Alpinestars Joey Waterproof Shoes
List Price: $159.95
Sale Price: $159.95
Alpinestars Joey Waterproof Shoes
Item Code: AlpinestarsJoeyWPShoes
Color: Black or Yellow
- Street style, practical shoe.
- 1 version: shiny black made of shiny leather upper and microfiber suede chassis,
- 2.version:tarmac made of crackly leather upper and suede microfiber chassis,
- 3.version: black/yellow fluo made of shiny leather upper and suede microfiber chassis plus yellow fluo embroideries/laces.
- Suede microfiber rear collar.
- Traditional metal eyelet lacing closure system, which provides an adaptable and comfortable fit.
- Technical textile plus waterproof membrane.
- Double density ankle protectors on medial and lateral side.
- Tongue and ankle soft padding for durable comfort.
- Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement is layered under the upper.
- Anatomical profiled PU foam footbed replaceable with Lycra top.
- Cup sole double color with dirty effect.
- Reinforced lasting board inserted under upper for improved strength.
- Joey WP shoe is certified to CE standards.
How To Measure for Alpinestars Boots and Shoes
- Order in accordance with your normal shoe size
- Refer to the conversion chart below to convert from US to Euro sizes
|EURO SIZE =||USA MEN'S SHOE SIZE||USA WOMEN'S SHOE SIZE|
The first boot on our bang for your buck list is the Cortech Latigo Air Boot. This is a mesh road race boot that is going to stack up against your Alpinestars S-MX 5’s or your Joe Rocket Speedmasters, but with a difference in price of up to a hundred dollars in some cases. These boots are all about comfort and connection to your motorcycle. They don’t have as rigid of a TPU material in the impact areas as the Alpinestars do, so they don’t offer quite as much crash protection, but the flexibility and feel for a road race style boot is amazing. They feature armored areas in the shins, and heels, and on the medial and lateral sides of the ankles that are connected across the back to give the boot some rigidity. They also feature flex areas on the instep and Achilles area, a reinforced shifter pad, and replaceable toe sliders. Overall, these are going to be a fantastic solution for someone looking to do some track days on a budget.
The next boot I want to show you is for the aggressive street rider looking for some extra protection, without the high cost of top grain leather. The Vega merge is a boot that is going to compare in style to the Joe Rocket Velocity VX2’s, the Speed and Strength Moment of Truth Shoe, or the AStars S-MX 1 Boot, but are made of much less expensive materials. The uppers are made of manmade leather and suede, and the toebox and heel don’t have as much reinforcement as the higher end brands do. They do, however, feature a replaceable TPU toe slider and a three part closure system for precision adjustability. They also have a nicely done oil resistant outer sole and a removable insole.
The next boot we have is a classic and a customer favorite, the Icon Patrol Waterproof Boot. This is a boot that is in a class all by itself. There are multiple styles of military shoes available from other companies, but they are all missing something compared to the Patrol Boots. Some are even less expensive, but they’re not waterproof, or they don’t have covered laces, or they are shorter, with only a single buckle. The Patrols feature a tall, rugged, oil resistant outer sole with a removable insole. You get a top grain leather upper with a reinforced toebox and heel cup. You have dual, adjustable metal buckles with covered, quick cinch laces with a waterproof gusset, and a moisture wicking liner to keep your feet cool. They’re available in black or brown, and will look awesome on or off the bike. Any way you slice it, these are very durable, high quality military style boots, that are competitively priced for all that you are getting.
Next we have a great choice for the cruiser guys, the Milwaukee Classic Harness Boots. These Milwaukee boots have all of the looks and style of brands that cost up to three times as much money. Seriously, check the price on the listing, you won’t believe it. They are constructed using a full grain leather upper, with detailed all metal hardware. They feature a slip and oil resistant outer sole with a removable, machine washable insole. The feature I like the best is that they added a zipper down the back of the boot. Now you have a boot that is easy to get on and off, but the placement of the zipper on the back doesn’t detract from the classic look of a harness style boot.
Now let’s take a look at one of the best values in touring boots, the TourMaster Solution 2.0 Waterproof Boots. These Solution 2.0’s have all the durability, wearability, and protection of boots that can cost nearly twice the money, and they do it by using high quality manmade materials instead of leather. The uppers are made of a polyurethane material. They only use leather where you really need it, in the flex panels on the instep and upper Achilles area. The boots are lined with a waterproof and breathable Hypora membrane, and there is plenty of protection in the form of a reinforced heel cup, shin plate, and toe box. The soles are high grip and oil resistant and the boots are easy to get on and off due to the zippered entry with a waterproof gusset that is protected by this Velcro panel.
Now, to be clear, a good value is not necessarily the least expensive version of any given product. A good value can sometimes be one of the more pricey versions. What makes an item a good value is the high quality of an item versus the price. Again, you’re looking for bang for the buck. These Alpinestars Joey waterproof shoes are a perfect example of a top of the line, bang for your buck riding shoe. These are a street styled shoe, obviously. So, some would argue that one fifty plus for a street shoe is a little excessive, that is until they take a closer look. This isn’t an ordinary shoe. First, the uppers of these shoes have a light wax treatment. This offers the first layer of the shoes waterproof characteristics and also helps keep the shoes from staining, features your Nike Air Force’s sure aren’t going to have. They also feature a waterproof, breathable liner - a final barrier to keep the water out.
In addition to the waterproofing, they also feature a substantial amount of protection. There are armored areas in the ankles, a reinforced toe box and heel cup, and an oil resistant and anti-slip sole. They do all this, while maintaining the look and comfort of an everyday street shoe that looks good with many different types of clothing styles.