The Alpinestars Andes Waterproof are touring boots for a use for routes, offering great resistance to the wear of use and also comfort when riding and when we get off the bike as well. It includes a waterproof layer, so we are in front of boots designed for being use during all the year round.
Materials and structure
External side view (left) and frontal accordion pannel area (ridht).
The clean lines of the Andes Waterproof boots indicate that their protections are mostly non-external: we find double ankle protectors density on both sides, which also benefit from the foam inside the leg of the boot to protect this critical point. In the shaft of the boot there’s an internal shin guard made from injected TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), providing stiffness in this area. The same material is in the toe and heel of the boot. The only external reinforcement is the protector of TPU in the toe box located near the gearshift.
External view, this time from its internal face (left), toe box protector (upper right) and the reflective insert in the heel (bottom right).
The flexible sole features an Alpinestars exclusive compound, notable for its great grip in wet conditions. The sole pattern is complex, with a combination of small blocks and grooves designed to give a proper grip and water evacuation in addition to a strong bridge between heel and the sole, thus facilitating footrest anchorage.
Sole pattern, with two different heights and made with a special Alpinestars compound.
Fasteners and other details