Are you kidding? Any motorcycle safety class will tell you that the shoe you wear will help keep you safe from tipping over, road rash, bugs, stabalize the ankle, and they provide traction for stopping-contact with the ground! Yes, combat boots most likely are the proper MC footwear. Bring along a pair of hot looking heals in your saddlebags and wear the "ugly" boots to the suaree, otherwise from a safety perspective, you may not arrive intact! REAL motorcycle babes wear the ugly safety boots if they really care about themselves.