Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots - Black
Customer Product Reviews
Cheap for a reason
I had these for 11mnths and 3000 miles before they started leaking. Sportsbikeshop took them back straight away which was impressive. Then weeks of me emailing trying to get a result ensued. In the end i got a replacement pair which look like seconds as they are not made well but i just can't be bothered trying to get another pair. Cheap for a reason and wouldn't buy again.
Boots felt comfortable from the first time I put them on, don't feel like they need breaking in much. I am size 9 and ordered the recommended size and they fit fine with thick socks on. Delivery and packaging all fine, first time I have used Sportsbike and will definately use again.
Pretty comfortable right from the off but recommend a few hours wearing them around the house before to break them in. First ride out wearing them and the heavens opened torrential rain feet dry and warm. Sportsbike shop excellent service delivered in less than 24 hours
Bought those as a replacement for my old unbranded pair. Great improvement on both quality and comfort. They appear to be waterproof although the distance I ride everyday is too short to fully judged that. Got them on sale as well so added bonus.
Great height and fit
I went into the shop and tried on 10 different pairs, nothing was to much troublefor them. Well worth the time as these boots just fit me so well, width, height on shin and overal size. Great fitting boots with great service too.
Alpinestars GTX Boots
I must say these are excellent boots, my old boots were cheaper RST boots which were fine but these are so much more comfortable!, I'm a size 10 so went for w EU 45 size which fit perfectly. They are both warm and cool (UK weather so far this year) and I've even had chance to test them in the wet to which I can report they are dry too!
Alpinestars Web GTX Boots
Excellent boots, bought these for the wife and she informs me that they are really comfortable on the bike and easy to walk in. Fantastic service from SportsBike Shop with the boots ordered on Saturday and delivered Monday.
Warm and totally dry.
I bought these to replace a pair of 12 month old Richa boots that started wearing on the top from changing gear. I commute all year round and wanted a pair of boots that were warm and completely waterproof. This was put to the test during a heavy downpour on the motorway. I can confirm that they are totally waterproof and have been warm enough during my 2 degree commutes. My only criticism is the soles, when wet, have zero grip on my foot pegs. I've found this to be quite disconcerting the first time when my foot slipped off the peg when going round a roundabout. This must be an Alpinestars thing because my SMX-5 boots are exactly the same when the soles are wet. This aside I wouldn't let this put you off. These are comfortable, high quality and great value for a pair of Gore-Tex boots.
Alpinestar Web Gore-Tex Boots
This is the Second pair of these boots I have , have the first pair about four/five years and ware them daily, still waterproof and very comfortable but getting tatty. Great price had to have them. Great quick delivery with SBS as usual, couldn't pass them for value and service.
I bought these to replace my TCX Explorer boots which started leaking after a solid 3 years/winters use. The A* boots feel well made and designed. Not the best looking boot, but no touring boot will be. I like that the Velcro flap on the side covers the entire zip. My TCX boots only had a 2" flap which covered the top of the zip, the exposed zip area was where the leak started so I think the A* are a step in the right direction to prevent that type of leak from happening again. The A* boots are comfortable and I could happily potter around in them all day, maybe not go hiking in them but would be fine for touring and a bit of walking in between stops etc. I got these at the beginning of March as I realised my TCX weren't going to cut it anymore, they have been through some lairy rainy and wet rides since and have done their job - dry feet. I am confident that they would stand up to the heaviest monsoons. As these are marketed as an all year round touring boot, they have to strike a fine balance between being insulated and not too warm in the summer. Having used these in temperatures as low as -4, these are not the warmest boots. Below 6-8 degrees C and my toes feel cold. I have bought these in my normal shoe size and have no problems with the fit, I wear normal socks with them. I would happily recommend these to anyone after a Goretex touring boot. I'm hoping I'll get at least 3 years use out of them. The sole is also noticeably thicker than my previous boots and as such, there was a bit of an adjustment period when I first started using them as there was less feel for the brake pedal.
Lasted for a long time
I had the previous model of these boots for over ten years before any water started to leak in even in heavy rain. Got a new pair when the old ones were finally at the end of their journey. Compared to the old ones, the boot is a bit tighter fit especially around the toes, but otherwise an excellent pair.
Good sturdy boots
These boots were quite stiff to begin with which is to be expected, but softened up with wearing about the house for a few hour so no problem. Not been used in the rain so unable to rate how waterproof they are. The reason I have given them a 4 star rating and this may be a bit harsh considering there had been quite a severe frost the night before in February in Scotland, but with 2 pairs of socks on my feet were still cold. Still very early to give a proper review but happy with the purchase so far.
Not happy yet
The left side is totally different feel from the right. It is painful to walk in it while the other side is perfect. It is also giving me a muscle ache just to keep my foot above the brake when needed. I am waiting for it to loosen a little, but after 2 weeks it is still painful, probably a bad pair but I do not have the box so I'll keep it and remind myself not to throw the box so soon. Gore tex is the best so I am not surprised it keeps me dry.