Alpinestars SMX-1 R V2 boots keep your daily riding relaxed and safe
If you do your main driving on the street and are looking for a new pair of low cut casual motorcycle boots that protect and ventilate, the Alpinestars SMX-1 R V2 boots may be the perfect fit. They come in three colourways and a range of sizes, so let’s take a look.
The microfiber upper is both lightweight and abrasion resistant, and is reinforced with TPU protectors for added security. Accordion flex zones help the boot adjust and adapt to your foot and ankle for added comfort, and the grippy rubber compound patterned sole helps you really plant your feet where you need it. put them on. From stakes to the sidewalk, you certainly don’t want your feet to slip unexpectedly while you are riding.
The SMX-1 R V2 boots are equipped with both reverse zipper and Velcro closure system on the front. This allows you to both put on and take off your boots quickly and easily, and also adjust their fit with the Velcro for more comfort. Regarding protection, these boots are certified according to CE EN13634: 2017, according to Alpinestars.
They have a nice wide shift pad so you don’t have to worry about scratching the rest of your boot just using your motorcycle. They also come with a high modulus TPU outer heel counter, which helps strengthen the heel shell and adds extra support to the back of your foot. The flexible rear gusset also has a flexible window which Alpinestars adds additional ventilation to keep your feet cool while riding. Dual density ankle guard helps protect your vulnerable ankles.
The TPU sliders feature a new concept of easy-to-screw attachment to make them both faster and easier to replace, according to Alpinestars. This is good, as toe sliders are meant to withstand abuse, and you’ll likely need to replace them at some point if you wear these boots regularly.
The SMX-1 R V2 is available in three colors to choose from: black, black and white or black and red. Available sizes range from 38 to 50, and the MSRP is $ 169.95. On Alpinestars own website, they are currently listed as out of stock as of August 6, 2021, but there is a registration form where you can be notified once they are back in stock. You can also check with your trusted Alpinestars hardware retailers, locally or online, to see if they have what you’re looking for or if they are expecting a new shipment soon.