Hi everyone, As the title says I just got my first pair of motorcycle boots: Sidi Fusions. I walked around the house for a while making sure the fit was ok and trying to break them in. Then this morning I went to ride to work and as soon as I got on the bike (a VTR250), everything felt wrong. Because of that I decided to do some laps of the car park in my building and after attempting this I was persuaded not to get out on the street. Firstly the usual problem of changing gears in different footwear got me, but that's fine I've adjusted the gear lever position before, I can do that again. But besides this I felt like I couldn't actually find the lever without physically looking down at it because I can't feel anything through the boots. Second when I finally gave up and tried to straddle walk the bike around I could barely do this. The cuff of the boots around my calves meant I couldn't fit my legs between the foot pegs and gear / brake levers properly and walk as I normally would to straddle walk the bike. Even though the foot pegs were moving back to allow for movement, it still just wasn't working because the space between the levers and foot pegs in their most flush position just didn't seem enough. And I thought straddle walking was going to get easier with boots with the added height and grip. Perhaps this will be fixed when I adjust the gear lever on the left, but should I / can I adjust the position of the rear brake lever on the right? Either way somehow I doubt adjusting the height of the levers (which I think is all I can do) would give me more room to move between peg and lever. The last part really ticked me off. I spent what felt like 5 minutes of stubbornly trying again and again to find the side stand so I could get off the damn bike. This was after I parked front first in my space because I couldn't back it up in the boots because of the above duck walking problem. Again this inability to find the side stand might have been because I couldn't feel anything so couldn't feel when I was hitting the foot peg vs the gear lever vs the side stand hook. In the end I had to get off the bike, holding the front brake and trying not to drop the bike, sight the side stand and get it down standing beside the thing. Now I'm going to catch the train to work. Someone please tell me they had the exact same problems and it's just a matter of adjusting to boots. I think a lot of the problem would be solved by getting lower cut boots but I don't want to lose the shin protection! Bad start to the week.