Hi and welcome. This is a blog mostly about motorcycle touring. Originally started to show places to ride in my area, it now covers many of the best riding roads in Australia - but the info is scattered about. I had taken a break recently and experimented with social media but will return to blogging in 2013 when I will be riding many more places in Asia. Thanks for visiting, IC.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have been a bit disappointed with these shoes. As a sneaker type of shoe they look great and the design for air flow is good.
The real problem is they simply are not the size stated on the shoe. I take a 9 Aus, which is a 9.5 US/43 Euro size shoe. I can fit into a size 9 US/Euro 42 in a pinch. These are labelled as US 9.5 yet they are tight in places no matter what I try.
Not the whole shoe is smaller as far as I can tell rather that they are tight in parts and the buckle system might need to have more adjustment if they are to be able to accommodate the size feet they are label to fit.
Update: I have since received longer buckles from Alpinestar and this assisted to a certain degree however the shoes are never going to be a 9.5 in size. I have tried to 'Macgiver' some room inside to loosen them however again this has been of limited success.
I find I can wear them for about 1/2 a day then they slowly start to become uncomfortable in the 2nd part of the day around the heal.
2nd Update: Same story so far, Alpinestars sent me some t-shirts and gear which I am grateful for, the shoes themselves are fine its just the sizing irregularities that have caused me to be disappointed. They fit well on the footrest and make changing gear a more positive thing compared to my regular work boot style riding shoes. If your interested then I'd say check them out but be careful about the fitting.
Posted by Iron Chef at 15:49