Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Unbeatable features for the money
I've ridden 3500 miles on these boots on road and gravel, sand, mud (70/30) on the Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia. They are waterproof. I'be crossed a river with them. They are waterproof to the gaiter. They are very comfortable. You forget you've got them on when you're on the saddle. They are obviously not for walking long distances as they are stiff. This is a good thing. They protect your ankles, appropriate for light to moderate off-road duties (put your foot down). I also went down once, my 430 pound-KLR fell on my ankle. I did not sustain any injury whatsoever. The chin TPU's also do a terrific job of protecting from steel footpegs. The sole is quite sticky. You'll be fine as long as you stay out of deep mud and slippery (oily) tarmac. Longevity has proved quite appropriate to me. I can estimate they have reached 30% of their lifespan.
May 31, 2013
Boots are comfortable right out of the box. A little squeeky but that is to be expected from brand new boots. The boot material is soft and comfortable. My feet are slightly different sizes, sizes 9 and 9.5 and I went with the size 9 boot. It fits just fine. I have narrow feet and the boot is still comfortable. I imagine that the boots might be a bit warm when it gets hot out. We will see. Overall, great looking and comfortable boots.
May 30, 2013
Good value for the price, and well-made.
I've worn these boots while riding in dusty / swampy / muddy trails with great results. My feet were bone dry and not too hot. The fit feels 1/2 a size larger than indicated. They needed little to no break-in, and fit very comfortably from the onset. My only complaint is that the tread lugs seem to trap the boot on the stock foot pegs of my WR250R, making precise and timely shifting slightly difficult. I'll get used to it, though because these boots are sweet!
May 28, 2013
First Real Riding Boot Ever
For years I used all kinds of boots; work boots, hiking boots, and once owned a pair of Harley Davidson branded boots that clearly were not really made for riding, at least not from a protection standpoint. So when I got these I did not really know what to expect. So far I have been very pleased. They have been used on and off road, in the snow and the in the rain on several occasions. As of yet, they have proved themselves completely water proof. As for size, I ordered these because I have a very wide foot that is often hard to fit. I had read these run a little wide, and it appears to be true. They fit well straight out of the box. I also have very short legs, about a 29" inseam, and these boots come nearly to my knees. They are definitely on the stiff side and took a little getting used to when walking around off the bike. Also took some time to getting used the changing gears with them on due to the stiffness... as you can see I never owned any motocross boots as a kid either. Overall, I really like the boots. They seem to be holding up well. The only low score I gave was airflow. They are big tall waterproof leather boots, what can you really expect? I would definitely buy these again.
May 28, 2013
Fits my wide feet!
Sadly, I've been cursed with very wide feet, and it seems that shopping for motorcycle boots is a challenge on that front. I bought these boots as I'd read that Alpinestars is one of the better options for people with wide feet. I typically wear an 11.5W, so I went with the 12, and it actually fits surprisingly well!
I've yet to have to ride in some very warm weather, but I cant imagine they cool very well at all, being water proof. In 50-60 degree weather though, they are amazingly comfortable and a pleasure to ride with.
May 27, 2013
Waterproof, very comfortable
I needed a moderately protective dual sport boot that i could use for sport touring also, and these are exactly what i was looking for. I wore them on a 3-day ride on pavement and forest service roads, and they were very comfortable, stiff soled enough to withstand long periods of standing on the pegs, and were totally waterproof (it rained all day 2 of the 3 days). I wear a 10 1/2 shoe and occasionally an 11, and customer service recommended the 10-101/2. They fit perfectly and even seemed to loosen slightly after 3 days of constant use but only to the point of being even more comfortable. Yes, they are a little warm, and the snaps take a little getting used to, but that is not an issue compared to how well they performed for me otherwise. I consider them a great buy and am very happy with the purchase
May 6, 2013
Death Valley Tested
I was looking for a tall, protective boot that could serve in wet and cold weather, but also in general non-summer temps. So of COURSE I wore them to a 3-day tour of Death Valley and Las Vegas this month. I considered Sidi, but find they're way too narrow (and pricey). I also wanted a boot I could do short hikes in. The Scouts fit the bill. I'm a 13, and they fit fine. They didn't need much break-in, but I'm hoping the ankle loosens up - after long days on the bike I found the front of my ankles to be a bit red and a little fatigued. There were vague bruises on the inside of my ankles as well, where the armor area was also breaking in. Sounds bad, but they did not cause any pain, and they seem to have stopped doing this after 900 miles. I did not test their waterproofing, but they worked great as hikers. You'll want to wear tall socks or have a base layer - you don't want any boot-on-skin contact. They were hot in the desert when I wasn't moving, but that's normal. No problem with the buckles. Wondering why there's no shifter pad. Did they think it would compromise the waterproofing? Anyway, very happy with them.
April 22, 2013
Excelent product. Extremely comfortable boots
Extremely happy with the boots right out of the box. Boots are very high quality, lots of nice features, good protection and great comfort on and off the bike. Would definitely recommend these boots. You can't go wrong with Alpinestars.
April 22, 2013