I have the brown oiled boots and I love them.
I would use them to commute in, wear them around all day (they almost look like romeos at first glance when your jeans are over them), Then I would go ride some logging roads afterwards. There comfortable to ride in along with walking in. There definitly waterproof and they help keep your feet warm when you go for a ride in the snow or freezing rain.
Your not going to get the same protection as a motocross boot but I dont plan on trying to clear some triples on my 950 adventure.
I like actually haveing tread on the bottom of the boot. I hate getting stuck and needing to muscle the bike around in mud and not haveing any grip. So thats a definit plus.
Id recommend them to any adventure rider anyday.
-Chrome don't getcha home, but carbon fiber sure is fancy
2005 KTM 950 Adventure
2005 Yamaha YZ250F
1978 Batavus 48