The Alpinestars Tech 7 boot is all new, and a HUGE improvement over the predecessor. The Tech 7 is now more comfortable, more flexible, more lightweight, with better buckles, and an improved fit.
Alps massaged nearly every aspect of the T7 to achieve this. First, the boot is heavily padded internally, yielding a cushy and secure feel. The design now has a mechanical hinge
, making the flex much, much better. The improvement in feel and flex is dramatic, almost unlike an MX boot. In fact, one tester commented that the combination the Tech 7 is "the boot for people that don't want an MX boot".
Practically very other detail has been improved, but one of them is significant: THE BUCKLES!! Alpinestars has gone from having the worst buckles in the industry, to the best. They are light, strong, ultra easy to use, and secure in their closure.
If you have not already guessed, we really like this new model. It does not replace or surpass other Italian-made boots for us. Instead, the cushy interior, easy flex, terrific buckles, and soft plastic of the Tech 7 offer a totally different.....RIDE.
Fit: The Tech 7s fit consistent with most other shoes, order your normal size.
- Boot chassis designed with an ergonomically profiled forefoot and lower toe-box to provide easier shifting and improved rear brake feel and control.
- Incorporating an innovative one-piece injected dual compound foot shell with co-injected hard toe protector and integrated steel shank. The shell is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, adds to the boot’s overall durability and improves the boot’s streamlining.
- New dual compound sole is seamlessly integrated into the base structure for superior durability and features high performing rubber grip patterning and enhanced feel. The sole and footpeg insert are replaceable.
- Upper constructed from innovative microfiber material that is flexible and abrasion resistant. Upper material is reinforced with PU for high levels of water-resistance and durability and improved weight-saving performance. Material ensures consistent fit even for long term usage and is easy to maintain and clean.
- Contoured calf protector plate is injected with high modulus polymer for impact resistance and incorporates Alpinestars’ developed blade flex system for greater precision control and movement, added protection for heel and Achilles tendon and helps prevent hyperflexion.
- New TPU ankle protection system incorporating a biomechanical link between the middle and bottom sections of the boot helping prevent damage to the leg by providing progressive force relief for torsional forces.
- Alpinestars developed TPU shin plate and medial protection are constructed from one single part for greater structural integrity and stability. The anatomically profiled shin plate features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap attached with Velcro® for a precise fit closure while the rugged and durable shin plate attached securely with a precision adjustable buckle.
- The TPU medial side panel incorporates an advanced honeycomb rubber insert and is designed for excellent grip against the bike while guarding against impact.
- Wide entry aperture for convenience and allows broad ranging calf fit adjustment and support.
- Innovative buckle closure system includes high-impact aluminium bridge closures, with memory settings and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance. All buckles are replaceable.
- Redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zones construction for superior comfort, control and support.
- Extended microfiber gaiter helps prevent excessive water and dirt entry.
- Internal lining includes anti-slip microfiber suede on the heel to help keep foot in position.
- Soft foam reinforcement on ankles and collar for long lasting comfort and shock absorption.
- New, dual compound, removable anatomic footbed includes EVA and Lycra top for comfort and support ensures even weight distribution and reinforced heel.
- The Tech 7 boot is CE certified and features a unique, high strength sole construction offering durability and protective performance.