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post #1 of 16 Old 09-25-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Alpinestar Boots

I thought I had started a thread a while back about boots and I went looking for it. However, I guess I didn't as one started by me is no were to be found. Any way looking at two pairs from Alpinestars just wanted you take on them.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-25-2011, 03:32 PM
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Never tried either pair on, but I like the looks of the Tech 3's (not the all terrains)

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I had a pair of tech? years ago, I remember them being comfy. I was riding mostly off road with them at the time, they might be a little rigid for the street. And btw, I like the all teras looks.

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My A-stars Super-victory's should be here on Tues or wed....I'm looking forward to getting them!

Those boots you linked to, I passed on because they were way too rigid for walking around in, and frankly were just too much boot, unless I start doing some serious MX or single-track riding.





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I was looking around their site, the SMX5 waterproof looks interesting.

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My A-stars Super-victory's should be here on Tues or wed....I'm looking forward to getting them!

Those boots you linked to, I passed on because they were way too rigid for walking around in, and frankly were just too much boot, unless I start doing some serious MX or single-track riding.





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I just worry about all the gravel on the roads. That is how I dumped it last summer. I stopped and when I posted out my foot slipped on some of the finer gravel and down went me and the bike. I fixed it by buying better work boots. However, they are not true MC boots and I would like a pair. The "Street" boot’s soles look like all I am going to do is slip every time I put my foot down.
For those who say so what about a little gravel know this, Colorado varies but my city specifically puts down 80% gravel 15% Sand and 5% Salt as a snow melt mixture. Our roads at the start of the season and during the winter months are just full of gravel everywhere.

I want a boot that wont slip.

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I want a boot that wont slip.
That's a hard bill to fit, sounds like you need something with a real lug sole but soft compound. Look at Gaerne balance boots, alot of trials riders use these, great gum soles, flexible enough to walk the course before a run. Much better for walking than the Astars I had and very good traction.

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The SMX5s are really good boots. My brother picked some up on ebay and they are great. You just have to watch out on the sizing of Alpinestars boots. I learned that they are a little big. Wear a 46 in SIDI and 44 in Alpinestars

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That's a hard bill to fit, sounds like you need something with a real lug sole but soft compound. Look at Gaerne balance boots, alot of trials riders use these, great gum soles, flexible enough to walk the course before a run. Much better for walking than the Astars I had and very good traction.
Go to Gaerne's site and download their off-road catalog, they have the G-Quad also, looks like a pretty aggressive sole as well. The gum sloes on the balance were good enough to walk on wet rock with no problems.

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Here's the Gaerne trials page.

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I picked up a pair of waterproof Alpinestar MX5's a few weeks ago. I am very happy with them so far. The tread is pretty soft rubber that gives decent grip.

I wouldn't go for the boots you put up for regular street riding. If I was hitting the trails or doing some type of ADV riding I would consider them though.

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I wouldn't go for the boots you put up for regular street riding. If I was hitting the trails or doing some type of ADV riding I would consider them though.
I would agree.

Dave, have you tried these on or are you strictly going by the info on the website?
I've got a pair of Tech8's that I bought for MX use... they're incredibly stiff.
They're also really tall from the sole to the top of the foot, meaning it takes some effort to get toes under the shifter.

I'll try mine on & refresh my memory, but as I remember I think I did ride with mine on for a couple rides.
Nothing like my SIDI B2's... they're like wearing slippers in comparison to the A* Tech8

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No I haven't tried them on just the website. I guess I am just going to go down to the store and try some boots on.

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I have a pair of A-star Tech 7's and love em. Owned numerous A-star's throughout the years and have always been pleased.




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I'll get the Tech 3 as my next dirt boot, but they are WAY too much boot for street use. They're very thick in all areas compared to a street boot.
I've been wearing SIDI B2 for 6 years now and have never slipped (I've only been around a little gravel, but plenty of wet, leaf covered streets). They're a great boot.

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post #16 of 16 Old 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM
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i dont know about slipping but i love the tec 6's, tec 8's and for street my smx plus's every pair i like.

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