I credit the OP and this thread for making me rethink what I felt was adequate foot protection. I had been wearing Alpinestars Faster hightop style boots along with shin guards for their comfort and ease of walking in/putting on; good for a moderate slide, but in terms of crush/impact hyperextention protection, I realize now that they really offered minimal protection for a motorcycle boot. This led me to searching for a pair of a high quality MX boots on close out these past few days as I didn't want to shell out $600 if I didn't have to. I ended up finding a great deal on a pair of mildly used Alpinestars Tech 10's tonight. It was a close choice between these and a pair of used Sidi Crossfire SRS's, and went with the A*'s for the removable booties to walk around in if needed. Thankfully the only two times I've gone down in the past 20+ years were at low speed with light injuries, and never had to put my footwear to the test, but impacts and falls are always unexpected and I feel a lot better knowing that should I have an unfortunate encounter with a car or the ground in the future, I have lessened my chances of lower leg/foot injury with a pair of quality MX boots vs. my soft hightop style boots.