I buy a decent pair of hiking boots to use as my riding boots. I do this because I can also just wear them where I work as my shoes. I generally get 9+ months out of a pair before the ball of the foot area wears out on the sole (I ride both MCs and a Burgman). Are MC boots any better as far as wear? I'd like to get a boot that lasts a bit longer but ... do they? Oh, and btw, I only spend about $45 a pair.