Originally Posted by RandyM
I'm looking for some boots that have more protection than my low end offroad boots and are still reasonable for touring and comfortable. So far these boots are reported to be just that. I have to replace my street boots anyway, could use some waterproof boots, and could use some more ankle protection and comfort than what I currently have in my Oneil Element offroad boot. I'm already looking at $150-300 for street boots with ankle protection anyway, so $375 does not sound too bad if I can use them for both touring on-road and off road.
I like the way you reason, though I've tried it many times with my girlfriend: "I could really use a [insert something expensive here]". It never works.