Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Antwerpen, Belgium
Re: Motorcycle boots
If I have to choose between a low boot (one that covers the ankle such as Military, Tactical, etc) or a high boot (BMW Allround, Daytona boots, etc) I will go with the high boot.
Why? In 2011 I was rear ended in a slow speed accident. It was pure bad luck a literal accident. However as it was from behind, my right leg was hit by the pannier. I had a deep huge bruise right to where the boot started, an absolute straight line between bruise, and normal skin. The thick leather took the force of the blow, and reduced it to nothing.
Low boots are nice, and give support to the ankles, remember I rode on German Paratrooper Boots. However we wear boots, and other protective equipment not for the summer days, but for the unexpected.
If I look for qualities in a boot, I want - Waterproofness, protection, durability, and fit. All in equal top measure.
There is a difference between military/tactical/hiking boots, and motorcycling boots. They are built for different purposes, however there are also differences within the sector as well.
Current & previous bikes
2010 R1200RT Thunder Grey
1988 K100RT (For Sale)
Suzuki GS850 (Sold)