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Old 05-04-2009, 12:30 PM   #1
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Alpinestars Durban boots?

These things look awesome, does anyone own a pair out there? They are very pricey, but if they last and remain waterproof, could be the next pair. They seem fairly new as well, are they? Anyone have any information?
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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No answer sorry
I started a thread a while back about the same boots.
Local dealer not getting them in at the moment, and I am too scared to buy without trying on.

Looks awesome.
I think if I can get a pair to try on , they will be my next.
My Alpinestar tech 7 's are to stiff for GS use, and my old Savanah BMW boots are worn out

good luck hunting

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Old 05-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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Is it price

I guess it's the price that stops these from being seen? I mean that's pretty hefty when you look at the competition. I'm going to save my pennies in the meantime and keep looking for reviews. I think these have potential as well, they look comfortable and sturdy.
I'll keep checking back...thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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Well, gentlemen ...and ladies, I bit the bullet and purchased a pair of these bad boys. I bought them sight unseen, except for online photos, the 3 prior posts here on advrider, and few other comments across the web here and there.

Suffice it to say, I'm not disappointed. Yes, they were very very expensive. However, they fit my personal style. I didn't want to go with a full on mx boot. Though I would have probably purchased the Tech 7's had I not come across these.

Unless you look very closely, you'd never know they were Alpinestars, or any brand for that matter. To a degree they look like the boots that Keanu Reeves wore in the first Matrix movie. I was a little concerned because the plastic overlay and straps in the photos look a bit bronze. They actually aren't. The whole boot is fairly monochromatic.

From what I understand, these are brand new for 2009. No one in Las Vegas had them in stock, so I had to trust my instincts. I ordered them from revzilla.com. They have a fairly pain-free buying experience. I figured I could return them if something wasn't quite right with these.

Yep, they are fairly tight, like I suppose most boots like this are. I wear a size 9.5 and these come in whole sizes, so I chose a 10 ...and that seemed to be the right move. Move up a size guys, not down. The right boot will require more breaking in than the left, but overall comfort isn't bad.

I ride a BMW G650X Country and it is extremely hard to find the shift lever when I'm wearing these. I'm hoping that the adjustable Touratech lever I just ordered from Germany will fix that problem when it arrives.

These boots seem very waterproof up to about the top buckle. That's where the inner Goretex lining ends.

I hope this review helps out those of you who are wondering about these. At times my purchases go the wrong way and I end up re-selling them after a month or two. In terms of these boots, I'll be keeping them for years. I trust they'll break in and become more flexible over time.

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Old 06-16-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Well, gentlemen ...and ladies, I bit the bullet and purchased a pair of these bad boys. I bought them sight unseen, except for online photos, the 3 prior posts here on advrider, and few other comments across the web here and there.

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Can you get a few pics of the boot? Sometimes it is nice to see the product when the photos are taken in real life.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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Certainly, I'd be happy to oblige. I agree. User submitted photos do provide a completely different perspective than professionally produced product shots.

I'm going to be tied up (not literally) until week after next. Don't be hatin' if I don't get some shots posted until then.

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Old 06-18-2009, 02:48 AM   #7
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Certainly, I'd be happy to oblige. I agree. User submitted photos do provide a completely different perspective than professionally produced product shots.

I'm going to be tied up (not literally) until week after next. Don't be hatin' if I don't get some shots posted until then.

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Nice boots.
How are they like protectionwise, is it substential?
Would you compare it to Santiagos, Infinities and the like?
Looking forward to the photos too!
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #8
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I apologize for taking so long to get these photos posted. Life gets in the way sometimes.

In terms of protection, I would say that it is rather substantial. I mean, they're not armor-plated, but they do seem like they'd protect the heck out of you if/when you take a spill.













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Old 08-24-2009, 12:30 PM   #9
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Where are they made? Is the size true to fit or narrow?
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #10
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Never mind on where, my system is running slow so that photo hadnt downloaed by the time i wrote.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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I'd say that they're fairly true. My foot is a standard width. They aren't crunched ...nor is there too much room. I'd only suggest ordering up 1/2 size.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #12
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good looking boots, another option to consider for my next boots after the RevIt Apache .

Too expensive !! maybe.
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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Nice boots!

- Anything inside to protect the ankles or is it just leather?
- Anything inside to prevent the feet from over-extending or is it just rely on the thick leather?

- I wonder if it's also good enough for street riding on a sport bike too?

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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Beyond Gore-Tex and $200, what is the difference between the Durban and Scout?

Scout:


Durban:
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #15
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Beyond Gore-Tex and $200, what is the difference between the Durban and Scout?

Scout:


Durban:
The soles are different and the leather isn't as purdy on the Scout. I have the Scouts and like them so far!
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