i would get this. would be rather heavy but indestructible.
ya, i may have gotten a little out of hand with the boot choices. i was trying to combine a going out shoe with a boot that could survive a day hike, sounds like it's not going to work out. to put things in perspective i am only bringing 2 t-shirt/under shirts on a 4 months trip, so 4 pairs of shoes really isn't an option. I was hoping to find a light durable shoe but it looks like a pair of $40 chucks (which i put well over 600 miles on during my last trip) are a better option than these boots for traveling.
i'm going to do some looking around once i get back to a city and let you guys know what i decide on.
and I'm back! I ended up taking with me; a pair of leather lowtop converse (grey), some Clarks desert boots, some Ecco high tops, and a pair of flip flops, and I was pretty much set. i got orthodics for the desert boots and converse, which were a big help.
this was a pretty great set up and i was ready for everything except glacier hiking in patagonia, i wore my eccos but they didn't really have the structural support for crampons. i know this is an old thread, just letting people know what i did and how i liked it.