The Alpinestars Tech 3 are one of the most popular off road boots of the italian manufacturer. The Tech 3 are part of the Tech boot family, which include some of the best and most advanced offroad footwear models from Alpinestars. And that's one of the reasons of Tech 3 popularity: includes racing derived technology from the Tech 10 and Tech 8 boots but with a great value for money, ideal for motocross and enduro newcomers and amateurs.
We'll find numerous protections and reinforcements in the outside of the boot. A reinforced leather plate runs along the rear and the sides of the boot, guarding the toe-box area and making it the main construction of the boot. Along this, there's a plastic reinforcement in the inner side designed to protect us from the bike and, at the same, time it allows for a great deal of grip and feel of the machine. In the upper part of the boot, there's a big polyurethane protection to cover our shin from dire impacts.
The boot have an accordion zone in the Achilles tendon zone, optimized to maximize flexibility and improve foot ergonomics. Also, we'll find a rough texture surface in the instep zone to increase the grip with the shifter. Details like these makes from Tech 3 a fairly practical and confortable boots.
The toe-box presents a rugged-looking exterior thanks to the wrinkled surface.
Thanks to an extended gaiter desing, the Tech 3 prevents from ocasional water entry, but it we've to bear in mind that they're not made from waterprof materials.
An Alpinestars patented "Ankle-brace" system, with a shock absorbing ankle padding, form the main boot inner pads. This system work along with an internal plastic reinforcement covered by thick stamped suede that increases both the grip and the heat resistance.
The inner boot shaft feels thigh, and that's the way it was designed: the padding brace our ankle to minimize unwanted movements but also adds confort.
The flexible zones work together under the reinforced leather plates.
The Tech 3 boots features a quick release/locking system of four techno-polymer injected buckles with a micrometric belt. This system 'memorieses' the position, so when we adjust the buckles in the desired position, it will remain locked in the belt thoot that we choosed.
The buckles are complemented by a velcro strap in the top of the boot. All together, the velcro plus bucles system system remains easy to use.
Thanks to its disposition along the boot, the buckles held our feet firmly, specially in the ankle zone.
The sole it's constructed in high-grip rubber double density compound outsole with a countoured steel shank over injected inside the asembly insole. The tread pattern present a little lugged zone in the toe and heel zones and water and mud evacuation channels in the sides.
The sole follows a studied ergonomic pattern.
For those looking for a better grip in motocross or want an all-terrain sole, as it's needed in enduro, it exist the 'Tech 3 All-Terrain' version, with lugged outsole and metal sole guard that will prolong the life of our Tech 3.
Thanks to a great confort and value for money, that allows us to have a great deal of protection, the Alpinestars Tech 3 are a succesful product for those riders looking for a ocasional use off-road boot for all seasons.