Alpinestars Afrika XCR Boots

Alpinestars Afrika XCR boots, £139.99
Miles covered/time:
700/three months

What’s good: These Alpinestars Afrika boots are comfy on and off bike (important, ‘cos I’m a lazy arse who hates changing in and out of bike gear), stylish enough, shower-proof, quick to get on and off ‘cos of the clever pullstring mechanism and they are proving pretty durable, too.

What’s not: One of the drawstrings has somehow shredded its cover so surely it’s only a matter of time before it snaps and I’ve no idea how to, or even if, I can replace it. The strap/Velcro system is annoying and nor are they as good value as they might be.

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Rating: 3/5

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