6-8 hours in them without taking them off for the day? just wondering to have for the school season??
Evan B on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These will NOT be comfortable walking around for long periods of time. I'm an MSF instructor and for the last several weeks I've worn these to my classes. I walk nearly 6 miles in about 7 hours and am usually miserable by the end. These shoes simply don't have enough of a cushion. I hope this helps!
How do these shoes compare to motorcycle boots like cortech latigo boots. Will I need to buy real sport boot or will these do fine. Btw i'm new to motorcycle riding?
Brandon N on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can't really say.. I will say that I love these shoes very much. Sometimes my feet actually get borderline cold in under 60F weather.. Great true fit and the Velcro strap is great. Good ankle protection too.. BUT.. be aware... When they are new.. The bottoms of the shoes are completely flat and slicker than squirrel shit if any moisture is underneath them. There is a no tread or pattern. Only a flat bottom until they wear in.

Welcome to our detailed breakdown of the new Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoe, available at RevZilla.com. The Faster is a riding shoe, make no mistake about it, lightweight with basic protection. The Faster is also the replacement for the Fastlane that we have seen in previous generations do so well from Alpinestars. This is a new vented version.  I have three in front of me, vented white, vented black.  This is the actual Faster non-vented, I just wanted to give you guys a shot.  It has its own detailed breakdown video on it. Watch that. It does come in a non-vented. There is also a waterproof version as well.

Moving back to our vented version. Vented is more opted for summer-weight riding. So, late spring, all summer, early fall, Texas, California, guys that see more heat than they ever do cold or even temperate season, this is going to be the option or you.  You are going to notice the big standouts here, perforated leather on the side, and really it's that microfiber. Big area of mesh paneling along the back, more perf up here along the area that's going to be the cuff covering up your ankle, and then if we look at it, you are going to see a mesh tongue as well. It is going to flow air.  So remember, very similar boot in the Faster, but the Faster vented is designed to optimize for airflow.

Now, over the Fastlane, which was the previous version, they have made some other basic changes, which I am a fan of. One is this restyled T.P.R. that is one piece, gives you a better patch of coverage. Two, is going to be a beefed up cuff area around your ankle, with an area of much better protection and thickness here along the lateral side, along the medial side.  And then, you actually do have a more beefed up heel as well.  And that's actually something that I've noticed as a nuance in this change from Fastlane to Faster, but I am a fan that they did it, and they kept the price point very similar.  Just over that $100 mark, and from here, you are going really technical into something like the SMX1 riding shoe.

Now, if we dial back into it, and let's talk about fit.  Again, not surprise with Alpinestars.  I'm about a nine and a half in a pair of Nikes. I wear a 43.  Again, no issues with the American market, Alpinestars has been playing here for twenty-some odd years.  So, they know how our feet are. But then again, on the flex scale, it is going to be about a six out of a ten.  Very comfortable, easy to walk around off the bike.  Designed really as a riding shoe to look great under a pair of jeans, not as tech as a lot of the boots we see from Alpinestars. Remember, if you are so concerned about fit, we do ship for free.  Love to hear your gut reaction on the new version of the faster, compared to the Fastlane from Alpinestars. Really just a bang for the buck factor in this bad boy from a style standpoint, here at this, around $130 mark.  And remember, leave me those comments, those questions, that feedback on RevZilla TV or our YouTube Channel.  Click here, subscribe on YouTube, and let me know what you think, but let us feed you with new gear reviews we are constantly rolling out.

Diving back into the main construction of the boot, some of the other nuances.  Remember, microfiber and mesh, they are going to be synthetic materials, almost this carbon fiber style on the medial side, along the inside and the instep, embossed here around the shift area.  Rounded laces, same as the last version, with eyelets that have reflective to them. Remember, they have moved up that strap for better support here on the top of the cuff, they have eliminated actually some of the laces they used to run up here as well.  And if we look at the sole, laser ablated sole from Alpinestars, nonslip, flexible, easy off the bike, but again, you will get great tactile response from your motorcycle.  Remember, lightweight riding shoe, great for a lot of uses, but it is going to look good when you pull up on your new Ducati monster and you walk into the bar. That is what this is designed for, and in all honesty, we've seen a lot of guys in that urban street-fighter market absolutely love this shoe or just rock it to work every day if they are a commuter.