10 Best Alpinestars Boots Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Alpinestars SMX-1 R Vented Boots

Riding a sport bike in tennis shoes is not always the best, safest or most comfortable way to ride, but then again neither is wearing a full race boot. To split the difference the Alpinestars SMX-1 R Vented Boots are designed to bridge the gap, blending the protection and features found in Alpinestars’ race boots with a low-top design that is comfortable and easy to wear. Constructed from a lightweight and abrasion-resistant microfiber upper and is reinforced with strategically positioned TPU protectors the SMX-1 R features an evolutionary new rubber compound sole with superior grip patterning for excellent grip both on and off the bike, while the accordion flex zones give support and control regardless of your riding position.

Fit:

  • Size down one size from what the size chart suggests

Features:

  • Main upper constructed from an advanced microfiber for comfort, durability and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Perforated medial, lateral and toe panels for superb ventilation
  • Innovative heel counter support system, which works in conjunction with strap closure to offer improved fit and support as well as structural integrity
  • Rear of heel counter has been redesigned with soft TPR insert which works seamlessly with rear flex zone to allow for greater freedom of ankle movement and comfort on the bike’s controls, plus durable TPR shift pad
  • Ergonomic new boot shaping for forefoot streamlining which offers wide-ranging foot profile, fit and comfort
  • Newly designed TPR medial and lateral side protection offers excellent abrasion resistance and durability
  • Evolved closure strap which is anatomically angled to follow natural shape of rider’s instep
  • Alpinestars exclusive compound rubber sole with newly designed grip patterning to promote improved feel and grip, water dispersion and durability
  • Instep and Achilles’ accordion flex zones constructed from lightweight microfiber for optimized levels of durability, comfort and maneuverability on and off the bike
  • Front VELCRO® brand closures offer a quick and secure fit over the instep area while permitting excellent levels of flex Strap features TPR puller for ease of use
  • Medial zip closure ensures convenient in and out; zip is covered with VELCRO® brand closures and microfiber flap to protect bike from scratches
  • Double density ankle protector on medial side layered under the upper offers protective performance and abrasion resistance in key area
  • Integrated, replaceable bi-injected TPU forefoot slider features new easy-screw fixing concept for quicker and easier replacement
  • External, high modulus TPU heel counter, lateral ankle and shift pad for improved shock protection and durability
  • Internal toe box protection is layered under the upper for durability, improved feel and performance
  • Removable anatomic foot-bed includes EVA foam and Lycra for convenience, comfort and support
  • Internal mesh lining for cooling comfort and moisture-wicking
  • CE certified to Cat 2 CE Certified to 89/686/ECC EU Directive
 
 

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Alpinestars SMX-6 v2 Boots

A formidable force on street and track, the second generation Alpinestars SMX 6 Boots have been carefully upgraded without compromising the versatile performance and protection that made the originals such a success. The ergonomics have been refined for increased anatomical fidelity. The accordion stretch paneling has been augmented on the forefoot as well as the back of the ankle for added flexibility and comfort.

The characteristic race-bred protection of the SMX 6 lineage has been preserved via the high modulus TPU bio-mechanical ankle support, injected shin guard, calf protector, heel counter, shift pad and toe slider. Air vents have been integrated into the heel counter and shin plate to prolong rider comfort even under demanding conditions.

Whether your playground is the racetrack or the back roads, the Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 Boots are designed to offer protection, dexterity and performance without compromise.

Features:

  • Boot upper incorporates innovative front, rear bellow and rear calf zones for superior levels of flexibility
  • Upper constructed from microfiber for durability and abrasion resistance
  • Ergonomic last for forefoot streamlining to enable greater control of the bike’s controls and for superior, wide-ranging foot profile, fit and comfort
  • Alpinestars’ innovative TPU lateral ankle brace protection provides a bio-mechanical support between lateral top calf/shin and ankle and offers improved structural integrity, protection against impact shocks, repeated abrasion resistance and flex support
  • Air vents on the heel counter and shin plate improve comfort and reduce fatigue on short and long rides
  • High modulus TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel counter, shift pad and toe slider for improved shock protection and durability
  • Double density ankle protector on medial side layered under the upper offers protection in key area
  • Integrated, replaceable bi-injected TPU slider features easy screw fixing concept for quicker and easier replacement
  • Innovative instep and Achilles accordion flex zone construction for superior comfort, extension, control and support
  • Internal insole with the shank reinforcement integrated for support to the arch area and foot protection
  • Medial side entry opening/closure system features elastic-mounted zipper with wide closure for flexibility and secure fit
  • Breathable textile interior lining features anti-sliding suede reinforcement on heel area to help keep foot in position while riding
  • Removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra for performance, comfort and support
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive compound rubber sole promotes improved feel and grip, water dispersion and durability
  • CE certified
 
 

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Alpinestars Tech 3 Boots

Features:

  • Upper construction is made from innovative and light microfiber material that is flexible and abrasion resistant
  • Light microfiber on front and rear bellow gives more comfort on the flexible area
  • Toe box is made of synthetic material for high abrasion
  • Extended PU synthetic gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry
  • Contoured TPU calf protector plate, TPU higher medial protector, TPU outer lateral ankle and TPU heel counter offer support and resistance to impacts
  • Rear TPR gaiter patch applied on top of the TPU calf protector gives protection and comfort on rear flex
  • Injected TPU shin plate connected with the TPU medial protector panel; VELCRO® brand closures, plus TPR flap for broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support
  • The TPU higher medial protector is designed with technical texture for improved grip
  • Bio-mechanical medial blade system allows a good front rear flex giving support and protection to the ankle
  • Triple TPU buckle straps enable freedom of movement 
  • New closure system includes 3 polymer buckles, includes a ratchet with memory and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure; the all buckles are replaceable
  • Innovative one-piece TPU injected dual compound foot shell, reinforced by a metal shank inside a co-injected toe reinforcement
  • Soft foams surrounds the ankles and collar offer comfort and shock absorbing performance
  • Entire textile lining for more comfort
  • Replaceable EVA footbed with textile lining on top
  • Exclusive high grip rubber compound outsole 
  • Replaceable sole
  • CE certified to EN 13634:2010
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Alpinestars Sektor Vented Shoes

Alpinestars Sektor Vented Shoes use durable lightweight microfiber to protect against abrasion without adding extra weight. Perforated microfiber panels flow air to keep your feet cool when the temperatures rise. Alpinestars’ speed lacing system and ankle straps make slipping into the Sektor boots quick and easy without undermining security. External TPR material at the toe helps to reinforce against abrasion.

Note: We have found that this boot runs smaller than most, we recommend sizing up one to two sizes.

Features:

  • Upper constructed from microfiber which is superbly lightweight, durable and abrasion resistant
  • Strategically positioned perforations for enhanced ventilation and comfort
  • 3D dimensional ankle protection for improved fit and a lighter weight
  • Original speed lace system derived from auto racing shoes for a personalized fit and feel
  • Ankle strap provides secure closure and fits flush within upper ankle polymer protection panel to ensure streamlined finish
  • Flex areas on heel and instep for enhanced comfort while walking
  • Strategically positioned metallic mesh vent for improved airflow
  • Advanced 3D mesh offers ventilation and more comfort
  • Internal protective toe box and heel counter are positioned under the microfiber outer chassis
  • Extremely lightweight, specifically compounded, rubber sole provides textured grip and features an integrated support shank for enhanced sole rigidity
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top
  • Meets CE Level 2 89/686/ECC EU safety certifications
 
 

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Alpinestars Faster-3 Rideknit Shoes

Knit mesh makes these riding shoes breathable, perfect for hot weather riding. Seamless thermo-welded microfiber along the medial side of the shoe help keep you locked into your ride. TPU details on the lateral side of the boots provide ankle support. Heavy duty material along the toe shifter area holds up to aggressive shifting over time. Dual density impact material covers your ankle bones. Mesh lining on the interior wicks sweat away to keep your feet comfortable on those hot weather rides. 

Features:

  • Main upper material is a combination of advanced microfiber, knitted mesh and seamless thermo-welded microfibers
  • Lower tongue, lateral and medial quarter in knitted mesh for breathability and comfort
  • Air vent details on lateral and toe area are strategically positioned to improve airflow and ventilation
  • Enhanced TPU ankle extended into lower lateral area gives improved support and protection
  • TPR slider detail on lateral toe box gives improved flex and protection
  • TPR heel counter design ensures additional lateral support and security
  • Asymmetric toe design gives protection on shift area
  • Traditional lace closure system for easy, secure and comfortable fit
  • Lateral adjustable hook and loop closure system with TPR strap for increased security
  • Medial dual density ankle protectors are applied between the upper and padded lining to provide strategic protection and flexibility in key areas
  • Tongue and collar padding provide high levels of comfort and fit around the ankle and instep
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement is layered under the upper for a more ergonomic design
  • 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with anti-slip micro-suede in the heel
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top
  • Extremely lightweight, specifically compounded, rubber sole provides textured grip, excellent absorption and features an integrated support shank for enhanced sole rigidity
  • CE certified to EN 13634:2017
 
 

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Alpinestars SMX-6 v2 Vented Boots

A formidable force on street and track, the second generation Alpinestars SMX 6 Vented Boots have been carefully upgraded without compromising the versatile performance and protection that made the originals such a success. The ergonomics have been refined for increased anatomical fidelity. The perforated accordion stretch paneling has been augmented on the forefoot as well as the back of the ankle for added flexibility and comfort.

The characteristic race-bred protection of the SMX 6 lineage has been preserved via the high modulus TPU bio-mechanical ankle support, injected shin guard, calf protector, heel counter, shift pad and toe slider. Air vents have been integrated into the heel counter and shin plate to prolong rider comfort even under demanding conditions. The microfiber at the forefoot and upper shaft has been perforated as well for optimal breathability in hot weather.

Whether your playground is the racetrack or the back roads, the Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 Vented Boots are designed to offer protection, dexterity and performance without compromise.

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Features:

  • Boot upper incorporates innovative front, rear bellow and rear calf zones for superior levels of flexibility
  • Upper constructed from microfiber for durability and abrasion resistance
  • Ergonomic last for forefoot streamlining to enable greater control of the bike’s controls and for superior, wide-ranging foot profile, fit and comfort
  • Alpinestars’ innovative TPU lateral ankle brace protection provides a bio-mechanical support between lateral top calf/shin and ankle and offers improved structural integrity, protection against impact shocks, repeated abrasion resistance and flex support
  • Air vents on the heel counter and shin plate plus breathable mesh inserts improve comfort and reduce fatigue on short and long rides
  • High modulus TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel counter, shift pad and toe slider for improved shock protection and durability
  • Double density ankle protector on medial side layered under the upper offers protection in key area
  • Integrated, replaceable bi-injected TPU slider features easy screw fixing concept for quicker and easier replacement
  • Innovative instep and Achilles accordion flex zone construction for superior comfort, extension, control and support
  • Internal insole with the shank reinforcement integrated for support to the arch area and foot protection
  • Medial side entry opening/closure system features elastic-mounted zipper with wide closure for flexibility and secure fit
  • Breathable textile interior lining features anti-sliding suede reinforcement on heel area to help keep foot in position while riding
  • Removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra for performance, comfort and support
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive compound rubber sole promotes improved feel and grip, water dispersion and durability
  • CE certified

Note: Boots may be non-perforated in the leather but will have vents in the heels.

 
 

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Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boots

Drawing from their extensive off and on road boot experience, the Alpinestars Corozal Drystar Boots are everything an ADV rider needs or could want. The mid height design is less encumbering than a full off-road or motocross boot, and the vulcanized rubber compound rubber sole provides excellent grip while allowing riders to actually walk around off the bike without doing the robot.

Burly off-road inspired protective features include a TPU shin plate and ankle protectors, reinforced heel counter and toe box, as well as Alpinestars’ bio-mechanical lateral flexi-blade system. To top things off Alpinestars has added a Drystar membrane to keep out water in whatever form it takes. The rugged yet refined Corozal Boots are ready for pretty much anything.

Features:

  • Upper constructed from PU coated leather plus higher medial panel suede leather for superior grip
  • Front and rear bellow made with lightweight microfiber for more durability and abrasion resistance
  • Rear reflective insert for improved visibility
  • Extended PU coated leather gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry; rear gaiter includes rubber insert for flexibility and comfort
  • TPU shin plate and calf plate offer support and resistance for impacts
  • Bio-mechanical lateral flexi-blade system provides excellent front and rear movement while offering support and protection to the ankle
  • TPU shift pad made with technical texture for added grip plus foam padding on underneath for better comfort
  • Wide entry aperture for convenience with VELCRO® brand upper closure flap to allow broad ranging calf fit adjustment
  • TPU double density ankles protector on medial side for protection
  • Closure system includes 2 polymer buckles with an innovative closure system. This closure includes a ratchet with memory and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure; the buckles are replaceable.
  • Soft foam surrounding the ankles and collar offer comfort and shock absorbing performance
  • Drystar membrane layer between upper and lining for proven performance in difficult weather conditions
  • Toe box and heel counter reinforcement layered under the upper
  • PP insole with steel shank co-injected for excellent feel and safety
  • Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole for optimal combination of comfort and grip
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top
  • CE certified to EN 13634:2010
 
 

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Alpinestars Tech 7 Boots

The Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots feature an upper constructed from light, innovative microfiber that is flexible and abrasion resistant. Innovative, evolutionary TPU shin-plate construction for greater range of fitment features a reinforced VELCRO® brand closure for comfortable, highly customized closure. The shin zone incorporates a TPU blade system engineered to prevent frontal hyperextension and offer greater flex control. Wide entry aperture for convenience with VELCRO® brand upper closure TPR flap to allow broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support. Medial-facing area is constructed from one-piece TPU panel with honeycomb sculpturing for maximum grip contact with bike and improved heat and abrasion resistance. Top rear flexion of the boot is supported around the calf by an innovative TPU sliding blade system which dissipates the friction.

Features:

  • Ergonomic, aluminum buckle system offers secure and highly personalized closure
  • Innovative TPU lateral ankle protection provides biomechanical link between the middle lateral and the bottom lateral of the boot
  • Instep and Achilles accordion flex zones are constructed for superior control and support
  • TPU lower shell is reinforced with a metal shank and includes toe reinforcement for impact and abrasion resistance
  • Extended microfiber gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt entry
  • New closure system includes aluminum buckles plus aluminum frame with innovative self-aligning, quick release closures for customized secure fitment
  • All buckles are replaceable
  • Breathable mesh 3D liner with anti-sliding microfiber suede reinforcement on the heel area
  • Soft poly-foam surrounds the ankles and collar offers comfort and shock absorbing performance
  • Removable anatomic footbed
  • Exclusive high grip rubber double density compound outer sole
  • Sole and footpeg insert on sole are replaceable
  • CE certified

Note: The logo area on toe box of Orange Boot is black with orange logo, not white with orange logo.

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Alpinestars Belize Drystar Boots

The perfect hybrid between an enduro boot and a hiking boot, the Alpinestars Belize Boots strike a precise balance between moto protection and walking flexibility that speaks to the specific needs of the modern adventure touring and dual sport rider. The mid-calf design brings the shaft up just high enough to offer ample shin and calf protection via ergonomic TPU plates and to adequately brace the ankle for the biomechanical flexi-blade ankle hinge system. The Alpinestars Belize Drystar Boots have the protection you need for recreational off road riding without the bulk or discomfort of aggressive, competition-oriented moto boots.

Features:

  • Upper constructed from full grain oiled leather on lower medial panel and suede leather on higher medial panel both with heat press texture for superior grip (Brown colorway)
  • Upper is constructed from PU coated leather on lower medial panel and suede leather on higher medial panel both with heat press texture for superior grip (Black colorway)
  • Front and rear bellow made with lightweight microfiber for more flexibility and comfort
  • TPU shin plate and calf plate design offers support and resistance for impacts
  • TPU shift pad made with technical texture for added grip plus foam padding on underneath for better comfort
  • Wide entry opening for convenience with 2 lateral buckles (shin plate and instep) for a precise and adjustable closure
  • Inner TPU ankles protector double density on medial side for protection
  • Lateral ankle closure system includes 2 polymer buckles. The closure includes a ratchet with memory and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure; all buckles are replaceable.
  • Bio-mechanical lateral flexi-blade system provides excellent front and rear movement while offering support and protection to the ankle
  • Soft poly foam surrounds the ankles and collar offer comfort and shock absorbing performance
  • Drystar membrane layer between upper and lining for proven performance in difficult weather conditions
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement layered under the upper
  • Polypropylene insole with steel shank co-injected for excellent feel and rigid comfort and safety
  • Boot height stops just under the calf to offer a sporty alternative to the traditional touring high boot design
  • Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber plus injected PU midsole designed for optimal combination of comfort and grip
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top
  • CE certified EN 13634:2010
 
 

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Alpinestars SMX Plus v2 Vented Boots

The Alpinestars SMX Plus V2 Vented Boots are the next generation of the popular SMX Plus line, known for track day performance and protection. A high shin plate helps guard against impacts from your foot pegs. Ankle protection comes in the form of Alpinestars’ signature Multi-Link Control system that helps keep your ankle from moving in ways it is not supposed to while still giving you enough range of motion to operate foot controls. A wide heel counter wraps around the back of your foot with shock absorbing padding. A replaceable heel slider keeps you moving in the event of a crash. Accordion stretch zones at key areas provide flexibility and improved fit. Perforation throughout the boot with strategic vents in TPU help flow air to your feet. With replaceable parts and protective design, the Alpinestars SMX Plus v2 Boots will be a reliable track boot for many seasons.

Fe​atures:

  • Advanced microfiber upper construction for lightweight high performance protection and superb levels of flexibility
  • Perforated panels
  • Front flex area constructed with soft microfiber for improving abrasion resistance and natural forwards and backwards movement
  • Flexible accordion microfiber on Achilles gives enhanced natural movement
  • Strategically positioned ventilation area in heel and shin TPU for breathability and airflow
  • Outside entry/exit has stretchable accordion panel for a close fit and ease of entry and removal
  • Contoured high modulus shin plate protector gives superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • Alpinestars unique Multi-Link Control system provides advanced external protection and support for ankle articulation, limiting hyper-torsion, hyper-extension and hyper-flexion as well as providing Achilles and ankle impact protection
  • Wide heel counter with lateral ventilation extends to the ankle and is combined with a shock absorbing padded insert and self-molding ankle protectors
  • Dual density TPU replaceable toe slider with screw-in assembly providing protective coverage around the outer toe area
  • Replaceable heel slider and external side heel slider are positioned to dissipate and absorb shock and promote sliding during an accident
  • Large front and rear asymmetrical accordion zones are optimized to maximize flexibility for maximum comfort and improved safety
  • Micro adjustable ratchet top closure stows tab end
  • Advanced synthetic forefoot lining, laminated with open cell foam for shock absorption and highly breathable lining in ankle and leg areas for comfort
  • Alpinestars anatomical and replaceable countered EVA footbed provides arch support and forefoot pedal feeling
  • Durable sole features evenly textured rubber for consistent grip
  • Inner instep speed lacing closure and unique lateral zipper offer precise and secure fit
  • Alpinestars Lace-Lock System is constructed from an advanced polymer resin to guarantee a quick, precise and secure closure
  • Hook and loop tap locks the zipper pull close keeping in flat and safe
  • CE-certified to EN 13634:2017