JRbiker

10 months ago

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Let's Talk About Alpinestars Belize Boots

Meaghers Grant, Nova Scotia, Canada

I've had that song Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa going through my head.

It's the one that goes: "Let's talk about sex baby, let's talk about you and me…"

I don't want to talk about sex with you though. I like you, but not that way. So let's replace the word 'sex' with 'boots' shall we? (I never thought I would write that sentence.)

The boots are comfortable and well-made.

The boots are comfortable and well-made.

Yes, this is an informal review of Alpinestars Belize Drystar boots.

I've put a few hundred kilometres on them and decided it was time to transform my thoughts to pixels. I will say this up front, I can't really tell you much about the effectiveness of the Drystar waterproof membrane, I did get a chance to ride through a gentle summer shower, but that's it. They didn't leak, I can tell you that, but not much more.

I could have saved this review for a rainy day, but I didn't want to do that because every time it rains here in Canada's Ocean Playground, I'm in the office and can't get out to splish and splash.

So let's get started.

It didn't take long to break them in.

It didn't take long to break them in.

I got these boots, and as you would expect, they were stiff. So I stomped around the house like Darth Vader for a few days to break them in and that was okay because I have a son named Luke.

Walking isn't difficult or uncomfortable. You realize you're not wearing loafers or sneakers, but they're not painful or awkward, it's sort of like wearing ski boots, but more enjoyable. I wouldn't want to run a marathon in them, but I don't want to run a marathon. Period.

After those few days, they felt pretty good and I was ready to ride.

My size nines feel right. You can customize the fit with the upper and lower buckles to make them more snug or looser. The buckles are reminiscent of the aforementioned ski boots with one near the ankle and another across the shin with cinches the plastic armour plate tight. Speaking of protection, the boots are CE certified and there's the shin armour, plus coverage on the ankle, toe, and heel. 

The vulcanized rubber soles provide good grip on the pegs and are comfortable for walking, too. 

One of the best things I can say about these boots is that after a while I didn't think about them when riding. I mean they were comfortable enough that they weren't distracting with any points pinching or chafing. I had to keep reminding myself to pay attention so I could gather some subjective impressions for you good folks.

To me, these are the boots Goldilocks would wear if she rode a motorcycle. They are just right.

And's there's the Salt-N-Pepa video. I wouldn't put that earworm out there and then leave you hanging.

Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex (Official Music Video)

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herringburden

9 months ago

Thanks for the review, it's nice to see something from NS pop up. doodle jump

JRbiker

10 months ago

@puckOparadox You're welcome. There are a few Bluenosers on here!

puckOparadox

10 months ago

Nice to see something from NS pop up, thanks for the review

JRbiker

10 months ago

@Migyver I'm happy with mine and am looking forward to really putting them through their paces over the next few years too. I think they will be a good all-around boot.

Migyver

10 months ago

I've had a pair of these for 6 years, when I started doing dual sport, got into some more technical riding so I got something a little more heavy duty for enduro tire stuff but I still use them for street riding and I love how my feet stay dry and they are just so comfortable!