Alpinestars Toucan GTX Boots
Expensive, but worth it
I've worn these for only about 300 miles so can't comment on long term comfort and wear, but these are very comfortable. (more so than my Dainese boots about the same size). You will need to wear high socks since these are high boots - 4" below the knee on me.
I bought these because I have a pair of the short Aplinestars and they are my favorite, but too short for long hauls.
These are sure to be my new favorites but note that they are not for strolling around in, pretty stiff. Great for the open road, not so great for sightseeing on foot. But why would I do that anyway?
April 29, 2013
This boot is terrific. One of my friends, commented they will be hot and not easy to walk in. I set out for a 5.5 km hike in the hills and they performed well and were no hotter than my all leather hiking boots, and just as light. I always have warm feet so I think they have excellent air flow due to the gortex liner.
The protection is as good as you can get without stepping up to a racing boot. You just have to crash once with a poor boot, which I did, to learn the hard way. If you see anything wrong with these boots I suggest you put them back in the box, send them back, sell your ride and get back on the side walk where you belong.
April 21, 2013
Whole sizes don't fit everyone
I've been riding in these for a couple weeks now with my ST1100 and my KLR250. They do well on either bike.
My former Alpinestar Web Gore-Tex boots fit me perfectly in European size 46, which is equivalent to US 11.5. These only come in whole US sizes so I went for the 12. They OK but not nearly as well as my old boots. This is a major fail in my opinion. They need to make these boots in half sizes.
The boots are comfortable, supportive, and warm. I haven't yet gone through a toad strangler or waded into a stream with them, but I don't expect there will be any issues with the Gore-Tex in them. I did lose a good bit of rear brake feel, but I expected to when switching from street boots to "adventure" boots. The toe of the boot isn't terribly tall like others so it fits under the shifter quite well.
The 2nd day I wore these boots the insert inside of my left boot slipped around and wouldn't stay put no matter how tight I locked the buckles down on my foot. Now it's settled into one uncomfortable position in the boot even if I take it out and put it back in the proper position. I'm going to have to throw it away and buy my own inserts now.
Overall, not a bad boot, but they really do need to make them in half sizes.
April 1, 2013
These boots are great. Comfortable right out of the box.
These replace a pair of Sidi Adv rains the non, goretex ones.
They breathe well, don't squeak and appear to be just as protective. CE level 2.
Soles are stiffer which helps standing on the pegs for a long dirt ride.
April 1, 2013
Rock solid boot, but yet very comfortable!
I was worried I would loose comfort for protection, but that is not the case with these boots. I am using these boots for the upcoming touring season on my Road Glide Ultra, and am so impressed with the functionality and comfort of these boots. I have not been able to put them to the test as far as different riding conditions, but I am very confident they will perform extremely well. I know they may have more protection than I need but guess what, it's there if I need it, and God forbid this happens! Thanks for the top notch service at Revzilla. It's nice to deal with true professionals that stand behind their products. I plan on purchasing all my riding gear from you.
March 31, 2013
I am a Rider with very picky and sensitive feet, i was always stopping to fix my sock, and when i saw this boots was coming out i had to try it. WOW they did the best job on this boot. It has the rugged quality of a boot but the feel of a regular shoe. The break in time was a little stiff, but all boots have a rough first 2 weeks before it fits to your foot. Um.. the feeling is amazing when first stepping into the boot, like putting on a slipper, I am wearing them right now lol. I have a size 11 (wide) foot and it does seem kinda narrow but the plastics have loosened up a bit. Overall i give this boot a 5 out a 5. Great job.
March 24, 2013