Right. I want my foot to bend inside my shoe when it hits a solid object. I want my toes to bend when they hit a solid object. Try hitting your toes with a hammer. Now try that again with a steel toe riding boot. You were saying?Steel toe boots are the worst decision ever ... Many riders lose toes , and feet parts with them .. ,.,,.. They don't give , and break bones , just behind where they don't bend ....