Footwear is an important component of proper motorcycle gear that you may not have considered. When riding, your feet encounter the ground more than any other part of your body. Proper footwear could mean the difference between a minor motorcycle accident and a trip to the emergency room.
Have you ever seen a rider wearing sneakers, or even worse, flip-flops? Riders wearing such inadequate footwear are taking an extreme risk. In an accident or a tip-over, your feet are the first thing to contact the pavement. Your feet could be exposed to hot pipes or the engine. If you fishtail, your foot may need to come down to the pavement to steady your bike.
In any of these accident situations, your feet need protection. Sneakers and flip-flops are dangerous. In an accident, wearing improper footwear can lead to burns, broken bones and the loss of a foot.
If you do not have a solid pair or riding boots, you should. Good boots will provide ankle support, protect you from burns and prevent road rash. This kind of protection will keep you riding, and walking, for a long time.
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