New helmet last week, this week, new boots. The budget is important, but so is the fact that my 3 year old boots were never water-proof, and that was an important consideration this time around. I got a pair of RJays H20s The zip goes right down to below the instep so I don't have to wrestle to get them on. Once on they are roomy and comfortable. But..... At the toe section, they are also significantly "higher", from the bottom of the sole to the top of the boot, than my old boots, and on first ride I couldn't get to the shift pedal properly. So I've done some surgery, to both . I've trimmed back the rubber cleats in the soles under the instep, so the heel grips the footpeg more definitely, and also slighly lowers the position of my foot on the peg. And I've adjusted the shift pedal outwards and more upwards. I'll let you know how it all goes, but I thiught $150 for a waterproof boot with what looks like good protection, was good value.