Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots - 2015
- Highly specified Touring Gore-Tex® boot for long distance road work in all weather conditions
- Leather construction gives excellent durability and long lasting comfort
- Full Gore-Tex® internal membrane ensures 100% waterproof performance and a high level of breathability
- The boot shaping is engineered to give form fitting comfort for long days on the bike with a toe box construction to improve riding control
- Extensive front and rear accordion microfiber flex zones offer fluid forward and back movement
- Side entry system with elastic mounted zipper and wide Velcro flap for convenience and a precise, secure, fit
- Velcro® closure tab locks the zip pull closed, keeping it flat and secure
- Double density ankle disk protection is mounted under the leather on both lateral and medial sides
- TPU shift pad protects the upper foot
- Internal shock resistant shin reinforcement mounted under the leather with heat pressed Astars logo
- Rear reflective insert for a better visibility
- Textile collar inner lining is comfortable and durable
- Robust internal toe box and heel counter provide impact protection and structure to the boot
- Contoured insole injected high modulus polyamide includes shank reinforcement
- Removable anatomic advanced EVA footbed
- Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound outer sole
- The Web Gore-Tex® boot for 2015 is CE certified
Read on for more details.
Alpinestars boots are very consistent from one model to the next and in trying on this style, we find it to be consistent with their published sizing chart and most previous Alpinestars boots.
If you know your best size from previous Alpinestars boots, then I’d advise you to choose the same size, or just use the chart to select a size based on a US street shoe size. I’d consider the width of the men’s sizes to be normal to slightly wide (D or E).
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Our Two Cents
The Web Gore-Tex boot has been a “staple” in the Alpinestars boot lineup for many years. It is a great all-around style for the sport and touring rider. What makes these boots “special” is the use of Gore-Tex as the waterproofing technology (which is HIGHLY regarded), and the use of leather as the main material. We only have a few other boots that use leather like this… I instantly think of the TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots as being an “equal” to this. Many like a leather boot rather than the man-made leathers used in the majority of motorcycle boots nowadays.
Overall, the finish and quality look excellent (as always with Alpinestars). I’m impressed with the feel of the shin, heel and toe reinforcements. Those, along with the thick leather, feel like they’d hold up very well long-term. The boots have some integral padding over the inside and outside ankle bones but I can’t feel any hard plastic armor pieces there. New for this year is the CE certification. The back of the boot has a bright reflective patch for nighttime visibility. You can take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see closeups of this boot’s features.
Overall, this is a “can’t go wrong” style for those wanting a comfortable, high quality boot for any sort of street riding or touring. And wearing the boots off the bike should be very comfortable as well. I really like this style. :: Paul, 09-02-14
About CE Ratings for Boots: CE ratings on boots are a relatively new thing, so I asked our Alpinestars rep to give me some information about the CE certification and what it means to a boot buyer. Here is his best shot at a concise answer: The biggest piece of info for a CE rated boot is based around how well that boot can disperse energy from the vehicle while riding or an impact. Standard features in footwear to meet CE certification requires a structural shank in the foot bed to break down energy transferring up from the foot pegs or an impact to the bottom of the foot in a get off. It also requires the boot to have structure in the heel and toe of the boot, at minimum you need to have a hard supportive counter in the heel that can again help break down energy being pushed up through the foot bed. Though not required most Alpinestars boots contain a hard counter in the toe as well; this is more designed for wear from shifting and impact to the front/side of the foot during an accident. The last major feature required is impact protection on the ankle and every boot/riding shoe in the Alpinestars line features some sort of hard impact protection on the medial and lateral sides of the ankle. Overall in simple terms a CE rating in a piece of footwear works as a minimum standard to decrease the chance of catastrophic damage to the heel/arch/ankle in an accident. My thanks to JP in Dealer Development at Alpinestars. :: Paul, 09-05-14