Alpinestars CR-6 Drystar Riding Shoe
- Advanced construction consisting of fine mesh plus seamless technology to improve the structure, with specific breathable windows.
- Vamp in mesh for enhanced comfort and breathability, higher tongue in Nubuck microfiber for high abrasion resistance.
- Hook and loop strap combined with a traditional lacing system ensure a customizable fit.
- Toebox and heel counter internal reinforcements give structure, support and impact resistance.
- Technical rubber band on left shoe provides enhanced abrasion protection on toe area.
- Alpinestars anatomical double density TPU ankle disks layered under the upper plus external lateral ankle reinforcement TPR provide strategic protection.
- Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top for comfort.
- New Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber designed for optimal combination of comfort and grip.
- CE-certified to EN 13634:2017.
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We found this boot to fit true to the US size listed. The width felt like “D” or medium and I found the width in the toe area to give a bit more room than many other boots like this. My advice would be to buy the size you usually wear in a US street shoe. The laces on this boot give a lot of adjustability to the fit.
Our Two Cents
The CR-6 Drystar Riding Shoe by Alpinestars is a mid-height boot with laces and a full waterproof liner.
First of all, I wouldn’t call this a shoe… it’s definitely a boot and sturdy one at that. I’ve got the camo color on my desk and I really like the looks. The entire boot is made much thicker than ordinary boots. It feels like a sturdy hunting/hiking boot. And given the thickness of the upper, I’d suggest these for mild to colder weather use. There are a few screen vents on the toe and side of the boot, but with the waterproof liner as part of the construction, I don’t think those vents will make these boots too cold. But as bulky as these boots feel, they aren’t heavy and I’d guess that is because of the use of modern, lightweight materials.
These boots have the “normal” protective features for riding such as reinforced heel and toe areas and armor inserts on either side of the ankles. The soles of the boots are reinforced and feel quite sturdy. There is an extra rubberized protector on the left boot where your shifter will contact the boot. There is a wide Velcro-close strap at the top over the area where you tie the laces to keep those loose ends wrangled in.
I’m a fan of the camo color choices since they are different than most things we see. :: Paul, 10-04-19