Riding Single track this weekend in a deep rut, didn't see the big rock sticking out of the side of the rut cause of the grass, smacked my left foot and pinched it against my XR6. No broken bones (I think), just a little swelling and some nice color and a small limp to accompany my bruised ego after ruining an otherwise great trail ride. I currently ride with some heavy duty red-wing boots that I used when I fought forest fires back when I was young and free. But after banging up my foot this weekend again (did the same thing last fall) I'm thinking maybe I need to pony up for some good MX boots. I know I'm just a cheap bastard who should buy them anyway, but... My question is will the MX boots offer better foot protection then my current boots. No doubt they offer better shin and ankle protection but do they protect the foot any better than the heavy leather and heavy-duty sole on my current boots. I do wear a shin and knee guard combination when I ride, kind of hokey but they seem to work. Thanks for any input.