Like most people explain, something is better than nothing. Work boots are probably better than shoes, but still a huge step down from riding shoes and riding boots.For you guys who use work boots for riding, how is the ankle protection on these? I sometimes am too lazy to get out of uniform and into riding gear when I am on base and wear my military boots while on the bike. I am pretty sure those things will NOT offer any ankle protection in a crash, though they are steel toed/leather and extend above my ankles.
I never really got the purpose of riding shoes. They won't offer (imo) anymore protection than a pair of Timbs or Caterpillar boots. They will offer abrasion resistance and a steel toe, but still lack ankle support.Like most people explain, something is better than nothing. Work boots are probably better than shoes, but still a huge step down from riding shoes and riding boots. View attachment 50417
These are nice is just don't know if they have steel toes. I mean if you are an electrical contractor you might not do the work required for steel toe, although some of the contractors I work with still use steel toe boots