Check this out; I've been riding with a pair of Alpinestars Tech 7 boots for a long time. These boots have been ridden for approximately 100+ hours. I've ridden them in every condition and every type of terrain you can think of; dust, sand, mud, snow and rocks. They've been through motocross, enduro, GP and lots of off-road races.Why the same pair of boots for all of this time? In reality, most regular everyday riders can't afford to go and buy a new pair of boots too often, so getting a long lasting pair is important. I rode so much time with this boot for only one reason; they have been so durable that I never felt the need to change it. The only reason they are ready to be retired is due to the sole being completely worn out.