I'm looking to buy boots and have tried a few on at a few merchandise store in the Lower Mainland. I go to BCIT so I need something I could walk for hours and that doesn't feel like you are in a boot. I find the SIDI's heavy and feels like a workboot but I believe they offer the best protection. The Alpinestar is a little lighter than the SIDI but the ankle protection hurts the circle joint on the left side of my ankle. I find other brand seem to have the ankle problem too. Is it normal? I found a brand on the net with a gel ankle protection called Gaerne G-RS but I can't find it in stores here and not sure if it makes a difference.
Any inputs on your comfortability with your boots is gladly appreciated. thx