Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots
Great protection and very robust.
I use the boot on long trips (about 500km in a day) and I have nothing to complain about.
The only thing is that it makes a little noise when walking (NHEC NHEC)
December 15, 2014
These are great boots!
I'm a street rider of 20 years who recently added an ADV bike and the gear to go along with it. These boots are MUCH more robust than my street/roadracing boots are and the biggest thing for me to get used to was how much thicker the sole and toe box was when I went to shift gears on the bike. The boots are very sturdy and have excellent comfort, fit and closure hardware. They grip very well on the sharp, wide footpegs I have but show no signs of wear on the sole so they appear as if they'll last a good long time and MANY miles of riding. In a way, the best thing I can say is that I don't think about them when I'm riding. I'd highly recommend these boots.
December 1, 2014
Typical Alpinestar quality
Super nice boots. Just not what I needed. But then again, my dad always told me to dress for the crash not the ride. Great fit and very comfortable.
October 20, 2014
Outstanding Build & Fit
I've been a fan of Sidi adventure-style boots for years, but I really wanted a lighter boot with a better (lower) toe height while still having decent protection.The Alpinestar Toucan Gore-Tex is terrific alternative.
A fine fit and finish right out of the box with virtually no break-in. The weight savings is significant over the competitor.
I've used them on days-long highway treks and knarly off-pavement riding as well. The boots have a very confidence-inspiring feel. Walking around off the bike is a whole lot easier, too. No more tired feet. And no squeaks.
September 29, 2014
Rode a total of 10 000km of dirt and man!!
I bought these last year, but late in the season, therefore not enough experience to comment. Now, with 10 000km of dirt road and trail, I can honestly say "great boots".
Here in Quebec, the weather varies quite a bit and I start my season in April and end it end of October, therefore all around conditions. Whether it's 6 Celsius or 30 Celsius and the same boots with the same comfort. I put them on and I simply forget about it. As an example, it happens that the first thing you take off when you're finished with your sport activity is taking your boots off, but not with these.
Finally, I am only buying Gortex since I bought my first pair of boots, also Alpine Stars.
November 2, 2014
Built (and looks) like a tank!
These boots are solid. I wear them daily for commuting and for fun on the weekends. They have taken some significant abuse and show no damage. Surprisingly comfortable to walk around in as well, as in more comfortable to than my Alpinestars S-MX 5s (but much heavier).
September 1, 2014
Bought these to use on longer rides and I do not regret it.
They are very comfortable, fit will on my foot, and are very breathable. However, on hot days (85F+), your foot will sweat as with any boot.
I highly recommend these!
Word of caution, you might have to lift your gear shifter to increase clearance.
2013 Tiger 800 XC
September 20, 2014
Why settle for less?
I pulled the boots out of the box, put them on, and they fit perfect! Very comfortable and easy to walk in. I did a 1,000 mile California loop in them, touring both off-road and highways and they held up beautifully. Only one complaint, after 3 days of riding, they started to squeak when I walk – build integrity is solid, but a slight hi-pitched whine on every step made me feel like a retired nurse in her white rubber shoes. No big, love these boots!
August 4, 2014