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 Alpinestars S-MX Plus Boots Closeout
Alpinestars S-MX Plus Boots Closeout
2011 Alpinestars SMX Plus Boots For superior safety and freedom of movement, the 2011 Alpinestars SMX Plus Boots feature an innovative Multi Link Control system and high modulus TPU protection integrated into the sleek profile of the boot. The inner Kevlar speed lacing closure and micro-adjustable ratchet fastener combine to ensure a comfortable, conforming fit on both the road and track. Forefoot laminated with shock absorbing open cell foam while the ankle area has a highly breathable lining for improved comfort. Alpinestars unique Multi Link Control System provides advanced support for the ankle, limiting hypertorsion, hyper-extension and hyper- flexion as well as providing additional impact protection to the ankle and Achilles. Wide, ventilated, heel counter extends to the ankle and is combined with a shock absorbing padded insert and self-molding foam ankle protectors. Replaceable heel slider and external side heel slider are positioned to dissipate shock and promote sliding during an accident. Newly designed, replaceable TPU toe slider with snap-in assembly provides more coverage around the toe area
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4 / 5
4 / 5
First motorcycle boot.
PostedApril 2, 2013
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From Southeast,
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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`I got them on clearance so take that into account. I was not surprised they were as nice as they were. Definitely got what I paid for, mayyybe a little more.
`Style-shmyle. Give no hoots here.
`To close this boot, theres a speed lace, zipper+velcro tab, and one of those plastic toothed things that have unlimited size accomidations. Seems like an in-or-out kind of boot.
Protection & Durability
`The are made out of nice materials, and they feel very protective, but I have not used them extensively and cannot comment on the durability of these boots. I would imagine quite a few seasons.
Air Flow
`The no longer had my size in the perforated version of this boot, so I could only get the non. The non-perforated boots probably aren't for extremely warm weather, but you'll be fine if you get over it. As far as warmth, I can't say from experience, but I'm sure you'll be alright with some nice socks and some gore-tex over-socks (that's my plan, anyway.)
`I don't quite see any cool "features" this boot has that isn't in the picture or video. Removable toe sliders could come in handy.
Side Notes
`These guys are awesome, but I must warn you; once broken in, they creak with every step. I knew this going into it and have embraced the chirping. I've read somewhere that you can use some kind of oil/grease every now and then to make it slide easier. For the curious: the part that creaks is the multi-link system's tongue that protrudes upward into the back of the boot.
`The sizing was just right, no worries there.
`When I got them I noticed that they didn't look exactly like they do in the picture. The look just like the Gore-Tex version, except without the little gore-tex tag. The only differences I've seen is a different shaped toe-slider, and a different colored side plate. Also, these ones have a bit puffier rim around the top.
Rides: 1984 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk
Yes, I recommend this product.
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