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I have a pair of 12 year old Alpinestar Race Boots in great condition. I bought them new and they are used very little, but the soles are coming off at the rear of both boots. You know for $250+ the quality of these is quite disappointing. I don't understand why they don't stitch on the soles?

I tried using a glue gun to stick them back on but it didn't hold. So I tried construction adhesive, and this didn't work either.

Any suggestions?
 

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I have a pair of 12 year old Alpinestar Race Boots in great condition. I bought them new and they are used very little, but the soles are coming off at the rear of both boots. You know for $250+ the quality of these is quite disappointing.
12 years old?

Any suggestions?
Buy new boots ... Sidi boots.
 

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Expensive or not, 12 years old is pretty frickin old. Anyway, take em in to a local shoe repair place. It's right up their alley and they can probably knock it out without making as big a mess as you did with the hot glue gun.
 

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old?

These things sat indoors on a shelf for 12 years. I'll bet I rode with them about 15 times total. I've got Danner hunting boots that are that old that have been though at least ten straight hunting seasons. Walking all day long for half a year for ten straight years in the muck and heat and water. They look like they have been through a war. You couldn't pull those soles off if you hooked them to your truck. I would have to estimate that Danner boots are about 30times tougher than these pansy alpinestar boots, although I dont know because the soles haven't come off yet. Something anywhere near this kind of durability is what I expect out of a $200 "racing" boot.

The boots would probably be fine if they just stitched on the soles.

Those of you with Alpinestars more than a few years old, I dare you to try to pull just a little on the soles with just hand pressure. You'll be shopping for new boots as well.

JF
 

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2008 RR -Sidi boots.

+1 there, I'm really happy with my Sidi boots so far. I've put over 7,500 miles in them, rain/shine/sleet/and snow and there still going strong.
 

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These things sat indoors on a shelf for 12 years.

Sitting on a shelf dry rotting, bet you clean your hunting boots every now and then. Age isn't always the deciding factor when it comes to gear some time the
way you take care of it makes the biggest difference.
 

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... I would have to estimate that Danner boots are about 30times tougher than these pansy alpinestar boots, although I dont know because the soles haven't come off yet.
JF
Just wear those then..:shrug:
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Be sure to post up pics of that:th_SmlyROFL:
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I don't clean them, I just let the mud dry and fall off, but point taken.

Don't know if I was supposed to seal the alpinestars off from the bad elements in my closet.

I'll try to get you that pic of the Bad-Ass hunting boots on the CBR, mud and all.

Seriously, I do appreciate the help and comments, even if we disagree.

John
 
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