Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 9000 ft. ASL in Southwest Colorado, USA
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I've found Alpinestars S-MX 5 boots to be very comfortable, both on and off the bike. Would I wear them all day at work?... No.
Are they like walking (clodding) around in plastic ski boots?... Not even close.
As a general rule of thumb, footwear suitable for all day walking around comfort, is not well suited to providing adequate protection on a motorcycle.
My view may be somewhat narrow when it comes to apparel for motorcycling... I don't wear gear that is a compromise. Whether I'm riding on, or off road that's all I'm doing... motorcycle riding. I don't use my bikes to go shopping, pick up a loaf of bread, or to run other types of errands. For me, motorcycling is it's own purpose. Nothing else matters when I'm riding.