We’re turning our reader’s questions over to RideApart readers. This week: motorcycle boots. How much protection do you really need? Which boots work on which bikes? What boots represent the best value?

The question comes from longtime reader and commenter Mark D, who writes: "After 3 years, one cross country ride, and 20,000 miles, I believe I've finally worn out my Puma Bonneville boots. A featurette on boot-buying would be much appreciated! How much protection is necessary for general touring and commuting? Are waterproof boots essential, or just lead to sweaty feet and stinky boots? Are off-road boots too clunky for a sports-bike? Are there any boots that you've found meet the same ratio of high quality to low price as the Icon Airmada (which is a great buy)? "

We get a lot of questions here at RideApart. By Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and email. And, while we do a pretty good job of responding to all of them, we figure there’s a greater good that can be achieved by creating a public discussion. So, once a week or so, we’ll collate and publish them and turn it over to our fantastic community for responses. The editors will respond too, right here, where you can all see it. Have a question for us? Email

info@rideapart.com with “Ask RideApart” in the subject. Try to keep questions relevant and interesting and on topic.

Got a tip for us? Email: tips@rideapart.com