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The always popular, but aging Alpinestars SMX-5 boots now have a successor. These boots retain what so many loved about the outgoing model and add even more track-ready protection. The result is the brand new SMX-6. Like their predecessor, the SMX-5, the SMX-6 is a boot that is designed to be at home both on the street and the track. The SMX-6, however, takes the track protection to a higher level.

The most substantial changes in the protection category are focused around the ankle and heel, with the addition of a molded TPU ankle brace being the most obvious. This piece connects the upper and lower portions of the boot with a flexible link. It doesn’t interfere with the range of motion necessary for shifting and walking, but does prevent the types of excessive flex that can cause injuries. The heel cup has also been beefed up, and is like a slightly toned down version of those found on the higher-end SMX Plus boots. Up top, the shin and calf are also wrapped in armor. This system includes a TPU shin guard, a dual density ankle protector on the inner side, and a rear calf-protector. Underneath the foot is an insole featuring an integrated shank to reinforce the base. At the front, a dual-density toe slider and impact protector is affixed using an easier to replace screwdown design.

One of the best things about the older SMX-5’s was the comfortable protection that they provided. The SMX-6’s not only uphold this standard, but improve upon it. Inside the boot, everything is lined in a supple and breathable liner that features an anti-slip suede patch in the heel. This patch helps keep your foot in position when you are riding hard. Alpinestars also expanded the amount of accordion stretch panels on both the front and rear of the boots for additional flexibility that works with the new ankle brace.

Replacing an already excellent product is never easy, but Alpinestars managed to do it extremely well with the introduction of the SMX-6 boots. If you are interested in these, or any other Alpinestars products, just get in touch with MIKE at 866.931.6644 ext. 804. Is email more convenient? Feel free to send those to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM and we’ll get back to you right away!

Alpinestars SMX-6 boots are available in both standard and vented versions. Colors include:

Standard - Black, Black/Red, and Black/Florescent Yellow (Pictured)
Vented - Black and White/Black/Red
MSRP - $269.95




The SMX-6 features a new ankle brace and a beefier heel guard that is similar to that of the higher-end SMX Plus.




The dual compound toe slider is attached with a screw that makes it much easier to replace than the old design.




Velcro panels run nearly all the way down the inner side of the ankle, allowing the boots to open wide for easy on and off. A YKK zipper is mounted to elastic panels to further aid in a comfortable and secure closure.




A new rubber compound makes up the outsole. It provides better grip, improved water dispersion and a longer life.




The back of the ankle is home to a re-designed calf protector.




Thick shift pads on the toes prevent them from unnecessary wear.


 

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The Alpinestars SMX-6 boots are also available in a vented version for those of you that desire more airflow for riding in warmer weather. The Alpinestars SMX-6 Vented boots come with the same CE-certified protection as the standard version, but have heavily perforated upper areas, vented heels and vented shins.

The Alpinestars SMX-6 Vented version is available in Black, and the White/Red/Black shown here.




 

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The staple color for nearly any line of motorcycle boots is black, and the Alpinestars SMX-6 doesn’t differ there. While other colors may be more eye-catching, it’s hard to find fault with the stealthy look that the black version provides. On top of that, they match any color on your bike or other gear, and they are the least likely to show any dirt or grime that they may pick up on the road.

Black is available for both the standard and vented SMX-6 boots.


 

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Alpinestars quality, CE-certified protection, and updated aesthetics - you get all of these things with the SMX-6 boots. If you don’t need the vents, you can get the standard version in the excellent looking Black/Red shown here.

Give MIKE a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 804 if you’re interested in any of the colors and he’ll be happy to help.



 
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