Alpinestars S-MX 5 Boots - Black
Customer Product Reviews
I was wary of buying boots on line as I struggle with shoe sizing but these have been spot on (after a couple of days breaking in around the house). Only managed a series of short rides (due to lock-down) but so far so good. Comfy and feel like they will offer great protection
Comfortable from day 1
Well made boots that are good value, easy to zip up after a few wears and they are comfy. Had to get used to changing gear a little differently compared to my other shorter length boots but that was easy enough. These are well made and look like they will last well. I'm a size 9 in normal shoes and the size 44 was perfect. I tried them on instore before buying.
Comfy from the first wear
I'm a size 8 in all footwear and got these in 8.5 as didn't have an option of an 8. These fit perfect with normal socks. If they stretch to much later on then slightly thicker socks will be perfect. These are extremely comfy. I have big calfs and have no problem wearing these with jeans tucked in.
First pair lasted 10 years plus
My first pair of SMX boots lasted over a decade riding 11K miles per year. The gear change pad eventually popped off and could not be stuck on again. The uppers, zip, sole and Velcro were all still good. So I would have been mad not to get a replacement pair especially during discount weekend at Sportsbikeshop great value Size wise I bought the same as my usual shoe size. Just like the previous pair they were a bit tight over the arch of my foot. Same trick.... whip the inner soles out walk round the house for a bit then go for a couple of longish rides with thicker socks on. Inner soles back, in normal socks on and Bobs your Uncle for ten years or so of riding with terrific support and feel!
Good value no nonsense boot
Needed a new boot after my Oxfords fell apart with less than 5000 miles and a year on the clock. Went for these as I have Astar GP gloves and was really impressed with the attention to detail and safety features on them. The boot offers great protection with external sliders , shin protection and internal heel / ankle protection . The boot is very firm so be prepared for a wearing in period and can feel a little clumsy on gear changes as a result until one get used to them . if you are used to significant toe protection this shouldn't be an issue . They are very comfy once broken in . The calf adjustment is Velcro and has a reasonable range I have average calf's and need to tighten to the upper limit of adjustability. I have found I can fit my regular riding jeans over the top of the boot in addition to being able to tuck my leathers inside. These are not waterproof boots but having been caught in a couple of downpours my feet have remained dry. The sizing is very accurate I am a 9.5-10 and have quite a narrow foot so the 44 was bob-on. . I initially upsized on recommendation but the 45 is definitely 11-11.5 uk . Needless to say changing was seamless with Sportsbikeshop returns policy . Good value boot with 1000 k done I'll let you know what it's like after another 4k
Look Good & Feel Good
I spent a while trying different boots but settled on these as they are not OTT on styling plus there were a reasonable price. They are also well made and comfortable. Regards size I am a UK8 and 43 is fine. I can't fault Sportsbikeshop.co.uk, nothing is too much trouble.
2nd set of these - still great!
Used a set of SMX5's since I started biking about 6 years ago and they lasted for that whole time through normal road riding, commuting, touring and trackdays. Only had to replace them as I managed to wear through the toe sliders and put a hole in a boot after my last 3 day euro trackday (rider at fault, not boots!) so bought another set. Fit is great, bit tight to begin with but I know they wear in well. I had the Alpinestars waterproof (I.e. not Goretex) before and they were absolutely fine and not sweaty or smelly even after 6 years. I've gone for the non waterproof ones this time as I rarely ride in the rain so hoping they'll be just as good and not any different in terms of quality!
Alpinestars S-MX 5 Boots
Another great product from Alpine. Sizing was perfect had no problems, fitted from the first time. Had the chance to test them in the heavy rain - 100% waterproof and kept my feets dry all the time. Easy to put on and take it off.