Alpinestars Tech-1 KZ v2 Shoes Review

The Alpinestars Tech-1 KZ v2 Karting Shoes are the ultimate pro-style karting shoe for karters of any ranking. It provides unique, cutting edge features karters will appreciate while also being extremely comfortable and stylish.

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What kind of features does the Tech-1 KZ v2 Shoes have?

The Tech-1 KZ v2 Karting Shoes brings Alpinestars vision from their Formula 1 experience to the karting track- creating a flagship karting shoe like no other.

Tech-1 KZ Features:
  • Exclusive triple closure system for a perfectly tailored and secure fit
  • Elastic top collar and instep for a comfortable "sock-like" feel
  • Sleek shoe profile ensures great fit and performance
  • Entire shoe construction utilizes mesh materials for high ventilation throughout
  • Internal toe reinforcement for abrasion resistance and protection
  • Laser cut outs on the toe and medial side for added breathability
  • Collar padding constructed from foam for comfort and weight-savings
  • Exclusive F1-derived thin rubber sole for improved sensitivity and optimum levels of grip
  • Seamless thermo-welded construction consists provides supremely lightweight performance and excellent comfort and fit.
  • Lightweight one-piece heel and insole construction for enhanced heel lockdown and pedal modulation

How does the Tech-1 KZ's hidden lace closure system work?

The unique triple closure system on the Tech-1 KZ shoes does not use a traditional lacing design, instead it uses a system designed to give you an even more tailored fit. The first closure is a collared cover designed to stabilize the shoe on the upper area of the foot. The second part is used to adjust the tension of the hidden laces. The outer closure is designed to protect the entire upper shoe from damage or snagging during demanding race sessions.

While it may sound complicated, the Tech-1 KZ is extremely easy to get into and out of and provides a level of comfort and performance not found in regular karting shoes.

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The Tech-1 KZ shoe triple closure system

The Tech-1 KZ also features breathable and plush-like interior culminating in a "sock-like" ankle collar.

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Tech-1 KZ's "sock-like" collar

The outsole is smooth rolling and specifically designed for karting foot placement.

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Tech-1 KZ outsole

What type of racing should the Tech-1 KZ shoes be used for?

The Tech-1 KZ shoe is designed specifically for kart racing.
(The Tech-1 KZ shoe is not SFI-Rated and should not be used in races where an SFI-Rating is required).

What sizes is the Tech-1 KZ V2 available in?

We carry sizes of the Tech-1 KZ V2 Shoes from 7.0 to 12.0

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