New for 2013, the Alpine Stars Tech 1-K Karting shoe uses advanced hybrid construction consisting of advanced microfiber and mesh affords ultra-light weight performance, excellent breathability and superior feel. Mesh panels inserted in the tongue, heel and side of the shoe offer excellent ventilation. Innovative lace loop system designed for durability and a firm closure. Lateral forefoot supports offer improved foot stability and protection. Low profile ankle with single Velcro ankle strap closure for stability. Integrated breathable 3D mesh lining. Ultra-thin Formula 1 specification sole uses Alpinestars exclusive rubber compound for pedal sensitivity and grip in both wet and dry conditions. Innovative Alpinestars foot counter features multi-compound construction for maximum performance. Ergonomic, molded Polypropylene heel counter provides support and stability inside the shoe, while a flat forefoot with die-cut ribbing provides greater feel on the pedals. Lightweight, EVA padding around the heel and insole enhances comfort while driving and walking. Lace closure system.