10 Best Alpinestars Shoes Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Alpinestars J-6 WP Shoes

Comfort and looks appear to have been the first concern, but the MX-derived ankle and heel protector show that the Alpinestars J-6 WP Shoes are protective as well. Full leather and suede construction is backed by a breathable waterproof membrane for street style that functions in wet conditions. Casual styling and protective features make the J-6 WP Shoes a great option for any urban rider.

Features:

  • Lightweight upper combining full grain leather and suede
  • Waterproof membrane subtly built into chassis
  • Top tongue and collar constructed from leather
  • Padding on tongue and heel area
  • Dual density, ergonomic MX-derived ankle and heel protector is applied between the upper and padded lining
  • Advanced rubber compound cup sole is molded to the upper
  • Reinforced mid sole inserted between the upper and the sole
  • Removable and replaceable EVA and Lycra foot-bed is anatomically profiled
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement is layered under the upper for more ergonomic design
  • Metal eyelet lacing closure
  • Metal logo detailing
  • CE certified
 
 

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Alpinestars Sektor Shoes

Alpinestars Sektor Shoes use durable lightweight microfiber to protect against abrasion without adding extra weight. 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.

Features:

  • Upper constructed from microfiber which is superbly lightweight, durable and abrasion resistant
  • 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 hook and loop strap provides secure closure and fits flush within upper ankle polymer protection panel to ensure streamlined finish
  • External TPR toe reinforcement helps protect against abrasion and gives greater stability
  • Flex areas on heel and instep for an enhanced comfort while walking
  • Advanced 3D mesh offers a highly breathable lining together with a microfiber suede anti-slip surface inside the heel
  • Internal protective toe box and heel counter positioned under the microfiber outer chassis
  • Extremely lightweight, specifically compounded, rubber sole provides textured grip and features an integrated support shank for an enhanced sole rigidity
  • Replaceable anatomical EVA footbed with Lycra lining on top
  • Strategically positioned metallic mesh vent for improved airflow
 
 

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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 Faster-3 Shoes

The Alpinestars Faster 3 Shoes mix thermo-welded microfiber and PU suede for a durable and abrasion resistant exterior. Air vents allow sweaty foot moisture to escape to keep your tootsies comfortably dry. Ankle and heel protection lie underneath the casual looking exterior for a functional riding shoe that can be worn off the bike. 

Features:

  • Upper constructed from a lightweight, durable and abrasion-resistant microfiber
  • Enhanced TPU ankle extended in lower lateral area increases 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 added security.
  • Medial dual density ankle protectors between the upper padded lining to provide strategic protection and flexibility in key areas
  • Tongue and collar padding provide high levels of comfort and excellent fit around the ankle and instep
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement layered under the upper for more ergonomic design
  • 3D mesh lining for high levels of breathability with an anti-slip micro-suede on 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 Jam Drystar Shoes

If tooling around the streets stylishly, protected from weather and mayhem alike sounds like your idea of a good time, then the Alpinestars Jam Drystar Shoes are for you. The casual-yet-waterproof Jam riding shoes feature a full leather vamp and upper offset with either suede or denim out back and effective but unobtrusive dual-density protectors within.

Features:

  • Lightweight, street-styled upper combining leather on front and suede or denim on back
  • Tongue in leather 
  • Leather eyelet
  • Traditional lace closure system
  • Silicone and elastic lace pocket located on top of tongue keeps laces from tangling and wrapping around the pegs
  • Drystar membrane layer between upper and lining for proven performance in difficult weather conditions
  • Dual-density ankle protectors applied between the upper and padded lining to provide strategic protection and flexibility
  • Embossed areas highlight the protection parts giving an aggressive and dynamic style
  • Padding on tongue and heel area provides high levels of comfort and fit around the ankle and instep
  • Internal toe box and heel counter reinforcement layered under the upper for more ergonomic design
  • Sole with rubber compound cup sole molded to the upper offers stability, grip, support and walking comfort
  • CE certified to CE Standards 89/686/EEC Cat 2
 
 

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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.

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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 Speedforce Shoes

A riding shoe which has the looks and feel of a running shoe, the Speed Force delivers protection and performance in a casual-styled shoe; while the innovative midsole offers ‘running shoe’ comfort; perfect on and off the bike. No need to switch between your riding shoes and casual kicks when you’re out on the town.

Features:

  • Matryx® is a strong material that is extremely abrasion and tear resistant, lightweight and is fully customizable in both weight and thickness
  • High cut design with engineered ankle protection incorporating multi-layer ergonomic ankle support including impact protection dual density medial and lateral TPU disks
  • TPF (Transversal Protection Frame) technology using forefoot front transversal metal bar, TPU shanks and a PU Midsole for transversal protection
  • PU Midsole guarantees stability and durable cushioning for superior performance
  • 8mm drop for optimum walking comfort
  • Ergonomic Ortholite® insock for durable cushioning and high levels of breathability 
  • Softprene slip sock construction delivers unrivalled comfort on the instep and around the ankle 
  • Internal Shifting pad for enhanced riding comfort 
  • Reinforced toe and heel counters for increased durability and protection in key areas
  • High grip lugs dedicated sole for control in any situation
  • Running shoe silhouette and contour for an efficient dynamic walk

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Alpinestars CR-X Drystar Riding Shoes

The CR-X Drystar Riding Shoe is a waterproof shoe with a “leg up” on comfort. This protective riding shoe is equally adept at spending entire days on foot as it is on two wheels. The CR-X boasts an outsole design and inner bootie systems modeled after contemporary running shoes, giving a comfortable, athletic fit. Alpinestars’ proprietary Drystar waterproof membrane repels water while remaining breathable. TPU ankle protectors, a reinforced shank and reinforced shifter panel keep the needs of the motorcyclist prioritized. 

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Features: 

  • Waterproof Drystar® membrane
  • 9mm drop sole ensure a smooth heel-to-toe transition when walking
  • EVA midsole
  • Forefoot flex grooves are engineered into the midsole for enhanced forefoot comfort
  • Full length TPU CE-certified inner sole plate for superior riding protection
  • Asymmetric outsole stud configuration provides grip and abrasion resistance
  • Oil resistant dual rubber compound
  • Removable Ortholite insole with open cell airflow construction 
  • TPU ankle discs for protection
  • Lightweight inner bootie with minimal construction design for a comfortable, glove-like fit
  • TPU gear shift zone with internal padding 
  • Meets CE EN13634:2017 certification for protective riding footwear 

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Alpinestars Grange Riding Shoes

A protective riding shoe which can be worn off the bike casually for off bike urban activities. The Grange Riding Shoe boasts a causal last which gives it an excellent spongey underfoot feel for all-day comfort. No need to comprimise comfort and style while off the bike with the Grange Riding shoes.

Features:

  • Snug fit coupled with ample inner volume creates a shoe which offers exceptional all-round foot comfort 
  • Flex grooves on foot front offers enhanced levels of flex while walking
  • CE-certified TPU full length plate for protection and improved foot comfort
  • Outsole has an asymmetric stud configuration which provides excellent levels of grip and high abrasion resistance
  • Oil resistant dual rubber compound sole for optimized grip on unclean/slippery surfaces
  • The increased medial sole edge radius enables easy movement on the bike peg
  • Fore foot and rear foot bumpers for added stability, protection and durability
  • Open Cell PU removable OrthoLite® technical insock for easy step in and enhanced comfort
  • Open cell PU polyurethane compound ensures high levels of breathability
  • Nubuck leather quarters on upper for feel, stability and enhanced levels of abrasion resistance 
  • Tongue has been designed to remain in position when riding for a snug, secure fit
  • Rubber layer on forefoot for additional durability in the gear shift area
  • Internal EVA patch material between outer and inner materials reduces pressure on foot in gear shift area for optimized levels of comfort
  • Open cell PU foam ankle disc protector for additional protection

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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