Alpinestars has brought out some new boots and shoes for motorcyclists, including something for the dual-sport adventurer with a taste for fine leather.
The Scout Waterproof Boots are all-weather, all-season touring boots suitable for dual-sport or sport-bike riders.
It’s leather bonded with a waterproof membrane for what Alpinestars calls a "fully watertight boot."
They have internally moulded shin, toe and heel counters for protection, and removable PE padded foot beds.
The Scout boots come in black, sizes 5-13 for American feet. U.S. retail price is $279.95.
SOHO Gore-Tex Boots are for all-weather touring, but designed for the rider who "prefers a metropolitan attitude on and off the bike."
They are mid-calf leather boots, waterproof and lined with Gore-Tex, carry double-injected PU in the shin, calf, heel and toe for protection, and the left boot has a shifter panel over the toe. You get closure by an outer Velcro and inner zipper.
Colour: black. Sizes Euro 38-48. U.S. price: $329.95.
Mille Shoes are tall riding shoes in water-resistant suede.
They come with a speed-lace system and a flexible rubber sole for easy walking.
There is outer PU heel and toe reinforcement, and removable foam soles provide shock absorption.
Black, sizes 6-13. U.S. MSRP is $169.95.
See www.alpinestars.com for more.
Alpinestars used to have a great goretex waterproof boot that was made of synthetic material; wish they still did.