OK.....been looking for a good set of riding boots for a couple of months now. Researched manny brands online and many sellers online. Settled on purchasing my boots at American Made Work Boots and Shoes - Over 300 Styles, Carolina, Chippewa, Double H, Justin, Matterhorn, Made in USA - Free Shipping I needed a pair of AMERICAN MADE riding boots that would protect my feet an lower legs in a get off, look great, and be fairly comfortable walking around between rides (short distances up to 1/2 a mile). I could not make up my mind between the Chippewa rally or a chippewa harness boot so I order them both to try on in the house and return the pair I did not want. Both pair boots cost $172 at the website above! I was sure that I would like the rally boot because it is a purpose built motorcycle boot but went with the harness boot and here is why: Rally boot is a great quality boot and specifically designed for riding....shifter pad and velcro closures to tighten the boot for a snug fit. Problem for me is the boot seems too purpose built just for riding! Walking around the house in them I could just not see myself walking any more than a hundred feet in them without a blister on my instep. They are "angled forward" for comfort only on the bike. They will be great ON the bike....but not off! Plus the velcro closure on the side had a large gap I could stick my finger in and feel my sock......H20 definatley getting in on the highway in a rain storm! The harness boot is a better "split" between riding and walking. TOUGH as nails leather and a mini lug sole with some traction! These boots will look great with jeans and a sweater in the fall for casual wear as well as on the bike so I went with them. Also have a local shoe repair guy in town that will be able to add a shifter pad on the left boot if I really want it. I know guys that have added this to their riding boots for $20! I'll be riding with them this weekend as I get my bike out of storage! I'll let you know how they work on the bike!