For the development team working on the Tech 10, several key objectives were apparent at the outset and refinements to this revolutionary concept have been made ever since. The first objective was to improve the performance of the boot's safety structure over existing technologies. More traditional boots have ankle protection and support built inside their construction and to improve on the concept and bring the protection closer to the bode, a new inner brace was developed. Having discarded the use of a single hinge boot system, (a concept Alpinestars had developed and patented designs for in the mid-80's, but never adopted because of excessive stress put on the knee) a revolutionary solution was developed. Using some of the lessons learned in the company's road racing program, where the Alpinestars Supertech boot leads the way with its unique torsion bar ankle support, the new MX brace features a patented double-hinged assembly. However, the Tech 10 brace shares no common components with the Supertech version, having been designed specifically to cope with the particular demands of MX riding and has already been through several design modifications to yet further improve performance.
The double hinge torsion bars allow upper and lower protective structures in the brace to protect the ankle and heel while giving complete freedom, flexibility and feel to the rider by following the natural movements of the foot and ankle, with no constraint until the point of over extension. Wide fit torsion bars allow for ankle fit adjustment and riding comfort. The system also minimizes the chances of springs and twists, while also protecting the ankle from lateral impacts. It is comfortable to wear, extremely strong, stable and lightweight while allowing ventilation around the foot.
Cutting-edge protection and revolutionary external structure features ultra low profile design for maximum control and minimal weight at the lower section of the boot, while its upper design has been developed for controlled flexibility, streamlined profile and superior grip against the bike.
Lightweight upper combines full-grain leather with impact and abrasion resistant PU shell for unmatched levels of safety.
PU guards the toes, foot, heel, ankle, calf and shin with extra hard compounds on the toe-box, heel and Achilles tendon.
Innovative PU spine protects the heel, controls flex and features a hyperextension guard.
Upright stance for improved riding balance.
Innovative biomechanical inner brace provides the ultimate in support and safety.
Torsion bars control ankle and leg rotation, while allowing freedom of movement.
Wide fit torsion bars replacement are included. These allow the rider to customize the internal ankle brace, adapting the ankle width.
This inner structure features PU protection and shock absorbing padding on the heel and ankles and an ultra thin and flexible forefoot area for increased sensitivity and control.
Perforated liner is washable and replaceable.
Ultra comfortable and precision fit interior features new poly fabric lining with open cell foam and a shock absorbing shin pad.
Outer side of the boot features anti-torsion PU panel on the ankle for flexibility and support.
New PU gasket seals water out of the boot.
White model features airflow ventilation system.
Advanced new and exclusive dual compound sole is seamlessly integrated to the multi-density foot base structure with built-in support.
Sole provides superior durability, grip, feel and a high level of structural rigidity.
Advanced closure system features three techno-polymer and aluminum buckles for easy adjustability with a precise, secure and streamlined fit. Buckles feature memory, a quick release/locking system and a self-aligning design for easy and precise closure. Three buckle system works in conjunction with the entire internal structure to provide excellent support and flexibility. Buckles are color coded to match boot graphics.
Inner side of the boot is designed for maximum grip against the bike from top to bottom and features PU panels for heat and abrasion resistance.
Available in a range of fresh, complimentary colors with graphics kits to match and update.
Tech 10 can be customized with a selection of color option buckles, available as separate accessory upgrade.