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Hi all, I like some feedback on whether you recommend or do not recommend steel toes shoes/boots to be worn while riding?
I know it can be dangerous, but if the situation is dangerous, then I don't think the shoes/boots are an issue,
So what do you think guys?
thanks for your comments.
Update:
Thanks for who already posted an answer and I like to clarify that the decision to wear steel toes shoes /boots is not just a financial reason. I have steel toes sneakers and I have steel tools boots that come up above the ankle bone (but not as high a dirt bike boots), so would the steel toes have an effect on the leg during an accident for example, what I am interested is from the safety aspect.
Thanks
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I do.

I wear steel toe caterpillar tradie boots.

I'm didn't choose for steel, i choose for an all-round solid boot that wasn't as awkward as a motorcycle boot
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You need boots that provide ankle support more than toe protection. The probability of twisting your ankle or bashing your shin on something is high enough to justify the cost of proper riding boots.

My uncle tried to keep a large moto upright without proper boots. The bike insisted on toppling despite his efforts so he had a scratched up bike and a doctors bill to go with the painful injury. Mp3s are top-heavy and can topple easily while being pushed around, proper boots make this much safer.

Just ask dirt bike riders, they'll tell you too to wear proper boots.
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You need a boot to support your ankles and reinforced toecaps (not necessarily steel) to protect your toes if you drop the bike on them. The boots should also be leather so they can be waterproofed. There is nothing worse than driving with wet feet and then having to wear the soaked boots/shoes for several hours afterwards.
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Widge wrote:
You need a boot to support your ankles and reinforced toecaps (not necessarily steel) to protect your toes if you drop the bike on them. The boots should also be leather so they can be waterproofed. There is nothing worse than driving with wet feet and then having to wear the soaked boots/shoes for several hours afterwards.
You can get waterproof boots that aren't leather.
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pinheadh78 wrote:
You need boots that provide ankle support
that's what I love. partially because I also use them for hiking (ride in to the country and then go for a hike)
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You can get waterproof boots that aren't leather.
This is true but they dont breath and your feet end up sweaty and smelly
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Widge wrote:
This is true but they dont breath and your feet end up sweaty and smelly
Bollocks. Where on earth did you get that idea from?
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Bollocks. Where on earth did you get that idea from?
From people with more intelligence than you. Go and troll someone else
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From people with more intelligence than you. Go and troll someone else
Thus earning yourself a 7-day timeout. Please read the forum guidelines again.
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Thus earning yourself a 7-day timeout. Please read the forum guidelines again.
Picked the wrong person to argue with! ROFL emoticon
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Well I ride with steel toe boots, mainly because I have a few spares left over from the ones I was provided where I worked! They are also lace-up boots which may provide a little more protection as they can not come off in an accident.

Wife has non-steel toe boots that are a bit different as they are both lace-up and zippered! Put them on with laces loose then tighten laces. To take off just un-zip and they come off and go back on fast and easy.
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I use my old Lowa renegade Gtx mid, give good ankle protection, and are goretex waterproof with a good spray every year, great for hiking after, just my personal choice.
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