socalnathan wrote:The Gaerne GX-1 boots are about 1000times better then those crappy Tech 3s. They are still built in italy and actually look and feel like a real quality riding boot. So comfortable from the second I put them on. I cant wait to get a ride in on them. If you need a great boot at a great price point I would suggest these 100%
redrooster65 wrote:Yea, the made in China Alpinestars are a far cry from the older ones that were still made in Italy.
After 12 loyal years from my tech 8's I opted for some new ones. The uppers are more hammered after a year than the previous ones were after 10.
On a positive note they did repair the torn off buckle mount under warranty, I just hope they hold up.
mxracer76 wrote:Now look at the new Tech8 light boots. Technically they have lightened the boot by removing material. Less material means less cost to make. But did they lower the price? Of course not!
So now back to A-Stars. Not only have they switched to having the child slaves of china make their boots for pennies, they now have found a way to save money buy using less material. All of this while raising the price because they are now "lighter and better"!
I have always been a die hard A stars fan but I dont think so anymore!
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