Originally Posted by VernRuth
I wondered if anyone knew of a toe shifter cover that is softer on the foot.
I guess my only question is that if the shifter is too hard on your foot perhaps you should be wearing a boot that is designed
Most quality motorcycle boots have either reinforcement or an extra piece of leather/plastic on the top.
For years I resisted buying "motorcycle specific" boots and went with off the shelf quality work boots - more than adequate - or so I thought.
However, having finally broken down and purchased BMW boots I have got to admit that they are worth every
1) The taper from the sides to the toe is just right.
2) The soles are VERY
3) The reinforced toe pad takes all the abuse from the shifter lever.
4) The ankle sections are well armored and reinforced.
5) My achilles tendon is very well protected from the bottom all the way to
the insertion with the calf muscle.
They took a while to break in and are reasonably comfortable for walking, but I always carry a pair of MBT's (Masai Barefoot Technology) www.MBT.com
sneakers for walking any distance. They are wildly expensive ($250.00) but AWESOME.