I ride roads for the most part . My 1150 GS takes me down gravel roads and fireroads . I have been wearing Combat Llights since they came out .I rode Rampart and went down doing a U-turn . No problems ,but I thought about my ankles ,and decided that I needed more protection . The Sidi Adventure Rain boot arrived today . Fit is good . I will walk the dog a mile or so .Maybe tomorrow I will actually ride with the boot .