One day, when riding my bike, I saw a female motorcyclist who was a great example of what NOT to wear when riding. Her poor clothing choice and desire to be “cool” caused her to have a bad accident.
First, she pulled alongside me at the stop light. I glanced at her, and could not miss the spectacle of her red clothes combined with the red motorcycle. A little gaudy, but that was not the big problem. A closer look revealed what really concerned me: those 6” stiletto heeled, knee-high, red boots that she was wearing. I'm not kidding.
The boots had no stability with that heel. She had no support for her ankles due to the material used. You could see her ankle ready to fold just holding the bike upright. Yes...this type of boot may have its place in the world but, it is not for operating a motorcycle.
After the light turned green, she took off, wheels squealing, as if she was in a race. I just shook my head and wondered what could happen if she hit a large crack in the road with those unwieldy boots on!
A few miles down the road, what I had feared appeared to have come to pass. I saw her on the side of the road, yelling at herself. Fortunately, she was not seriously hurt, but she had broken her heel exactly the way I had feared. It was quite clear that her boot was the culprit.
Shortly after, we parked her bike and headed straight for a boot dealer just down the street. There, she purchased a new pair of women's biker boots, (red of course).
Don't let this happen to you! Selecting the right heel height and thickness for your motorcycle boots can help prevent this problem. I recommend a platform style of women's biker boots with a 4” or less heel that can give you much more balance...yet still maintaining a sex appeal.