They were promptly tried on by my 7 year old foot model, who proclaimed them to be cool.
Once I finally got my hands...er feet on them, I proclaimed them to be the right size and fit. Perfect! I am pleased with myself as I saved $150AU (about $4000US) by searching around online.
No luck on the jacket front though. Almost before I finished typing the last blog about the gear I was waiting on, I recieved the "we apologise" email to say that the ALPINESTARS T-GP PLUS TEXTILE JACKET YOU ORDERED IS CURRENTLY ON BACKORDER. Why does the motorcycle industry jerk you around? Why list it for sale if it is on backorder? Why do they type in all CAPs? All the online shops I use for bicycle gear list an expected date for arrival in stock. All three of these motorcycle shops have listed the jacket as in stock, yet all three have sent a similar email quoting a stock arrival time of mid February to mid March. I would rather just have the truth straight up.
Now to try to find a supplier here in Oz.