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The Tech 8 RS continues the legacy of continuous development and improvement started in the mid-1990s, and combines premium materials and innovative design for a boot with unrivalled levels of safety and performance. A breathable inner ankle sleeve and class-leading closure system enhances comfort and fit when riding the toughest tracks, while Alpinestars dual density sole is further developed for durability and is easily replaceable.

(suggested retail price – € 399.95 Euros / £ 349.99 Sterling)

• Upper constructed from a combination of full grain leather and innovative and light microfiber that is flexible and abrasion resistant.
• Alpinestars inner ankle sleeve is constructed from leather with 3D mesh panels and incorporates adjustable shock absorbing gel
inserts on the ankles and a removable anatomic footbed for enhanced comfort, fit and protection on the ankle and lower leg.
• Alpinestars exclusive high grip, dual density rubber outsole includes footpeg area which is reinforced with hard polymer compound
for durability and comfort. The outsole is fully replaceable.
• Reinforced lateral flex zone above outward facing ankle helps prevent torsion.

Protection and performance
• Contoured shin plate injected with high modulus polymer for superior impact and abrasion resistance is perforated for ventilation.
• Contoured calf protector plate is injected with high modulus polymer for impact resistance.
• Extended, internal protection plates constructed from injected polymer to guard the ankle and lower foot as well as the toe-box area.

Superior closure system
• Advanced closure system features strong techno-polymer buckles for easy adjustability with a precise, secure and streamlined fit.
• Top and bottom reverse closure design provides superior impact security and improved fit.

Comfort and durability
• Low profile toe for improved control and sensitiveness in the shift area.
• Full-length, sculpted rubber panel on the inner side of the boot gives superb grip against the bike and is insulated with aluminum foil
for improved heat resistance.
• Instep and Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control and support.
• Replaceable kick starter protection insert located on the right boot.
• Stamped steel sole and heel guard.
• Soft, polymer gaiter provides effective seal around the top of the boot, preventing excessive water and dirt entry.
• Breathable 3D tech mesh lining reduces heat buildup and improves comfort.
• Contoured tempered steel shank is over injected inside the mid-sole assembly for rider safety and support.
• The TECH 8 RS Boot is CE certified.


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