Good boots are important. Its nice to have several pair to choose from. I have a pair of Sidi crossfires for full on offroad riding. Great boots, good protection but aren't great for walking around in. Expensive but I've had them since 2011 and still regularly wear them. I also have a pair of Aerostich CombatTouring boots (which are also Sidi). They are nice boots that still offer some decent protection but are a bit more comfy/lighter weight. These tend to be my road/light dualsporting boots. I also sometimes just wear a decent pair of hunting/work type boots. If I'm going to be doing more trailwork than actual riding.