Evans Brasfield wore these boots on Motorcycle.com’s most recent adventure shootout and put together a full review of his thoughts on the Baja Gore-Tex. The main thing that sold me on these boots, though, was their devilishly good looks. A large TPU covers the shin for additional protection. But, don’t think that the lacing system is the only impressive thing about these boots. Velcro and three buckles seal the Adventure up nice and tight. And the ankle armour slightly dug into my ankle. The toe is also reinforced and there is a large TPU shin guard up front. In terms of quality, these boots are excellent. And that’s not the only good thing about them. They don’t close with the most reassuring clunk, but I had no issues with them. A light ADV boot that’s sure to be comfortable for the long haul. Triumph Street Triple RS. From the neatly stitched, bomb-proof buckles to the top-of-the range Gore-Tex lining and moulded plastic panels, everything feels well made and like it’s built to last. The Adventure is comprised of a full grain leather upper backed by a Drytex waterproof breathable lining. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. For such a cumbersome boot, the Adventure 2 sure feels good on the foot, and once they’re worn in there are no issues with them feeling too stiff or restrictive. They’re adventurous by name and adventurous by design, rising high up the leg with a brash shin guard, and the wet stuff is kept out by an included waterproof membrane, which is genuinely waterproof. On the inside of the ankle and leg, the boot has a reinforced polymer with texture to give better feedback from the bike when standing and hugging the bike with your legs. Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex – $500.
The sole unit is also spot on, offering a great amount of grip both on and off-road, and I had no problems with feeling my bike’s pegs too much when stood on them. How did you get on with them? Shop for the Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex here. From a protection standpoint, the Toucan features a leather and polymer constructed outer with reinforced TPU protection layers in key impact areas. They’re made from a beautiful vintage brown leather, and they look like they could have come straight off the set of Mad Max. While the focus of the Toucans is definitely towards off-road riding, they still perform well on tarmac. Most pairs came in black or, well, black, and there seemed to be little in the form of aesthetic pride. Some boots are geared towards on-road motorcycle touring, while others integrate off-road functionality in case you find yourself scrambling down the road less taken.
The Forma Adventure offers the comfort and flexibility of a road-going boot while tapping into off-road styling and design.
Updates over the original ‘Adventure’ include a higher Gore-Tex gaiter (7cm higher than previous models), a more flexible shaft to accommodate a wider variety of calf sizes, and more flexibility throughout to improve out of the box comfort.
The Toucan’s Gore-Tex liner is going to keep you comfortable regardless of what’s going on outside the boot. A leather accordion stretch panel is used at the Achilles’ for extra mobility. The only other adventure boots that can touch them for all-round performance are the Alpinestars Toucans and the REV’IT!
It wasn’t enough to make me want to stop wearing them, but it’s something to be wary of when you try them on. But looks isn’t all these are good for. Tell us what you like, what's missing, or what's broken. In a line: A solid road-focused adventure boot at a great price. It’s impossible to review the REV’IT! This pivot connects to a brace-like system that wraps around the back of the calf. Alpinestars Corozal Adventure Drystar Boots, Tour Master Solution 3.0 WP Women's Boots, Tour Master Solution 2.0 Air Women's Boots, Alpinestars Replacement Toe Sliders SMX6 / SMX3 / SMX1R Boots, SIDI Crossfire / Adventure / Trial Zero Straps. The lateral ankle protection system provides excellent protection while giving a flexible pivot point for mobility. These fully featured adventure touring boots make use of a Boa lacing system which consists of stainless steel wire, moulded lace guides and a dial which is used to tighten or loosen the boots. Once on, they were comfortable and the stiffness is welcome when standing up on the pegs, even if they did prove to be a bit awkward to walk around in. In a line: OK, they’re more expensive than my first car was, but if you’ve got the cash you won’t be disappointed.
Indeed, you just need to look at them to see that they’re a beautifully designed pair of adventure motorcycle boots… The Expedition H2O spent three years in development.
And it doesn’t seem to come with too much of a compromise to comfort.
The TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap provide crush protection while the thermoplastic midsole and steel shank give you a sturdy platform to stand on. Stylistically, the lower section of the boots seems to take inspiration from hiking approach shoes, with a substantial rubber rand running around the shoe to offer protection from bumps and scrapes.
To keep your feet dry, the boots make use of and OutDry waterproof membrane, and this is watertight throughout. Windproof for chilly days and waterproof for wet ones. The shin guard is one of the most protective on test, and the amount of ankle support offers a huge amount of reassurance both on and off-road.
The last time I reviewed the Alpinestars Toucans was in 2014, though I’ve been slipping my feet into them regularly since then.
A well-treaded outsole should provide plenty of grip whilst performing off-bike activities (hopefully not ones involving picking up said bike). To make such a heavy and rigid boot more comfortable, Sidi has included a hinge on the ankles which allows the ankle to flex when walking and moving on the pegs. saw fit to include in an adventure touring boot without worrying what the boot would have to be priced at, an opportunity designers and engineers don’t often get.
This system provides top levels of stiffness and support, preventing side to side movements of the ankle, while at the same time allowing a great amount of up and down movement. Reinforced ankles, a shanked lower, and beefed up toe box provide a stiff lower section of the boot that should provide decent crush protection as well as protecting against torsional injuries. The REV’IT! Adventure boots are designed in a similar vein to adventure motorcycles, ready to handle the rigors of off-road, yet still be comfortable enough to use day in and day out.
With this, the boots offer serious protection and genuine comfort both on and off the bike. My experience with the Avantour has been almost entirely positive, though there are two things that you should know. If this looks familiar then that’s because it is – it’s a system that has been used in snowboarding, golfing, cycling and even on motorcycle gloves (KNOX Handroid) for years.