Alpinestars GP Pro's

They can be a killer to walk round the GP in all day, but how well do they fare on the road?

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Alpinestars GP Pro's

Postby stevewp » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:40 pm

I bought these boots about 5 years ago in a sale. They were cheap because (a) they were 'last years' design, (b) they were orange (funny how orange stuff is always cheap!) and (c) they were Mick Doohan replicas!! Lol

Anyway, I got them for about £100 instead of £170, which was still a fuck of a lot of money, but nevertheless pretty good going for such a good pair of boots.

They've always been uncomfortable to walk in, so I wouldn't recommend them if you're going to travel any more than 15 yards off the bike! On the bike they're pretty comfy, and have ventilation in them that works fairly well.

And yesterday they proved their worth! Not that anything bad or reckless happened, so don't start cheering!

I nipped past a bloke coming out of a sharp right-hander, short straight and then round a sharp left. It's a classic overtaking spot with no nasty surprises. Only problem is, I must have been a little 'duck footed', and as I went round the left hander at good (but not silly) pace, I caught my boot.

Not the normal little scuff that you get, where it marks your toe slider a bit.

This was the result :

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I have to confess, I kept looking down to check for signs of redness coming through, but they're actually surprisingly well intact, if not better ventilated!!

The force actually ripped my foot clean off the peg, so of course it could have got ugly had it been pulled under the back wheel, but there was no such crisis. It did throw the bike out a touch, which was a slightly hairy, but again, nothing to require a change of underwear or a straw to eat through!!

I'm gutted that I've wrecked them, but I have to say that I'd have rather been wearing them than my Axo's, cos I don't know that they'd have held up nearly so well.

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Postby rooyenan » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:28 pm

Steve Boss Hog wrote: (b) they were orange (funny how orange stuff is always cheap!)


And by now you know orange doesn't last long either!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby stevewp » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:10 pm

I don't know - 5 years is pretty good going, and they would have lasted more than 5 more if I hadn't bloody scraped them :(
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Duck feet

Postby 24c » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:10 pm

And the real point of the story is... DON't do duck feet, 'cos it wrecks cheap or otherwise boots. :shock:

Mine are a little scuffed too, but only through kicking car doors and knocking mirrors off or perhaps it was going into "Fred Flinstone" mode trying to keep up with faster bikes:wink:

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Re: Duck feet

Postby stevewp » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:18 pm

24c wrote:And the real point of the story is... DON't do duck feet, 'cos it wrecks cheap or otherwise boots. :shock:


Yes agreed. The only problem for me is that having toes on pegs for any period of time gives me grief on the one side, so I don't tend to do it unless the ride's got particularly focused.

Still, the blame lies purely at my.....wait for it......feet!! Boom boom!
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Postby Rob » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:22 pm

You can try to seal of your foot...lol...

But you can better spend a pound more on boots and have dry warm feet, or don't claim cold and wet feet after a drive in the rain.
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Postby stevewp » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:46 pm

Yeah, I think it'll be a new set of boots, but not just yet. I'll just wear the Axo's instead.
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Postby Rob » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:48 pm

Well the good thing is that the feet can "breath" during the drive, and you don't have problems with smelly and sweaty feet.
;-)

But in the winter you need heated socks with this boots
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Postby stevewp » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:54 pm

Of course, as my leathers are black on the left and orange on the right, I could wear the good Alpinestar on the right and the good Axo on the left, and perhaps no-one would notice?! Lol
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Postby Rob » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:55 pm

there is always just One good side of everything so you could get away wuth it....lol....
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Postby Dave Carey » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:56 pm

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Postby stevewp » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:14 pm

See here for my response to that.

Now, back on topic.....
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Postby Doug Long » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:39 pm

as my leathers are black on the left and orange on the right,
:wtf:
The very epitome of sartorial elegance then?
Who picked those for you? Was it the guy with the dog and the white stick?
Have you seen that biker makeover programme on Men and Motors, 'All The Gear and No Idea' it's called. Would you like me to put your name forward? :whistle:
As for the feet through the boots, if you are going to do Hobbit impressions we will have to give you a new nickname. How about Dildo Bobbins :twisted: :lol: :lol:

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Postby 24c » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:11 pm

other names that come to mind, before I got bored.

Bilto(e) Bobbins
Carlos Toedangle
Scrappie (after the sheep) :twisted:
Duckie (Midlands expression, near Stoke)
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby stevewp » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:30 pm

All I can say about the leathers is.......they were cheap!!! Lol
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