Alpinestars Corozal Boots Review

“The Alpinestars Corozals are brilliant hybrid adventure boots. They’re all day comfy both on and off the bike, highly protective, fully waterproof, breathable and tough enough to stand up to round the world travel.”

Alpinestars Corozal Boots Review

Snapshot

  • Price: £249
  • Time tested: 4 months
  • Miles tested: 8,000
  • Testing conditions: USA and Canada
  • Functionality: 5/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Where to buy UK: sportsbikeshop.co.uk
  • Where to buy US: revzilla.com
  • Where to buy EU: fc-moto.de

Alpinestars Toucan vs Corozal

Alpinestars are leaders in motorcycle boots and are our go to bike footwear of choice. When it comes to Alpinestars adventure bike boots, there are two main contenders: Toucans and Corozals.

Andy has had a pair of Alpinestars Toucan boots for the last nine years and swears by them. And since we flew home from New Zealand to buy and prepare two new Honda CRF300Ls, he finally decided to get a new pair and I (Alissa) wanted to upgrade my boots too.

I ordered a pair of both the Toucan and Corozals to compare. The first thing I noticed was the Corozals offered a more snug fit than the Toucans and are also wider on the calf, which made them instantly more comfortable and flexible when walking – also helped by the Corozal’s softer sole.

The Toucans are more off-road focused, heavier, more rigid, protective and use Gore-Tex waterproof lining over the Drystar in the Corozals. Overall, the Corozals feel like a more budget boot than the Toucan, but these factors weren’t as important as comfort and fit to me, so I went with them and have been very impressed with the boots since.

What’s good?

The Corozal boots are fully CE certified and made with PU-coated leather, have lateral ankle protection, TPU shift pad, a polymer shin plate, internal toe box and heel and ankle protection, anti-slip sole, gear pad protection and strengthened leather. They’re certainly far more protective than a set of standard touring boots and inspire confidence when on the rough stuff thanks to all their protective features.

The Corozals are easy to slip on and off and come with a wide and soft opening. They’re fastened using two clasps and a large Velcro tab. When walking they don’t feel clunky or cumbersome and the soft sole makes them easy to walk around town or the shops when off the bike. But the sole isn’t too soft so that you feel it when standing on the pegs.

I’ve ridden through some serious downpours in these boots and not had a single drop of water ingress. And I’ve also had to ride in temperatures up to 46C, which I thought would cook my feet due to the waterproof lining, but they remained surprisingly breathable.

Overall, I’m very happy with every aspect of these boots so far. And just to add, they come in brown or black colour options. 

What’s not?

I haven’t found a single negative with these boots. They’re exceptionally well-priced for a boot from a brand like Alpinestars and tick all the boxes. Usually, with adventure boots you’re compromising on something and it tends to be comfort or protection, but the Corozals are both easy to walk and ride in and protective in both crash protection and from the elements.

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Round-up

The Alpinestars Corozals are brilliant hybrid adventure boots. They’re all day comfy both on and off the bike, highly protective, fully waterproof, breathable and tough enough to stand up to round the world travel. These are excellent boots and I highly recommend them.

Alpinestars Corozal Boots Review

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