Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Over the rainbow!
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If you ride in a lot of water and mud, the Velcro straps load up with dirt and eventually come undone which causes the boot to come off and hang by the pastern strap (hopefully). I've seen suggestions to replace the toe strap with something more on the line of a permanent buckle.
For that reason, if you ride in a lot of that type of terrain, I would opt for shoes. I've done my share of back tracking to find a lost boot, which didn't make me a very happy camper. But, I was too stubborn to let that kind of money lie out on the trail. ;)