The GP worthy Supertech R gets a refresh for 2016 and besides some subtle cosmetic updates, Alpinestars has tweaked a few key areas with the goal of making the flex and ventilation more controlled and effective. Larger, direct flowing vents are now prominently featured on the front ankle area and with the reshaped shin plates, forward and backward mobility are increased. In addition, the soles get a new rubber compound for improved grip..
Durable and technical microfiber upper construction offering superb levels of flexibility.
Front flex area is constructed with a redesigned soft TPU over-inject on breathable mesh with shaped reliefs for improve abrasion resistance and natural forward and back movements.
Flexible accordion microfiber stretch at Achilles allows natural movement.
Top gaiter follows leg contour and is made of flexible high-grade synthetic leather reinforced with polyurethane for maintaining shape.
Full-length suede microfiber panel on inner side of the boot provides a smooth surface for excellent grip and feel against the bike and protects from abrasion and heat.
New redesigned lightweight rubber compound sole offers excellent grip and feel and allows for natural flex as the rider changes position and pressure on the footpeg.
Flexible, lightweight toe shifter allows feel for changing gears.
Strategically positioned ventilation in heel and shin TPU guides air through the boot, on vented version.
Extremely protective, flexible and comfortable with excellent aerodynamics.
Separate internal bio-mechanical ankle brace works with the outer structure of the boot to form a protective system allowing full and free movement of the foot, ankle and leg.
External TPU shin protection wraps around to the outer calf and is engineered to spread and dissipate impact energy across the entire surface while remaining compact.
Replaceable clip-on shin-slider improves protection from abrasion.
Vented sections promote airflow into the boot.
Integrated, replaceable co-injected TPU / aluminum toe slider features new easy screw fixing concept and provides feel and protects the outer toe box structure from abrasion.
Replaceable nylon heel plate slider protects from impact and reduces friction in the event of a crash.
Outside entry / exit has stretch accordion panel for a close fit and ease of entrance and removal.
Zip mounted on soft TPU stretch panel gives easy closure with excellent fit - additional TPU zip slider reduces friction in the event of a crash. Velcro® brand hook-and-loop tab locks the zip pull closed, keeping it flat and secure.
Micro-adjustable redesigned ratchet top closure stows tab end.
Supertech R boot is C.E. Certified to EN 13634:2010.