Alpinestars Scout WP Boots
Great boots for dual sport
I think the Alpinestars Scouts are really great for a dual sport boot where you are going to spend part of the ride off road. The boots break in fast. At first you think you won't be able to shift but after an hour you are fine. The size 12 fits my foot great. I wear a13 in Keens or New Balance and like a wider shoe. The boots are warm and will be hot in summer. The one concern I have is the buckles are not very beefy looking or robust. They are very adjustable but a little difficult. These are not motocross boots, but for the money, and dual sport riding, they rock. Consider that the new Alpinestar retro motocross boots are $450, $200 more.
April 16, 2014
Great comfortable boot!
I usually wear knee high leather boots, but living in Oregon i needed a good pair of waterproof boots that are also tall. These boots look great and are easy to get in and out of.
The material on the inside keeps your foot warm and also comfortable.
The boot is a bit stiff in the beginning, which makes it a bit hard to shift, but are wearing in nicely.
I would highly recommend these boots if you live in a wet or cold area.
April 11, 2014
Great boot all around
Only a few hundred miles so far but really happy with fit and overall quality of this boot. Friends who own them have reported great waterproofness, but haven't been in really torrential rains yet myself. Takes some breaking in, which is normal for leather. Taking them on a 9000 mile tour without question.
February 27, 2014
Simple yet Great Boot
The boot starts off a bit too stiff but breaks in very quickly to a firm but comfortable fit. After a couple weeks I could not be happier with my purchase.
February 24, 2014
A bargan at twice the price.
I got a new KTM 1190R and a complete set of new riding gear. These boots are the best part of the new gear. I expected to pay at least 50% more, but the Revzilla guy recommended these. Having worn them, I would pay twice as much. I have a large calf and a wide foot so I'm hard to fit. I got another pair of different brand boots, same size at the same time for dirt bike riding, and had to return them because I couldn't close them around my calf. I've worn these boots a few rides, but last weekend we did a 500+ mile ride near the Ho rain forest in Washington, and it rained an inch in four hours. My new jacket leaked a little, but the boots did not. When we finally stopped at Forks for the night, I was able to pull my feet out and put them right in my sneakers.
They are reasonably good for walking around. The sole is stiff, but not as much as dirt bike boots. It flexes a little, but it is limiting. I have not tried hiking in them, but I imagine I will soon, as my riding partner is a hiker. He's wearing dirt bike boots, so I have that advantage. I need it!
I have no complaint about these boots at all. I would recommend them to anyone that asks. They are adequately protective and, I think, a bargain.
February 19, 2014
You get what you pay for.
I waited some time prior to posting my review so I could have a good feel for the boots. About me: I ride a KLR 650 both on and off road usually every weekend with occasional 300 + mile touring jaunts. Not an inexpensive set of boots, but I am very pleased with them. I have not once gone back to my old boots on any ride since purchasing these. They do take time to break in as they are very stiff when you first get them. I've put about 1500 miles on them in just over two months and I'd say they were broken in towards the end of the 1st month. Great ankle support which I have never had from any boot before. Fully waterproof. Relatively easy to clean when you get them muddy. I wear a 10.5 tennis shoe, and typically a 10 in boots. I ordered the 10 and it was spot on as far as sizing. My wife ordered a different version of the Alpinestars boots after my ranting about how much these were an improvement over our old footwear.
January 26, 2014
Decent boot, lacking in ankle / heel protection
It's a fine boot that fits and wears well so far.
The ankles and heel could have better protection.
Overall I am satisfied and would buy them again.
January 17, 2014
Great boot for under $300
I moved from a full AlpStar dirt boot to the Scout because I am now riding an dual sport bike. This boot is lighter, thinner and more comfortable. I was plesantly suprised at the feel of the boot while riding, well built for riding position and agresssive stance. I could brake and shift without any resistance from the stiff shell. I do not live in an extremely cold climate, I found these boots got a bit warm during the day and its winter.
January 1, 2014