Great boots for an inexpensive pair.
Alpinestars Tech 3 Boots
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Wonderful boots! They've got me feeling purdy at the track! Their still a little stiff so I had a little trouble grabbing gears. Can't wait to break them in! Braaap!
Great boots fit great but don't expect to shift with your ankle I have to lift up my whole leg idk if break in takes as few as 2 rides and a water cycle
You get what you pay for, these will certainly protect your feet but I do have some issues with coordination and shifting with them on, tje toe box seems a little large and it's not the most flexible. Make sure the buckles are adjusted right or you'll be cutting these things off of your feet.
Great boots - wearing a shoe size 11 - got boots in 11 - perfect fit (great).
I got them in black and noticed already first use them leaving scuff marks rubbing of on the aluminium frame on the bike (minor)
The gear lever needed to be adjusted to be a bit higher for me to get a better feeling for shifts on the trails. (minor)
The buckles have been complained about in other reviews - yes they are a little hard to unclip and the concept could be a bit better - especially since the material is plastic and will wear out over time - but better tight than opening up unintentionally. (minor - until I need to replace a broken buckle)
Overall great product -
I should have waited to get the deal with the free high socks that on right now. I did not have high socks on the first ride initially but wish I had had them.
We got these for our son about a year ago. He really likes them and he hikes around in them too. Always running around, or hiking looking for shed horns, or wrestling in the grass with his moto buddies.
These boots are a great value for the money. The buckles are tough and they are light weight. They have saved the bones in my feet and legs many times. My only complaint is that they stay stiff for a long time. Break-in is slow but they are lasting me a long long time. The soles aren't broken down and the latches still snap in and do not come loose. I would recommend...when the boot is new...fill them with water...dump the water out...and go for a long walk. Do this a few times and they will break-in much faster.
I bought these boots a year ago and they are already ruined. The sole wore out after about 6 rides and bucked started ripping off after about 10. Save yourself money in the long run and buy at least trh 5s
These boots really wear well, look good, clean up easily, and break in relatively quick. they do fit a little big, and have a larger than normal toe box because of it. too bad they don't come in half sizes? Great for a spare set of boots, or entry level boot for the kids or wife. We use them for both.
For all the hype Alpinestars receives, I'm not as impressed as I would have expected. The buckles are very stiff, even after a year of use.
They are durable enough and still comfortable after a year.
I tried on a few other boots in the price range and they were all much less comfortable and seems to be more cheaply constructed.
After three years of light riding they are showing signs of wear, but still very serviceable.
The buckles can be difficult to unlatch, but a little silicone every now and then works wonders.
Not sure I'd recommend them for hard-core racers, but they seem like a great value for the more casual user. I'd buy them again, but may also upgrade to another Astar boot when the time comes.
Clips are hard to open and close
I've had these boots for almost 2 years but only have actively ridden in them for about half the time. I am already having problems with them as they wear super quick. I already have a full blown hole forming in my right inside ankle due to kickstarting. Also, the buckles are starting to not be able to stay on.
But if you want that Alpinestars look for a cheap price, then by all means go for it but it really is true what they say: You get what you pay for.
Never going cheap on boots again.
I recently got back into riding dirt bikes and needed a nice pair of boots. I looked at the Alpine Star Tech 3 and the Fox boots. I think for the money and Alpine Stars R&D these are the way to go. I have about 6 rides in them and they broke in only after 2 rides. I wear an 11 1/2 shoe and the size 12 boot fits great. The boot buckles are somewhat difficult to snap but other than that they are wearing nicely.
I always loved the roomy feel and easy break-in of my older Alpinestars. I bought these for my son, and he had me try them out. Lot tighter in the ankle than older Alpinestars, maybe that's good but it felt weird to me. I'll try them after my boy finishes breaking them in :)
I've had my Tech 3's for about a year and a half now, and I have to say if it wasn't for the buckles they would be about my favorite boot. I get it that they are the bottom line boot, but these buckles are garbage. It's pretty irritating to get done riding and hope I will be able to get my foot out of the boot because one (or more) of the buckles decided they will not come undone. Then when I do get the thing snapped out, the part of the buckle on the boot has pulled out of the tab it goes into. Then I get to grab an allen wrench and pull it out...again.
Other than that, the boots are great. They have held up well and are comfortable with very little break in time.
For the money, these were the best boots available at the time. This is a lower end boot for A*, but it priced comparable to FOX, Answer, and ONeal, the others I evaluated and have experience with. This boot has held up pretty well to years of abuse. My only complaint, other than not being as comfortable as the higher end A* boots, is that my footpeg or kick-start punched a hole in the plastic on the inside of the right foot early on. I put some silicone in it and put the plastic back in place, so it doesn't leak water or anything, but was dissappointed that the material would've allowed it to happen. I'd still buy these over any of the similar priced competition anyday. Can't go wrong with AlpineStar.
I used to have a pair of old Tech10's and there's no comparison to these 3's though. If you don't wear out boots fast, spend the money now and keep the 10's forever and you'll always be comfy and well-protected. Thes boots do allow too much rotation between the foot and calf IMO...
The tech 3s are absolutely amazing, from the performance of the boot, to the comfort and style, i ride a lot and the bottoms of the boots hold up nicely, so thats a major plus for me, saves me money in the long run. thanks motosport
I recommend these boots, most comfortable ones ive ever bought
Don't waste your money on A-star boots. Sidi's are more comfortable and they last a long time. The buckles on Sidi boots blow the A-stars away too, they are much more user friendly. From a rider that knows first hand!