Alpinestars S-MX 5 Boots
love these boots, super comfortable and easy to put on. from road racing to taking a long ride on the weekend they will do both. highly recommend for any type rider needing protection but also wanting a comfortable boots
June 11, 2014
These live up to expectations for an Alpinestars product. Good quality construction, decent styling. The most important fact to mention is the fit. I have a slightly wide foot, and have suffered Morton's Neuroma in both feet so I can not tolerate having the metatarsals compressed. Old fashioned leather boots stretch, but modern Lorica/plastic boots are not going to mold to your feet. Italian boot makers make some of the best motorcycle boots out there, but sadly they do so using a skinny Italian last. Sidi and Gaerne are simply too narrow for me. These SMX5s are typical for Alpinestars: the forefoot is just barely wide enough, length is right, but heel cup and instep are sloppy & loose fitting. This has been the case for me in the previous two sets of Alpinestars boots I've had as well. The only boot I've tried which was wider was the Coretech Latigo, but those are grossly inferior.
The ventilation in the SMX5 is not all that substantial, and I've had a strange experience where the instep hangs up on my footpeg as I move the left foot to shift. Still, I like these boots. I'd definitely recommend them for someone who wants something a little less armored than a race boot, but still protective. They go under jeans, and don't have articulated plastic armor that creaks when you walk.
March 17, 2014
One of the best boots out there. I strongly recommend these boots! They fit great and are super comfortable.
February 7, 2014
Finally got myself a decent pair of riding boots. I've been looking around for awhile now. I was tempted to go with the MX-2s but thought for the price difference why not going with something more protective. Still breaking mine in at the moment but looking forward to using them this summer.
January 21, 2014
Very Comfortable and Good Quality
I really love the style of this boot. I've had these boots for about a year and a half and I have worn off the fronts of the toe due to dragging them on the ground. These boots have really held up and are VERY comfortable. They run pretty true to size. I wear a size 13 shoe and I ordered a 12.5 and they fit pretty good. I am 6'1" and the boots sit about 4" below my knees. Airflow could be better, but it isn't bad. I plan on getting another pair of these.
December 13, 2013
Fit like a glove
Wavered on the S-MX 2 and 5. Decided with the full boot so my shin is protected. Very comfortable on my shin. Took a few days to brake in. Fits true to size though have only worn coolmax socks with them. Love how it doesn't bunch my toes. Very comfortable to walk in even with the toe box and ankle being rigid. Breathes great and not too bad just walking around.
Love the slides, amazing slip free sole, and the extra guards on the ankle and shin. Very responsive while riding / shifting; feel everything I do.
December 8, 2013
So far I've had these boots for about 1 1/2 years and they are still my everyday boot. Personally I think they run a bit on the snug side as I originally ordered a EUR 48(13 US) as that's my normal shoe size, but returned for one size smaller and they fit great, and revzilla's customer service was awesome the whole way through. Break in was fairly quick, and the soles are comfortable enough to walk around in and not look like you just stepped off the ski slopes. With that said the soles seem to wear fairly quickly, especially my left foot which is the foot that's always down when at a stop.
I was a little worried about the Velcro becoming weak over time from constantly fastening and un-fastening the Velcro but to my surprise it is still holding strong. I'll also mention the calf area of these boots are quite roomy, I'm 6'4" with an athletic build and I have to snug up the upper calf portion quite a bit too get it to feel secure...probably won't be an issue if using a riding pant that will go inside the boot however . I mainly commute with the occasional twisty-toe drag-thrashing (this is where the sliders come in handy:)) on the weekends and I feel very well protected with this boot. I bought the white and yellow color scheme, that may be a bit loud when walking into work but that's why I bought them. Love the colors, and makes you known wherever you go. I'm an Alpinestars fan since I started riding years ago, and have yet to buy a bad product from them. You definitely get what you pay for with these guys, nothing but quality with everything they produce.
Once again a big thanks to the Revzilla team, great site with great customer service to back it up.
September 30, 2013
happy with them
Good solid comfortable boots, and after I wear them out I will probably get another pair.
July 29, 2013