If you watched any Grand Prix motorcycle racing in the 1990s, you’ll know why we’re excited about these limited edition Mick Doohan Alpinestars Supertech R Race Replica boots. Due out soon, the Alpinestars are some of the best motorcycle footwear you can buy. And the livery of the five-time 500cc World Champion still looks amazing. Definitely a great follow-up after the limited edition Schwantz Alpinestars released earlier in 2018.
You can endlessly debate the greatest motorcycle racer of all-time in the pub. But with five world championships in a row, 54 wins, 95 podiums and more, Mick Doohan would be guaranteed to be part of the discussions. He made his debut for Honda in 1989, came back from a serious leg injury suffered at the 1992 Dutch TT, and won every year from 1994 until 1998. And in 1997 he won 12 of the 15 races, finished second in two more, and only failed to finish at the final round in Australia while he was leading by six seconds.
So the Doohan Alpinestars Supertech R Race Replica boots are top quality. And they feature the livery of one of the greatest bike racers in history. Do you need more reasons to part with your cash? Prices will be the same as the Schwantz version at $499.95 or £387, in men’s sizes 39-47.
Aside from the Doohan livery, the Alpinestars Supertech R boots have the same features as the normal editions. Which means it’s CE-certified with a technical microfibre upper. The main shell also uses microfibre to be tough, durable, light and water-resistant. The front flex area has been redesigned to improve movement and abrasion resistance. And the top gaiter is PU-reinforced high grade synthetic leather to follow the contour or your leg.
There’s a new external TPU shin protector to spread and dissipate impacts. The boots also feature a replaceable heel plate slider and toe slider, plus the biomechanical ankle brace system. This protects your ankle, and reduces problems caused by hyper-extension, without stopping any movement.
The Doohan Alpinestars Supertech R Race Replica Boots are also a vented version, as it’s hot work racing motorcycles. So you get vents in the heel and shin to keep you cool.
There’s not much more to say about the Doohan Alpinestars Supertech R Race Replica Boots. You’re either lusting after them already, dismissing them in favour of plain black footwear at a lower price, or claiming anorak status by remembering that he might have been wearing Nankai kit back in the 1990s. But given how much motorcycling has moved on since then, we’d rather have the latest Alpinestars protection. That’s whether we’re on a modern sports bike or a Honda NSR500 GP bike (we wish!).
Given that the 2018 Mick Doohan Alpinestars Supertech R Race Replica Boots are a limited edition, you’ll want to be quick to order. You can do that direct via the Alpinestars site, or via your local dealer.