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Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots

A technical and durable touring boot brimming with intelligent design features, the Alpinestars Toucan GORE-TEX Boots are ideally suited to long days in the saddle. With 100% weatherproofing provided by a GTX liner, integrated protection systems and superb comfort and flexibility features the Toucan Boots are indispensable for rugged roads. The Toucan's unique buckle design is pulled straight from Alpinestars' dirt boots and helps to shed dirt and mud while maintaining a low profile to minimize the likelihood of damage to the buckle or your bike.

Safety Features:

  • A fully CE-certified boot incorporating full leather and suede with a 100% waterproof GORE-TEX membrane
  • Innovative lateral ankle protection system forms flexible link between upper boot and lower foot area for added control and support
  • Medial side structure is contoured for perfect fit and flexibility fit, with reinforced polymer sculpturing for grip and protection against bike’s heat and impact
  • Advanced TPU protection layer covers the internal heel counter and toe box enhancing support and rigidity in key impact areas
  • Coated leather panel forms the outer surface of the toe box providing effective abrasion and weather resistance
  • Heel housed in molded external protector for increased impact dissipation and absorption
  • Contoured polymer shin guard incorporates an innovative vertical blade system for improved forward and rear control and support

Construction Features:

  • Advanced instep and Achilles’ accordion flex zones for superior comfort, control and support
  • Medial surface stamped calf suede panel improves grip and protection
  • Wide-entry aperture for convenience with combined hard polymer and Velcro closure to allow wide range of calf fit adjustments
  • Closure system features replacable, slim, aluminum buckles for security with memory adjustments and quick-release locking system
  • Upper boot collar and inner lining constructed from breathable mesh for added comfort
  • Removable anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed
  • Alpinestars exclusive rubber compound for the optimal combination of comfort and grip
  • Sole construction features integrated steel shank for improved comfort and durability
  • Lateral side vent for added airflow
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Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots 4.8 5 47 47
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
Great boots! 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
Alpinestars Toucan I live close to Revzila so I was able to try these on. Fit like they are made for my foot. One of the main features I like about this boot is it's full welt construction. Adjustable buckles hook up well. Have not tested their waterproofness as of yet. Have so much confidence in all my other Gore products used in various other outdoor pursuits I have no doubt these will perform as expected. Heading out to Utah BDR third week in August to put them to the test. July 28, 2014
Gortex rocks! Gortex Rocks! I can stand in puddles, and I have hosed them off after my first dirt ride in them today. Dry feet! I will update as I progress in these boots. I am planning on taking them out to La Panza Tuesday. August 31, 2014
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Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Bob R: Looking for a great all around street and trail boot. After much research this one sounds like it has it all. Nov 22, 2014
Kirk Y: I have a pair, the are comfortable and water proof, so I bought a pair for my wife to replace the Garne oil balance that are not water proof Oct 27, 2014
Alexander H: Style, Features, Benefit Oct 22, 2014
John F: Features, namely protection. I have switched to a heavier bike with greater potential for injury when I biff, and these seem like the most protective waterproof boot designed for adventure touring out there. I'm happy with my Tech 3 boots, so I trust the Alpinestars name. Oct 21, 2014
Cemil A: I was going to get the Sidi but they were too narrow. The Alpinestars fit better for a wider foot. Oct 14, 2014
Christopher S: I've been a Sidi fan for years, but I've found them to be overly heavy. Alpinestars has upped their quality, are lighter, and are receiving decent reviews. So I thought to give them a shot. Sep 7, 2014
Joel Q: Very Protective and Comfortable Jul 30, 2014
G A: Good reviews and looks like a quality product with a bit more protection than the adventure boots I have been using. Jul 16, 2014
Robert D: Fit and features. Jul 13, 2014
Joe P: Tried them on in a store. They were comfortable. The review showed them running a little wider the SIDI Adventure boot. I had wanted to get the 2013 and pay $50 less, but my size was out of stock. I realized for a trip riding over 4,000 miles in 9 days, I should have boots with real ankle protection. The video on the boot had lots of details. Jul 11, 2014
lloyd s: Because of the video review. I mainly ride dual sport but want a bit of MX protection if I do that. Jun 15, 2014
Randall H: Great reviews on this site and the BMW moa. May 13, 2014
Robert C: I looked at Tony's review. I also looked at Atomic Moto's review. Tony's reviews are always excellent, and are in part why I am loyal to Revzilla. However, Atomic Moto presented details in the context of comparisons and offered opinions on this boot. Atom Moto 'sold' this boot as the best boot out there. That tipped the scale in favor of the Alpinestar toucans over the SIdi Adventure boots.
That being said, I still like Tony's reviews better as he is concise and seems well rehearsed.
Apr 20, 2014
M C: These boots appear to be a good combination of significant foot / shin protection in a relatively light and flexible boot for dual sport riding. The Gortex is nice to have but isn't the primary reason I bought these boots. Apr 8, 2014
A shopper asked: Can you walk around in these boots comfortably? Jun 16, 2014
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Russell M: Not really, nor can you wear them under pants (they're too big around the shin guard).

You could walk around rest stops and such, but you'd not want to walk more than a few minutes.

I returned mine. I like to hike once I arrive at my destination. I don't think I need something so hard core, and I'd like to wear my boots under normal pants.
Jun 16, 2014
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J. Mark R: Yes you can absolutely walk around in these boots. That said, they don't fit under jeans and I wouldn't plan on riding somewhere with the intention of going on a day hike in the mountains.

You might consider loosening them a bit if you are at a bike show or a rally but they will be fine for any casual strolling.around you want to do
Jun 16, 2014
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Jeff G: I think so. I wear these under my jeans when I go out. They are comfortable to wear to the movies or out to dinner. They are so much more comfortable than a motocross boot. You can walk around in them. I never thought I would spend this much on a boot, but I can say it has been well worth the $ IMHO. Jun 16, 2014
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Dustin S: Yes they are very comfortable....just a little squeaky, but I am hoping that goes away once they break in a little more. I have only had them a couple weeks. Jun 16, 2014
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david a: There a little bit weird to walk in because the canted forward a bit but aside from that I've never had any difficulty with them. Jun 16, 2014
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Marc H: I agree with Russell M. In addition I found them too hot (in warm weather) and squeaky to wear off the bike. Jun 21, 2014
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Dmitri E: Oh yeah! These boots are much softer than your typical motocross boots. Jun 16, 2014
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Kurt C: I find them comfortable to walk in. However, they are pretty squeaky. Jun 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: I usually run a size 11.5 or 12 in shoes. 12 in Nike. Any recommendations on how these boots run? May 9, 2014
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Dennis R: I wear a size 10.5 in Nike and bought these in a size 10. Everything I read and all the videos I watched (all but one) indicated these wear large. I agree with the majority, the 10 fits just fine. Very comfortable boots by the way. They are a lot of boot, but great protection and warranted given the number of bones in your feet. Now about the sqeek.... May 9, 2014
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Craig G: I am an 11.5-12 in a sneaker as well, depending on the shoe width (I have a wider foot). Ordered the 12's and they fit perfect! I must say I have 2 other pair of AlpineStars boots in size 12, so I was pretty confident they were the right size. May 9, 2014
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Doug E: I got the 10 (44.5) and I normally wear a 10 1/2. However my foot is quite narrow and I usually have to go down in sizing to get a good fit. These fit very well around the house with good room in the toe and not too wide. May 10, 2014
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Ray L: I would buy the exact shoe size you wear. These boots are designed with straps for a perfect mold to your foot. These boots need a lot of. Work to break them in its a very stiff boot for the first month or so. May 14, 2014
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George P: I wear size 13 Nikes and but all my Alpinestars boots are 11. May 12, 2014
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Morten S: I use size 10,5 in Nike. Bought size 11. Fits perfect. May 9, 2014
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moshe b: They run slitely big so try the 11.5 May 9, 2014
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Arne B asked: Hi all,

How high is this boot? From floor to the top of the boot. How wide is the boot at the top?

Thanks!
Jul 17, 2014
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lloyd s: Hi, I have a size 10 boot. The maximum height of the boot is 14 inches. The top of the boot isn't perfectly flat it slopes down to 13 inches at the very back part. The highest part of the boot seals with velcro. The maximum diameter of the opening - just barely attaching the velcro is 6 inches. Below that are two buckles. The top most buckle (1/2 up the boot) will not fit a 4 inch diameter cylinder. At the heel of the boot it goes all the way down to 3 inches across.

Hope this helps let me know if you need anymore measurements.
Jul 17, 2014
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Craig G: Arne,
I am a size 12: they are 15" tall on the front side (shin) and 13.5" tall in the back. Best boots I've ever had. Fit great right out of the box - no break-in required. There is plenty of room in the calf area with these boots - my calves are ~17" in circumference and there is plenty of adjustment with the Velcro above the 2 buckles. When in the boot, the widest portion at the top is just over 6".
Hope this helps. You won't be disappointed with these boots!
Jul 18, 2014
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David Z: The boot height is 15 inches and with the top closed it's 5 inches wide and just about 7 and a half inches from front to back. Great boot! Very light (weight wise). Jul 18, 2014
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Joel Q: Arne ! this answer probably varies by size … mine are 10's
14.5 " from ground to highest point .. the front .
when the boot is closed approx 5"
Jul 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: How comfortable/flexible are the soles? especially compared to Sidi adv GTX? Oct 20, 2014
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Joseph T: I find the boots and soles to be very comfortable and flexible. After reading all of the reviews, I thought they were going to be much harder to break in and "clunky" but to my surprise the were lightweight and were broken in after about a week of daily use (120 mile commute round trip everyday). Definitely waterproof with a nice wide toe box. The only complaint is that they are squeaky- you definitely won't be able to sneak up on someone. As for comparison to the Sidi Adv GTX I cannot say because I wear a size 12 EEE and the SIDI boots are too narrow for my feet.

Joe - 2014 BMW R1200GS
Oct 20, 2014
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Robert D: Hello,

I cannot make a comparison but I can say these boots are very comfortable. The soles provide a very stable platform while standing on the pegs yet are flexible enough for getting around.

Robert
Oct 20, 2014
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Lee Vivian D: Have not worn the Sidi's but these were comfy right out the box, flexible enough to walk in but still firm enough to stand up on the pegs. Oct 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does anyone know how small the sizing goes in these boots? I'm a sz 6 in womens shoes (a 4 in mens) They look so great and there doesn't seem to be any in this category for women specifically.
Thanks!
Oct 12, 2014
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marc r: It should say on Revzilla's page! Or go see directly on the manufacturers web site. Awsome boots by the way. Best I ever had. Fit great, right out of the box. Oct 12, 2014
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Tomasz S: I'm size 9-9.5 in men's shoes , got my self 10 and they fit great. Get size bigger and You should be fine. Really Great boots! Good luck. Oct 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: How is the sole attached to the boot? Is it glued or sewn? Basically, could the sole be replaced when it wears out? May 29, 2014
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John B: Sole is sewn on, I believe you should be able to replace

kj
May 29, 2014
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lloyd s: Sewn on, can be replaced. Jul 17, 2014
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Craig G asked: What is the difference between these boots (Alpinestars Toucan GoreTex) and the AlpineStars Toucan GTX boots, which are also GoreTex? What are we getting for the extra $50 with the non-GTX model? Apr 24, 2014
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marc r: Mid season they changed the buckle system on the boot. I beleive it's from the motorcross boot! Also the strap now moves a bit more. Wonderfull boots right outof the box. Apr 25, 2014
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John B: The new model change is only upgraded buckles. I saved some money and bought the original.

jkb
Apr 25, 2014
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