So I'm looking to buy my first pair of motorcylce boots that (in order of importance) offer some real protection, are comfortalbe, and have a sporty look. I've been looking at the Sidi Tepor Evo w/ the ventilation and really started to like them. Today, I went to the dealership to try a pair on and they fit perfectly in the foot, but were impossible to zip up over my calf. My calf muscles are pretty big thanks to the many years playing soccer. But anyway, that's my problem. I was wondering if there is anyone else out there that has experienced the same problem and could help me out. I don't know if I really need to force them on there, get a different boot, or even a different brand. Are there are brands that are known for running a little b***** in the calf area? I would prefer to have the high boots rather than the low ones. Thanks in advance. BTW, I'm not trying to go over the $200 mark. Thanks!