I LOVE this boot! Solid sturdy leather also comfort, protection, long lasting, classy/stylin', awesome 110%! The shifting shouldnt harm them nor should the solid toe be an issue feeling the shifter! I wear a 7.5 med shoe. And with room for a decent sock 7.5 in this boot. I have muscular calf and sizing No issue due to lacing in back! Super hot! A must have - i have my own bike and now the perfect boot! I recommend this boot - its worth the $! Or use ur HOG discount! Cant wait !!!! Just buy them already!! Thanks HD I have been looking for this quality & style for Years!