Alpinestars presents the Radon Drystar, waterproof touring boots thanks to the Drystar membrane that perfectly combines comfort and protection. With the performance of some of the brand's top-of-the-range boots but at a much more content price, the new Radon are perfect for any kind of weather conditions.
Materials and construction
On the one hand, the main material used in the manufacture of the Radon is the microfiber of high technology, more resistant to the abrasion and light than the leather, and also extends its useful life.
The front and the back of the boot are composed of accordion leather. In this way, we gain in comfort and above all in flexibility when we are on the bike and make use of the levers of change and brake of the motorcycle.
Image of Alpinestars Radon Drystar, made in high technology microfiber.
Unlike other Alpinestars touring boots and after several studies, the new Radon's toe has been ergonomically designed in such a way that the handling of the motorcycle controls and comfort are improved.
On the other hand, the Drystar membrane, 100% waterproof and breathable and located between the outer layer and the inner liner, offers an excellent performance in adverse climatic conditions.
Image of the Alpinestars Radon Drystar, with all its details that make it a very complete boot.
The boot also has a European conformity certification according to EN 13634:2010.
The inner of the toe and heel are reinforced for better protection and structural integrity of the foot. In addition, on the side of the own toe we find a new design TPR insert that offers greater flexibility and protection.
The shin protector and shift level are made of TPU, achieving greater durability and protection against impacts. The first one stands out for being very light, thanks to the use of an innovative laminate technology, something that is appreciated and really notice its low weight.
Detail of the protection located in the shin area of the Radon Drystar.
The ankle area, as a good touring boot, is the one that is most reinforced. We have a double density protector with internal foam reinforcement, an innovative feature in Alpinestars boots.
The reflective detail located at the rear makes us more visible in night driving or in low light.
Detail of dual density ankle protector with internal foam reinforcement.
In addition to the Drystar membrane already mentioned, the inner lining of the cane is manufactured in a very comfortable and resistant technical fabric. With the boot we noticed the sensation of comfort and softness.
Also detachable anatomical template made in EVA foam and lycra at the top. This type of template offers maximum grip and prevents the foot from moving.
Sole and closure
The sole is exclusive from Alpinestars and is made of vulcanized rubber compound. This offers maximum level of grip, support and stability. In the boot we also see an intermediate sole as a reinforcement and that obtains greater support and cushioning in the area of the arch.
To the left, detail of the closure with the shooter in TPR. On the right, reflective image and accordion area on the back of the boot.
With regard to the closure, it consists of three adjustable side velcro for a secure and personalized fit. In addition, each of them incorporates a handle in TPR that facilitates the closure. The details of the different logos of Alpinestars are nice details.
In short, the new Radon Drystar of Alpinestars are medium-high cane boots designed for lovers of touring and routes. Very versatile boots with a great value for money that quickly adapt to our feet thanks to the latest technology used by the Italian brand.