Coming from Doc's and work boots = great improvement! These are my 1st MC boots so I have no firsthand comparison. I did a lot of looking around and online comparative shopping with some limited in store checking. For what I wanted, these had the right height (v. large calf muscles); the right closure type/ # buckles; appropriate weatherproofing (I ride rain or shine, occasional snow if caught!); and a 'good' amount of protection (ankle and reinforced areas etc., CE rated for what it's worth); decent sole and reported and confirmed all day comfort. It's almost scary what can pass as MC appropriate footwear, these aren't those type of boots!
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I wear my Blundstones to work and this brace would be a definite improvement over the elastic that is "not protecting" my ankles now. I'll definitely check them out.
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Laces: Around town I wear low cut sneakers and double knot them, and that keeps the loops small enough so they never catch on a foot peg or the shifter.
I saw a friend do serious damage to his ankle, at low speed, in town, when his front tire hit an oil slick turning from one street to another and his foot ended up under his bike. This was at maybe 15mph and that was the only significant injury.
I won't claim I'm perfect about gear, but my general order of importance is helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, pants. I really laugh when I see people wearing a helmet, a jacket, and nothing else protective... although I have ridden (and done wheelies) wearing helmet, gloves, boots, and NOTHING else, so who am I to judge.