Hey guy's, not sure if i've posted something similar to this before but I have just been thinking about it again lately. Feet.... Now i'm not saying i like thinking about feet but i have had a taste of what it's like losing a bit of mobility through sport accidents and more recently(not so recent, like 6 months recent :wink having a 200+ kilo motorcycle sliding whilst on top of me. My main point here is the wearing of boots. I'm not having a dig at people who choose to squid or not, (please don't make this i squid thread :roll I have just over the years noticed that people who conform to ATGATT (including myself in the past) have neglected the lower half of their bodies. Namely the wearing of regular jeans and boots. I know the thought process, you don't have your vital organs below the waist. We all know it's a flawed logical process but it helps legitimize the behaviour. When I came off, I was wearing a pair of Alpinestars touring boots, regular jeans and my wet weather overpants. Needless to say the overpants saved me from gravel rash as the thin layer worked to save the jeans for that second on the ground...but, as i slid with the bike, i could feel my body getting twisted due to my foot being caught underneath, I came out alright, a sprained ankle and a hairline fracture that''s seen me miss lots of training and unable to run for a good 6 months. and lets not forget the specialist appointments :grin: Now for the point, I was wearing boots, i often used to trade the boots for runners due to the comfort and feel factor. My boot had a chunk of leather torn out of the front where the toe sits. If I were wearing street shoes I probably would've lost a toe and copped some damage to the leg too. I bought race boots after this and have never ridden without boots or at least hornee jeans. For the ATGATT guys, I know you lot wear it because you don't like the idea of permanent injuries and time off work so maybe more of us should be considering boots more in our gear selection. Anyway, just thought i'd throw that in there for some of the newer guys that feel like a couple of hundred bucks for boots is a bit of a push. Just remember your feet and legs are what will get caught under the bike if it falls over :wink: <Serious person hat removed> now get out there and crank some wheelies! With good shoes on of course! and don't take me too seriously, I know it's an effort to zip up the Sidi's for a run to the shops....wait a minute! No it's not! You just slide your foot in and pull the zip up! So no excuses! Stay safe people, my secular prayers are with you.