Here's a pic of the 3 boots in my current rotation, as well as the Alpinestars riding shoes I was wearing at the time of my crash if you're interested. I've "crash tested" the white TCX's and the Oneal's on a few occasions as well with much better results (and at much higher speeds in the case of the TCX's). I will say that the riding shoes are good bit more comfortable off the bike than the others, and I got a few incident free years out of them. Definitely with you on the quality full face helmets, I've smashed in 2 Scorpion EXO-R2000's and an HJC RPHA 11 and only received a mild concussion or two. Were I wearing lesser helmets the results would without a doubt have been much worse.I'm sorry to hear about you accident. If your shoes are just like the ones I bought, I'm even sadder, but truth be told, even full length boots can have far less ankle protection than the Alpinestars I purchased. I'd love to see the boots you currently wear. I'm sure they are a quality riding boot, with tons of protection. I'm also a MC accident survivor from my younger days. Basil skull fracture. Inner ear damage forced me to relearn walking / balance. I always wear a quality full face helmet now. We all live and learn. Thanks for sharing your story.
Hey don't worry about the thread! Heck, you've added nicely to the conversation. That's why I like these forums. It's all a good exchange of opinions and ideas, and I appreciate the honest feedback. Those look like good boots. I don't think I'll quit wearing the riding shoes for my quick hops, and I do have full boots for longer rides. more like your touring pair. Both Dainese, one Gore-Tex and the other more breathable for summer. ...but like I said before (or inferred)... we could all avoid MC accidents completely, if we quit riding (not quite ready for that yet).Anyways, sorry if I derailed your thread. Keep the rubber side down!
Hello mike, it's been along time. This site is very different now. Am not able to post a pic of the dash, am at 114, + K miles. No valve checks! it starts right up every time in any weather.Well, first... I don't buy leather boots, and second, I've never found a pair of steel toed boots that weren't uncomfortable, a toe plate t big to feel my shifting at all. Also, I do have several pairs of full MC boots that I wear often on long rides, but these actually afford about as much protection and are CE rated. (I'm sorry you had bad luck with your dancing shoes. ...but lighten up).
Thank you Mike, appreciate your kindness. Am just used to dirt/off road boots from all the weekend riding, feel weird not using them at all times. I wouldn't use the straight dirt/motocross/off road boots on sport bikes (that would be unconfutable) , but these ADV boots are pretty comfy and have regular soles (not stiff).Nice to see you back mcm! That's a lot of miles you've been putting on. Thanks for your input and hope to see you around more. 👍
Mike, they look beautiful, congratulations on your new boots. However, I was told no to wear shoes with laces because they are an accident waiting to happening.
All right man. Good for you.@john2019 I agree that laces are an accident waiting to happen. If you notice on those shoes, there's a velcro strap at the top, specifically to keep the laces tucked under, and prevent anything from sticking out or hanging down. It works very well and the laces are secured nicely every time I put them on.