These are great race boots. The main things that drew me to these boots are the adjustability, replaceable pad on the balls of your foot, and the replaceable toe slider. On my previous boot my pegs wore straight through the bottom of my boot so being able to replace this part without replacing the entire boot is great. The adjustability is really nice. I really like to crank the straps down before I go out onto the track so that the boot is as tight to my feet as possible. Stays that way the entire race. I haven't crashed in them yet, but I'm very confident in the protection.