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Old 10-15-2012, 06:15 AM   #71
Yossarian™
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In my days of crazy motorcycling youth, I didn't bother with any boots.

I was lucky to never break an ankle or foot.

I remember having to kick over my XR500 after dropping it; my right foot was so bloody bruised from all the kicking that the next day, I could hardly walk. That didn't teach me, though.

Catching roadkill with my foot once didn't teach me either.

I suppose just age and wisdom caught up with me and now I won't get on any bike without proper footwear, even if it's only a pair of Sidi Dohas.

So, no, boots are not NEEDED to ride a motorcycle. But it's better to wear them.
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