Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Best entry level adventure boots I could find
I recently purchased this boots looking for waterproofness and a bit more protection. This is only my second pair of motorcycle shoes, the first being a more street/casual orientated model.
Very comfortable and they fit much better than the Garne boots that I tried, the range of adjustment seems much larger and can hold a narrower feet and buckles lock into place much more securely.
Easy to put on and take off (quicker than lace-ups) and they are definitely waterproof.
Good quality leather, about 2000km on them and not a scratch, unlike the TCX I got before that got scuffed badly very quickly.
Can get a bit warm and on the stiffer side, it took a couple of days of getting use to shifting gears.
Hard to fit under jeans, but they fit perfect (and look awesome) under my Klim Overland pants.
January 5, 2015
I don't think i'll be able to wear them once summer hits here in north florida. My main problem was not having non-vented boots for the winter. Problem solved. I've been very comfy down to 45 degrees. Of Course the first thing i do with any boot is pull out the garbage insole and put in one that works for me, after that they are plenty comfortable after break in. I walked on the beach for a couple hours to expedite the break in, no problems. I've also done a couple mile nature walk in them. Ride some dirt , get off and walk in the woods with the girlfriend. Dual-sport stuff. They work.
November 24, 2014
I am a timber cutter and spend a lot of time hiking through the woods. On the days I ride my bike and scouting for timber (not cutting) I don't bother packing my logging boots. They're comfortable with a lot of support and waterproof, though definitely on the warm side. Also, when I buy boots I look for stitched on soles which can be replaced when worn out, which these boots have. It also leaves me the option of putting on a more aggressive vibram sole.
My only complaint is once the leather is broken in and flexes it can be tricky to get the buckles to snap in for a tight fit. Also, I have large calves and the Velcro closure on top still overlaps quite a bit to keep them snug.
I had the Sidi Adventure boots, but I have a wide foot and those run narrow. The Scouts fit perfectly.
November 17, 2014
Best Value under $300
After much research, it came down to the Scouts and Gaerne G Adventure. The Scouts won thanks to the extra protection on the ankle bones. I like that they're all black with very subtle logos (not common for AStars).
Fit was perfect and comfortable right out of the box. The top of the boot is very wide though but it's not an issue when wearing and doesn't impact comfort (even on my chicken calves). But the width makes it hard to pull my Tourmaster riding pants over the top. I can, but they don't move at all.
All in all, great boot and the best in this price range.
November 10, 2014
Love the boot
I went from the Firstgear to these. I had a warranty issue with the Firstgear where the boot folded in by the right ankle causing the clamp to come loose and they handled it extremely well. When I got the new boots, I realized the issue was more of a craftsmanship issue. The clamps on this boot is much better and they are much more comfortable.
November 10, 2014
Awesome boots, great looking, completely waterproof
I was looking for a pair of boots that would offer good protection and were waterproof. I just rode about 500 miles on them (just to break them in ;-) ) and they held up really good! Touring around they feel light but tough, the sole is somewhat flexible but not enough to be really comfortable. I encounter really heavy rain for almost 2 hours and they showed they're really waterproof, but on the down side, when riding on high temperatures my feet felt really hot.
I'm 10.5 on almost every type of shoe, contacted Revzilla's CS and they didn't hesitate on suggesting a size 10, I had my doubts but trusted them, and man I'm glad I did, they feel really big for 10s, but that's just me.
October 14, 2014
Excellent! (glad I read the sizing reviews)
This is my 3rd pair of Alpinestars boots. I wrecked the zipper on my Soho boots riding offroad (being repaired as I type) which justified buying a pair of dual-sport / offroad boots. They look and feel great out of the box; I'd be leery about the quality if they weren't quite stiff to start off - so were my Soho's and the older they get, the more I love them. Glad I read the reviews on sizing, I'm a 10.5 - 11 in street shoes and sneaks, so ordered a 10 in the Scout, they fit perfectly with a normal sock with room enough for a bulky sock and/or heated socks which I also have for winter. Totally satisfied. Not sure why a couple of folks dinged them on the hardware, seems more than adequate to me. And like my Soho's, I'm looking for year-round riding and waterproof so air flow not a priority.
October 1, 2014
Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
The Alpinestars Scout WP Boots fit my foot perfectly right out of the box. I was not looking to spend $500 on boots but I did want waterproof and a fair amount of protection. The Scouts fit the bill. These are not hiking boots, so no I don't want to hike 5 miles in them, but they are comfortable enough to wear around after riding. Haven't had that much rain on them but for the little bit I did have my feet stayed dry. Good value for the money IMHO.
September 16, 2014