2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of Alpinestars.
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A half-century of performance, protection and style.In 1963, a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo brought forth a future icon. Based in the small Northern Italian town of Asolo, and with the perennial Alpine star flower as its namesake, Mr. Mazzarolo began producing the first products bearing the Alpinestars moniker. At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself and becoming quite popular across Europe. Very much aware of the sport, Sante realized an opportunity to apply his talents and technical acumen to design a new type of footwear that would meet the protective needs and demands of this beautiful yet brutal form of archetype for motocross protection.
Since the beginning, Alpinestars have been developing cutting edge technology to protect athletes. They have taken all of that knowledge, technology and insight and applied it to the unique conditions, physics and biomechanics of cycling to produce the most advanced MTB apparel available. The Alpinestars MTB range of protection and apparel draws inspiration from our five decades’ worth of off-road experience. As cycling evolves, the MTB discipline becomes more and more challenging and aggressive. The bikes and athletes are getting faster; the descents are getting steeper and the gaps bigger. Man and machine are intertwined in a cyclical dual of one-upmanship. For half a century, Alpinestars has been committed to creating apparel that is tested and trusted by a deep roster of World Class MTB athletes who relentlessly challenge themselves, their machines and the mountains that beckon them.