How protective are short boots?
I'm thinking about picking up a pair of short boots such as the Alpinestars SMX-1R or the Dainese Dyno Pro D1 boots for short trips or when I will be doing some walking off the bike and was wondering just how much protection I would be sacrificing. I have a pair of Sidi Mag 1's I wear for longer, more spirited rides, but they're not very comfortable off the bike. When I first started riding, I was all about wearing the safest gear, so it was leather jacket, even in the summer, full boots, and gauntlet gloves. Five years later, and I'm starting to think about comfort as well, so I've been thinking about a mesh jacket, only for the most brutal days of summer, and shorty gloves and boots. I'm not sure this new way of thinking is the best! Do you guys have any opinions on the boots I mentioned or on short boots in general? Would you wear them?