Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots
Excellent boot, not convinced it will be toasty in winter
Bought these boots three days before a two-week, 3,000 mile road trip. Wore them around the house for a couple of days, and they were comfortable from the get-go, and by the third day they were genuinely comfortable. Wore them for 12 hours per day on average!
We got soaked on one day of our ride, and my feet stayed dry, which is enough for me. However, that day makes me think thermal socks might be a good idea for any sort of serious cold weather riding.
Our hottest day was mid-80s and the boots were fine for that. The exhaust on my Triumph Sprint made the heel of my right boot uncomfortably hot if I didn't remember to keep my foot away from the bike, though. Probably more a fault of the bike than the boot.
My feet run a bit wide and these boots were great for that. I normally wear an 11 and based on reviews here, bought size 46 boots and don't regret that decision at all.
For the price these are a great boot and would buy them again.
September 23, 2014
Good replacement boots
I haven't had the boots long enough to test their waterproof-ness, but I trust goretex. They look as expected and considering that they were on clearance, for the price paid they are outstanding. I wear 9-9 1/2 on shoes, I usually buy 9 1/2 - 10 boots to fit my wide foot, these were 9 and they fit a bit on the tight side, requiring a couple of days to break in. Now they feel comfortable for a day long ride. I hope they will last for a few years while keep being waterproof
September 17, 2014
Great first boot
From a beginner rider's perspective, this seems to be a great first boot. The boots appear to be well made with quality materials. The fit was initially a little snug, but the boots broke-in quickly after wearing them at home in the house only a few times. The sole is stiff, but could be worn comfortably when off the bike. I can attest to waterproof ability, as it rained on me during my first ride with these boots and my feet were warm and dry during a good down pour. I purchased when on sale, and based on my comparison to other boots with similar features, I feel it was a good deal. Gave only 4 stars because I have no experience with other boots with which to compare these boots.
August 25, 2014
Real Sized Feet?
I really wanted to love these boots for the features - Closeout and all. They were just what I wanted. I followed the guidance of the excellent on-line help in trying to size these right and, well got singed a bit. Traded a few email to get it done. Now I have to send them back, lose valuable time and money ($7.45 for Revzilla's prepaid UPS and my gas 35 miles to a UPS Store#. And, I still don't have a badly needed pair of riding boots.
Here's the deal. Contrary to staff opinion, these Alpinestars run narrow. Yes they run big #as in long# but when you have foot hanging over both sides of the last #and sole) it is not a good fit. In a good quality US made boot I can wear a true D width. I'm not sure where these Alpinestars might actually be a D.
Golly I hate buying clothing and footware on-line
August 19, 2014
Love these boots. Second pair. Last pair went two years and 25k miles with me. Looking forward to another great experience.
August 18, 2014
Nice Boots at a Reasonable Price
These boots were part of my gear for a 2,600 mile round trip to Florida and I was impressed. The sizing in spot on and they fit really well. They are comfortable and while I can't call them "stylish", I sometimes wear them around the office and no one is really the wiser. They are comfortable to walk around in and don't slip at all. They zip up tightly and stayed completely dry in inside while going through a rainstorm.
The only downside that I could find is airflow but I haven't found a waterproof boot yet with good airflow (if they exist!). Overall very pleased with these boots and I can tell that they will last a good long time.
August 16, 2014
I haven't been riding for nearly 20 years, and having recently moved to Canada, decided to get back on it. I got these ahead of the 2 day refresher course back in June. Delivery was fantastic, and even when I included the HST and delivery, they were still about $50 cheaper for the same boot here. I have wide feet and I usually have to get a size bigger to fit my width, even if they are too long. I did some extensive research and the reviews on these boots said that they had a wide fit. They were right, they fit me perfectly, and required very little breaking in. They are without a doubt, the most comfortable boot I've ever had. As for the waterproofing... it rained constantly for the 2 days, and my feet were nice and dry. Furthermore, they didn't slip, nor felt like slipping off the pegs or on the greasy road surface. I wore them for the entire 2 days and my feet were not sore. I am so glad I got these. The guys at Revzilla were fantastic with answering my emails, giving me advice as to what gear would suit me best and shipping the gear!
August 11, 2014
Great boot for Price
I initial purchased another manufacturer's rain boot from revzilla. A manufacturer whose racing boots I own and fit superbly. I wear a size 44. However their rainboots were way to wide in the heel. O/W equally as good as these boots except not a Gore-tex lined boot. These boots fit me better. I can walk without slipping out of heel and the size of toe box and fit is excellent. The sole is flexible with good traction.
August 5, 2014