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Which MX boots have the best toe protection?

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I went to 3 motorcycle shops looking at MX boots, and was surprised to find the lack of toe protection provided by most of them.

I just broke two toes riding without proper boots, and am looking for toe protection as well as ankle, etc.

Again, when looking at the Fox, Alpinestar, MSR, etc I could easily compress the toe box area with my thumbs. If I were to hit another microwave sized rock with my foot while wearing a pair of these boots, I'm sure I would have another broken toe.

I'm thinking part of my problem could be that I am riding "toes down" instead of having my foot more level, but I am a tall guy with long legs and I think that is just going to happen.

So basically, I want a steel toe MX boot.

The only boots I have found so far that seemed to have adequate toe protection for a strike on the top/front of the foot are the ones from Gaerne.

Are there any other manufacturers that REALLY reinforce the area around the top of the toes?

thanks!

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I will not wear anything but Gaerne anymore! They are the best boot on the market, in my opinion. Spend the money and get the Fastbacks, SG-10's or the SG-12's. Any of those boots will protect you from most impacts. No boots will completely keep you from injury, but these things are awesome!

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I don't think any manufacture make steel toe mx boots.

That's what I am starting to think.

What are people that ride extremely rocky areas supposed to do? There is always going to be a rock (or stump) hidden in the weeds that you don't see.

thanks

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Gaerne are some of the boots available so if they fit you well, buy them. Since you are tall, I'd suggest a tall SDG seat. The higher you sit, the less your toes will point down into harms way. For best bike handling, you should install a correspondingly higher bar at the same time.

PS. Stand up and keep your toes up in the rocks.

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It’s tough to find adequate toe box protection with leather boots. A boot safety study was done a while back using several brands of boots and tested 'toe box crush' as one of the measures. The test can be found here: http://www.teamorthopedics.com/boots.html

One boot to new to be included in the test, the SCOTT GENIUS, has great if not the best toe box protection. http://www.scottusa.com/us_en/category/3149/mx_boot

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Thanks for all the responses!

I just picked up a pair of Gaerne Fastbacks at my local motorcycle shop for under 2 bills. I'm stoked!!

These things have more then adequate toe protection (not like those cheap azz moccasins other companies are passing off as MX boots). Plus I can tell they are quality through and through.

I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for.....in this case I got MORE than I payed for - saweet.

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I am with the Gaerne fans!

I just got a pair of SG12's and LOVE THEM! They have the most protection and yet they are so comfortable.

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