Hey I am completly new here so sorry if this is a stupid question but I just wanted to know how important boots are. Do you really need a pair of boots or can you manage with regular sneakers. Like what would the big advantage be with buying boots. I have never ridden a sportsbike yet because I am looking for one but I have ridden a dirtbike before with regular hiking boots and I was fine. I know that sportsbikes and dirtbikes are different but how can boots benefit you. Thanks a lot in advance.
I never realized how important boots were until I saw a good buddy of mine right after he laid his bike down while only wearing sneakers. His ankle bone, you know the round, pointy one that sticks out? Shaved flat.
What do you guys think about the boots that look more like shoes? Joe Rocket makes a boot/shoe that has a piece of plastic that goes over you ankle bone. Or is it just better and smarter to go with a full boot that offers more ankle protection?
Hey, something is better than nothing. While not providing quite as much protection as a full boot, it would surely be better than a standard pair of sneakers. Especially if it has some armor in it, like the ankle armor you mentioned.
Originally posted by SepiasSoul I wear Icon SuperDuty 2 boots they are like leather hightops more than boots but they did well in my little learning screw ups
I used to wear a work boot not unlike those mentioned above, and had a low speed wipe out and they did just fine...but I have a pair of Sidi's that are not only better protection but they are really comfortable and they are easier to ride with cause the toe is thinner (easier to shift).
But I agree with the earlier posts that something is better than just shoes....You like walking don't ya. You have to dress for the crash cause there are too many variables that you can't always control.