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Alpinestars SMX1 R Boots

Riding a sport bike in tennis shoes is not always the best, safest or most comfortable way to ride, but then again neither is wearing a full race boot. To split the difference the Alpinestars SMX-1 R Boots are designed to bridge the gap, blending the protection and features found in Alpinestars' race boots with a low-top design that is comfortable and easy to wear. Constructed from a lightweight and abrasion-resistant microfiber upper and is reinforced with strategically positioned TPU protectors the SMX-1 R features an evolutionary new rubber compound sole with superior grip patterning for excellent grip both on and off the bike, while the accordion flex zones give support and control regardless of your riding position.

Features:

  • Main upper constructed from an advanced microfiber for comfort, durability and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Innovatory heel counter support system, which works in conjunction with strap closure to offer improved fit and support as well as structural integrity
  • Rear of heel counter has been redesigned with soft TPR insert which works seamlessly with rear flex zone to allow for improved freedom of ankle movement and comfort on the bike’s controls, plus durable TPR shift pad
  • Ergonomic new boot shaping for forefoot streamlining which offers wide-ranging foot profile, fit and comfort
  • Newly designed TPR medial and lateral side protection offers excellent abrasion resistance and durability
  • Evolved closure strap which is anatomically angled to follow natural shape of rider’s instep
  • Alpinestars exclusive compound rubber sole with newly designed grip patterning to promote improved feel and grip, water dispersion and durability
  • Instep and Achilles’ accordion flex zones from lightweight microfiber for optimized levels of durability, comfort and
  • maneuverability on and off the bike
  • Front VELCRO® brand closures offer a quick and secure fit over the instep area while permitting excellent levels of flex Strap features TPR puller for ease of use
  • Medial zip closure ensures convenient in and out; zip is covered with VELCRO® brand closures and microfiber flap to protect bike from scratches
  • Double density ankle protector on medial side layered under the upper offers protective performance and abrasion resistance in key area
  • Integrated, replaceable bi-injected TPU forefoot slider features new easy-screw fixing concept for quicker and easier replacement
  • External, high modulus TPU heel counter, lateral ankle and shift pad for improved shock protection and durability
  • Internal toe box protection is layered under the upper for durability, improved feel and performance
  • Removable anatomic foot-bed includes EVA foam and Lycra for convenience, comfort and support
  • Internal mesh lining for cooling comfort and moisture-wicking
  • CE certified to Cat 2 CE Certified to 89/686/ECC EU Directive
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4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.4 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Style
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Alpinestars Men's Footwear Sizing

Sizing Notes!

We have found the EU-->USA sizing conversions as presented here to be slightly off. Our recommendation for Alpinestar's Men's Footwear: 43: 9-9.5 44: 10-10.5 45: 11

EU Size USA Size
36 3.5
37 4
38 5
39 6
40 6.5
41 7.5
42 8
43 9
44 9.5
45 10.5
46 11.5
47 12
48 12.5
49 13.5
50 14

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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4.7 / 5.0
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Back at it again with the Black/White Astars!
These are my first pair of riding boots from Astars. I was looking for something that I could casually wear off my motorcycle while providing comfort & protection while riding. It may not have full protection compared to a full race boot, but it's perfect for normal everyday street use. As for sizing goes, I'm usually a 7.5 US. So I've ordered a 41 and it fitted perfectly for me. These boots are also very light & are comfortable to walk in. I love the styling & the design. I would recommend these for anyone looking for everyday street use on & off the bike.
April 12, 2016
Ride:
2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great Boot, Great Price, Great Service.
These boots have everything you are looking for when it comes to comfort, affordability, and protection.

PROS:
-They're not too bulky
-Shifting is not awkward (you get used to it very quickly)
-Very comfortable, you can feel the quality.
- Protection where you need it.
-Overall amazing boot and would definitely buy it again.
-Does not get too warm

The only CON I would have with it is that you have to order a size down because it does run a bit large.

To put in scale, I am a size 8.5, it recommends a size 43, but I ended up getting a size 41 and the boot fits perfectly. Also, my feet are not very wide; just a tip.

Also, something quite cool that Revzilla did for me is they sent it to the correct adress once I realized I had sent it to the wrong one, they were fast and efficient, very professional customer service.
October 6, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Good Coverage
I'm a new rider and after debating between these and the Faster shoes by A*, I settled on these for the ankle coverage. I would've gotten the women's version of this shoe, but it only comes in black/gold or black/pink, and I'm not a fan of either color. I figured the sizing wouldn't be terribly different and now after wearing these boots around for a while, I think the women's shoe might have turned out to be too tight. I normally wear a 7.5 in women's but my feet aren't exactly narrow so I ordered a 39 to be on the safe side. There isn't anything I'd change about the boots, they fit perfectly and feel really sturdy on top of looking great! It took almost no time to break them in.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2017 Kawasaki Z125 Pro
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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3 / 5
Great Boots
I have now been on a few rides with these boots and they seem to offer very good protection while still being comfortable both on and off the bike. They did seem to run a bit large though and I had to send my first pair back for a smaller size.
June 7, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
The pair I always go to
i have a pair of long boots, but sometimes it's just a bit impractical to squeak around if i know i won't be only riding. they're quick to throw on and hop on the bike.

i generally wear a us size 9 in nike shoes (usually their wider models), us size 9 converses, and size 42 in most of my british oxfords, mainly slightly wider lasts most of the time. i've got relatively wide feet so if you have narrow feet, might need to downsize. at the same time, the length isn't something you can change but there's a strap to narrow it up a bit if you need to.

air flow is great, i can feel the difference in queensland on a summer day. my feet are slightly sweaty in these after a ride versus pretty drenched in my long boots that aren't perforated.

they're easy to walk in and other than the toe slider, don't scream that you ride a motorbike. i haven't ridden more than 500km in them though so I can't vouch for their long term durability, but they've held up well so far.

construction is sturdy, zip is easy to use and velcro is holding well. they're also quite soft to begin with so shifting and braking was quite easy off the shelf because dorsiflexing my ankle was very easy.

would I recommend these? hell yes, and glad that alpinestars isn't neglecting people with wider feet. if this pair goes, unless it's within the next 500km of riding, i might just buy another pair
November 16, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great boot at a great price!
I bought these looking for something a little lighter/shorter than my Frye boots for cruising/running errands. I think the fit is great, they're non-slip, and they're more like a sneaker (feel wise) than an actual boot. They've also got ankle protection and a shift pad on the toe, which makes them pretty much perfect for sportbike riders. (I love my chucks more than anything, but let's be serious, they're nowhere near safe as stylish as they may be.)

I'd definitely recommend them for someone looking for a street boot.
June 17, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
best boots i have owned
this boots are just amazing, they are excellent bang for the buck and are really comfortable they look good with jeans and they are surprisingly water resistant i would deff buy them again
June 15, 2016
Ride:
2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great boot, but short on ankle protection
I recently purchased these boots and everything in the description is accurate, except for the protection on the ankles. On the outside is just that little plastic that you can see in the pictures, and on the inside there is a little reinforced section next to the zipper, but not much.
Other than that, the boots seem well constructed. The protection on the toes and heel are great.
On the fit, I wear a size 9.5 US and the size 43 fits like a glove, not to mention they are confortable to walk and don't need that much breaking.
March 8, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Solid boot
I'm not too picky, but these are great boots for me. I used to just wear walmart work boots when I ride and this is a huge step up. Love the design and protection. I got this so I can walk around to do errands and hang out at my destination and I've walked quite a bit on these and they are very comfortable for my feet. It has a lot of room to move your foot vertically up and down.
*only a 4 for air flow because I got the non vented version of course. Vented should have more air flow
June 14, 2016
Ride:
2016 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great boot for the cost.
Great boot for the cost. Cheap compared to other options.
July 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2008 Ducati 1098
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
top brand, look comfortable and great price
Lee C on Oct 14, 2017
I liked the price and style. They have the protection I was looking for. I commute on my bike every day and these boots are very comfy. I can wear them all day. Walking on them is almost as walking on sneakers.
Ery A on Oct 1, 2017
top brand, look comfortable and great price
Lee C on Oct 14, 2017
exactly what I was looking for. The style of these shoes are great.
Shane D on Oct 10, 2017
I liked the price and style. They have the protection I was looking for. I commute on my bike every day and these boots are very comfy. I can wear them all day. Walking on them is almost as walking on sneakers.
Ery A on Oct 1, 2017
Recommended by Revzilla staff!
Regina S on Sep 18, 2017
I have the SMX-6 and they're great. I just need these for commuting to work.
Son N on Sep 15, 2017
reviews and video
MICHAEL B on Aug 21, 2017
To hold my Droid safely! Does a great job!
Jeffrey M on Aug 17, 2017
After riding in these for over a month, I have to say that these boots are more comfortable than I thought they would be. Very comfortable off of the bike as well. Others have stated that they do not feel protected in these as they may fly off your foot. I do not get that impression. I feel very secure in these, with the zip up side and velcro strap. I would recommend these for anyone looking for a stylish well made boot.
Christopher B on Aug 13, 2017
My brother has a similar pair, or an older pair to be exact, and loves them. I have been looking at the boots on Revzilla for a couple months, not being able to decide between the Newland GTX, or the SMX-1's. Since I almost dropped my bike this morning backing it out of the garage, wearing my tennis shoes, my mind was made up. Had to get a pair asap. And since I am rarely caught in the rain, it was a no-brainer. I'll be all smiles soon. Thanks...
Ron C on Jul 30, 2017
I was looking for low cut boots and love the models
Rivelino V on Jul 10, 2017
Alpinestars reputation. Looks (I ride to work daily and need a boot that also looks okay), Features (seem easy to get in and out of)
Brad M on Jun 29, 2017
Good reviews and recommendations. Was looking for something to protect the ankles while not being a full on race boot. Plus these look great and fit my aesthetics.
K P on Jun 13, 2017
Great protection, fairly comfortable for something with this much protection.
Ian C on Jun 13, 2017
price,comfort,looks, material
kurt l on Jun 13, 2017
Brand, price and fit
Calvin C on Jun 9, 2017
Rated for CE level 2 protection with a zip up lining rather than laces (which I heard can get caught or shred in a fall). The conservative design doesn't make me look like an astronaut. My only gripe is the branding on the front. I wouldn't mind an a* on the sides---I'll probably cover it with reflective tape.
Rayan F on May 30, 2017
For protection and confort
Thiago L on May 20, 2017
Good quality, low profile for everyday riding.
M W on May 14, 2017
reviews
Marcus O on May 5, 2017
These are fantastic on-bike and off-bike boots with really good protection. You can rock these with riding jeans and people will think you're wearing regular shoes and jeans. I'm upgrading from the 2009 SMX-1's.
D E on Apr 28, 2017
Brand and Revzilla review.
Steve H on Apr 24, 2017
Needed something better than my Chuck Taylors, and less technical than a full-on racing boot.
JAMES N on Apr 21, 2017
Sexyness, Amazing Sport Riding Boots. They look good too...
Michelle P on Apr 5, 2017
Reviews all claim great coverage and comfortable boot.
Jeffrey N on Mar 18, 2017
this boots are just sexy.
Christian G on Mar 18, 2017
Great balance of protection and looks
Michael H on Mar 10, 2017
Respectable brand, look great, good reviews, good protection for the price.
Andy B on Mar 2, 2017
Short, protection and hopefully comfortable.
marcus e on Feb 14, 2017
Awesome videos
ALICIA T on Feb 13, 2017
needed a protective boot that wasnt a full race and could be worn to school and they are amazing
marc g on Jan 8, 2017
After watching the reviews here on Revzilla I knew this was the boot for me. Low profile, protection without the loss of comfort.
JrChappy on Dec 16, 2016
This boot offers perfect everyday features and comfort while maintaining a decent level of protection while riding!
Eliun B on Dec 8, 2016
Chat was wonderful with Chris
Thomas K on Nov 2, 2016
Look, protection, brand.
Roy W on Oct 6, 2016
Awesome looking boots, great reviews with very good protection and at a great price.
Robert T on Oct 3, 2016
good reviews, my old one was falling apart
imghandi on Sep 6, 2016
Great protection and comfort, easy to put on with the zipper option.
Joseph N on Sep 3, 2016
Liked the looks...they ended up being super comfortable and look awesome
Eric L on Aug 26, 2016
Shorter boot, good reviews, looks slick.
jason g on Aug 19, 2016
reviews
michael b on Jul 25, 2016
Gotta have good shoes.
Edward B on Jul 5, 2016
I totaled my last bike and the Ducati Pumas got ruined as well. So I wanted to try these out since they are the closest thing I can find to my old boot.
qazeqaz q on Jul 5, 2016
Looks like a really good product.
I have the alpine star super tech r track boots and wanted something easy for around town and shorted rides.
Crids1608 on Jun 10, 2016
Great reviews and wanted a short boot/shoe that would be comfortable to wear off the bike.
John G on May 24, 2016
I wanted an aggressive sport boot that was good on the bike, yet also easy to walk in, and didn't make me look like an extra for the next "Road Warrior" movie.
J H on May 21, 2016
Looks good ,protection,lightweight riding shoe/boot.
Jeffrey P on Apr 26, 2016
Style, value and updated design
Scott M on Apr 11, 2016
exactly what I was looking for. The style of these shoes are great.
Shane D on Oct 10, 2017
Recommended by Revzilla staff!
Regina S on Sep 18, 2017
when will this be available to purchase?
A C on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ordered mine on Momday, 11 and they shipped out today, Friday, April 15
Can't wait to receive them!
Are these Water Resistant ?
NinjaFrank on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, not really. It helps if you have pants on that cover the opening. Water doesn't flood in, but I would avoid puddles when walking in them
How are they in wet weather?
Do they stretch out and be come sloppy to walk in
robert a on Mar 31, 2017
Are these warm enough for 40 deg riding?
kermit M on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To me I think they would be ok. Although I live in Michigan so I may be a little more tolerant of the colder temps. That and my bike is faired in quite a bit around the front so I don't get a lot of direct airflow. A thicker sock may be the trick as well.
Hi im US 10 which size should i get based on revzilla's sizing note? Thanks
IMPULSO N on Dec 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wear a 9 and tried the 43, but they were both too wide and too long, noticeably. I downsized to a 42 and they were perfect. If you have somewhat wide feet, don't downsize. If you have narrower feet, downsize by 1.
This boot vs. the SMX3. Is the main difference that the height of the SMX3? Interested in choosing one or the other but I was just looking for some additional information.
Nickolas K on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There may be a slight difference in height, but 1 thing that really stands out is strap closure vs. zipper on the SMX-1R. I personally prefer the zipper in this application due to the easy on/off. Zipper is on the inside with Velcro cover. Only other things I can say are they are a bit cheaper in cost and yesterday, I rode to work and forgot shoes. After wearing them all day with moderate walking they aren't too bad. Not going on a hike with them or super long walks but they don't kill your feet. Good luck!
Will this shoe vent well in hot New England summers? I'd like to purchase this over the vented version for three season riding but only if it's breathable in hot climates.
Kent W on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have the non-vented version of the SMX-1R boots and live in New England, where the Summers get pretty hot and the humidity is really uncomfortable. So far, these have been great. The top of the boot down not seal around the ankle and being a shorter book, there is plenty of airflow to allow these to stay cool
Once stopped, my feet seem fine and I don't overheat with them on. If I went with a taller boot, I'd lean toward the vented version but for these shorter boots, the regular boot seems fine to me. .
I'm a short rider, are these boots taller than a TCX X-Square Plus?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: THey are as high as a basketball shoe
Which toe sliders fit the Alpinestars SMX-1R Boots? (2016)
I like the boot but prefer a white toe slider.
A C on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The SMX 6 toe sliders are the same as the ones on the SMX 1R's.
How does this boot compare to the SMX-2 and the SMX-3?
chris p on May 10, 2017