i just got into dirt biking so i felt the need to to buy the appropriate gear, this is by the far the best investment i could of made. these boots are peferct!! a little stiff when you first ride with them, but after a few rides they loosen up and you get used to them. although i still have a little trouble shifting gears sometimes, but with every ride it gets better. Also, water hardly ever gets into them. my foot was submerged under a giant puddle and my foot/ leg came out dry. I will definitely recommend this product, its well worth it and the price isnt all that bad. youre getting what you pay for.