Safety first guys. What are the most waterproof and shiny boots good for if they are, and at this point I'd like to steal the following expression, about as safe as a paper bag?
When it comes to riding I have two options. In case of mostly paved roads and lots of riding (aka not lots of walking around) I prefer my Daytona Roadstar GTX - totally waterproof thanks to GoreTex (I tried, I walked across a river and decided to smoke a cigarette whilst standing in flowing water - and still had dry feet after more than 20 mins... try it, it's actually fun!) and very comfy too, I never had any trouble with these.
Granted, they're quite expensive (I paid 249€ for mine) but worth every dime. However, once we get to offroad driving there are better choices - frankly, I don't trust the Daytona boots to keep my toes safe and sound in case of rather rapid encounters with rocks.
Therefore, when I know I will be doing some offroad driving, I prefer my German army boots - the only boots known to survive a direct assault by an American tank
They are quite waterproof but unfortunately not river-waterproof if you catch my drift
Also, they're not as comfy as the Daytona boots but as I have said, safety first. And as someone has already mentioned, don't forget the flip flops
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO!"
Last edited by mj; 18 Jul 2006 at 21:11.