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Review: Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

Reviews and tests 15 January, 2018

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The Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR are the new boots of the brand designed for touring enthusiasts who go on a motorcycle all year, even during the cold and rainy days. The Gore-Tex membrane makes them a really safe footwear and allows you to concentrate 100% on the important thing, the road.

Materials and construction

The Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR have the European certification of conformity.

As for its construction, a part of the boot is made of full grain leather to achieve maximum comfort, durability and resistance to abrasion. However, the main confection is made in fine mesh ventilated without seams and with reinforcements in PU overinjected optimizing breathability.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

The Gore-Tex XCR membrane, on the other hand, is waterproof and 25% more breathable, providing excellent protection against inclement weather. The inner lining is also made of Gore-Tex fabric, protecting the foot even more from the outside.

Design and ergonomics

The new ergonomic design of the boot assembly is designed for a better fit and comfort. In fact, the sensation of comfort is maximum, even noticing in a greater lightness when walking.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

In the frontal zone and in the area of ​​the Achilles tendon, we find a flexible and perforated leather construction in accordion. These areas in accordion offer great flexibility both on the bike and outside it, especially when using the levers of the bike.

Protections

In terms of safety highlights the ankle protector TPU double density. This is in the middle of the boot and below the top layer, thus offering more protection.

The lever protector is made of microfiber of technical texture, achieving greater durability and protection against impacts as well as a good touch with the lever. The shin has a reinforced and molded protector without seams.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

The toe and heel also have internal reinforcements under the upper layer to get a plus of protection, fit and comfort.

In general, we can assure you that the new Alpinestars boot offers a high resistance to abrasion, thanks to the technologically advanced systems in its construction.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

The reflective located on the back performs its function perfectly when we drive at night or in low light.

Inside

The upper part of the boot collar is made of breathable 3D mesh lining. Thus the feeling of freshness in the whole of the leg is greater.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

Inside, and in contact with the foot, we have a new removable anatomical insole of double compound, which incorporates EVA and Lycra in the upper part for better performance, support and comfort.

Outsole and closure

The sole is made with an exclusive Alpinestars rubber compound, which provides great comfort, feel and grip.

The midsole, made of polyamide and with reinforcements, gives us greater support in the area of ​​the arch of the foot.

Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex XCR

For its part, the closure of the boot consists of a zipper mounted on an elastic panel. Said zipper is covered with a large Velcro flap. The closing of this form is simple, flexible, practical and facilitates the entry and exit of the foot.

In short, the new Alpinestars Air Plus V2 Gore-Tex touring boots combine elegance, comfort and protection. With the new Air Plus your feet will stay comfortably dry in any situation.

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