well those look better but still vast overkill for a road rider. I like the welt and cuff. Of three pairs of leathers only one will go outside boots. Water is a non-issue. I broke my leg (tib/ fib spiral) and ankle (horizontal) standing almost still on a park sidewalk. Three months in a wheelchair and a chain of events that leave me permanently crippled. Dunno if I can ride, will try using a modified short throw shifter. I consider my boots like my gloves, extensions of my leathers to protect my feet from smaller slams and abrasion.