Thursday, October 20

RevZilla's Favorite Fall Alpinestars Boots for 2011

New for Fall 2011, Alpinestars has dropped a bunch of new products on the moto world for each segment. They've done a particularly good job in releasing new Alpinestars Boots for this season which contained some immediate fan favorites. Whether you're ripping it down the race track or going out for a casual ride through the city, these boots provide you with the utmost protection possible while being extremely lightweight and stylish at the same time.

We'll start off with the Alpinestars S-MX 1 Boots Review:



The Alpinestars S-MX 1 Boots were considered stars of the 2011 Alpinestars street boot lineup. Compared to their predecessors, these are redesigned for comfort and performance while providing just as much protection as before. They are low profile, comfortable, and functional with a refreshed style in both black and white. There is a microfiber synthetic leather upper, a single Velcro strap tightener, and a YKK zipper and Velcro closure system. Additionally it has a 3D mesh liner, TPU ankle protector, and a TPU heel protector. There is a reinforced toe box, TPU shift pad, and an advanced rubber compound outsole, the same one they use on the SMX-5. These are a great new choice for the street rider, offering a good mix of protection and performance.

Next, our Alpinestars SMX-Plus Boots Review:



One of the main differences between the 2011 Alpinestars SMX-Plus Boots and the old version is the weight as the 2011 model is 0.6kg lighter than its predecessor. It has a slimmer, more ergonomic design along with less excessive hard parts that the older model contained. It has a dual compound replaceable TPU toe slider along with a redesigned high grip shift panel. There is a large asymmetrical accordion flex zone for ergonomic movement and a zipper connected to a stretch panel which accommodates a various range of calf sizes. There is TPU achilles impact protection, a moisture wicking comfort liner, and bubble mesh inside the shoe to create a micro-climate for comfort. The multi-link control system, a big step forward, limits the range of ankle movement, preventing very serious injuries. These boots are a big step forward over the previous version.

Last but not least is the Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boots Review:



The Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boots have continued to be a raving success over the past year or so. They come equipped with a full grain leather upper with lightweight fabric inserts and dual density lateral and medial ankle cups. The Drystar waterproof breathable membrane keeps all precipitation out while letting the foot breathe the lightweight textile panels allow for airflow. They are meant for all season riding in all weather conditions.

For each of their individual applications, these Alpinestars boots are some of our favorites for the upcoming riding season.

-Ka$hZilla

Previously:
Alpinestars Boots: Fall 2011 Overview
Alpinestars SMX-Plus Race Boots Review
Alpinestars Spring 2011 Gear Overview
Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boot Review
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