I purchased these as my first pair of boots ever to start riding in. I promise you I would have shattered, sprained or fractured my ankle more than once if it were not for these boots. The amount of protection is insane, I highly recommend these boots.
I am 100% new to dirt bike riding, and was wearing some old steel toed work boots to get used to riding a dirt bike around on the road. I went to go ride at a track and the owner highly suggested I invest in some better foot protection, I thought he was just being a pain.
After buying these boots, they broke in very quickly, and I felt 110% safe on the bike. Ive taken quite a few falls(brand new rider) where the bike has pinned my leg, or where the bike landed directly on my foot. I have not felt a thing from the weight of the bike, the support is ridiculous for this price.
Overall these boots have held up very well to my riding(Ive fallen maybe 20 hard times with these things), and there is hardly any scratces on it, and all the straps and buckles are VERY durable, the aluminum buckle is a great idea as I took a tumble in a rock pit and a rock snagged the bottom buckle and felt like something broke. I looked down after the fall to find out the rock was pulled out of the earth by the buckle, and the buckle sustained a small scratch.
Very impressed, a must buy!