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My Thoughts: Alpinestars Super Victory Boots

I don't imagine that a lot of people will be using these boots for street/track riding but I figured I'd post up about them anyway.



First I'll say that I specifically wanted boots like this for dual sporting. It seems like most of the boots on the market are super stiff and I hate not having any feel. I know that it's all in the name of protection but if I can't function on the bike then I'm more compromised anyway. Second, I LOVE the style of vintage boots, particularly the old Hi Point boots, but they don't (haven't) sold a lot of them in the U.S. So there I was on Fleabay and I saw these guys. Then I saw that they were offered by a domestic vendor. So I went over to Revzilla and ordered one of the last two pairs they had available in my size. According to their website as of today they only have men's 8 and 9 in stock.

Sadly, these only come in men's sizing so there is a little wiggle room for my toes but ultimately these don't fit half bad. They do feel a little narrow though.

I haven't had a chance to test ride them yet but I'll add more to this review when I do.

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Four nylon cam adjustable buckles with a replaceable nylon strap and housing design

Stamped steel shin plate

Alpinestars exclusive rubber compound sole with replaceable foot peg insert

Ergonomic ankle support with injected TPU ankle pads

Stamped stainless steel sole guard

Stamped steel shank

Exclusive ankle brace protector

Full-grain leather upper and lining

Leather over leather front flex zone

Replaceable anatomic footbed

Internal TPU plate on the inner side of the boot is curved in an anatomic shape and covered with leather

1. These are definitely not as stiff as the other boots on the market for dirt riding. Part of the reason is because they are all leather. There is ankle protection but it's somewhere between what you'd get in a track boot, and a casual riding boot. But that's also why they are so flexible. While they ARE stiff, I could still ride a Sportbike in these. While the ankle armor isn't all that hardcore, I feel it's adequate for most crashes. Will the boot keep your foot from rotating off your leg, or being folded into a pretzel? Yes. There is some padding on the inside of the boot also to keep your inner legs protected from the engine heat.



2. The quality is nice. The materials seem to be good quality with good quality construction. The only beef I have is with the clasps. They certainly FEEL kinda cheap and flexible when I'm locking them. Hopefully they hold up. They are adjustable, though.









3. The foot bed is comfortable and fitted nicely to my foot. There is some arch support but not a lot of cushion. The soles are nice. Pretty standard for grip.



Ultimately the features on these boots are pretty barebones. Some padding to reinforce the armor where ya need it but ultimately nothing extravagant. I expect that these will definitely hold up for a very long time though.

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nice write up. very thorough. I've been wanting a new pair but i'm so cheap I just need someone to put up a pair that fits my foot size haha.

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I hear ya there. But something about these grabbed me by the ovaries and said "buy me!" Lol. But as a female, it's kind of hardwired into my DNA to love and acquire shoes.

Anyway. I forgot to mention that as these are Hi Point boots, they are higher than most boots so these sit just below the knees. This might be tricky if you wear shin armor or if your leathers are fitted with shin armor (like most are). However, I don't see this being much of an issue. I adjusted mine to fit more snug around the calves but there can be a lot of room behind the shin plates.


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Ok, not exactly racing boots, but those are pretty awesome looking! So if you wear leathers with those, do you fit the pants over the boots, kinda like the Dainese racing boots? Or can you actually fit them inside the boots?

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Ok, not exactly racing boots, but those are pretty awesome looking! So if you wear leathers with those, do you fit the pants over the boots, kinda like the Dainese racing boots? Or can you actually fit them inside the boots?

We'll expect pictures of you in full leather suit with the boots on!
You got it!

I imagine with these you'd probably be better off tucking the pants in the boots. I won't be able to get out on the bike until Babes in the Dirt in a couple of weeks. My brother is in town and he doesn't ride so we are adventuring on 4 wheels lol. But there will likely be another writeup on that event with lots of pics. With chicks, bikes, and boots. Lol!

While I don't intend them for track days on the sport bike, per se, I am wondering if I could get away with wearing them. My Sidis died so I need track boots too lol!
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Not bad. personally, I would want something with a lot more protection for racing or dirt bike riding. Look at the difference! A2 boots If you can bend the boot sideways with your hands, it means your ankle will probably break in a crash.

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Yeah I grossly underestimated the stiffness of these boots. I took them out to the Babes in the Dirt event and they were quite stiff. I definitely don't like the buckles. But otherwise, these boots are most certainly up to the task. I can even fit my knee/shin armor under them.

All in all good boots. And the event was fun too. We even managed to run into some friends who were also camping with their quads.

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