I was at Peter stevens today (Melb) and saw that motorbike boots where on sale. I'm new to riding and don't know much about bike gear need/don't need, and was woundering how many people wear them while riding and how do they feel. Do one really need them, all it just up to the person?. I wore Hard Yakka work boots once, could feel my gears. I'm wearing runners at the moment. The boots I saw were Alpinestar SMX-3 boots $174 down from $423. Do they feel like runners or are they like work boots? ANy help would be great.