Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots
Once you get over the sticker shock this is a great riding boot and still comfortable enough to walk in. The quality is outstanding and the fit was perfect. I wear a size 10 in Men's shoe/boot and this 44 was just right. Have not tested them in heavy rain yet but no hurry to do that......... Highly recommend this product.
August 10, 2015
These boots are very comfortable. I've never even noticed them while riding, so that must be a good sign. After 3 months of use they are in great shape, other than the dead bug that died on my toe cap (RIP dead bug).
Not sure if they are cut big or I ordered the next size up. I got a pair of 47s but 46 would probably fit perfectly. My typical shoe size is 12. These will most likely be perfect in the winter since I have a tiny bit of extra room for thicker socks. I'm happy with them though. No complaints.
August 3, 2015
My first boots, I like 'em a lot
This is my first pair of real motorcycle boots and I couldn't be happier. They came highly recommended by an old friend and long-time rider (who lives across the country so I couldn't try his on) but it still took me returning two other styles before I landed on the Web Gore-Tex. Don't be like me, buy this boot now.
The first two boots I tried both had ratcheting straps, including the A* Mono Fuse. Neither were the right size, but I also decided I just didn't like the straps and they didn't seem to help me much with fit. Finally I ordered the Web Gore-Tex a size down from the Mono Fuse and hit the jackpot.
I've put 200 miles on them already including a 12-hour day taking the CT MC safety class. Sure, after that long I was anxious to take them off, but I wasn't preoccupied about my feet all day. I have had no problem getting under the shifter on my CRF250L. They also fit under my jeans with no effort. I don't see any reason I couldn't wear these at the office all day.
As for fit, I generally wear a US8.5 and bought the Web Gore-Tex in a EU42 which is still slightly big on me in thin socks, but a pair of hiking socks or the like snugs it right up for me.
July 12, 2015
Spot on for my needs
Revzilla's discription of "Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots" was the deciding factor to purchase these boots. I'm glad I did. Of all the Items I need for this sport these boots are the favorite part of my cycling waredrobe. Fit and finish, style and comfort, quality and price met my expections. If I ever have to replace these boots it will with another pair of Alpine stars.
May 18, 2015
Great waterproof boots
I have worn these boots riding for the past 7 days. I will give another review on durability at a later date. I wanted to comment on their quality, comfort, and fit out of the box. The boots feel great. They are true to size. I actually measured my foot and ordered my exact size and they feel very comfortable. It took about 3 days of riding to get use to shifting. I was missing my shifts after 2nd gear. This just took some adjusting. I had to be more intentional when shifting. While pointing my toe in a downward fashion, I push my foot down and then shift. After about 3 days of riding, the shifting is more natural.
The real surprising part is how comfortable these boots are. I went to a party, outside get-together on day two, and left my boots on all day and most of the night. They never bothered me. They were comfortable all night. They are warm in the heat, but I expected this from a waterproof boot.
I have not been in any rain yet, but based on their design, I have no doubt that they will keep my feet dry.
May 7, 2015
I just received these boots, so I haven't really gotten to try them out in some nasty wet weather, but from all I've read on them, they should keep me dry. I normally wear a 12D shoe/boot, but I decided to order 1/2 size up (Euro size 46) given the other feedback I read about sizing. Well, they were still too tight so I exchanged them for a size 13 (Euro size 47) and the fit is perfect. They do run a little small. They seem pretty comfortable to walk in.
Revzilla is awesome about exchanges and I had the new pair in no time. I look forward to riding in these boots.
April 14, 2015
Decided that I wanted to switch over from non-moto oriented boots (cowboy, hiking, work) to something that would provide more lateral stiffness, comfort and support, protect, as well as waterproofing. I decided that I wanted something that would be a do-all boot that could be ridden in year round and not have to worry about multiple boots. I did a lot of research and ended up with the Web Gore-tex.
The full leather design provides great comfort after initial break-in period, which for me was only a few days wearing around the house, with a footbed that was not overly wide so it hugged the foot to provide a secure feeling fit. The Velcro covering the full length zipper as well as the Velcro pull tap to keep the zipper up added to this security.
On the bike, they do take a bit of getting used to as the toebox is somewhat high, but after numerous shift I adjusted to accommodate for it. They boots keep you warm in cooler weather, I have ridden them down in to the 30's, but they do keep you feet somewhat warm in hotter weather. Being this is a four season boot, it is expected, so I will just wear thinner summer socks to help with the cooler. The sole is stiff and support while riding, but I am able to comfortably walk around most of the day in mine without any issues of pain or blisters.
They have kept their lateral stiffness after the break in and have hardened protection on the ankle and a stiffened shinguard and toebox. They provide enough protect for a touring rider, but if you are more aggressive, I would consider a different boot.
Alpinestars makes a great quality boot and when these wear out, I will end up purchasing another pair, Highly recommended.
February 26, 2015
Good Medium Weight Boot
These are a good medium weight boot, I wish I would have gone up one size as I had to stretch them a little you may want it go up one size, I am an 8.5" USA size and got the 42, the 43 would have been better, but now they are fine. no complaints. Easy to get into and out of. They work great in cold weather, they are a little warm in 95-100F degree weather, but what non vented boot isn't. They are working great as a year round boot and excellent in sub 30F weather.
December 23, 2014