Alpinestars New Land Short Boots
Manufacturer details: alpinestars
One Goal. One Vision.
Its development of new procedures and materials, innovative detailed solutions and superior workmanship ensure that the Italian brand sports clothes manufacturer, alpinestars, has had a considerable competitive edge over its customers in the motor sport sector for the best part of 5 decades. alpinestars is in touch with leading racers in every conceivable discipline, from Formula 1 through to NASCAR, from U.S. Supercross through to MotoGP. Their experience flows directly into the development and optimisation of its products. This practical information, its passion for motor sport and an instinct for what critical fans want, form the basis of a product range that is renowned around the globe.
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Most traditional, high-quality outer material with cult status for motorcycle clothing and accessories. Unmistakable in its natural, high-quality look, the strong image, ideally suited to both figure-hugging and highly functional designs. The biker's "second skin" still has the edge over any textile material when it comes to safety and resistance to abrasion and tearing. The way the material stretches as the clothing is worn means that leather clothing adapts to the body contours ideally, thus also guaranteeing that protectors fit optimally. Leather clothing should therefore always be bought with a close fit. Impregnation, leather oil and surface coatings guarantee good weather protection and a degree of rainproofing, but unfortunately also limit the breathability. Relatively heavy, but enthusiasts value this as a "quality feature". Looked after properly, it is very durable. Because leather does not itself offer much thermal insulation, the other features of the garment, or the base layers of clothing, must provide some help here.
Sold under various brand names (Gore-Tex, Reissa, Tepor, Sympatex, Hipora, Porell, Helsapor, Enprotex, Nibo, Humax, Drygate etc.). Gore-Tex and Sympatex have patent protection. One thing all these membranes have in common is their basic function: exploiting a temperature gradient, perspiration is transported from the inside to the outside, yet wind and rain cannot get in. This effect makes both fabric and leather clothing highly weatherproof, and also very comfortable to wear. The membranes are manufactured from different base materials, depending on the brand, and are made either as a loose "liner", as a laminate (bonded to the outer material), or as a coating on a carrier material. The first product of this kind, the "Gore-Tex" membrane made of Teflon, fulfils its function due to its very fine pores, which allow moisture from the skin to move outwards, but prevent the larger raindrops from moving inwards. Gore-Tex is indeed highly effective, but the patented material comes at a price. All the other membranes consist of polyurethane or polyester, and transport water vapour molecules outwards by means of chemical reactions. Different materials have been adapted to the various applications in the field of motorcycle clothing. All of these climate membranes are sensitive to mechanical damage: if a membrane is pierced, clearly it can no longer provide protection. Damage can also result from the use of inappropriate washing agents. Softeners, including those contained in detergents, damage the membrane irreparably!
Alpinestars New Land Short Boots
It's finally time for that long-awaited tour. Time to discover a country you've never seen before before. A great chance to experience new routes, exciting scenery and unspoilt nature. For this new adventure, Alpinestars *New Land* are the perfect touring boots. A short motorcycle boot that is ideal for long journeys on your motorbike and some good walks to visit the sights along the way. Packed with well-designed features and, of course equipped with a GORE-TEX climate membrane.
- High-quality full-grain cowhide
- Durable textile lining
- Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX climate membrane
- Rubber touring sole
- Hook-and-loop fastening
- Reflective material on the heel
- Replaceable, anatomically shaped footbed
- Padded ankle protection on both sides
- Heel and toe caps
- approx. 18 cm (size 44)
- CE certified to EN 13634:2017
Good to know:
Your breathable shoes are wind and waterproof. But boots are only breathable when you're wearing technical socks. Whereas cotton socks absorb and store moisture, technical socks first of all wick sweat and moisture away from your feet and into your shoes. Then the breathable shoe membrane completes the job of transporting the moisture out of the shoe altogether. That's how breathability works.
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Product details Upper material full grain leather Climate membrane GORE-TEX Lining Textile lining Fastening Hook-and-loop fastening Width adjustment not exist Sole Rubber touring sole Shaft height approx. 18 cm Country of manufacture Croatia Certification CE certified according to EN 13634:2017 Overview of product features Waterproof Breathable Padded ankle caps Ankle protection with mobility joint – Shin element – Replaceable steel toe cap – Gearshift reinforcement – Replaceable plastic toe sliders – Replaceable metal toe sliders – Reflective insert Inner steel cap – Removable safety inner boot – Internal lace-up system – Integrated raised insole – Original "Goodyear" welting –
Test reportsIssue 2-2013
In its 2-2013 issue, "Dream Machines" magazine tested 10 mid-height motorcycle boots and sneakers. The Alpinestars New Land Goretex (along with one other model) were awarded a "DREAM MACHINES BEST BUY". The following features were given special mention:
- Easy step-in
- Handy hook-and-loop straps