Alpinestars Corozol Adventure Drystar boots £239.99
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 ★★★★ ★