The Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots are for those who want the ultimate in protection without breaking the bank. With features borrowed from the Tech-10 boots the Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots offer top of the line protection without top of the line prices. All leather incorporated in the Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots is Full-grain leather to offer high end quality. The Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots us impact and abrasion resistant polyurethane in key areas, like the toe, sides of the boots, and shin plate, to avoid injury and damage to the boot itself. The instep of the boot has been reinforced with suede for increased grip on the motorcycle and heat resistance. The sole on the Alpinestars Tech-7 boots uses a steel shank to offer superior protection in case an impact occurs. On the inside of the boot Alpinestars has used high density contoured padding to offer shock absorption to the heel and ankle for comfort and protection. The Alpinestars Tech-7 Boots incorporate Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control, and support. An innovative buckle design is incorporated on the boots buckle system that is self-aligning for easy closure at all times. Increased gaiter height for excellent water resistance.