Alpinestars ST Vented Boots
So far so good, had the boot for half a year already.
Very durable, great value for the price.
Comfortable everyday boot, easy on easy off with just a zipper and velcro.
Could have more protection for the shin area but for the price it is unbeatable.
I also have a pair of SIDI Vortice boots which I love but is a pain sometimes to get on and these are my go-to everyday boot.
Vents decent but can get hot at times.
April 14, 2014
Comfort and durability
I have purchased these boots just in time, one week after my purchase I wrecked and the boots go a little scuffed but they held their ground and are very comfortable.
March 17, 2014
While the fit for my size 12 feet was just fine, I was really disappointed by the quality of these boots, even at this price range. The leather, the zippers, and the hardware in particular were a letdown. These boots hardly felt any more protective than a solid pair of work boots, the zippers required a lot of effort to move and stuck frequently, and the plastics vents, shin guard, and heel cup felt purely cosmetic rather than functional. I would recommend passing over these in favor of something a bit better equipped.
October 10, 2013
Good warm weather boots
I'm a size 11 US, have a pair of Ridge boots in EU 44 that fit perfect. Ordered a EU 44 in these and are a little snug but not enough to go up to a EU 45. Fits similar to a US 10 1/2 on an 11 foot. Has not been a problem on the bike but would not want a walking shoe this snug. They do break in well, and would prefer a snug fit for riding rather than a lose fit. While these are not race boots (don't expect that level of protection) they are very comfortable and protective street boots. Love the air flow at speed, a very nice feature for warm days.
April 23, 2013
A little disappointed
I got these boots wanting to move up from ordinary work boots to get some extra protection, sadly it didn't have much more. There are no hard parts over the ankles, the heel area just as reinforced as my work boots and the shin protection isn't even hard! it's a soft easily bendable plastic material! The fit is also awkward. It's very narrow on the foot but on the area hugging the ankle it's a bit looser. I also wish that this boot only had velcro at the top. The bottom area does nothing but get in the way and give the boot an awkward shape.
The things I liked about the boot though was that the sole wasn't too stiff, making it easy to walk in, the reinforced toe box, the grip you get from the sole, the venting, and the overall look. However I don't think this worth $200. Spend the extra $15 and buy some Sidi fusions.
November 3, 2012
Great hot weather boot
This boot actually performs how it was advertised. While riding you can feel the air circulating around your feet, the vents work fantastically and you stay comfortable no matter how hot it the ambient temperature may be. I prefer to wear boots year round but sometimes sacrifice safety and control by wearing sneakers due to heat but now with these boots I can stay comfortable and not have to sacrifice safety. Before riding I tuck my jeans into the boots so not to block the vents and untuck when stopped and have a great looking, comfortable boot to walk around in.
May 29, 2012
Minimal plate protection good leather construction.
Full grain cowhide boots made with 3/4 zipper up inside and the upper is held closed by a large panel of velcro. As a pure leather boot., these pfovide basic fit taht quickly molds to your foot like good leather should. They breath very well through the shin pores, and ankle port. The heel cup and outer vinyl provide good protection for the heel, and the price is good, but a serious off roader will need bettter traction from the sole and much more shin/ankle protection. If you're 90% street, they'll be good summer boots.
December 14, 2011