This is not from any long-term experience, whatsoever, but I have been trying to find Diadora Mud motorcycle boots for about a year and have given up. This followed a pair found at a local motorbike shop but the guy only got one pair in, apparently, and wouldn't be getting any more in (because that pair in that size hadn't sold???) and they were in a size smaller than my feet.
They seemed to be just what we are after. If you can find them, give them a try - they're only about £90 and they are actually brown (they look much better than that makes them sound) but apparently they are sized rather small and you may have to go up a size or two on your normal size.
Those were the second of that type of boot that I have seen in the form of what might be termed a walking/biking boot. The first were at the Touratech stand at the NEC Bike Show in (I think) November 2011. They were a show special in black with the odd bit of bright yellow trimming (so much nastier-looking than the Diadoras) at something like £125. I don't know the make but they could be the predecessors of these which, I suppose, look to be conceptually similar:- Forma adventure boots at Touratech.co.uk
Is that what you meant? Enduro boots that are not as tall and have a semi-rigid sole (hopefully), not rigid-from-heel-to-toe? I respect that they're still not going to be brilliant 'walkers' - nor brilliant 'bikers' for that matter. It's all a big compromise, as ever, and biking boots and walking boots... The two are a tad mutually exclusive, if you know what I mean: flexible ankle, flexible toe area versus rigid ankle, rigid sole/shank.
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