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What It Is
The Tech 7 is the newest boot in Alpinestars' line of high-performance motocross footwear. Meant to replace the popular Tech 6, the Tech 7 is a traditionally styled boot without the internal removable bootie that the more expensive Tech 8 and Tech 10 boots have.
The Tech 7 is a very aesthetically pleasing boot, and quite possibly the best-looking boot on the market. At first glance, the new 7 looks much like the high-end Tech 10, with its bonded sole and new-style buckles. We love the bonded sole, as it has smooth surfaces and no lip to get hung up on the parts of your bike that your boots come into contact with. From the moment you pull the Tech 7 on, it is comfortable and requires little to no break-in time. We were able to slip into ours on race day morning, ride practice, and be completely comfortable and used to them by the time moto one rolled around. The buckles are easy to operate and they offer a wide range of adjustment. The rubber gaiters at the top of the boots seal nicely and keep dirt and moisture out. Furthermore, they do a fine job of keeping your boots from snagging on the plastic panels of your bike. The Tech 7s have above average ankle support and a nice, firm sole that still offers excellent feel for the footpegs. With over a dozen rides in our test pair, the bottoms of the soles seem to be holding up very well and are showing no signs of above-average wear.
It is important to properly click the buckles completely shut, as they can come open if not locked properly. The Tech 7 runs slightly larger than the Tech 8 and Tech 10 boots by about a half size.
We wouldn't be surprised if the Tech 7 rapidly becomes Alpinestars' best-selling boot. With great looks, good support, exceptional comfort, and an affordable price tag, the Tech 7 is the best traditionally styled, non-bootie, non-hinged boot on the market.