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Originally Posted by infiniti750
There is a difference between over-the-ankle boots, and riding boots. Motorcycle specific riding boots not only provide protection for your feet, and provide stability against twisting/breaking your ankle, but are also designed for efficiency in operating your bike's controls. Sidi. Sidi. Sidi.
Originally Posted by xeony2k
I once read that one of the highest points of injury in a motorcycle accident were injured ankles. Good riding boots provide significant ankle/shin protection and then again some are no better than $20 boots from Wal-mart. Non slip soles are also important. Again I fall back that no one plans when and how they are going to wreck.
Originally Posted by acalliste
I just want to reiterate
If I had been wearing jeans, they would have been ripped. If I had been wearing shoes, or even just work boots, my leg would have been laid open.
So, it doesn't really matter what kind of riding you are doing, or how much experience you do or don't have. You still need to protect yourself, b/c sh!t happens where you least expect it as well as where you might expect it, and human flesh can't stand up to metal, concrete and asphalt.
|Even over the ankle work boots aren't good enough in my opinion. You need boots that have sufficient armor to protect your feet, ankles and lower legs from injury. You don't even have to be moving to injure yourself.|
Originally Posted by N.Y.STYLE PIZZA
I think I may be re-considering jeans.............
Originally Posted by jetblack
If you like to ride in jeans, buy some kevlar re-enforced jeans. Kevlar on the butt, part of the hips, and knees. Draggin' jeans are the best that I know of, but they are pretty thick and heavy. There are some other that are closer to regular jeans, but offer decent protection.
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