In 1963, a leather craftsman by the name of Sante Mazzarolo brought forth a future icon. At that time a new sport called motocross was establishing itself and becoming quite popular across Europe. Very much aware of the sport, Sante Mazzarolo realized an opportunity to apply his talents to design a new type of footwear that would meet the protective needs and demands of this sport. The revolutionary boot that Mr. Mazzarolo produced would become an archetype for motocross protection. Now, more than 50 years later, Alpinestars has outfitted countless world champions past and present and produces the highest level of performance and protective footwear and apparel.