I am a standard medium width in everything. Just got these and the right boot is painfully narrow,not even close, and the left is passably snug. Not sure if all Firstgear boots work this way but its the first time I have had to return footwear ever.
I have a very high instep and this double zippered boot is great for me to get on & off. Very comfortable walking or riding, great material and workmanship. Would recommend them to anyone. Have order several items from Motorcycle Super Store and am well pleased with all products I have ordered and the fast shipment.
I ride a R1200GS ADV. Wore these boots on trip to Alaska. Extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. Unfortunately they are NOT waterproof. Had discussion with Gaerne and they promptly exchanged for new pair. Very good customer service. Put a bead of silicone on top of stitching from front to arch. Road to eastern Canada. Less leaking, but still damp feet, particularly on left foot. Electric socks saved the day. Now riding in Sidi Adventure boots and no problems to date.
I do NOT have a world of experience. I've been riding for four years. These are my second pair of boots; the first was a different brand.
The Alpinestar Roam 2 boots fit true to size; just a little tight at first, which is right for leather boots that you have to break-in.
Shortly after getting them, I was confident enough that I wore them on a 1700 mile tour; 8-10 hr/day. No problems, at all - comfortable, and supportive all day long.
I read the comments that said they made shifting hard. I found that I have to point my toe more consciously when I get ready to shift up. But, after a week, that's now just natural, no problem.
I was caught in an hour long thunderstorm, complete with big winds, hail, and massive downpours. My KLIM pants and Alpinestar Roam 2 boots keep me warm and dry from the waist down.:)) I need a better jacket. :(
I've only had the boots for a couple of months, so I can't rate durability. But, from what I've seen so far, they are well made and SHOULD last just fine.
Surprisingly, very good pair of boots for the price.
Almost perfect fit. I'm a size 10-10.5 and since they don't offer half sizes, I ordered the 10s.
Yes, tight at first. But they stretched out nicely without using bee's wax.