Alpinestars Tech 1Z Racing Shoes - 2018

SKU: 2715115-1045-9
$329.95 $215.95
4 Reviews


Incorporating advanced performance technologies and premium materials such as supple kangaroo leather, the extremely lightweight Tech 1-Z
features streamlined foot-shaping, extensive perforation zones and Alpinestars’ exclusive rubber compound sole for superb levels of comfort and maneuverability in the confines of the cockpit.

Featuring a reduced material design, which contributes to weight saving and improved structural integrity, the Tech 1-Z incorporates a precise and technical speed lace closure system for optimized performance fit.

  • Complies with FIA (FIA: 8856-2000) and SFI (SFI: 3.3) homologation standards
  • Main upper constructed from superbly supple lightweight kangaroo leather for excellent comfort and durability.
  • Lightweight micro-porous padding around the heel and foot bed enhances comfort.
  • All graphic elements are printed for weight-saving and improved performance.
  • Extended perforation zones on lateral and medial sides, tongue, collar, heel and toe for improved ventilation and breathability.

  • New closure system features an aramidic speed top lacing system integrating Alpinestars’ exclusively developed and proprietary wire closure system, which strategically envelopes the foot for optimal support and structure. Constructed using high-tensile fibers the wire system fits precisely and securely around the foot, guaranteeing tight closure with a lace lock system to ensure shoe remains in position.
  • Para-aramidic fiber tubular lining construction for excellent heat-resistance, weight-saving and strength.
  • Low-cut collar in heel to allow for greater Achilles heel comfort and improved range of movement.
  • Collar padding constructed from Nitrile rubber for comfort and weight-saving.
  • Tongue features perforated soft tongue padding for comfort and improved fit.
  • FIA /Alpinestars label on the tongue made from fireproof PU film transfer.
  • Alpinestars’ one-piece toe and heel counter features multi-compound construction and ergonomic polypropylene heel counter plus integrated insole, which provides support, protection and stability plus integrated PU fireproof heel for comfort.
  • New Alpinestars’ exclusive thin rubber compound outsole, derived from the Formula 1 race program, providing unsurpassed levels of feel and grip.

Ratings & Reviews

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07/19/2018 11:41:00

Very Pleased

They cost more than I initially wanted to spend but the shoes are very well made and offer incredible "pedal feel" in the car which was exactly what I was after!

Bryan Pendleton

11/01/2017 7:23:00

Nice boot.

I have been a Alpinestars fan for a few years now. Originally feel in love with the quality and more importantly the fit. I recently upgraded to the 2017 1Z shoe from an older 1T suede leather model. Out of the box, I loved the kangaroo leather. Easy to wipe down when it gets dirty, and they should be a dream once broken in. Upon trying them on, I was a bit disappointed with the fit. I actually went a half size smaller than my older 1T's, but the toe box on these latest generation of shoes is too tall. Everywhere else the shoe fits snug, except for the toe box which seems excessively tall. Besides the toe box, the shoe is secure on my foot, despite amble room to wiggle my toes around. I have yet to really break in the kangaroo leather, but if they are anywhere close to my pair of kangaroo soccer cleats, I am looking forward to getting them broken in. These newer Alpinestars use a different fastening method, which I think I like. There is a synching clasp that you simply pull on to tighten the shoe. There is a small patch of Velcro on the end of the drawstrings to fasten the excess underneath the Velcro strap. You then cover up the fastening system with the Velcro strap. Alpinestars does include a pair of traditional shoe laces, if you choose to fore go the synch system. I will follow up with this review once I have some miles on these shoes.

Victor Shupan

08/10/2017 9:29:00

So happy!!!!

Great product, great service!


01/13/2017 13:38:00

Very nice shoe

The price may be high but great shoe if you can bring yourself to pay. Will definitely buy another pair when I wear these out.
I like a very minimal shoe (would drive barefoot if they'd let me). These are so thin, light and flexible that they are about as close as you can come to nothing at all. Construction is solid - a full season and not a single build issue. Sole is thin, so not advisable to do laps in the paddock. But with the speed lace set-up, they go on and off in no time so changing is easy.
Worth the bucks, IMO.