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Alpinestars Supertech

Discussion in 'Clothing & Safety Equipment' started by GazP, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. GazP

    GazP

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    Anyone got the super tech R boots?

    Recommended for road and track days?

    Or overkill?
     
  2. Captain Steffydog

    Captain Steffydog Moderator Staff Member

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    I have them, had them about 3 years.

    I’m sure they saved my ankle in a tumble I had at Silverstone. Just had a bruised toe from a low side.

    Bit of a phaff to get on and off with the inner booties but super comfy and top draw safety.

    Best to try a set on in a shop first!?
     
  3. GazP

    GazP

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    I tried a set on. Thought they were ace and comfy.

    The shop assistant was the one that made me question my choice. He proposed they are a race boot and expensive and maybe an smx might be a better boot for the road.

    Just wondered what the 675.cc opinion of them was. And being as superficial as I am I thought they looked the best boot on the shelf.
     
  4. cpszx

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    I have 2 pairs of SMX, one of them being the Gore-tex version i haggled a good price on at the NEC a couple of years ago which are 100% waterproof.
    I've worn them on track, touring, commuting, everything, and have no complaints with them for how they feel etc.

    I guess it depends whether you really need that bit extra that the Supertechs give you over the SMX.

    The only problem i had was the pull string for the inner lining snapped on one of them, but doesnt cause any issue to me.
     
  5. Captain Steffydog

    Captain Steffydog Moderator Staff Member

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    As I said bit more phaff, but no real biggy, and I think there a bit bigger physically.

    Love mine though.
     
  6. Frogcake

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    Love mine and wear them on track and on the road with leathers. They don’t fit under my jeans though so bear that in mind.
     

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