Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Scout Boots size 12
Footbed is wide enough for my 11.5 EEE's and only needed minimal break in. They'e proven waterproof and durable with a good stiff sole for standing on the KLR's pegs when off road. It's a nice tall stiff protective boot... expect to adjust your foot controls to match the boots... they are stiff. I like them for the offroad camping excursions... for regular street duty... they're a bit much.
August 11, 2014
These boots are excellent and just what I was looking for. I ride the canyons a good amount but I didn't want a super intense race boot when commuting to and from Denver. These have good protection and great style that fits for riding anywhere with riding pants or jeans. They might lack some of the hard plastic pieces, but full leather and hard impact zones on the toe and heel make these very sturdy.
I wear a between a 10-11 depending on the shoe, and these in size 10 was right on the money.
August 11, 2014
These are my first pair of riding boots, I used to ride using some Danner boots. I have to say that it takes no time to get used to this boots, they are comfortable to ride and you can even do some walking wearing them. I have used them with Thor shin guards (http://www.revzilla.com/product/thor-sector-knee-guard) and they are still comfortable, you just have to loosen up the upper buckle. Confidence goes up when feeling your legs are really protected!
Talking about size I followed the size chart and asked to RevZilla Customer Service to double check. Mr. Spurgeon Dunbar was really helpful and told me to get size 8. They couldn't fit better. For your reference I wear like this in other shoe brands:
Danner Melee = 8.5
Lowa Zephyr = 8.5
Adidas = 8.5
Puma = 8.5
New Balance 1540 = 8
Again, size 8 was the perfect fit on these Alpinestars Scout Boots.
Waterproof? Sure!, I had to put one foot down when crossing a pot hole full of water on a gravel road. It was deep enough to swallow my boot almost to the third buckle. It was actually a little bit muddy, but my feet was bone dry even after 30 seconds in the water. The sole traction was great as well!
The only change I had to do for these boots was to move my shift lever a little bit up, other than that no changes to my ride.
August 2, 2014
Great boot for a variety of conditions.
I used these boots on an 1100 mile trip from Los Angeles to Oregon. I went through Death Valley, 122 , and into the mountains of central Nevada. Worked well in all situations,
July 30, 2014
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