They are definitely worth the money. I don't know about track riding but they are fantastic. Very comfortable. Durable, replaceable parts etc. They offer excellent protection. I just bashed my foot into the end of a tree that had been cut down and was hidden. My foot is sore but nothing is broken thanks to the boots. They have good feel for rigid boots. I can speak to how well they protect when kickstarting because I was working on my bike and kicked it over several times in summer shoes bruising the crap out of my arch. I rode the next day with a completely purple arch but barely felt it due to the boots. Lastly they are good for rigid the wet if you ride over the boot pants.!