Any good or should I keep looking?
Was worth a shot.
I largely ignore the marketingspeak. Went to a store, tried them on, found them comfortable and bought them. I wear them with Viccel socks, and my feet don't seem to get sweaty, even when walking around for 12+ hours. Once the pant leg drops over the laces, they're fairly acceptable-looking for my day job.
You're right though, they do look a bit bootlike, I suppose.