Boots! How are you going to do anything on a bike if you fracture an ankle?Everytime I meet someone that learns I ride, they ask if I wear a helmet. When I explain how important boots and pants are, they're genuinely surprised.
I went over my bars at 60+mph..I slid like superman for about 100'. Wearing a textile jacket. the first few seconds I swear I was speeding up! Like butter on a frying pan. When I got up my jacket looked like someone hit it with a blow torch, Melted spots all over the front.Only reason I'm alive is because of my gear. Sliding at 65mph, I was glad to have the textile pants. They got SHREDDED.