by Matthew Scott

Anytime we come across a product that claims to be all things to all people, we usually expect it to be excellent at nothing. This is certainly not true of the Alpinestars Scout Waterproof boots. A harmonious blend of on and off road attributes, this is the perfect pair of boots for the rider with a broad range of bikes in their quiver. Equally at home on a sport touring motorcycle or roosting dirt off piste, the Scout is a multi-use boot that delivers on that lofty promise.

Constructed of PU coated leather for optimal durability and lined with a waterproof/breathable membrane, the Scout’s thick skin fended off Arizona’s intense monsoon rains without complaint. The boot’s interior remained dry during multiple hours in the saddle and suffered no irritating build up of heat or moisture from within. All in all, they have proven to be extremely comfortable in all conditions. The outsole offers a confident interface with even wet foot pegs and walking comfort is surprisingly pleasant. The three point closure system uses micro-adjust buckles that can be pre-set for proper tension and easy entry. Simply connect the buckles and snap them shut. Right out of the box these boots offered immediate comfort with a quick and painless break-in period.

The CE certified protective elements of the Scout are well positioned and unobtrusive. Extra padding is placed at sensitive contact points and the highly contoured footbed demonstrates Alpinestars’ dedication to all day riding comfort. After using the Scouts day in and day out for several months, we’re convinced these are one of the better multi-use boots on the market today. As we would expect of Alpinestars, the build quality and fit are both superb. The Scout is a fantastic performer at a very respectable price of just $249. We couldn’t be more impressed. Bring on the dirt, or pavement. Which ever comes first.

Alpinestars Scout Waterproof Boot

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore