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Old 10-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Alpine Star Tek 3 boots

I know, I know, this has been beat to s**t too many times before that it kills me to start a new thread but
I need to ask if anyone has them and if they are the bargain they seem to be.
I've been looking at them since before the price increase and I'm just about ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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I just sold a pair that I used maybe 3 times riding my GS. I hated them from the first mile. They made shifting gears and using the rear break very dificult with the inflexibility in the ankle area. I had the MX style soles and they were horribly slippery on anything but tar. If you are considering a pair for ADV type riding I'd look at the Tech 3's with the ATV sole. I've since resorted to my old Astar Trials boots for riding my GS and picked up a new pair for trials. The trials boots have been a way better boot for all conditions of riding. Good luck.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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I have the tech 3 alpine stars and like them a lot. i do some hard core dirt biking in rocks, mud you name it and they have held up well for the past 4 or 5 years now. they are a great product for the purpose. they are not waterproof in any water above the foot roughly. they take time to break in like any other dirt bike boot. if you're looking for something more Dual Sport, then look at the SIDI Discovery boots. they are a little more ds friendly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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Mine have been a GREAT cheap boot. They are solid but not perfect...the price is right for the boot you get.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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I would agree with you guys about the Tech 3's being a decent boot for riding Dirt bike's off road. I had a pair I bought in 1999 that were the older leather style that finally gave out in 2006. I deffinately got my money's worth! I just did not care for the new style at all. I think the only boots that Astar offers that are like the older design are the Tech 8's and they unfortunately are $450.00 +
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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Alpinestar tech 3 boots

Bob, what size boot do you wear? I have a brand new pair of Alpine stars size 47. I have had them on only long enough to test the fit.
I recieved a pair of SIDI crossfires as a gift. SiDi 1, Alpinestars 0. Sell at my cost plus shipping.

PM me if you have an interest.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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Buckles are brutal on the Tech 3's

I got them last year to ride my 250 because I wanted a stiff MX boot for added protection. They are fine for the money but the buckles are a bitch to un-latch. I have to carry pliers to get them off. Not kidding. I have heard that all the Alpinestar Tech boots are similar. I dont hate them tho. They fit good and are comfortable once on.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Bob, what size boot do you wear? I have a brand new pair of Alpine stars size 47. I have had them on only long enough to test the fit.
I recieved a pair of SIDI crossfires as a gift. SiDi 1, Alpinestars 0. Sell at my cost plus shipping.

PM me if you have an interest.

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What a shame I'm a 44.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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I've got a pair of 44.5 with, no bullshit, three rides on them that I'll be happy to sell ya. PM me if interested.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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I've got size 10us in black if u want , thanks
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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Had a set of tech 8s. Blew out the sole in 2 years riding hardcore off road. Decided i would rather throw away 175-200 dollar boots than 400-500 dollar boots. So every year and half or so I buy a new set of tech 3s. Rather than tech 8s every 2 years.

Tech 3s are not that waterproof, can be made a little better with snow seal, but not much. The more expensive boots I find are more waterproof. Don't have any experience with waterproof marketed boots. Ie sidi discovery rain.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #12
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You do .know, Alpinestars will resole your boots for $80.00 and fix anything else for a small fee.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the input.
It's sounding to me that the Astars are a bit to off road for me.
I'm a dual sport guy that spends 80% of my time on the road
and the 20% off road is on dirt trails or dirt roads,
so it sounds like the Tek3 are the wrong boot for me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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Great boots

I ride three bikes with these boots and they work great on all three. And they have had zero issues for being one of their cheaper models, going on 7 years now
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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I'm also looking at the tech 3 boots. Do they size normal? I've read some reviews that are 1/2 size large and the same as smaller.

I'm also looking at the ATV sole. Any ideas on that.

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