Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve taken a look at a pair of Alpinestars boots but I’ve found myself taking a closer look at the Alpinestars Roam 2 WP Motorcycle Boots. I’ve absolutely abused the pair of boots I have currently, lived in them all day every day so now they’re getting a bit tired. So I’m looking for a new pair to fill the void and I’ll make sure to treat them a bit better than the last ones. So by getting a pair of Alpinestars, they’ll be sure to make me a bit more careful.
I was drawn to the Alpinestars Roam 2 Boots for a couple of reasons. I want boots that will last a long time so I’ve kept a short list in mind about what I wanted from my boots and the Roams just happen to tick all of the boxes.
A GOOD ZIP [by not having one]
The first thing I looked at was the zip. After a while zips can get tired and broken, they can split unexpectedly and you can end up with wet feet on the way to work and then you’ve got wet feet all day [I may be speaking from experience here]. The Alpinestars Roam 2 Boots tick this box for having a reliable zip because- They don’t have one! They’ve cut out the risk of zips getting old and going bad by cutting the zips out all together and using velcro straps instead. So there’s no need to worry about those failing and letting the water in. Instead, the Velcro straps unfasten to reveal a gusset that leaves enough space in the opened boot to slip your feet in with no way for water to creep in while you’re riding.
The second point on my list was the sole. Like the zips, soles can get tired- wear them long enough and they can start coming away at the toes. Naturally this also makes the boots no longer waterproof, so I went looking for a pair with a good solidly attached sole. There can’t be too much rubber coming over the tips of the toes which can sometimes peel off easily and speed along the process of the sole coming away. Once again, the Alpinestars Roams meet my demands- the soles are sturdily attached and they don’t have rubber coming over the toes that will eventually catch on steps or wherever else and encourage the soles to start coming away.
The third point on my list was all about options. I wanted a boot that could accommodate my calf comfortably but also not be too wide so that I had the choice of being able to ride with my jeans tucked into my boots or not. It’s another little need of mine that the Roam 2s happen to cater for. The tops of the boot are comfortable, I can tuck my jeans in just fine and still be comfortable but I can also have my jeans over the top if I wish. Coming across something that lets the relatively close fitting leg-cuffs of my Richa Hammer Jeans go over them has been a hard thing to find in an affordable motorcycle boot.
THE REST [Pretty much the basics]
And that’s my little list of things I wanted to be on the look out for in a new pair of boots. Aside from that- the Alpinestars Roam 2s meet all the of the more basic needs. The the boots are made from Synthetic and Microfibres so they’re tough, protective and I can trust them to keep my feet safe. They also give the ankles some great protection and support, I was looking at a pair of Richa Tracer Evo Motorcycle Boots before looking at the Roam 2s but they didn’t agree with my bony ankles.
They’re waterproof while also being breathable. So water from the outside can’t get in to ruin my day and they won’t get too hot, so having sweaty boots shouldn’t be an issue either.
The boots have a shift pad that covers part of the side and top of the toes so that changing gears doesn’t mark the rest of the boot. There’s also a disguised toe slider as well- you can see the panel that covers it but it’s quite nice that the boot incorporates one that isn’t a protruding lump of plastic, preserving the more “tourer” look of the boot.
Just for added peace of mind and knowing that these boots will do their job in keeping your feet safe, you’ll be happy to know that these boots are CE Certified. That means they’re recognised as a protective pair of boots because they’ve gone through tests to measure just how protective they are.
Over all I’m completely sold on these boots. They’re comfortable, they’re safe, they meet all the needs I have out of a pair of bike boots and if I treat them right they should last a good long time. For £141.99 I plan to be wearing a pair on my ride home today! If you’re still not sold on getting a pair of your own, we’ve got plenty of other options in our Alpinestars Boots selection that may suit your needs. In fact, we have plenty of Motorcycle Boots to choose from in general, so we’re sure to have something for you.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!