Alpinestars Summer Touring Socks
These socks literally fall apart at the seams...too bad.
When I received these socks I was very pleased. They looked and fit as advertised. They provided a lightweight cover for my calves and shins, they stayed up and didn't slip down...they were great protection from high boots rubbing directly against my skin. Just what I wanted! But, after their first wash, the seams literally began to come apart. If you turn the socks inside out, you can see that the various colors of the socks sewn together and the weakness or insufficiency of the stitching. Due to this fact, I cannot recommend this product for anyone.
May 9, 2014
No surprises. Just what they are advertised as. Really like the graphics/color scheme.
September 23, 2013
Velcro destroys these socks
Do not get these socks anywhere near velcro! My riding boots have velcro closures at the calf and one of these socks just touched the velcro lightly and hundreds of strands of the outer material were pulled out. Now as I wash them the area where the strands pulled out are coming unraveled and the sock is falling apart. This happened the very first time I put the socks on, frustrating. This does not happen to my Klim riding socks and I will not buy these alpine stars socks again. Shame, they are very comfortable and supportive.
September 6, 2013
I have alpinestar boots and these feel great. I have a size 8 boot and I bought the SM-MD and they are perfect. I have worn them 5 times so far and they do not show any signs of wear. I have only worn them in warm summer weather and I have no complaints, they worked well.
July 15, 2013
Sox fit great just used them on trip to Nova Scotia. Only complaint should have picked up more of them!
June 10, 2013
Good socks, but air flow is not great
The socks are comfortable, provide ample support in the necessary areas, and stay up on your legs - which is nice (so your shins are not rubbing against your boots).
These are not super thin, as there is some padding around the foot. Also, they don't seem to provide a lot of air flow - in my perforated boots, I had better air flow with thin dress socks. However, these socks are tall and feel nice on your feet.
April 29, 2013
Socks started to "pill" after 1 ride!
Got these socks and after the FIRST ride I noticed that the socks where already "pilling" in the areas that it rubbed the boot. The sock material was considerably worn after 5 hours of riding (without much walking). Would never buy again. Other socks I own do not show this sign of wearing and they have been used considerably more.
February 20, 2013
Excellent sock, stays up when riding and walking.
The protects against the inside of my riding boots. They are very comfortable, don't even know they are on. Feet haven't gotten hot, air flow seems to be good. I would buy these socks again. I have a size 10 foot and bought the small size, they fit perfectly.
December 10, 2012