I'd like to get away from the euro-look.
Regarding the Red Wings and the other tough-looking examples found on this thread, aren't the thicker soles harder to negotiate between the shifter and the peg?
Do they offer any insulation for cold, opps, I mean very COLD riding?
Pros and cons about my Sidi boots:
The only thing I don't like about my Sidi's is their sissy appearance, as I prefer the more masculine look the American boots have, but I can't ignore the positive attributes the euro-boots have.
My Sidi's slip right under the shifter like a slipper due to the thinness in the toe's height. Mikhail Baryshnikov would love Sidi boots.
They also have some insulation properties, but I wouldn't know it at 10°.
They are water proof, not just water resistance - big difference and a must have.
I'd like to know more about the shifting and insulation props of these Red Wings, etc?