Alpinestars SMX Gore-Tex boots (now superseded by SMX Plus Gore-Tex, £299.99)
Miles covered/time: 10,000+/five years
What’s good: I’ve been wearing these very durable waterproof boots for five years. I use them for my daily commute and on biking holidays. They’re warm, fully waterproof, look great and are lightweight enough to wear on a sports bike, even on track. They even have toesliders for when you get a bit carried away.
Alpinestars started in business making boots and they do it extremely well, so it’s no surprise these have stood up the test of time perfectly. They’ve done well over 10,000 miles, they’re still in tip-top condition and still clean up like new.
What’s not: There’s nothing bad to say about them.
Contact: www.alpinestars.com or see MCN classifieds for local dealers.