Alpinestars Alpha Touring Waterproof Boots
Fantastic Boots for the Road - Not too shabby for off-road
These boots fit very well and are very comfortable. I wear these boots with Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants and they tuck in without an issue. The zipper pull-tab is made of Velcro and is reassuring that it stays put during the ride.
I am sure that I have had countless items get thrown up from the road or dirt trails that have hit my boots - I haven't felt a single thing. The boots stuck very well to the foot pegs of my DRZ400s and helped with the height of the bike. However, I had stepped in some gasoline on the ground and noticed that my traction is immensely reduces on the cement - that wasn't necessarily true when I was walking through water/mud on the trails though.
There was a time when I had to go through about 8" of mud to help get my friend's bike out and didn't notice a thing. The mud cleaned up very easily. I also walked through about 8" of water to get back to my bike afterwards and no water infiltrated to my socks.
Overall, stylish boots for when you wear motorcycle pants or jeans and offer fantastic protection. The waterproofing is fantastic.
May 31, 2014
Good bang for the buck, super hot though.
I bought these as a gift for my boyfriend and this is his comment: Great value, perfect sport touring boots if you don't mind sweaty boots.
April 14, 2014
Great winter riding boots
I was looking for a winter riding boot that was affordable but not made cheaply. These Alpinestars Alpha Touring Waterproof Boots fit the bill and didn't break the bank. I am really impressed with the comfort. The sole is supportive but not hard. I recommend these riding boots.
December 24, 2013
Good Value But Ergonomics Compromised by Zipper Location
These boots replaced a similar pair of Alpinestars that I totally wore out. The zippered opening is now on the outside of the boot, which makes it nearly impossible to get two hands involved in zipping it up. The previous boots I had from this outfit had the zipper on the inside, which is easier to get two hands involved. They are very stiff, especially on first wearing, but the zips loosen enough to make them less frustrating with a couple of uses. Functionally, they are waterproof, warm, and very supportive. Great value with just a little annoyance with the zipper location.
November 25, 2013
First pair of motorcycle boots
Previously I had ridden in hiking boots only so these are my first pair of motorcycle boots. They are comfortable for the most part although my ankles can get sore occasionally from the positioning. Mine have been waterproof so far having ridden in a couple of moderate showers but nothing too heavy.
October 1, 2013
Escolha um número maior do que o que você usa normalmente
Se usar tamanho 12, compre tamanho 13 (USA).............
September 23, 2013
Little small in the calf but might break in over time
NOTE- I have not rode with these boots yet, I'm on a cross country/ multi-stage trip and my bike is in NY
My foot is btwn 8.5 - 9 US and a EEE (mostly due to a high instep)
Went with the European 42 and was concerned it was going to be way too tight/small.
Did a lot of research on boots. Alpine stars were well covered in groups. Found that the sizing in the footbed works well, snug but good fit.
1. Construction: the way the boot is constructed is solid.
2. Footbed : Wide enough to accomodate my width
3. Rain flap (inside) : The rain flap provides enough room to get in and out.
4. Zippers - extremely solid #10-12 YKK zipper with a Pull on the top of the zipper pull with Velcro on the back so you can synch it to the flap.
1. Calf Sizing - I've not been able to get the zipper all the way to the top of the zipper. (15.5" - 16.5" calf). It works as the exterior flap can still velcro down. My hope would be over time ; a) the boots break in a bit allowing for full zipper range, b) that the zipper stitching doesn't breakdown (but looks really solid).
Hope this is helpful for you. End of the day, great boot, great protection, and worth the investment.
August 26, 2013
On the bulky side
Maybe I'm spoiled but I have used a pair of Sidi boots for years and needed a backup pair. I opted for this product based on reviews and price. Fit was as expected (44 = 10.5), but the feel is so much bulkier and stiffer than the pair I currently have that I just can't see using them. Will be returning them.
August 20, 2013