I do not think that there is anything dafter than seeing a rider on a motorcycle without the correct safety equipment, I am an avid rider and would not be without mine, it is designed to save your life and has saved mine a few times.
These boots cost me £169.99 and are exceptionally good quality.
Most bike boots are realy uncomfortable and wholst I wont say that these are the comfiest foot wear I have ever worn they are certainly not as uncomfortable as most bike boots.
They have a contoured shin pad that makes them a lot more comfortable, a u shaped ancle protecter that is shock absorbant so this will take the impact not your ancle joint in the event of an accident, they have interchangable toe sliders so that you can replace them when they become worn, it comes with 3 spare pairs of these but you can buy more.The sole of the boot has been designed to allow you to feel better with these so you can find the foot peg easier and the brake, i know this sounds daft but most motorcycle boots dont have any feeling so riding in them is difficult, the inside of the boot is also very comfortable as there is a lot of padding. These boots are made from loracain and leather so are very tough but are also breathable which also adds to the comfort of these boots.
Intended for road racing.