99.9% of my riding is on pavement. I got some Dainese TRQ-tour boots to replace Sidi On-Roads which have been discontinued. Sidi makes a similar boot in fabric ow instead of all-leather like the On-Roads and I didn't like that. When I went down doing light off-roading the ankle hinges on the Daineses did a good job on protecting my ankle from twisting but the fabric just above the hinge did nothing to protect my shin from the footpeg. It took about a few days for the full extent of the injury to become apparent but the swelling kept me from putting on anything more restrictive than sandals for nearly a week, and that was with frequent ice and a fulltime compression bandage. The good news was that nothing was broken, and the bruising didn't create any clots that could have traveled and become a pulmonary embolism. Even now (6 weeks later) there's still a noticeable knot there. I think the leather On-Roads would have been better at protecting me from the footpeg but not so good at the ankle twist. I hate the idea of wearing MX boots "just" for touring but I'm leaning that way. Bottom line is anything will do if you don't crash but if you do - for whatever reason - you can't go wrong with the protection of serious MX type boots. Better over-protected than under.