Comment: These boots are lite and very comfortable, however they are hotter then all get out. As far as waterproof ?? i didnt really ever soak them in water, however they did keep my feet dry as far creek crossings go. But, there so HOT your feet will sweat wet. I WOuld really LOVE to try the gearne`s !
Scout Waterproof boots are perfect for the adventure touring or dual sport
rider looking for a mid-priced boot with top of line quality and features. They
are a great choice for someone looking for the protection of an offroad boot,
but with the casual look of a touring boot, without all of the shiny plastic
panels and accents. The upper is constructed of high quality full grain leather,
with a very classic, simple design. The medial side of the boot is made from a
single panel of leather, which provides the greatest possible tensile strength,
but also adds to the super clean look.
They’re available in whole sizes five to thirteen, and the fit is surprisingly
relaxed for an Italian made boot. A little extra room is ideal for this style of
boot because it allows the rider to wear thick socks in poor weather. In nice
weather, you can wear thinner socks and make up for the extra room with a
The heel cup and toebox are heavily reinforced and the ankles are protected by
very light plate armor beneath the leather. The shin is also lightly armor
protected and features the Astar logo embossed into the leather. I like this
light armor protection, especially on longer rides, because you get the impact
protection you want without sacrificing all of the boot’s flexibility.
If you open the boot up, using these three easy to operate buckles and hook and
loop flap, you can see the plush liner and removable insole. The only complaint
I’ve heard about the Scout boots is that the waterproof membrane hidden behind
the liner doesn’t breathe as well as some others on the market, and the boots
can get fairly hot.
The outsoles of these Scout boots are some of my favorite in this style of boot.
The lug design provides exceptional grip on all sorts of surfaces, and the
tapered heel shape make them very comfortable to walk in, despite the rigidity
of the uppers.
All in all these Alpinestars Scout
motorcycle riding boots are
an excellent choice for adventure tourers and dual sport riders looking for a
comfortable mid-priced boot with excellent features and the quality of