Alpinestars Tech 8 RS Boots
- Upper constructed from innovative, abrasion-resistant microfiber material with a reinforcing leather panel over the toe-box. Microfiber main material offers high levels of water-resistance and durability and improved weight-saving performance. Material ensures consistent fit for long term usage and is easy to maintain and clean.
- The TECH 8 RS Boot is CE certified.
- Anatomically profiled, high modulus polymer shin plate for superior impact and abrasion resistance. The contoured shin plate allows for greater range of fitment and features a Velcro® closure for a personalized and secure closure.
- High modulus calf plate is contoured to fit around calf and lateral leg and connects with shin plate to ensure all round protection and structural integrity.
- Contoured, tempered steel shank is over injected inside the mid‐sole assembly for rider safety and support.
- Low profile toe area for improved control and sensitivity in the shift area, plus replaceable TPU kick starter protection insert located on the right boot.
- Stamped steel toe and heel guard for durability and protection of boot’s structure.
- Redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zones made from lightweight microfiber for comfort, control and support.
- New buckle closure system includes high-impact polymer and aluminum bridge closures with memory and a quick release/locking system with self- aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance and security. All buckles are easily replaceable.
- Innovative dual polymer blade system incorporated into calf and shin plates for excellent flex control as well as forward and rear control and support.
- Full‐length, sculpted rubber medial panel gives superb grip against the bike and is insulated with aluminum foil for improved heat resistance.
- Extended soft polymer gaiter provides effective seal around the top of the boot, preventing excessive water and dirt entry.
- Alpinestars exclusive high grip, dual density rubber outsole includes foot-peg area which is reinforced with hard polymer compound for durability and comfort. The outsole is fully replaceable.
- Instep and Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control and support.
- Full inner bootie is constructed with 3D breathable mesh plus synthetic material chassis for support, plus breathable textile lining on the ankle areas.
- Ankle features perforated soft comfort padding and incorporates adjustable shock absorbing gel inserts on the ankles. Gel inserts are replaceable.
- Dual compound, removable anatomic footbed features polymer forefoot plus EVA arch support and top textile lining for support and comfort.
These boots are sold in US men’s sizes, so you can choose the size you normally wear in street shoes/boots. The length of the boots seems true to size. And the width feels like a standard width (“D” width) boot. The side buckles have a wide range of adjustability for both the instep and the calf, so in those areas, they should work for just about anybody.
Our Two Cents
Alpinestars Tech 8 RS motocross boot takes another evolutionary step, continuing to excel as an industry leading off-road performer with the inclusion of a new, full, inner bootie to ensure great fit and comfort together with an innovative buckle closure system for convenience and precision. Combining the latest protection technology with premium materials and design this boot has unrivalled levels of safety and performance for tackling the toughest tracks, while Alpinestars’ exclusive dual density, high grip sole is easily replaceable. With a string of US and international motocross and supercross titles to its name, the Tech 8 continues its iconic legacy.