Alpinestars Women's Stella S-MX 5 Boots
I ride an 80-mile commute to work and these boots are great. They're easy to get in and out of, so changing from my riding gear to my work clothes is quick.
Since they're zip ups, you need to take caution with the pants and socks you wear with them. They can get a bit snug with too thick of a combo, or find pants that go over the boot.
Don't worry about the stiffness at first, they do soften up a bit the more you wear them.
August 8, 2013
Comfortable right out of the box
These boots ran pretty true to size; I'm a size 9 in regular shoes, and the 9s I got in the Stella boots fit me pretty well. I have a narrow foot and slim calf, so they are a bit looser on my foot than I'd prefer, but given how hard it has been for me to get a boot that wasn't too stiff to move in, I'm OK with the slight looseness. In colder weather I'll have room to wear warmer socks. For now in summer, I'm happy in thin cotton socks. I don't feel my feet are overheating in the boots, and the fastening system is secure and easy on/off, a feature I appreciate when I'm trying to strip off my sweltering gear after a ride.
They look pretty good off the bike too, so you don't need to pack extra shoes if you're going casual.
June 20, 2013
Look, quality and comfort
The only issue i have is that i cant feel the break lever and gear change pedals at all. and they are quite thick at the front so not easy to gear up on the bike! i do not wear them at the moment as i cant feel anything when riding. maybe i just need to get used to them.
they look and feel great though!
June 8, 2013
Super comfortable good airflow too. Haven't gone down on them and I really hope I don't. Have been on a couple of canyon runs with them so far so have spent 3+ hours in them and I must say it feels as if I am wearing regular shoes plus way more protection. If your looking for a good boot id recommend these. And they're very true to size. I'm a size 8 in shoes so I ordered and 8 in these boots and they fit perfect.
May 27, 2013
Great out of the box
Well. Sort of. The first pair I got had a faulty inseam inside one of the shoes that was right at my heel, so every time I walked I felt a hard line rubbing away at my sock and skin. But, Revzilla did a great and quick job of letting me return them for another pair (free shipping both ways). This pair was oh so comfortable, I'm really happy that I exchanged them.
My only gripe is that it can get warm in there, but with a pair of athletic socks, everything is a-ok.
Oh, my shoe size is 7.5 and got a 38(7?) and it's just a bit tight at first but its pretty dang comfy for what it is. I wouldn't exchange it for the bigger size.
April 15, 2013
Just awesome pair of boots...
Bought these for my wife and so far she loves them. She has not taken them to the tracks but I can tell you that these boots are durable and offers enough protection on top of it being very comfortable. She said these boots are very comfy around the toes unlike the other brands that runs narrow around the toes which can make it very uncomfortable especially on the long rides. The styling looks great. She said she would buy another pair after these.
January 10, 2013
Awesome multipurpose, safe boot!
I spent hours researching boots and have tried on boots ranging from sport to harley-style steel toes with laces. One of my first boots were for sport/race that I had a poor experience with, so I was unsure what to expect and hoping I would like these. Revzilla customer service talked me through my top 3 choices and the benefits: I chose these over gaerne/sidi fusion leis and couldn't be happier. These offer high protection but comfort and walkability beyond my expectations. The soles are flexible enough for those of us who can only put down the ball of the foot astride our bikes and have grippy soles. The shift pad area is great on the toe, something I will want in all my future boots, and has a great shape at the front of the foot for fitting your sportbike pegs(something everday steel toes are not so good at and too chunky, both wide and tall in the forefoot). There is venting and enough width in the boot for my slightly wider than average feet to allow for a wool sock if needed. I commute and ride in the san diego area, which ranges from 35 in the morning or mountains to 90+ in the desert, and these are great so far for both. (have not tried in rain) This boot has all the same quality features as the men's (I compared side by side as my husband loves and rides in them also!!!) The side zips and velcro are high quality and allow easy adjustment. I have an assortment of revit, dainese and icon gear and these boots look great with them all (the black with white are gorgeous and standout) Truly the best of both worlds, comfort sport boots and sporty touring-since I have need of neither extreme.
November 20, 2012
Great Boots! Look Awesome!
I was a little concerned about the size. I normally wear a size 8 1/2 so I ordered up. The boots were a little big but fit perfectly with a terry cloth insole.
The boots are a little stiff so I did have to adjust my riding position slightly in order to be able to shift gears. But the boots are very comfortable and easy to walk in.
They are very light and durable. I am very pleased with these boots and will absolutely recommend them to anyone!
October 7, 2012