I will say this about ATGATT though.... I have very good quality jacket and pants... Klim Latitude.... They are designed to vent very well (at speed especially) so they are not a burden to wear even in heat.
I found it much harder to stay in full gear with cheaper gear that did not vent well or was not comfortable to ride in.
A guy I work with has a friend whose foot was de-gloveed by steel toe boots in a motorcycle accident.
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Question for the folks who say steel toe boots are a no-no.
What sort of accident could happen in which the steel toe does damage, yet without the steel toe the foot would be less damaged?
Are there any industry-accepted references about why not to use a steel toe boot, other than comfort issues?
Not really interested in 'I was told' sort of references.
Everything I see about dedicated riding boots says the toe box is solidly reinforced.
Given that, I have to wonder what sort of reinforcement is superior to a steel toe.
Off the top of my head I would say a crushing injury. With a motorcycle boot the leather will just spring back into shape, relieving the pressure on the toes. That allows you to remove the boot and treat the injury ASAP. Steel would bend. And stay bent. Your toes would be literally in a steel clamp, crushed and bleeding while waiting for someone to show up with a hacksaw to cut the boot off. Ouch!What sort of accident could happen in which the steel toe does damage, yet without the steel toe the foot would be less damaged?
Off the top of my head I would say a crushing injury.