Alpinestars technicians meticulously analyzed the boot setup and the connections it entailed in order to make the Tech 10 lighter. They redesigned each component to make it more efficient, using new material composites that are lighter and more resilient to endure off-road riding. Additionally, the new aluminum buckles are cold-forged and have a self-aligning closure, providing a firm grip. Altogether, the Tech 10 has been reduced by 400g (nearly 1 lb).
The most significant upgrades to the Tech 10 performance are unique technologies: The Frontal Flexion Control Frame, the Asymmetrical Dual-pivot Arms, the patented Dynamic Heel Compression Protection Shock Absorber which is integrated into a redesigned foot shell and the slimmer, more streamlined, outsole.
New material composites have been created that are lighter in weight and more durable to ensure they hold up to the rigors of off-road riding. The new, cold-forged, aluminum buckles are a result with an easier to operate, more durable and self-aligning closure that offer a positive hold across the upper surfaces of the boot. The result has yielded over 400 grams (almost 1lb) in weight reduction for the new Tech 10.
The design also reduces the Tech 10’s profile and physical size. It is more streamlined with newer, lighter, more durable composite materials and a more integrated approach to the construction of the components which dynamically enhance the chassis of the boot and utilize more advanced bonding processes.
Asymmetrical medial and lateral double pivot system for improved levels of flexibility and precision for both independent and synchronized movement
Constructed from a dual density compound and combined with the rear blade system
Double pivot system allows the Tech 10 to retain its integrity while flexing
Energy dissipating shin plate features a new anatomic design for reduced surface area and weight-saving
Exclusive dual-compound sole is seamlessly integrated to the multi-density foot base structure with built-in support
Foot shell features five different compounds in a single lightweight piece to offer strength while maintaining flexibility and structural integrity
Innovative flexion inserts work seamlessly with new flex support system for ultimate in performance
Low-profile, pull-on design for reduce material build, less weight and to facilitate easier and quicker wearing
Poly-fabric lining with 3D open cell foam incorporates anti-slip suede in heel area, keeping the foot located inside the boot
Provides a complete and seamless flexion control system, from the foot shell all the way up to the shin plate
Redesigned dual density Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) rear blade system engineered to prevent hyper-extension while offering improved flex control and impact resistance
TPU protection and shock absorbing padding on the heel and ankles
Ankle control system developed in the outer shell construction, allowing natural ankle movement, vertical compression control and improved impact protection
Asymmetrical, dual pivot arms on boot frame
Chassis combines advanced lightweight microfiber and impact and abrasion resistant TPU shell
Closure system features contra-closure, doubling closure security and a quick release/locking system with self-aligning, memory, design for easy, precise closure and improved riding performance and security
Combines dual front and rear blade connectors
Completely redesigned sole with proprietary grip sculpturing to improve foot-peg performance, grip and mud and water run-off