So I've been riding in some thrashed Merrill Rant shoes for the last 4 years. I loved the way they feel walking around and riding. Decent toe box, grip and most of all I can feel the controls. Since the purchase of the gsxs I thought it time for real gear. Got a pair of Alpinestars roam 2 air boots this week. I hate boots. Can't feel the shifter, the rear brake feels like I'm stomping a dead cat with a hunk of 2x4 nailed to my foot. BUT, they are comfortable, for boots. I hate boots. Toe box is strong, heel shank as well. My calves must be skinny(the only thing on me that is) because I have to wrap the top of the boot as far as it will go and it still seems a bit loose. The boot is comfortable enough to do light walking off the bike but it would get tiresome for me, did I say I hate boots? I will continue to wear these boots to see if I can adapt. If you're a boot kind of person, I think you'd like these. They are NOT narrow, sizing is pretty accurate if not a bit generous and they offer good protection. Air flow is good, the sole seems grippy. I just hate not feeling the shifter and brake. So far I'd say that if you are looking for boots that can be an every day boot, a boot that you can travel in and not have to change out of once you get there, these are a good option. I just hate boots.