Alpinestars Joey WP Shoes
Waterproof shoes, owned for over a year and a half wear and tear report:
These are a very stylish pair of sneaks, I get complements ALL the time and surprised looks when I tell them they're motorcycle shoes. They could even pass as Nike high-tops. I feel like Alpinestars could've beefed up the protection more, but for city riding they'll do just fine. I've had them for about a year and a half now and the laces look and feel a little flimsy, but still hold the shoes together (I lace mine fairly tight). Also, the white rubber is starting to yellow, I could do with a scrub to bring it back to white. The soles tread have worn down quite a lot, I’ve read some complaints how it this will lose grip, but I haven't had any issues. I've gotten caught in the rain many times (I primarily wore these in Hawaii) and the only dry part of my body were my feet. Because it's a waterproof sneaker, it offers little ventilation so expect some stinky feet at the end of the day. These look great in slim or skinny jeans :)
January 10, 2016
Was looking for a stylish, but functional WP shoe, as I had been caught in the rain several times of late. This one surely does the job! Stylish and kept my socks completely dry in a storm. As I would expect out of any WP lined apparel, it doesn't vent well, but that isn't an issue when I'm wearing it to stay dry and comfortable. Absolutely recommend to anyone, it's worth the price!
July 20, 2015
Not your average riding shoe
I bought these because I needed a shoe that was over-the-ankle for a safety course. I ordered a half size larger because, assuming they would fit similar to converse, I figured they would be a bit narrow in the toe. Which they are but mine fit great after breaking them in for two days. They're very durable and do not hurt your foot when shifting gears. I didn't think the waterproof feature would be necessary, but I was outside in the freezing rain for four hours and my feet stayed warm and dry. I was hesitant to buy a men's shoe because I'm a female but I didn't want any pink junk and I wanted a shoe that would hold up. I definitely recommend!
March 8, 2015
I purchased these shoes because they look great and they are completely waterproof I have had these for almost 2 years and no problems they are great on and off the bike rode in temps from 30 up to 105 and many miles in the rain
February 20, 2015
Great casual looking shoes
These shoes have performed as expected. I'm very pleased with them in every regard, with the exception of the sole that wore down quickly. I haven't had any slips yet, but I always have that thought in the back of my head when setting my foot down at a light. I'm giving these shoes 3 stars simply because of the sole issue alone, otherwise they're great.
-Stays dry in the rain
-Stylish, many people thought they were regular shoes
-Fit is pretty comfortable even with the added protection
-Very disappointed with grip of the soles, they have worn down very quickly to a smooth finish
-Decent protection, but don't consider these for serious safety measures compared to a full solid boot.
November 28, 2014
Hasn't worked out so well
The idea of this shoe is excellent. A motorcycle shoe that looks like a shoe, but is waterproof and offers a certain level of heel protection.The execution, however, I'm not so sure about. I have always had good experiences with Alpinestars products, but this one fails. My intended purpose for this shoe, whether it was really designed for this or not, is to have an all day shoe that starts on the motorcycle, continues at work, and ends after the commute back home.
Unfortunately, It's not that simple.
Do not expect to be able to wear these as regular shoes and last any length of time. The tread depth on the bottom is shallow. To be fair, maybe they weren't designed to be used this way, but after only a few weeks of daily wear, the tread on the bottom in critical areas is gone and the sole is too slippery for the shoe to be useful. The actual body of the shoe has held up very well, but because the sole is slick in spots, they're useless now.
Are they actually waterproof? Yes. In absolute downpours they are truly waterproof. They are also comfortably warm in the winter, but are too hot to wear in alabama summer. However, even though they are waterproof, I can't use them in the rain because they're simply too slick. Slick enough that I've almost fallen when putting my foot down on wet pavement. If that's not bad enough, they don't grip wet metal pegs at all. It doesn't help that they don't have a heel. They do grip rubber pegs, but only slightly better. What's the point in having a waterproof shoe if it can't grip in wet conditions?
"Well, what if you had not worn them out and only worn them on the bike? Would you like them then?"
Even when they were brand new and the sole wasn't slick they didn't grip very well. So, no. Maybe if they had a normal shoe sole, they would be acceptable, but for now it's a 100% FAIL.
Like I said, I do like Alpinestars products. This is the only problem I have ever had with Alpinestars and I now commute to work in Toucan boots and change into shoes when I get to work. If I could get something like this that would function both as a shoe and a motorcycle shoe and ACTUALLY WORKED, I would buy it. There are good points to these shoes, but nothing redeems them. This shoe looks better in person than it does in the picture. It is also very comfortable. If you use it only for the bike and you have rubber pegs, it'll probably be fine for you.
May 12, 2014
Alpinestars are the best!
Finally a high quality sneaker for riding. Everyone knows that Alpinestars has been an industry standard for all motorcycle boots/shoes (MX & Street) forever, so it's no shock that I love this sneaker. The WPJoey has been classified as a shoe and it's not, it's a sneaker and that's what's so great about it! It's waterproof, it has a sturdy feel to it (more like a shoe, especially around the ankle) and it looks very similar to the canvas Converse sneakers I've been wearing for years. The ventilation is exactly what any experienced motorcycle rider would expect from waterproof foot gear, which is not as good as non waterproof foot gear. Get the regular Joey if you want a more breathable sneaker. The bottom line, every other company that puts out a sneaker type product has failed to make them look like sneakers. They always look goofy and weird, like some funky shoe/sneaker hybrid and have little to no protection at all. If you want foot gear for real riding, road trips etc... then get boots. If you want a casual, extremely cool looking waterproof sneaker with decent support that you can wear around town like a real sneaker, then the Alpinestars WP Joey is it. And remember, it's Alpinestars, an industry leader in motorcycle foot gear, so it costs a little more but it's worth it.
April 21, 2014
Good protection, great value, modern style.
This shoe is good for riding around town, providing you with some modicum of protection while maintaing a casual look.
Obviously not for track days or hard riding, but gets the job done and is reasonably priced.
April 7, 2014