Borne from the serene Italian landscape, built for the roaring sport of motorcycle racing – Alpinestars’ riding gear has set the industry standard for protection, quality, and durability.
In the beginning, leather craftsman and Alpinestars founder Sante Mazzarolo was producing boots for only hiking and skiing. The boots’ impeccable quality and unmatched durability made them the perfect fit for a different sport, though - motorcycle racing. Alpinestars quickly found its niche in the two-wheeled market, and relationships with pro riders like Roger De Coster helped launch the small Italian company onto the world-wide market.
Today, over 50 years since its founding, Alpinestars has mastered the balance between its past and its future – tradition and innovation. Their legacy of motorcycle racing and their roots in Italian artistry are stitched into every garment, along with the most progressive technology available in the industry.
With gear available for every riding discipline, as well as a versatile casual line, Alpinestars continues to build its legacy as an industry-leading apparel manufacturer and a champion of rider safety.
Mathew in NY
Good protection, fits well. Get hot, but that is as to be expected, The only downside is that the zipper has become very difficult to get started, i need pliers to put on. maybe corroded.Read All Reviews
Frederik in CA
Very good pair of riding gloves for the price line. The leather and material combination is perfect for ventilation, I use these daily and you can't beat the comfort. they do run a little small but the leather does break in and the fit is perfect now.Read All Reviews
Jay in CT
Great boots for dual sporting. Comfortable and rugged. I'm a returning rider who's first bike in 30 years is a DRZ400S. I grew up riding dirt bikes with work boots so never owned actual riding boots. I'd say these Tech 3s are perfect for new riders like me. Assuming you're like me and never owned riding boots before, go ahead and pull the trigger! They offer so much more security over hiking or work boots. They have offered great protection, are warm (its in the 40s here in NE early Nov), and fit well. I wear 9.5 W street shoes and bought size 10 Tech 3s. I may have been able to fit size 9 but never tried. The 10s are roomy but not overly large. I can wear thick winter socks but haven't had to. These are not waterproof but this has not been an issue for normal stream crossings with minor dabs. I treated them with boot oil and this seems to help (although the boots are synthetic - I don't know if there is a concern for incompatibility over the long term). The soles are stiff - not quite ski boot stiff but similar feeling. The soles seem to be flexing more as I've put more time on them. Plenty of grip on the pegs and the ground. There is some adapting but after a few rides I'd never go back! I did have to readjust my shifter higher because the toe is significantly deeper than the hiking boots I was using. The calf size is sufficient for my legs and I've been able to tuck the quilted liner of my ARC Battle Born pants inside the boot comfortably. I even rode my buddy's sport tourer BMW with these on with no issues. I can't speak to durability yet as I've only ridden about 40 hours with these so far, mostly on road. But I have ridden some nasty rocky NE trails with no signs of wear other than the sole where it rides on the pegs. Bottom line: I couldn't be happier with these boots for dual sport riding.Read All Reviews