Alpinestars Air Plus, £179.95
Tester: Andy Davidson
Time tested: 4000 miles/7 months
What's good? These boots are perfect for summer use. They are super light-weight, comfortable and waterproof. The Gore-Tex membrane has repelled some heavy downpours. They’re quick and easy to slip on - don’t bother with the zip, just slap the Velcro down and go. They fit nicely under my jeans and as they’re not shiny, I don’t mind walking around town with them in casual clothes. The list price is £179.95 but you can find them for under £150 online.
What’s not? Yes they are brilliant summer boots, but they need to be stashed away as soon as the temperature drops. The mesh outer construction is exceptionally well ventilated and as the name suggests, they do let in a lot of air.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 3/5