I broke my right lower leg, just above the ankle in these very same boots on Mothers day this year, if I had not been wearing the Best boots in the world, I would have had to be air-lifted out. As it was, I rode home, about 90 miles and only suffered the 2 broken bones. I totaled out my EVS Web knee brace and my Arai XD helmet. Boots are fine and dandy. Take care Brothers and Sisters, Eric.