A month ago I was doing some seriously frightening single track with a couple of mates, in the Flinders Ranges.
I had my almost new AlpineStar Teck 7s on.
You can see a bit of it here:
On my third fall I stood up and felt considerable pain in my right foot. I thought, "how can that be" with these bloody great boots on.
When I got back to camp my 2nd and 3rd toes were turning blue. A day later they were black, but now all is back to normal.
There wasn't a mark on the boot, but the only thing I can think of is I got my foot jammed between a rock and the right hand foot peg.
For the impact to pass through the toe of these heavy boots and do the damage it did, has me thinking "what if I only had ordinary single layer leather boots?" I think I might easily have sliced off a couple of toes.
They might look like a bit of overkill for normal ADV riding, but I think I'll be wearing them more in future.