They appear similar in protection to the forma adventure but I like the stiffer flat soles on these much better. Heels just get in the way. One thing it looks like both of these boots lack is side way ankle support, which is something I will be looking for in my next boot.
Im going to purchase a boot with more support and protection. Im going with the Alpinestars Corozal Adventure.
I have Alpinestar Tech 10's. This topic can become as controversial as a race based intelligence study. Forma seems like the boot of choice that is shouted out in forum after forum. I know little to nothing about them. They may be superb gear. I am 55 years old and self employed. A head injury puts me on disability for life. I don't skimp on my helmet and wear it when I am even just looking at the bike over the winter. The big money goes on the boots. One fall and I can be on screws, pins, plates, cane, crutches, or perhaps a life long limp. (old and broken...Dr.s appointments). I am not so scared of the fall as I am of the narrow trees on the trails and the rocks that can pin me between the bike and the obstacle. The bike pinning me to the ground on rocks is also a concern. To me a trail is a one track. Very narrow. It opens up wider as you are in the sugar sand and sometimes mud/deep waters. The bark busters should keep my fingers on my hand and my hand on my wrists. My TW has always treated me well on the roads and it treats me like royalty in the woods. Seldom do you get out of second gear in the woods.
The definition of trail varies. Some people think they are on a trail when they are riding down unimproved road shoulder. Other people define a trail as an orv path through the woods. The closer you are to obstacles goes a long way to guiding you to the choice of boot. The inherent certainty of a fall should also guide you. if you want comfort in case you are going to walk, put a pair of something else in the side bags.
Don't skimp on your helmet or boots.
I am not going to remark about Alpinestar Tech 10's being the best boots in the world and then tell you that nobody should buy any another boot but Alpinestar Tech 10's and that everyone should buy Alpinestar Tech 10's because this is a serious topic and these boots are very expensive and I do not want to make a joke about what I hope is an exercise in serious deliberation that can seriously stretch your budget.
Tech 10's are $904 delivered where I live. Ya, know what? Cheap insurance in my books. I prefer to ride, than bounce around on crutches. I'll stomp around in them in the winter to break them in for the first spring ride. I would imagine a a quality boot like that will last, 5 years? Maybe more, if properly taken care of? I see a lot of $250 Canadian boots that people go through in 1 season.
Whatever fits your needs...I like something with moderate to good protection, keep your feet dry, and something you could/can walk in and wear for 24 hours without cramping my style....the G Oil Boots fit that mode...had them for 4 /12 years, since right before Moab 2015 and never had a issue. Now, frankly I don't ride hardcore, but mud, rain, and wearing, walking in them is a breeze....Im going to purchase a boot with more support and protection. Im going with the Alpinestars Corozal Adventure.