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Standing at the top of the podium, the Alpinestars Tech 10 Boots are purpose built for the MX pro. Featuring a lightweight upper that combines full-grain leather with lightweight microfiber and impact and abrasion resistant TPU shell, the Tech 10 is built like a Mac truck but is light and nimble as a Mazda Miata. Innovative, evolutionary TPU shin-plate construction for greater range of fitment features a reinforced VELCRO® brand closure for a comfortable, highly customized fit. The shin zone incorporates a TPU blade system engineered to prevent frontal hyperextension and provide greater flex control.
Evolutionary design for lateral flex zone provides front and rear flexion support and helps prevents torsion. Medial-facing panel constructed from TPU with rubber insert for maximum grip contact with bike and improved heat and abrasion resistance. Further innovations make the Tech-10 the most technical Motocross boot ever conceived. From the anatomical shape, with front and rear sliding blades, to the closure system featuring a light and durable buckle, every component of the Tech 10 boot has been continuously developed and tested for uncompromising performance and durability.
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The Tech 10 is a legacy product. Just like we saw them design the Tech 7 this year. Now we have a redesign of the Tech 10. The theme moving forward as I've said, low profile, lighter weight. But big steps forward in protection and functionality. Remember the Tech 10s the apex predator, top of the food chain you are close to $600. This is the bad boy that Villa Podo, Tre Canarda and anybody else who's anybody wearing Astar's boots in the super cross or motor cross world are wearing. And they choose this boot because it's the top level of protection.
It's a one piece design and it's going to have the fully removable inner bootie. And this is the new style inner bootie that they've done for 2014. And you're gonna see they've changed the way the multi-level inner blade system works and again it's a little bit more lower profiling inside and it's gonna provide bit more protection this time around.
But what you see here is I have the red, white, and blue one on the right here. And again it comes in a handful of colors. And on my left I have last year's model of Tech 10 which is still a really beefy pro level boot. But you can see some of the big changes I'm going to get to a little bit later in detail, jump right out. You're going to see it's a brand new buckle system, you can see the shin protections different and then moving towards the interior you're going to see the medial side is completely different on this boot. But one of the big stories is you have a shin blade this TPU shin blade on the front. Just like on the back that gives you great control support and flexibility guarding against hyper extension and hyper flexion.
So let's talk a little bit about sizing and dive into this boot start to finish. American sizes, no surprises here, remember it is an inner bootie that's very easily removable. Some guys like to put their foot in and then put their foot in and some guys leave it in and go that way with it. When choosing this boot you know that there is that inner bootie design you know that there is adjustability there.
Again, it's built with the MX or off road rider in mind. And you look at this compared to the rest of the line from Alpinestars the Tech 8 lite is going to that half bootie and something like the Tech 7 is a bit more low profile, there is no bootie there. Again we're going to ship for free if you're not sure about the size and no restock fees and you can always give us a shout if you need help. What I would like you to do though is ask me questions. Leave me your comments, subscribe to us at redzillatv on our YouTube channel and as I walk through this I would love to hear your feedback as we go.
So as we start with my full grain leather chassis here on the patriot color way here on my Tech 10. Again we're talking top of the food chain there's a lot going on. Let's start with some of these key changes for this year.
The first one and you heard me talk about it is this tongue and groove system this TPU shin blade system. That allows you more flexibility while also guarding against that hyperextension, hyper flexion that lives on the front. And as you notice it ties into the new buckle system. And I love that Astars are smart they took these buckles off the front so there not going to hit, or catch or snag if you have a get off.
So you have these new style buckles. Aluminum buckles now, lighter weight and much more useable. So now they're set it and forget it buckles and I say that a lot but what that means is you put this poison dart frog area here, this blade trough the center, lock it down and what it does is it sits kind of in this wedge here. So there self-aligning there is room for adjustability and if they get caked with dirt there also easy to operate. Bravo Alpinestars you've improved upon a design that already worked really well. And you can see that here in last year's model and get an idea of what last year's version looked like. Again it's weight saving as well.
But moving past that you're going to see some of the features we know and love with Alpinestars but even if I come into the top here. Notice how this is free floating now with a bigger area of Velcro.
Again it's about flexibility here in the Tech 10 that's going to encompass a very active riding style in a very aggressive way. Looking at the top another key change. Last year's model we had this big gator, this big plastic piece at the top of the bootie. You can see it moves all the way around the top here. On this year's model it's soft. It's going to work with your leg it has a nice notched cut out here that is going to work with your calf. It'll be friendly with an Alpinestars knee brace, a lot of guys where a knee brace.
Again that's a creature comfort that's them listening to their pro level and amateur riding core. Moving to the back you're going to see again lots of support in that blade system that goes all the way down to the shin. Getting into our molded outer here towards the bottom of the boot which I'm going to get to in a second, not a ton of changes this year. Moving to the inside, now you can look again. Low profile in nature.
Sueded heat shield moving into this grip panel around the medial side of your boot. It interfaces with your bike but notice it's not raised. It's not going to catch it's not getting in the way of anything. They're moving away from these hard edges. You're looking at smooth, smooth is graceful. Smooth keeps you connected to your bike in a consistent way and smooth helps you if you get in a get off situation. So let's talk about the toe box here and you're seeing the same style sole that we saw last year. And that's okay because they had nailed it in the previous iteration and like I said it's not as low profile as something like the Tech 10. But what you have is a sole that's one piece, fully encompassing, passing the 250 pound drop test right on the toe box. Again, beefy, beefy, beefy. But, what you have is five different densities of material in your outer shell TPU that's molded.
So, what that means is they beef it up when they need it. And, they slim it down when they don't. And, it's flexible where it needs to be. So, you're getting a mix of protection, flexibility, as well as light weightedness - I should really say weight savings instead of making up my own words - in this sole that's completely molded into your durometer sole of the boot.
So, you have this outer shell TPU - ties in with our buckle system, five densities, light weight, fully protective and now our sole is the same as last year. The black area is completely re-solable. That's your wear area and they give you a different durometer, steel reinforced shanked boot that's going to connect then, to this single piece injection molded five density outer shell.
So, another key thing about the way this sole is bonded to the boot is on the foot bed of this molded piece... there's actually an area that becomes very thin and has some cutouts to it. That allows it to give you more feel and tactile response, more feedback from the motorcycle from your outer sole to really the inner sole of the boot. Again, forward thinking from Alpine Stars in their super premium area of the line.
Now, you look at some of the other creature comforts, here. You're going to have full grain leather, like I said. It's bonded. It goes all the way up. It's billowed. It's going to move with you. I'm going to undo my buckles, here and pull them apart. Very quick, very easy - I'm going to open them up and expose my gambrel liner that's going to allow sweat to be wicked away, evaporate out through the boot. Again, it's full grain so you'll maximize that potential.
Then, what you're going to see here, too. I forgot to pull out my sole, here. I'll get to that in one second. They've upgraded it for this year - it's my gator that's going to keep dirt and moisture out, even though it's not a water-proof boot. But, it's meant to give you some protection, especially in longer rides...
Now, let's talk about the foot bed. Foot bed's been upgraded for 2014. The foot bed now looks the same for the top, but it has multiple densities and shock absorbing properties, especially as you move back into the heel. You can see that area here, right along the heel cap. You're going to see that in the Tech 7, as well.
So again, Alpine Star is finding more ways to add more value, more protection and more function into a boot that's seriously ARider's, ProRiders, top of the food chain of what's out there is using it and relying on it to protect them and keep them fast at the top of the food chain within their sport.
So, as you can see, Alpine Stars made a nice handful of changes that really stand on the shoulders of what they know of the technology and where it's headed for 2014. Even with the updates to the inner bootie, again, they're listening. We're always impressed by companies that listen to the marketplace.