When the Alpinestars SMX 5 motorcycle boots were launched in the dark history of time, they immediately became the benchmark street bike boots for sportsbike and naked bike riders. And, it’s not difficult to see why:

The protective features had been enhanced with a small rear fin and exaggerated heel shell to protect from Achilles damage; this feature had been taken from the race circuit straight to the Alpinestars sports boot range.

New Alpinestars clip-on toe sliders easily clipped in for replacements and unclipped in a crash to avoid secondary injury from snagging against the ground.

A new SMX boot foot bed and redesigned sole meant immediate comfort, while the expanded flex zones front and back made them not just great on the bike, but also in the paddock.

Throw in that they simply looked better on than comparable models from other brands and were priced highly affordably below the £200 mark, Alpinestars had got itself a winning footwear option; Seen as the leading product in the market, the S-MX 5’s position as a benchmark in sportsbike footwear was not really threatened until the arrival of the first Alpinestars SMX-6 boots. In the latest set of upgrades and improvements, the original SMX 5 boots were replaced with the SMX S model. And the Alpinestars SMX 6 models were relaunched with more features as the Alpinestars SMX 6 v2 (version 2) models.

The Alpinestars SMX 6 boots in their v2 version are the latest addition to the line-up serving the sportsbike and naked bike riders, and are available as a regular SMX 6 v2 road-riding boot, as the Alpinestars SMX 6 v2 DryStar waterproof boots and as the Alpinestars SMX 6 v2 Gore-Tex boots (the latter featuring no sliders and aimed at the sports-touring rider).

But how do you decide between the options? The handy comparison below should easily help you choose the best boots for you:

SMX S

SMX 6

SMX 6 WP

SMX 6 GTX

£169.99 £189.99 £219.99 £239.99
What you get:
Quality and safety on the lowest budget
What you get:
Aggressive styled street boots
What you get:
Aggressive styled, waterproof street
What you get:
Aggressive styled, Gore-Tex street boots
The Alpinestars SMX S boots The Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 Boots The Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 boots WP The Alpinestars SMX 6 V2 Boots GTX
  • Fit: Sports comfort
  • Ventilation: to the ankle, heel and forefoot.
  • Exclusive Alpinestars rubber compound sole with structured shank reinforcement
  • Accordion flex panels on front and back
  • Quick dry lining
  • Venting to ankle, heel, and forefoot with mesh covering
  • Double injected PU shields shin, ankle, heel, and toe
  • clip-on sliders
  • microfiber upper construction
  • Not waterproof
  • CE certified
  • Fit: Sports performance
  • Advanced sole tread pattern offers fast water dispersal thus aiding grip with structured shank reinforcement
  • Large accordion flex panels on front and back
  • Breathable interior lining with anti-slide suede on heel area
  • Venting to heel and shin with mesh covering
  • TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel, and shift pad, plus ankle brace on inside
  • New wraparound toe slider features secure easy fixing concept
  • microfibre upper construction
  • Not waterproof
  • CE certified
  • Fit: Sports performance
  • Advanced sole tread pattern offers fast water dispersal thus aiding grip with structured shank reinforcement
  • Large accordion flex panels on front and back
  • Breathable interior lining with anti-slide suede on heel area
  • Venting to heel and shin with mesh covering
  • TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel, and shift pad, plus ankle brace on inside
  • New wraparound toe slider features secure easy fixing concept
  • microfibre upper construction
  • DryStar: Waterproof & breathable
  • CE certified
  • Fit: Sports performance
  • Advanced sole tread pattern offers fast water dispersal thus aiding grip with structured shank reinforcement
  • Large accordion flex panels on front and back
  • Breathable interior lining with anti-slide suede on heel area
  • Venting to heel and shin with mesh covering
  • TPU injected shin guard, calf protector, heel, and shift pad, plus ankle brace on inside
  • New wraparound toe slider features secure easy fixing concept
  • microfibre upper construction
  • Gore-Tex: Waterproof & breathable
  • CE certified
BUY THE
SMX S
BUY THE
SMX V2 6
BUY THE
SMX 6 V2 WP
BUY THE
SMX 6 V2 GTX

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