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!