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.
Johnny in OR
My 8yrs old boy is average height but a tiny albeit athletic, peanut. He's a skinny kid but leggy with long arms and wide shoulders. He has a narrow heel and wide forefoot. These boots fit him great, even at a half size up. We bought Size 3. He lives them and is able to find the rear brake on his 50 SX no problem. He has never complained abiut walking in them and we ride trail and track. We bought the red,white,blue and yellow and he loves them. Is able to put them on by himself and needs no help and even after riding and being soaked in sweat he manages the buckles no problem. He is not a big kid. These boots are of the HIGHEST quality.Read All Reviews
Christian in CO
the Leatt. I wanted to like this (and keep it) as it looks great, is light weight, feel like it could breathe well. But when comparing it to the Leatt, the 5.5 HD felt like it would protect better, with better coverage along the ribs, shoulders, back (everywhere) and thicker armor. The Leatt kind of envelopes you and the A10 kind on sits on top of you. Some of the edges and one rivet point were digging in uncomfortably on the A10. The A10 back coverage does not go down as far either. The A10 does not accommodate my braces (Leatt and Atlas), except for wearing they on top of the armor, which is uncomfortable. The Leatt holds the 5.5 brace perfectly. The A10 shoulder pads seem durable and mounted securely, whereas those from Leatt not connected as well. An extra $20 and trip to seamstress should fix this. Now the Leatt will likely be hotter, but I wanted extra protection as I'm sitting here recovering from shoulder slamming into road base from a low side. The Leatt shoulder cups are definitely better coverage. Didn't mean this to be a comparison between the two but hopefully this will help someone. All that being said I think the A10 will be just fine for those looking for more minimal, lightweight coverage. It is constructed well, breathes, and is light.Read All Reviews
George in MA
I've had the 1st generation tech 10 and it lasted 7 years went to SG 12 after that. Was going to get the 2018 tech 10, but decided on the new tech 10. Glade I did. The front flexion really works. It's like compression damping to slow the flexion down nicely without sudden stop. Helps to keep you from going over there bars. This is definitely a lot slimmer and lighter boot compared to the SG 12's and better feel on the pegs, especially on the balls of your feet. And when in the arch the steel plate let's you push hard on the pegs with authority. Really happy with these boots they flex better than the old tech 10's an fixed all the old issues.Read All Reviews
Austin in GA
Would be 5 stars but the fit was a little odd. Roomy. Like super roomy. Bought my shoes size and had to close the ankle and foot straps way down. Fit my shoe size, just lots of room. Maybe go a half size down, to avoid weird bends in the plastic in the ankle and foot enclosures next time. But I have beat the heck out of these boots, and they barely show wear. Worth the money.Read All Reviews