2012

Alpinestar SMX-5

After upgrading from 50cc to 125cc, I decided it was time to buy some proper gear rather than risk injury or worse. So I looked at a range of boots and decided on the Alpinestar SMX-5 none waterproof in black and white. Trying them on for the first time they felt comfortable, secure and snug while still giving freedom of movement. This feeling continued when I tried them on the...

Boot review: RST Women’s Trinity

Boot review: RST Women’s Trinity

RST Women’s Trinity Boots, £79.99
 Miles covered/time: 2000 miles/two months What’s good: I used these boots for a recent trip across Europe where I encountered all manner of conditions. Spending a...

Boot Review: Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot

Boot Review: Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot

Red Wing 877 Men's 8-inch Boot, £250 Miles covered/time: 2000/eight months What’s good? I have worn other Red Wing boots for years and I would swear by them. To me, these are an iconic traditional...

Boot review: TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex

Boot review: TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex

TCX Jupiter 2 Gore-tex boots, £125 Miles covered/time: 15,000/two years What’s good: These ankle-length boots are some of the most comfortable I’ve worn. The lining is waterproof and the quality of...

Boot review: TCX Airtech Gore-Tex

Boot review: TCX Airtech Gore-Tex

TCX Airtech Gore-Tex boots, £169.99 Miles covered/time: 4500/18 months What’s good: Really lightweight and comfortable – for summer touring and commuting these boots are hard to beat. They’re made...

Boot review: Acerbis Profile X-Tight enduro and motocross boots

Boot review: Acerbis Profile X-Tight enduro and motocross boots

Acerbis Profile X-Tight enduro and motocross boots, £235 Time used: 18 months What’s good: They’re tough enough to kick down walls but comfortable, too. There are only two clasps to fasten per foot,...

Boot review: Rev’It Apache H2O touring boots

Boot review: Rev’It Apache H2O touring boots

Rev’It Apache H2O touring boots, £164.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/18 months What’s good: A key attraction of these boots is the look. They’re nicely styled from tough full-grain leather, with suede at...

Tucano Urbano Nano Shoe Cover

Tucano Urbano Nano Shoe Cover

Tucano Urbano Nano Shoe Cover, £33.99 Time used: One year What’s good: Put them over any footwear and suddenly you have waterproof boots on. Take them off again and stuff them in your pocket,...

Alpinestars Stella Gran Torino Gore-Tex Boots

Alpinestars Stella Gran Torino Gore-Tex Boots

Alpinestars Stella Gran Torino Gore-Tex Boots £229.99 Miles covered/time: 3200/four months What’s good: I have solid calf muscles, always have had, always will have and it poses a problem when...

Product Review: TCX X-Street Sneaker boots

Product Review: TCX X-Street Sneaker boots

TCX X-Street Sneaker boots, £79.99 Miles covered/time: 986/two months What’s good: The Street Sneakers look like normal Converse-style boots but feature a slightly thicker denim material, hard ankle...

Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 8 Light

Boot review: Alpinestars Tech 8 Light

Alpinestars Tech 8 Light off-road boots, £339.99 Miles covered/time: 350/five months What's good? They’re built like tanks and can take a real battering. I’m pretty sure when we as humans have...

Boot review: Hein Gericke Rallye

Boot review: Hein Gericke Rallye

Hein Gericke Rallye Boots (superseded by Rallye III, £219.99) Miles covered/time: 5000/five years What’s good: Brilliantly rugged, these are the boots I pick when the conditions turn really...

Boot review: Alpinestars S-MX5 waterproof boots

Boot review: Alpinestars S-MX5 waterproof boots

Alpinestars S-MX5 waterproof boots, £179.95 at MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 3500/six months What’s good: These waterproof boots thankfully live up to their promise and manage to combine warmth with...