Here is sunny SoCal no such worries exist. And I like the look.I'd think twice on some running boards like predator steps. I had them, and they suck in the winter here. They can become flat out dangerous to step on when you get snow, and ice build up on them. If in a warm climate, no worries.
You figure that out, please let the rest of us knowSo much for these steps, I gotta find a better deterrent to stop all these birds from crapping on my truck. Everyday I have to bring the hose out before the sun bakes their crap on like cement.