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post #1 of 13 Old 06-03-2010, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Alpinestars Scout WP Boots

Thinking about buying a pair. Anyone have any experience with them?
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Thinking about buying a pair. Anyone have any experience with them?
Ask again in a month or so. Mine should arrive this week. I will have no comment on them until I've ridden them in the rain for a few hours.
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I have the Alpinestars Web Goretex boots..very comfortable..and crush proof enough to protect your ankles when the bike is lying on top of you ( don't ask how I know that..)

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I have the Alpinestars Web Goretex boots..very comfortable..and crush proof enough to protect your ankles when the bike is lying on top of you ( don't ask how I know that..)
I've been through two pairs of those, but the Scout is a new model and quite different, so experiences with the Web aren't really relevant.
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Can't wait a month . I leave June 11 on my trip. if you get them in the next couple days, let me know your first impressions.

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Don't know about that specific type but Alpinestars seems to make a very good boot....I have a pair of their "Ridge" boots, very comfortable and very waterproof. I don't know if their other models follow the same trend but these were small for their claimed size, for instance I wear a 10.5 to 11 size boot (10.5 with wide feet) but the boots I purchased say they are size 12...and fit my feet perfectly. So you might have to purchase one size up if this is normal for them.

Only downside is the waterproof boots I have don't breath, and they're so comfortable I tend to leave them on longer than I should, so I'm starting to get a case of athlete's foot due to riding around with sweating feet in the muggy summertime. I was going to post a seperate thread about that with pictures of my feet, maybe I will post them here later instead...hang tight.... :mrgreen:

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I don't know if their other models follow the same trend but these were small for their claimed size, for instance I wear a 10.5 to 11 size boot (10.5 with wide feet) but the boots I purchased say they are size 12...and fit my feet perfectly. So you might have to purchase one size up if this is normal for them.
Do not trust Alpinestars sizes. My Web Gore-Tex boots were a Euro 42/US 8. I am a US 9, and those boots fit perfectly. You must try them on, or order from someplace with a liberal return policy (mine are coming from newenough.com).

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I was going to post a seperate thread about that with pictures of my feet, maybe I will post them here later instead...hang tight.... :mrgreen:
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Welp, anyways...

Stopped by teh local BMW shop to see what selection they had.

SIDI Canyons Goretex $300: Felt awesome right out of the box but i wasn't so sure about their protection. Very few hard parts. But the actual fit was perfect and probably would require very, very little break in.

SIDI Discovery Rain $325: Didn't feel as great out of the box. Plenty of protection. Flexible enough at the ankle. The fit at the feet was uncomfortable. I think with adequate break in they would be good.

I figured between these two i could get a good boot....so just for kicks i tried on the Adventure Rains....

SIDI Adventure Rain: Great fit, Great protection, fit like a glove right out of the box....$375

Can you guess which one i went with...








Thats right, the Adventures. first ride in them will be an 18 day trip to CO and back.
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Nice choice, congrats!

BTW which BMW shop 'round here in NoVA would that be?

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Mortons in fredricksburg.

A tough part of planning for this trip is that I'm living and working in Williamsburg for the summer. Started about three weeks ago. Makes it difficult to just walk out into the garage to mess around with packing. So basically this is it.
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