I ended up getting a pair of the Alpinestars S-MX 1 boots which say they deliver protection and comfort which is exactly what I want in a pair of boots. Commuting to work everyday I didn’t want a full length boot which would be uncomfortable to walk around in, so these are a happy medium.
The price came in at $169.95AUD due to a sale instead of the RRP of $199.95AUD so I even saved $30 on them, bonus!
With the S-MX 1 boot Alpinestars got the design cues from their S-MX racing boot and well, basically cut them in half. They have a reinforced heel, toe cup, reinforced ankle, and simplistic sliders (which can be replaced). The thing I like about them too is how easy they are to put on and take off due to a single YKK zip, and velcro cover. Long gone are the original ways of putting on boots via laces.
The boots themselves are very comfortable. I have a pair of Alpinestars Fastback Waterproof boots which are size 10US however these ones are 9.5US and still fit perfectly, so make sure you check the sizes when you try them on. They do have an adjustment strap running across the bridge of your foot which can be adjusted too, however I’m unsure how well they will stay on in the event of a crash. Something I don’t ever want to test.
So if you want a safe, comfortable boot that you can walk around in all day, I would highly recommend these S-MX 1’s. They don’t stand out too much under a pair of jeans either.