Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Very comfortable right out of the box.
This is my second set of new boots in the last six months. The first set was (not AS Scouts) was very stiff out of the box and after 1500 miles and many miles behind the mower trying to loosen them up I still cant articulate the ankle enough to find or feel the shifter more than half the time. The Scouts are great as they don't feel stiff but feel supportive. I have no problems shifting now. I have had no issues with the buckles. They look like they might be flimsy but so far they have worked well. My only negative might be that the boots can be hot. I think if I was riding in the south that a full Gortex boot might be better. Over all very happy with them. I usually where a size 11 or 11.5. I ordered an 11 and had to send it back for a 12 because I felt my toe touch. The 11 might have ended up being fine but I didn't want to chance it. The 12 feel a little big but Im happy with them.
July 24, 2014
Great Boots for Dualsport Riders
I have worn a pair of these boots for two years. I rode from Canada to Argentina in them. Mine finally started to wear a bit thin in the sole after about 100,000 kms of riding. I bought another pair. They keep your feet dry in the worst of weather, they are easy to walk around town in. They keep me warm with a light, wool hiking sock and while not the coolest boots, they are acceptable in hot weather. I even survived a 90kph getoff in these boots. Awesome!
July 23, 2014
Nice boot without going over board
I have a pair of Tech 10s for dirt bikes and they are great boots. These boots are easier to put on and are very comfortable to walk around in. I can stay in these boots all day and I have.
July 14, 2014
Great Boot on and off the Hwy
These boots are uber comfortable and work great. The side straps adjust for pants in or out of boot. I wear pant over the boot for waterproof purposes. I think the all black is a bit boring, but the boots provide ample ankle safety and support. I ride a BMW GS1200R and the traction on the boot is good and provides confidence. Good boot and I'd recommend these. The do not breath. Given all that the boots do provide, it's totally understandable.
July 8, 2014
I purchased the Scouts to replace a cheap entry-level boot that was falling apart. These have been great boots and seem to wear very well. I have had no issues with them thus far and the quality at this price point is top notch. As they are a waterproof boot, the Air Flow rating does get a low score...you don't buy a waterproof boot for airflow, though. I wear them with a heavy hiking sock and though my feet do get warm in the summer, I find it tolerable enough. They are not a flashy boot and the styling is very utilitarian which some may find bland. I dig the function over form style, personally. Also, they have a healthy lugged sole that provides plenty of grip on the pegs and while walking around off the bike.
June 25, 2014
good all around
definitely water proof. they don't really breath, but if you pitch you feet down it opens up at the top and lets some air in. should be great boots for winter. I don't mind the heat so much. Breaking them in only took a few days of walking really awkward and riding with them. It looks great on adventure bikes. so stitching has gone undone or anything like that, they seem to be very sturdy. I am a US 10.5 to 11 and i got a size 10 and they fit just fine.
June 2, 2014
The names Plissken.
These comfortable @$$ boots fit good and don't get too warm. Seem to be built well and look good too. I wear a street shoe 10-10.5 ,these 11s could not fit better. In a world where companies who aren't paying me, seem to think I want to be a ridiculous looking billboard for their ugly logos, these understated boots are exactly what i wanted feature-wise. The buckles will take a few minutes to set up right, and then you never have to mess with them again. I can put em on in less than 10 seconds a boot. Probably get them off in half that time. No break in required . And if you flew the Gullfire over Leningrad, or just straight up need to escape from some major metropolitan city turned into a prison, wear them over your pants. You should be all set.
June 2, 2014
Great boot - a little on the hot side
I love this boot. like others said they are VERY stiff at first and may likely require adjustment to the shifter. Mine are breaking in nicely and are just a tad stiff now. I wouldn't want to walk really far in these boots but on and off the bike they are very comfy. They ARE very hot. Being in Southern California means temps up to 100 sometimes and this boot becomes a foot sauna and not in a good way... TIP TOP on protection and style and comfort and all that, just bring a second pair of socks to change into...
The adjustable of the buckles was able to accommodate my narrow ankle and large calves. they do not squeeze or bind up anywhere on the foot or leg.
I am a 6'-2", 190#, size Large in pants & jacket and size 11 in most all footware. after trying on the Scout in an 11, i bought a size 10 and they fit just tightly enough to be comfortable. NO HALF SIZES!!! I would rather have it just a bit tight with a thinner sock than too big and wear thicker socks as it does get HOT in the higher temps!!
With a thinner summer cool-fit sock they fit perfectly.
May 12, 2014