Alpinestars J Cult Shoes ::

Alpinestars J Cult Shoes

  • Lightweight, street-styled upper combining full grain leather with vintage effect, elasticated, synthetic material on the collar for enhanced comfort, durability and style.
  • Tongue in full grain leather for enhanced comfort, durability and a luxurious feel.
  • Traditional lace closure system for an easy, secure and comfortable fit.
  • Dual density ankles protectors are applied between the upper and padded lining to provide strategic protection and flexibility in key areas.
  • Reduced volume, smooth tongue provides high levels of comfort and fit around the instep.
  • Elastic collar gives improved levels of a personalized, comfortable fit.
  • 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with anti-slip suede in the heel.
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top.
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement is layered under the upper for a more ergonomic design.
  • Specific rubber compound cup sole molded to the upper offers stability, grip and support and excellent walking comfort.
  • J-Cult shoe is CE-certified to EN 13634:2017.

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Sizing Information

We tried on a selection of sizes in the J Cult shoe and found them to fit true to size, so our advice is to choose the size you normally wear in street shoes. The width is “medium” or C/D.

Note: In past years, we found Alpinestars riding shoes to fit small by about one size, so we are pleased that the new 2019 styles fit more true to size.

Our Two Cents

The J-Cult Drystar Riding shoes are a new variant from Alpinestars of a high top leather sneaker made for riding. These are very similar in construction and features as the J-6 waterproof riding shoe, but these are a slick leather version rather than a suede finish.

I like the combination of solid leather and perforated panels on the side. It gives the shoes some interest of design. The while sole looks good and I think would make a nice casual shoe with jeans.

Like the J-6, this J-Cult is marketed as a “riding shoe” and I honestly don’t see a lot here that lends itself to protection on a bike. There isn’t any reinforcement in the heel or toe area and the sole isn’t reinforced either. There are armor discs built into the shoe on either side of the ankle, but that’s really about it. I’d recommend this shoe for just street/personal use, or maybe for light duty riding. I’m not saying these aren’t nice shoes, but rather I just don’t see them as being acceptable protection for motorcycling. :: Paul, 05-01-19

Alpinestars says: A lightweight, street-styled casual riding shoe that features class-leading protective features, the J-Cult Shoe incorporates a multi-compound rubber sole for excellent grip and support, on and off the bike.