Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots
Perfect fit great protection, I'll have to get used to the added bulk
I'm a 9.0 regular in most work boots. I bought the 43 and they fit well with a slightly thicker sock on underneath. The thinner the sock the more play.
They will definitely protect my feet and with the Gore-Tex liner they should stay dry too. I'm banking on Gore-Tex over the over brands of waterproof material based on past good experiences. Glad they were on sale. Otherwise Gore-Tex is usually more expensive.
They took a two hour ride to break in and get used to the initial stiffness of the boot.
Overall I'm a fan. I recommend these boots.
April 21, 2014
If wide go long.
I ordered according to Revzilla's sizing chart (44 for a size 10# but found that I needed more width and length. I wear a 10 tending toward a wide but not in all shoes. Could be that the Gore-Tex liner takes up space than other boots but the AlpineStars size chart was more accurate for me. Returned the 44's, reordered size 45 and all is well. Great boot for the price, comfortable #will be more so with break-in) from the start, reasonable height for good protection of shin and ankles. Been through a lot of MC boots and these are in my top two.
April 3, 2014
Very pleased with these boots. I wear a 11.5 and found the size 46 to be a ferfect fit. I also have a wide foot and found the toe box to be just right. After wearing them for the last month and ridding almost 1000 miles I can and do highly recommend them.
April 2, 2014
I have only had these for about two weeks and have only logged approx. 200 miles but so far they are very comfortable right out of the box. I wear a size 81/2 shoe and ordered the 42,
man what a perfect fit! I am not exaggerating when I say I am tempted to wear these boots everywhere I go. No rain yet but I am sure with the design and the Gore-tex that won't be a problem. Excellent price for what I believe to be a great boot.
March 28, 2014
Sturdy and comfortable out of the box
Boot feels quite sturdy and didn't take much time to get worn in and it's quite comfortable. The top portion is quite spacious for me and it almost feels like the boot is too big for my feet but it still takes a bit of effort to take off so I don't think there's much risk of it coming off during an accident unless the leg itself fails...gore, I know but that's why we buy these boots.
The quality seems to be quite good. Haven't had a chance to test it out in the rain but I'll take their word for it.
The only complaint is that the boot is bulky due to its protective features so it takes a bit of getting used to trying to fit the boot under the shifter.
March 24, 2014
Great understated boot for the money!
Even though I've been riding for years, this was my first boot purchase. After trying on at least a dozen different pairs from various manufacturers this was the winner. It has all the basic protection, clasic black styling and strength and waterproofing of Gortex. The fit is very good with the use a quality ski boot sock. As stated in the review the sole is fairly stiff but I find it comfortable for short distances. I'm very happy with this boot and wish I hadn't have waited so long!
March 18, 2014
Great low cost Gore Tex boots
I was looking for affordable Gore-Tex boots that were comfortable yet offered good protection. These fit the bill in all of those categories. Two things to note on fit: 1) I wear a 10.5 in most US sizings and these are 9.5 or 44 European and they fit perfectly. Believe the adjusted sizing reviews you read. 2) I have pretty thin legs so the top of the boot is not very snug. They would easily accommodate someone with much larger calves. Not a problem, per se, but it was a bit weird to get used to the fact that they won't crank down on my legs near the top of the boot.
That said, they were comfortable out of the box, I wore them for 12+ hours this past weekend and they were still comfortable at the end of the day. I think models with buckles have an advantage, but couldn't find any Gore-Tex ones at this price point. The zipper and velcro system these offer work just fine, but I can see how the more expensive models might be easier to get in and out of and assure a more snug closure. That seems to be the key trade off with the low cost here. I'm happy with it, but you might want to consider that when making a decision yourself.
March 17, 2014
Gore Tex Riding Boots for $200
Got em at close out pricing, Gore tex boots for $200 how can you go wrong. Still Winter here in Maine so no chance to ride in them yet. Fit was spot-on using Revzilla size chart. Quite comfy worn around the house. My wife says they are ugly but what does she know anyway.
March 17, 2014