Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boots (Size 7.5 Only)
You get what you pay for
Well I will start with the positives the boots sizing chart is accurate and they are extremely comfortable once they are broke in. A lot of negatives. My main problem is the velcro it really doesn't have as much surface area or grab as it should. It needs a support buckle at the top of some kind. I also can vouch for these boots in a crash and well I ended up with a broken ankle.. It was a bad crash mind you but I strongly believe that had I had better boots I would have faired much better. I would recommend them if you are just getting into riding and don't have a lot of money but you need to get something better asap. I had the money and was looking at new boots just didn't pull the trigger and I paid for it. I know that this is 200 bucks cheaper than serious boots but I assure you I would have paid 2000 to have a different set of boots on when I crashed.
July 28, 2015
Liked the boots, shame they don't last
I might be a bit of an outlier - year round riding in Boston, MA, winter included - so take this review with that in mind.
I've used thee boots December '14 - June 15, so I got a variety of weather exposure on them.
December-March I removed the insole and replaced them with heated soles - it was chilly without those in place, but cozy with them. Snow didn't bother the boots much, though the salt used on the road somehow got soaked into the padded rear side, despite a few washes (both weather and hose induced).
Rain however, does start to get noticed if you expose the boots to it for more than a short ride - my commute is 20 miles / 35 minutes, and half way through I start mentally checking if I packed spare socks.
I just had the boots dropped of at a cobbler to replace the sole. The bottom of the heels have eroded to the point of exposing the underlying hollow cubes in sole. The toe side top has also started separating.
The repair will be ~120$ (I'm somewhat of an environmentalist - repair rather than replace, even when barely financially sane is my preference).
If you're a lighter rider, willing to repair often, or just don't expect to abuse your gear, these will be fine for you.
For me, they're a bit of a disappointment from a brand name.
July 3, 2015
not top of the line but ok at the price by
Old styling, short, but ok for the price. They are waterproof
June 2, 2015
both them for my son, liked them so much had to get a pair for myself
although there is not much air flow they are not very hot, although I suppose if you already have feet that a prone to sweat it may be different. Out of the box they were flexible and comfortable enough to wear all day and walk around i them without even noticing you were wearing riding boots. Did a 4 day ride with them, 1600 miles, feet felt great.
May 25, 2015
Nice boots, on sale, free shipping, paid sales tax.
May 25, 2015
10,000+ miles boots
Love the boots, they fit great! Worn a lot and held up great, no problem with them coming lose or premature wearing. I have several pair of riding boots and shoes, these are my favorite boots. Great boot and a heck of a price for a quality boot. If you wear good quality socks most boots are comfortable.
May 15, 2015
I bought these boots to replace a pair of much abused TCXs. I have large calves, so most boots don't fit. I chose these based on price and low calf height. The fit is great once you get them on, which is a problem. Since they are step in, rather than side zip, getting past the heel counter is a drag.
Also, the velcro grabby part is on the tongue this means if your sock heads south, you get a nice leg scraping effect by the velcro.
However, once you are beyond the downs, velcro, heel counter, they are comfortable on the bike and they seem to perform for the money.
May 15, 2015
Very good value for the price
Great boots, love them, that's all I have to say, but they require more characters
May 11, 2015