Six months, 6,500 miles of use and one sleep in these oh-so comfortable Alpinestars Corozal adventure boots.
These are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn in 32 years of riding motorcycles. They’re so cosseting, superb to ride in, easy to walk in, and so comfortable that I once wore them for 35 hours without taking them off while riding and wild-camping in Norway.
As well as being comfortable, they’re also extremely rugged. They’ve had a lot of abuse on and off the bike, been immersed in water and mud, ridden through 32-degree heat, down to minus three – from blistering sunshine, to lashing rain and snow.
I’ve done nothing to look after them, so I’m impressed that they still look so good, boasting a nicely worn-in patina, without looking at all tatty. Unlike many adventure boots, they’re also a doddle to get on and off.
They open up wide, meaning you can step into them with ease, and the two-buckle fastening system with Velcro top closure is a snap-snap-slap affair that takes moments. Despite their comfort, there’s a decent amount of inbuilt protection for shin, toes, ankles and sole, too.
On hot days they are very warm, leaving your feet a little sweatier than is ideal. It’s a shame that this level of supreme comfort isn’t available in normal sports boots. I’ve tried wearing these on non-adventure bikes, and they’re simply too chunky to make gear changes possible. Of course, I could just change the lever height…
Senior Reporter, Jordan, put a pair of Sidi X-3 Xtreme boots to the test earlier this year, he took them to the extreme at the Merzouga rally in Morocco. He was impressed and gave them a four-star rating for both quality and value. They're a fraction more expensive than the Alpinestars so are well worth considering. You can check out the full review here.