As soon as I pulled these out of the official Alpinestars box I was surprised, as they looked like cheap knock offs. The toe sliders were over sprayed with paint and lacked the detail you would expect for a boot of this brand and price point. I have ordered several Alpinestars boots over the years and have always been pleased but everything was off about these boots. The fit was at least a size off (and I know my size in Alpinestars exactly). So much was bad I returned them immediately and I hope that I just got a defective pair, otherwise, there are some serious issues with the quality of the products coming from Alpinestars.