Alpinestars Toucan GTX Boots
Really like these boots once they are on , there kind of a pain to buckle but i guess that comes with the territory. very comfortable and great protection
February 3, 2014
Great so far!
I've only had them for a few weeks, but their great so far! The things I like most are, light weight for the amount of protection and awesome styling! The one thing I don't like, they squeak! I read this can be fixed with some mink oil though! I'm am still breaking them in and sure they will only get better! They were a little pricey but you get what you pay for and so far I got an awesome boot!
February 3, 2014
Nearly perfect boot
First of Revzilla did an amazing job answering my questions. Philip gave me great advice on several boots as I was looking at the Toucan, the Adventure, and the Scout. Gore Tex was important for me so that got ride of the Scout. I have a slightly wider foot so I went withd the Toucans. Right out if the box they were very comfortable. Still needs a little break in but that will be easy. I could walk around the house no problem with them. They fit under my Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece which I was very thankful for. Also fit nicely under jeans. A little awkward climbing stairs right now but who cares. Also squeaks a little but I don't mind. You get what u pay for and I am very pleased with these boots!
January 27, 2014
Huge, but amazing boots
My intention was to buy a new pair of boots to replace my old ones, since I was going to do a major trip to the Atacama desert in Chile. I was going to buy an average one, but then, a friend of mine had an accident with his bike and hurt his feet wearing the same old model I had... The sole of the boot just felt off with the impact, somehow. That scared me...
I started looking for a model that would give me more protection. I found myself between Sidi and this one... I'm a big Alpinestars fan so I decided to go ahead and spend a huge amount of money for a pair of boots.
When the boots arrived it scared me. They are huge! I put them on and I couldn't move my feet. Despite of the fantastic looks and amazing protection features, I regret immediately. I pictured myself riding 3000 miles with boots that felt like they were made of steel... It felt like I was wearing casts on my feet.
But I decided not return and that was a great decision. After a couple of hundred miles, it starts losing up and fortunately, now, it feels great. Very comfortable boots. Yes'm they are still huge, give me extra work to accommodate it inside of the pants, and it takes a considerable space in the wardrobe, and my wife keeps reminding me about that... And yes, people call me crazy when they look at it, and they keep saying it's a motocross boot, but they are wrong. Alpinestars managed to combine great protection, fantastic design and comfort.
I walked a lot with this boots. They are a little "squicky" but do not hold your moves and doesn't feel as heavy and bulky as it looks.
January 15, 2014
Excellent waterproof adventure boot
I have worn these for a couple thousand miles now, both on road touring and off road and I have been very impressed with these boots. Full gortex waterproof, so feet stay dry. Very comfortable and good protection while still being good for walking around.
January 12, 2014
Better than the current standard Sidi Adventure Goretex ???
First, let me say that I normally read reviews to help purchase but I rarely write them on an item. I had been using the Sidi Adventure Goretex boot for the past four months. I have ALWAYS been a Sidi boot buyer. I have had zero issues with my Sidi Adventure Goretex boots.
I took a chance just to see how much different the Alpinestar Toucan boots were. My theory was they could always be returned thanks to the great Revzilla customer service policy. All I can say is WOW! What a boot! I find it to be just as comfortable if not more than my Sidi Adventure Goretex plus the actual protection on the boot is better. I love the molded plastic pieces within the toe shifter area. It really had some great components stolen from their motocross boots. It is a very balanced boot when standing up on the pegs. Have yet to get it out on a really hot day yet but I am sure it will vent as advertised.
For those of you who have been life long Sidi boot customers, your REALLY need to give this boot a look. They really got it right. This may be the new standard for the dual sport adventure boot just as the Klim Badlands jacket is being praised as the best "do it all" adventure touring jacket.
January 9, 2014
Great protection and comfort
I love these boots. I have a wide foot and these fit great. My normal boots are BMW Santiago boots which I have been wearing for years. They are extremely comfortable but don't offer near this level of protection. These are a great compromise if you don't need a full out motocross boot but still want to feel protected.
December 4, 2013
Outstanding quality control
I tried on the SIDI Adventure Rain Boots and the Alpinestars Toucan GTX Boots in the RevZilla Philly store. I spent about an hour wearing, testing, and comparing.
Although I felt the SIDI was more attractive, the Alpinestars Toucan GTX was the better fit for me. (your opinion and fit may vary)
Both products seemed sized correctly however I'd say the Alpinstar was a little roomier in the forward width, so I purchased the size 12 Alpinestars, (typically I'm a 12.5 wide shoe).
Both the above mentioned boots are very high quality and appeared to be in direct competition with each other at this price point, so it's really a matter of personal preference.
Quality control is superb. No missed stitching or blemishes anywhere. The Alpinestars Toucan GTX will not disappoint you!
November 20, 2013