Think about it--your feet are traveling at a high rate of speed, suspended just a few inches above bone-crushing asphalt or other such unforgiving surfaces. You might want to protect the tootsies with Sidi's latest entree in the touring market--the mid-height, water-resistant Champions sport an internal ankle protection plate, foam padding and a stepped, aggressive tread. Inner arch support and a reinforced toe shift area round out the list of desirable features. They'll run you $180, but better safe than sorry, no? Check out the whole line of Sidi street, touring and off-road boots at (877) 789-4840 or www.motonation.com.