With all the boot threads out there, I figured i'd give a shout out for the BMW Gravel boots. I needed to replace my BMW Allroad touring boots this season due to age/cracking and wanted something with more protection that was still comfy for moderate walking. I picked up the Gravels and they are more substantial than the Allroads both in protection and in overall height. The height was needed as my pants would sometimes ride up above the gore-tex liner top in the Allroad and I'd get water inside from rain or roadspray. I ride a naked R1200R so water is always an issue in foul weather. I also only ride street and forest roads - so the level of protection offered is more than adequate for these activities. Took a bit of break-in, a few rides did it, as the overall boot leather and sole are thicker so I was mis-shifting and clomping around a bit for the first week but it sorted itself out easily. After 10k miles, I am very happy that I went with these. Obviously waterproof (tested to ankle depth in recent Texas flooding) and very comfortable for long days on the bike as well as for walking around. I didn't note any discomfort in hot temps, 95 degrees so far, and they seemed to breathe as well as the Allroads. Pics comparing height of Gravel to the Allroad - hard to see form pic, but the Gore-Tex liner in the Gravel is almost the same height as the top of the Allroad (and the Gore-Tex liner in the Allroad is well below that cuff). The Allroads pictured are the old version, but the new ones are similar in every way. FYI sizing (for me) was identical between the 2 models. If you're looking for a comfortable boot with good protection I'd suggest giving these a try.