For HD riders not as much as for crotch rockets, they have more protection on the hang off the side turns. There is some aromor in the rider boots. Some are pre shaped for a certian riding postion sucks with foot foward. Also very hard to walk in when off the bike. They ony things I can say for most any boot is laces suck, and the sole should be oil and slip resistant. Sucks when you stop at a light and put you foot down and it wont go cause the loop from the lace is around the shifter or foot peg. Then when you slam the other foot down its in a cagers oil slick or old airhead and then you hyperexted the groin.
Very stylish, unlike the rollin' fashion faux pas I'll be when I go full Electrical Banana!! Of course will go plain white full face helmet so as to not to overdo the yeller, hate to draw any disdain from the forum fashion mavens.