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Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoes

With extensive mesh paneling and 3D mesh interior lining the aggressively styled Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoe is perfect for warm weather riding. Constructed from a durable microfiber upper and incorporating a thin rubber compound sole, the Faster Vented is superbly lightweight.

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 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
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Alpinestars Faster Vented Shoes 4.7 5 20 20
Great shoe with style, protection and comfortability I love this shoe. It looks awesome and fits very well. The air flow is exceptional great. Anyone looking for a shoe should buy this one. September 8, 2014
Nice riding around town protected shoe Fit is comfortable both riding and walking. Used to walk around while taking a break from riding for hours, and still comfortable. Feels like my sneakers. Still would need more airflow on hot days, or use thinner socks. lol. Would recommend these for an alternative to sneakers and for just riding around town if you dont want to fully gear up, as i normally do. Thanks Revzilla for the fast shipping. September 1, 2014
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
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
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
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
Great Style I love the look of this shoe. These look great with Jeans. Breath-ability is really good even on warm days. Compared to regular gym shoes (Nike) which i wear a size 12 these feel very slightly cramped on my right foot but feel fine on my left foot. They are breaking in and feel more and more comfortable every day i use them. I was looking for a bit more protection than standard shoes but also something not clunky for the controls on the bike. The toe has just enough reinforcement for the toes. Be sure to wear ankle socks with these as they can wear on your ankle bone. July 9, 2014
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. July 1, 2014
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T A: Nice set and affordable. Sep 11, 2014
shawn b: When im going to work my feet are protected and when I get to work im comfortable... Sep 2, 2014
William E: llikes what I saw on Video Aug 12, 2014
Ahmad H: These shoes fit my narrow foot like a glove. Gives me all the comfort i want, great feel and sharp looks. Love them! Aug 2, 2014
K F: Light protection, comfort, breathability and style. Jul 23, 2014
Tyrone D: Style color and protection Jun 14, 2014
justin r: 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! Jun 9, 2014
Michael L: i wanted something newer and the design of them is amazing to me. Jun 7, 2014
Aaron B: great video detailing the product May 27, 2014
Ronald W: Very slick look with the protection required. May 21, 2014
Alexey T: Nice carbon like look and good ventilation May 10, 2014
Theresa G: 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. May 2, 2014
joel v: 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 Apr 30, 2014
Benjamin K: 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. Apr 27, 2014
WAYNE C J: 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. Apr 6, 2014
Johnny P: 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. Apr 1, 2014
Gerardo S: I was looking for a good brand of shoes that were ventilated with a good price. Mar 27, 2014
A shopper asked: 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? Jun 10, 2014
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joel v: 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. Jun 16, 2014
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Attila S: I have only one shoe to compare this to and that was a non vented boot. This is much lighter and vents much more than my previous. I find myself leaning my toes forward to get more ventilation. Although I will say I love the added pads / support on the ankles. Gives me the comfort knowing there is something there for ankle support shall I...crash... Jun 11, 2014
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justin r: I live in the great pnw too. I went with the vented and they feel great. I rode on a 65-70 degree day and could feel a comfortable breeze through the vents. Plus they look sick! Get em! Jun 13, 2014
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Ranny K: As long as its not cold out u should be fine. I love my shoe. I wear it whenever I ride. But I don't ride when its cold. 60 or above and ur fine. Jun 10, 2014
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Ð?онÑ?Ñ?анÑ?ин Ð: I bought the shoes in grey ! Very happy with all't get dirty or rather well to clean ventilation works and comfortable dressed quickly ! Jun 16, 2014
eric h: They looked nice in the pictures, but I'm returning them. They feel more like wrestling shoes. I'm going to pony up.and get the SMX plus Jun 11, 2014
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Robert M: Just enough but I don't ride in the rain or sub 60° unless something went wrong hope that helps Jun 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the black/grey actually gray or white? In the video they say it's "white", but the description says black/grey. May 6, 2014
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Gerardo B: 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 May 6, 2014
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Christopher A: I bought the red/black. Black/grey looks white though. May 10, 2014
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Ranny K: It's white. Not gray May 6, 2014
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Ionut M: It is white. May 6, 2014
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Sylvia F asked: Hi there! I am a size 8 US/38.5 EU in women's shoes. What size should I order? Thanks! Apr 9, 2014
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WAYNE C J: 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
Apr 15, 2014
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olivier c: Hey Sylvia, they run the same size as Pumas racing style shoes. You can either go to your local snicker store and try on a pair of Pumas or get Revzilla to send another pair if yours don't fit witch they will as they have great customer service. Hope that helped ;-) Olivier Apr 15, 2014
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David S: I ordered a size 13 as my regular shoe size is 13, I was not sure of how wide they would be as I have a narrow foot, they fit just fine. If I had a wide foot I could not wear this boot.

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Apr 15, 2014
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Adam L: I'm a 10.5 in a nike, and the 10.5 I received in the a* faster is very narrow and a lil small compared to what I'm used to. i'm returning and going to try an 11.5.

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Apr 16, 2014
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Ryan K asked: 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? Jul 14, 2014
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WAYNE C J: 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
Jul 14, 2014
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Jay A: I've got only a couple hundred miles on mine so not sure about longevity and durability. I can tell you though that they are very light soles, almost like slipper soles. So if you plan on hiking they are not good. But good for hot weather riding and wearing at my desk job. Jul 14, 2014
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Robert M: Held up so far I don't know if I'll get 2yrs out of them but work boots don't last 2yrs either but I feel like they've held up awesome so far and very comfortable Jul 14, 2014
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Nikolay Z asked: 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 .
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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.