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When Buying Motorcycle Boots Safety Takes First Place Over Fashion

Today bikers are trend setters. Gone are the days when their typical trademark was their big black boots, leather gloves and heavy chains and rings. But now they are very stylish and prefer to dress in sport wear. They love wearing trendy shoes, and designer sport t-shirts and jeans.

They wear funky elbow and knee caps of different colors and styles to sport their look. But what we haven't been able to decipher, is whether their traditional look, with boots and gloves were a necessity or just a fashion statement. Riding a bike is very risky as one is susceptible or prone to accidents very often.

It is important to be very careful while riding. Wearing proper protection, such as helmets to protect ourselves, is a must. However, traditional bikers believe that their big boots were a part of their safety gear.

While riding most bikers get burnt and bruised a lot by the exhaust pipe, which results in, blisters and large scar marks. These severe marks and blisters take weeks to heal, sometimes leaving a permanent mark. Bikers are of the opinion that big boots cover and protect their legs from the exhaust pipe, which makes them less prone to injury and scars. They even used to make the passengers wear boots to cover their legs from the heat of the exhaust pipe.

Traditionally bikers wear helmets and boots as well as heavy clothing, like big jackets, gloves, heavy pants and so on, which would protect them, or rather reduce their injuries if they fall. Research has proved that leather can save a riders skin from the asphalt. Thus they prefer to wear leather gear while riding a bike, as it lessens the impact of the fall or burn. Traditional bikers, swear by leather boots, jackets, pants, and gloves. They often ridicule the new fashion of wearing trendy sports gear, while riding. They believe in safety first and do not bother with specific looks or fashion while riding.

They don't believe in fashionable sports gear, because according to them, a true biker would know the necessity and importance of safety, rather than giving importance to the look. For traditional bikers, fashion means leather accessories, which gives them a mean, tough and nasty imagine, that they enjoy. They favor a rock star imagine, making them look like the typical biker image.

Even in the blazing heat, during the months of summer, they sport their leather look, as it has become their style statement. Traditional bikers not only believe in the necessity of boots, but also like to wear boots as a part of they fashion statement. They would never go without it. Apart from the look, new bikers are always advised to wear boots, to protect their legs from the scorching exhaust pipe. If they refuse, only one burn will teach them a lesson.

A true biker loves his boots and would do anything to wear them all the time.

Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as men's workboots at

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