I was on my way to work the other day and had to react fast. Except I reacted the wrong way. I hit the both front and rear brakes hard and lost control. I managed to get on top of my bike and “surf” down the thruway. Better the bike than me sliding along the grooved pavement. I managed to walk away with some bruises and a couple of blisters on my hand thanks to the chukka boots and my icon gloves. I had just recently purchased the chukka boots and glad that I did or my foot would be toast.