His and Hers >> Street or Track.
She loves shoes; I love motorcycles. She used to love riding on the back but now she loves riding herself. And our romance is really rolling. New boots for me; means new boots for her. The S-MX 5 is our ticket to ride.
Alpinestars’ S-MX 5 is a performance-oriented road and track boot with a modern yet classic styling. At first touch the boots feel relatively light, look durable and appear to be constructed with high quality. The side entry combined with a simple elastic-mounted side-zipper and wide Velcro flap made it very easy to get in and out.
Boot fit, as with all gear, is imperative to both safety and comfort. We purposely sized our new boots about a half size too small as we have found with helmets and gloves– things do stretch-out. The first few minutes in the boots were a bit uncomfortable but as we were betting, after a 15-minute break-in, we had perfectly fitting boots.
The micro-fiber upper, which looks and feels like leather, provided the support, flexibility and comfort. We were able to wear our leathers on the inside or our riding pants on the outside of the boot. (My girlfriend also wanted to wear these boots out to dinner with her black dress because they are so light and comfortable!) The Velcro flap provided sufficient adjustability, depending on the bulk of your pant leg size.
Alpinestars uses external double injected shields on the shin, ankle, calf, toe and heel to protect from impact and reduce the chance of abrasion. They also use a double injected inner panel from the heel running up the outside ankle. The soles use Alpinestars’ very own rubber compound and shank reinforcement for extra support to the arch. Toe sliders incorporate a snap-in assembly for replacement.
Quick drying polyamide lining and air vents at the ankle, heel and forefoot kept our feet comfy at the 60 to 80 degree temperatures we experienced. The removable PU Foam foot bed kept our feet happy even after we ran out of gas and had to push the bike about a mile. The boots are CE certified which means they meet the EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements.