I'm not sure why it would be illegal? it wouldnt be prudent or imo even remotely sane if you're on your bike, but i do it all the time in my truck. I wear flip flops a lot around the house, ever try to drive with those on?? I kick the right on to the floor mat and off I go, driving to the gas station or the pharmacy or the Lowe's or whatever is on my honey-do list.
Same with boots, I remember back in the day... going from humvee to my caprice... OUCH! the leg position and foot angles were totally different and in the caprise really sucked :( And on the other hand, if I drove my 75 step side it was fine. I had a 78 750 four but bikes were discouraged and I got shot while riding it while on liberty at home anyways... I had to go home... during a war, to get shot... fucking amazing.
anyway, point being barefoot isnt as bad as flip flops, and boots are worse than bare feet in a big way depending on what vehicle you're in. And that opinion is for cages only, people that ride with sandals or such are nuts! :p
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