Daytona Beach, Florida - Almost 45 years ago, on March 13th, 1971, Daytona International Speedway hosted its inaugural professional motocross race on the facility infield beyond the road racing track. Just one year later in 1972, the Supercross format we know today began to take shape when Daytona International Speedway constructed the course directly in-front of the main grandstand on the tri-oval offering an unparalleled viewing experience for fans. Since then, countless races have transpired, and the sport has continued evolve. Race speeds have increased, and Alpinestars technical product innovation has continued to thrive at the forefront of protective ingenuity. Despite all these changes, one aspect of the sport has managed to remain constant since its inception; the unwavering support of its fans. To celebrate the rich history of motocross at Daytona, Alpinestars has created the D71 Special Edition Tech 10.
The world's most technologically advanced and protective motocross boot, the Tech 10 offers unrivalled race-winning performance to dirt riders who demand nothing less than the best. The Special Edition D71 Tech 10 fuses all the performance innovations of the iconic Tech 10 with an exclusive color combination. Sporting a sleek black lower chassis, white upper shaft, and high-vis fluorescent yellow accents on the front and aft results in a visually captivating, high-performance motocross boot with a sophisticated and modern motorsports feel. Uncompromising in protection and performance, the Tech 10 is the pinnacle motocross boot that all others are measured against. Now offered in another distinctive and unique colorway, the D71 Special Edition Tech 10 adds protection, performance, and more style to the 2016 Tech 10 line-up.
The one-piece co-injected foot chassis incorporates five different polymer compounds in a single lightweight piece to offer strength while maintaining flexibility and structural integrity.
Innovative, lightweight upper combines full-grain leather with advanced microfiber together with an impact and abrasion-resistant TPU shell.
Frontal protection features a dual closure system with an internal microfiber flap, plus Velcro brand hook-and-loop for a precise fit closure attached securely with a micro-adjustable, easy to operate, lightweight buckle. Shin incorporates a unique TPU blade system engineered to prevent frontal hyperextension and offer greater flex control.
Innovative, ergonomic design for lateral and medial flex zones to provide superb front and rear flexion support which helps prevent damaging torsional forces around the ankle area.
Medial-facing panel is constructed from a one-piece, specifically formulated polymer for improved structural stability and integrity, and incorporates a rubber insert panel for maximum grip contact and improved abrasion resistance.
Contoured TPU calf protector plate offers impact resistance and incorporates the Alpinestars innovative rear blade system, formed with hard, shock-resistant and specifically developed red colored polymer compound to protect the heel and features a rear hyperextension guard.
Soft microfiber gaiter helps seal out excessive water and dirt.
Multi-density foot shell, incorporating heel and toe protection, is highly resistant to abrasion and impact, and adds to the boot's overall durability.
Exclusive dual-compound sole is seamlessly integrated on to the multi-density foot base structure with built-in support. The sole offers superior durability, grip and feel while riding.
The central sole insert is easily replaceable and Alpinestars offers a full sole replacement and boot repair service.
New buckle closure system includes high-impact and uniquely developed red color aluminum bridge closures, with memory and a quick-release / locking system with self-aligning design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance and security. All buckles are easily replaceable.
Internal poly-fabric lining with 3D open cell foam incorporates anti-sliding suede on heel area to keep foot located inside the boot.
The Tech 10 boot is CE certified.
Note: Limited Edition.
Inner Ankle Brace System:
Alpinestars' innovative and patented biomechanical inner ankle brace features medial and lateral "C" torsion bars to control ankle and leg rotation, while allowing freedom of movement.
Dual connection torsion bars offer the rider natural ankle movement with progressive damping of torsional forces during an accident. Replaceable wide fit torsion bar included.
TPU protection and shock absorbing padding on the heel and ankles and an ultra-thin and flexible forefoot area provide increased sensitivity and control.