Alpines­tars Coro­zol Ad­ven­ture Drys­tar boots £239.99

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Tester Michael Neeves Time used Five months/1500 miles

What’s good? These range-top­ping ad­ven­ture-rid­ing boots sit some­where be­tween a com­fort­able all-day tour­ing boot and an en­duro boot. I’ve been wear­ing them on ad­ven­ture bikes with typ­i­cal; ad­ven­ture rid­ing kit for long dis­tances on and of­froad. The spec sheet de­tail­ing the boot’s con­struc­tion is im­pres­sive – water­proof leather up­per, flex zones, an­kle/toe/heel/shin pro­tec­tion, breath­able lin­ing, pro­tec­tive sole and a new easy-en­try buckle fas­ten­ers. But the top line is that they’re ex­tremely well made and cos­set feet and lower legs, giv­ing con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing pro­tec­tion off-road. Un­like ded­i­cated of­froad boots they’re not ski boot­clumsy and don’t dig into skin when rid­ing for a long time. They’re com­fort­able to walk in, too.

What’s not? You only need the Tonka Toy-like pro­tec­tion from these boots if you’re ac­tu­ally go­ing to ride off-road. If not, you’re bet­ter off with con­ven­tional road boots. They’re not cheap, but you get a lot of beau­ti­ful­ly­made boot for your money. Con­tact www. alpines­tars.com

Qual­ity ★★★★★ Value ★★★★ ★

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