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Review: Alpinestars Tech 8 RS, boots forever

Reviews and tests 18 May, 2016

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We introduce us boots that have been adapting to nowadays' needs without losing their genes. The Alpinestars Tech 8 RS mantain a metal toecap, rigidity and classic lines.

Construction and protection

The Alpinestars Tech 8 RS use the leather and microfiber as main materials. These are resistant to the wear and a continued use, as it is easier to clean. The classic design also allows comfort and protection, thanks to new materials that provide these features: accordion areas in the rear area and also in the instep area. All these flexible areas need protection, offered by an exoskeleton, that covers all the critical areas. These exoskeleton is made by molded polymer and it extends over the calf, heel and shin. We find the same material in the boot’s closure system, which has four closures (replaceable) with alluminium and polymer.

View of the internal side of the boot (left) and detail of the closure system (right).

These boots also feature other protection elements. One of them is placed in the toecap’s internal area, offering rigidity. As external protectors, we find metallic reinforcements, according to give the enough rigidity to the boot against falls or hits by stones. In the ankle there is a reinforced area, that extends over all the internal side of the boot.


Another feature of the Alpinestars Tech 8 RS is the internal boot we find. It is removable and it features a 3D mesh, according to provide ventilation to the foot. There are gel inserts in the ankles, that provide extra protection to this critical area. The internal boot covers the foot and also the lower area of the shin. On its inside there is an anatomical insole, removable and replaceable.

View of the internal and removable boot of the Alpinestars Tech 8 RS.

The Alpinestars Tech 8 RS boots also have other elements, like the rubber finish on their upper area, that prevents the water or dust to enter on its inside. The sole is made with double density rubber and it is integrated to the boot with an external stitching and the toecap’s metallic reinforcement. The sole’s central area is replaceable.

Details of the toecap of the boot (left), the sole (up right) and the double stitching (down right).

The Alpinestars Tech 8 RS are available in two basic colors: the white, where we can find the standard version and also the vented version; and black, where there is only available the standard version.


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