Personally I have woren work boots, to a pair of mountaineering boots modified, to a pair of Danner 'Fort Lewis' duty boots since '89 & no signs of wear-----in fact they look like new & from day one they have felt like slippers at home. Some competion boots like Big John to Alpine Stars though do not wear then now as not as comfortable, totally waterproof & such as Danner. Dial up www.danner.com & remember thier boots are made in the USA & do not come from China as so many do now.
Hehe, I recently upgraded my footwear to a pair of Sidi Vertigo Corsa Airs. My feet love the extra air on the freeway.
Used to use a more casual riding boot, but they just didn't hold up very well to anything at all. I'd rather just carry a backpack with another pair of shoes for work. Or better yet, leave them at work!
I wore calf-length lace-up work boots until I bought the new bike. The guy gave me his boots, which fit me perfectly. They're nothiing flash (just a big velcro flap on one side), but they're warmer than the work boots and are waterproof.
209' - I wouldn't feel safe in anything that wasn't calf-length.
Originally posted by poppincaps88 ^Agreed. Nothing but calf length. With my knee/shin guards on as well as my boots. My leg is covered just over the knee. Some friends have started calling me robo cop....
They'll be calling you "clever" if you ever go down.