Oh, wait a second, I don't wear boots. It's tennis shoes for this guy!
Tennis shoes will work but to pull it off you have to get the ones with the flashing lights in the heel. They pull the most tail.....
Personally, I bought the flashiest boots I could find. Get the Sidi vertebra race ones with the chrome on them. Shine 'em up and your good to go. Don't wear jeans though because you'll just cover 'em up and that ruins the effect. Shorts are the only way to go. Really shows off the boots. Oh, and get some sparking knee sliders to strap to your legs. A complex back protector with no shirt is a good idea too. All the gear really shows people how fast you are. If you decide to wear a helmet (I recommend just a pair of Oakleys but to each his own) make sure you get one with a shark fin on top. Don't bother to thank me. I'm always willing to mentor a new rider.
Yes, I get my knee down all over the place.. sorry, I'm a criminal, I know.
After almost 5 seasons of racing and track days, I can still ride with a comfortable margin of error, and if my knee is just skimming the ground I find it A LOT easier to judge corner speed and lean angle.
This does NOT however mean that I think this is a SAFE way to ride around town on your way to work! There is way too much sheeot on the street to go that quick in town. If your going to do it, make sure you go to you're favorite "closed testing facility", then pre-ride the section of road you're going to go 'balls-out' on BEFORE you go 'balls out'.
That was you?!! Just kidding. Nice picture. Forget dragging knees it looks like you could drag your head on that concrete wall.
Yeah, unfortunately that corner has a wall on the outside, too! AND it's the last corner leading on to the str8away, so you gotta rip thru there to get a good drive.
I've brushed my shoulder on it once or twice, you should come real close if you are on the line.. I was a little wide in that picture.
Sparkly knee-sliders? What do those do? I don't think I've seen those. I still say that dragging your knee's is dangerous. That's just crazy.
They have chunks of titanium cast into the plastic, and they throw off about 6 feet of sparks out the back. I'm not allowed to use them in races, tho! (apparently it distracts people.....lol)