Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
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
Very happy with my selection. I was hesitant at first that they wouldn't provide enough airflow in hot conditions but it was totally the opposite. They're performing well in all conditions. Not too bulky.
September 15, 2014
Got these to protect my shins which are always getting banged up
I have only worn them a couple of times and will take some breaking in. Stiff but that's good. Part of the protection they offer.
September 8, 2014
Great option for occasional dual sport riding
It is a tall boot and quite stiff through the break-in period which expected of any boot. Break in seems longer than my A-Star SMX-5 but I can see them working really well for my intended purpose which is dual sport riding. I have not had them off road yet but have been commuting in them to get used to them and have noticed that, like other reviews have said, the air flow is not the best. I am interested to see how the buckles hold up but so far so good. All in all for a more price conscious and comfortable option to the TEC series I think these boots are pretty solid.
September 2, 2014
Great all around boots
These boots perform as advertised. They are comfortable and well made. I wear them all the time, not just for rain, and they are a bit warm but it is worth it given the comfort and protection that they offer. As others have noted they break in pretty quickly and I've found them to be comfortable for walking in.
August 25, 2014
I consider this a value-priced boot. Yet its my only "adventure" boot at the moment.
Does what it supposed to, and I've not had any issues with fit and basic comfort. As stated it is waterproof.
If I have one criticism of the boot is that it does not breathe at all. If the temperature is about 80, the boots get warm. I'm not one that has issues with my feet getting hot. Of all the boots I've owned, whether it be Motorcycling, hiking, work boots, these are the warmest boots I've owned.
As an example I took a ride over Berthoud Pass. The temp was around 42 degrees and raining. My feet were comfy and dry. Again, had the temps been even in the very low 80s, my feet would have been hot.
The buckle work well but you need to fiddle with it quite a bit to get it so you get the correct pressure.
It may seem I'm hard on the boots but for the price they offer very good protection, the soles work great both on-road and off-road. They are also very durable.
So if you are looking for an affordable boot that does what its supposed to, this a good choice
August 25, 2014