I had cherry red DMs back in the 90s and these DXR Hinckley boots have a similar vibe. They look perfect on my Ducati Scrambler 800 where sports boots are out of place.
They’ve broken in nicely, too.
After 2500 miles of riding...
Protection is a compromise on boots like these: there’s hard armour at the toe/heel with soft protection at the ankle.
Sports boots offer more safety but these are better than casual boots and a thousand times better than trainers. They fasten with laces and a zip at the side, it’s a system that works well. A gearchange pad on both boots will keep riders of old Brit metal happy. Fit and comfort are fine both on and off the bike.