Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex Boots
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
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
Great boot for dual sport
I've worn this boot commuting to work (75 miles one way). I've also work it on muddy forest service trails. I've also worn in in rain. My feet were always dry and when I was setting up camp after a hard ride in the rain, I actually forgot that I was wearing the boots walking around (I bring sandals for that). You definitely should choose these boots.
July 7, 2014
Great, light weight, Protective.
This boot is very light for how big it is. I have never owned or worn a dual sport boot and the size was a shock to me.
100% waterproof. Just did a 1600 mile trip and encountered a ton of rain. Kept the feet dry no matter what.
They are a little squeaky walking around. Made my co-riders laugh at me a little. Pretty comfortable walking around.
August 18, 2014
A major step up from a touring boot
I picked these up primarily for the better protection they should offer over my AS WebTex touring boots. They're much stiffer but not so much that walking is difficult. Do they offer ultimate protection? No, you would need to go to a full on MX boot for that.
Pros: Goretex, plenty of armor, surprisingly comfortable
Cons: They squeak somewhat, the shin protector sticks out far enough to interfere with the pant legs, may need to adjust your shifter to account for the reduced range of motion.
You'll notice the cons aren't really that bad. Overall I'm very happy so far and would recommend them to anyone considering this style of boot.
August 18, 2014
These boots are 100% waterproof with the Gore-tex linning! Ive tested it! They are super comfortable on the bike and off! Ankle support is great with the right amount of give for an adventure/touring boot and not too stiff. These boots are kinda pricey, but well worth the quality you get! I know im not supposed to talk about customer service, but the staff at Revzilla have a world of knowledge about all the products they sell. If you have questions about a product, call them up like i did. They helped me with this boot decision.
July 21, 2014
7547 miles in 21 days from FL to WY to AZ to FL, these boots handled it all in great comfort. From 11,000 ft up in the Rockies at 45*F @ 70 mph to blazing across the AZ desert in 100*F temps to rock climbing in the Grand Canyon, to multiple 600 mile days, to walking around and exploring towns and National Parks these boots handled it all.
I only ever wore the Alpinestar tech coolmax socks, even in the cold mountain passes and my feet were never hot, sweaty or cold. Also completely waterproof as one would expect from Goretex.
I have an old but permanent ankle injury and need good support to be able to walk more than a hundred feet without pain, these boots give the best support of any boot I've ever worn.
June 27, 2014
I bought these boots about a month ago. Even though these boots have accordion zones, it has taken a few weeks to get them broken in and feel confident wearing them while riding. If you have been riding with regular shoes or even with riding shoes and you decide to start wearing these, it will take some getting used to. These aren't as stiff as motocross boots, but they are extremely stiff compared to shoes. At first, I was barely able to shift correctly, but I can now. I can't adjust my shifter and getting a different shift lever is still out of the question.
Putting on and taking off these boots is quick and easy. The two straps are easy to use, and the top of the boot is secured with velcro.
The length of the boot is correct. I am between a 2E and a D in foot width, and the boot still fits perfectly. Although this works out well in my favor, some people may find this boot to be slightly wide. In my opinion, the toe box is a little large, which initially made shifting difficult, but this seems to make the boot more comfortable.
As far as being waterproof, I can say for certain they are waterproof. After riding in downpours my feet are completely dry. I haven't tried submerging them, but I have a good feeling they would still keep the water out. So far, the insulation seems to be comfortably warm, but not too hot. I probably wouldn't want to wear this boot in sweltering heat all day.
Compared to other stuff out there, these are expensive boots. I have wasted money on cheaper riding shoes, but hopefully these will stand the test of time.
May 12, 2014