The Alpinestars Tech 3 boots have been developed based on the Tech 5 top range model. Their anatomical profile and high level of protection make them ideal boots for those who start off-road and look for a good value for money. In addition to the standard version, the Tech 3 are marketed in Lady version and Enduro version.
Materials and construction
The main materials used in the construction of Tech 3 boots, which have CE, are microfiber and thermoplastic polyurethane, known as TPU.
Microfiber is a material similar to leather, comfortable and adaptable, but has added value that offers greater strength and durability. This accordion microfiber is in areas that require more flexion, such as the front and back of the boot, as well as in the upper finishing area. In this way, in addition to gain in comfort, we get more flexibility and freedom of movement on the bike.
Image of the Alpinestars Tech 3 Standard, made of microfiber and TPU.
The internal area of the boot has been designed to be as flat as possible and thus provide a greater area in contact with the chassis of the motorcycle, increasing the control. This internal area, in addition, is reinforced with a metal plate to get more resistance.
The TPU is the main material used in terms of safety. This one offers protection to impacts and solidity to the boot and we find it in the most prone areas to receive impacts, such as the toe, box of the fingers, heel and shin, even in the area of the ankle and inner part of the boot, allowing a controlled twisting to favor movements on the bike but decreasing the possibility of injuries at the same time.
The inner side of the boot is flat to get maximum grip to the bike's chassis. We also found TPU in the areas most prone to receiving impacts.
The zone of the gear lever is made with a rough rubber material to get more grip with it, which allows us to be 100% concentrated in our driving.
The interior of the boot is made of breathable fabric material and has soft foam reinforcements in the area of the ankle. The collar of the boot is also padded to win in comfort and cushioning impacts.
Inside we find a synthetic PU gaiter that prevents the entry of mud and water. Of course, they don't reach the levels of a waterproof boots.
Tech 3 is really comfortable. In the image we see the accordion areas that make it more flexible.
The Tech 3 has a replaceable anatomical insole made of EVA foam and covered in fabric at the top, providing support to the arch of the foot and greater comfort.
Sole and closure
The sole is replaceable and is made with an exclusive Alpinestars rubber compound that provides a high level of adhesion on all surfaces, offering control and tact.
Image of the sole of the Alpinestars Tech 3 standard version.
In the Enduro version, the sole is somewhat more technical with an all-terrain construction, based on studs and rubber compounds, specifically designed by the brand in order to achieve maximum grip. It is also replaceable.
Image of the sole of the Alpinestars Tech 3 Enduro.
With regard to the closure, this is formed by three replaceable micrometric closures easily manipulated made with thermoplastic material and a tongue with velcro adjustment in the upper area.
In short, with the new Tech 3 all those fans of the off-road world you have a very complete boot designed to enjoy your first outings at the most but at a very contained price. Alpinestars has thought about all the public since in addition to the standard version and enduro, the Tech 3 of Alpinestars is also marketed for girls, adapted to the feminine physiognomy.