I don't get the hate for the boots and I think tucking is fine. I'm only 5'8'' and I still tuck regardless. I just don't wear very tall boots. I think it just becomes a preference, but if someone is willing to explain to me why they think tucking it is bad, then by all means, convince me. I'm open to understanding the viewpoint. I very much understand the idea that a sidezip on laced boots are redundant, but lacing these every single time would be such a pain in the ass. They're already a bit of a pain to take off and put on so I couldn't imagine it without the zip. The six eye Augustas I could understand lacing, but not something like these Buttero. I don't mind the elongated toebox, it's just a different look to me. The way Guidi fit me, it would be just as elongated. In order to not have it be elongated, you'd have to have really really skinny feet, which poses other issues on it's own.