I've recently seen on this forum, a thread about why Boots look wierd and noticed a couple of people say some poor things about Alpinestar. I recently read a review of the whole company in AMCN and they praised the dedication and hard work that is put into their products. SO now I am wondering, given that they are quite expensive, what have been riders experiences and expectation of Alpinestars? IT's certainly a brand that I will consider and as long as they are as good as their reputation, then they should be worth the money. But are they as good as they claim? I'd like to hear the good and the bad stories.