Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
First Boot for Adventure Riding
This is my first "Adventure Riding" Boot and I was looking for protection without breaking the bank. Most of my riding is on the street where my other boots take care of my feet quite well. This boot provides good protection from trail debris, the wet and the cold. On my last ride we started out in dusty conditions, then alternated between rain, sleet and snow and finished in driving rain. The boots performed great. Still breaking in after about 500 miles of riding, but are already comfortable to walk around in. I did have to adjust the shifter on my Tenere so I could get my toe under the shifter.
January 19, 2016
Great Fall to Spring Boot
Bought the Scout mainly for fall to spring commuting in the rainy Pacific Northwest and occasional Adv/dual sport riding. It works fine, as advertised. The boots hold up great and provide protection to the elements. I've ridden thru pouring rain to sub-freezing weather, with thick wool socks of course, without much trouble.
The soles are stiff and tough with very aggressive pattern. They provide a great degree of protection and comfort while standing on peg. The downside of that is less than ideal wet traction - I almost slipped over painted parking lines in a parking garage while sitting on the bike, backing it into a parking stall.
Overall, I am very happy with the purchase. It's a no-frill "budget" boots that offer every you need in adv boot and nothing more.
November 26, 2015
The boot is comfortable and well built w/ thick leather.
I had about 1400 miles in the boots when I noticed that the sole on 1 boot was starting to separate. I called Revzilla and they gave me Alpinestars product warranty phone number. I called Alpinestars who had me send a photo of the problem.
They had me send the boots back, and repaired the split one and put toe caps on both. Alpinestars and Revzill are both great companies to do business with.
September 8, 2015
Bought these based on the strength of the reviews and previous experience with Alpinestars boots - regret the purchase and should have returned them...lesson learned.
Points for protection and style - my major gripe is adjusting the gearshift lever to accommodate the toe height for my weekend rides, then move it back on Sunday night for the work commute in street shoes. A small annoyance, yes, but still an annoyance. Otherwise it's missed shifts and a left foot stuck between foot pegs and shift lever on occasion.
They're hot, stinking hot but feel absolutely bulletproof.
In short - I'll put these in storage until fall and buy something else for summer.
July 13, 2015
Great Looking Boot
Bought this for a long trip and was happy with the overall comfort. I encountered a few 90-100degree days and the boot was surprisingly fine to wear as long as I was moving. The second I got off the bike my feet would start to sweat. So for a waterproof boot these breath pretty good. On cooler days these are great - I can walk around off the bike with these boots - unlike MX boots I've owned in the past. Mostly used for gravel road and jeep road riding with a heavy Triumph Scrambler -Ankle protection is great. I recommend these boots!
June 22, 2015
I bought these for dual sport riding, but can see they could be easily used across a variety of bikes and riding conditions (touring, sport, etc.). In a nutshell the Scout's have great styling, great functionality, they are comfortable and are a great value at a relatively fair price. I had read they run a bit large so I did in fact order a size smaller and they fit perfect. The look is understated, functional, classic and clean. Jeans fit over these easily and they look good with jeans. You can walk ok with them, although the boots do lean just a slight bit forward. I like the fact that these boots offer a lot of protection and that all of the plastic protection pieces are embedded behind the leather vs. having shiny plastic attached all over the place. The logos are embossed and minimized, so no giant white plastic loud logos everywhere. The clasps and buckles are easy to use and secure well. I have tried several other boots that are twice the price...at the end of the day I simply like these Scout's the best and they meet my needs very well.
May 26, 2015
Good boots at a good price
I bought the boots for dual sport back country riding. You never know if it is going to be wet or dry, but these boots will help you all the way. Took a few rides to break in and get the buckles just right, but after that they were solid. Good feel through the boots for shifter and brakes. A little warm but understandable because they are waterproof. A great starter boot at a good price.
May 18, 2015
Very good boots!
Not much to say other than these are a great boot for a great price. I have wide feet at the ball of my feet and a narrow heal. They fit me great and are very comfortable. The were perfect for my needs as an all around boot!!
April 20, 2015