I went with the Icon 1000 Truant "boots" in brown. Seem to offer good protection and look like sneakers! Only thing is, my heel is pretty loose in them. Every other part of my foot fits them great but my heel lifts up in them when I walk. Is this a safety issue? A size down they might be tight on my foot.Red Wing Iron Rangers. But if you want real protection, take a look at the Rev'It Rodeo boots.