BMW Air Flow 2 boots
Got me a pair. Really nicely built (made in Italy). They have a hard plastic armor well hidden inside the boot at the toe and ankle portion. They also have a scuff pad sewn on the toe sections of both boots to keep the shifter pedal from scuffing up the boot. They look nice enough to be worn anywhere. The heel has a reflective patch.
I had a couple of other pairs of half-height lace up boots. Both were an absolute pain to slip into - more like a struggle! On the Oxtar's, I needed a boot shoe horn to get into them. While moteling it, I hated to try and get them on just to go back down to the lobby or bike.
The Air Flow 2 boot has that fine nylon mesh inside that is well padded. Since it has a long zipper and a Velcro fold-over at the top I was worried that they may be troubling to slip into. I must say they are the easiest to slip into boots I've ever owned. The inner material and the long zipper make the shoe horn unnecessary.
They run about a half-size larger which can be compensated by either a thicker sock or a gel pad. The inner foot pad is claimed to be removable but I haven't tried it. They breath far better than the other boots I own.
My only complaint is that the lugs are slick when new and your foot can slip off the pedal until you scuff them up a bit.
Oh, they also came with a nice tote bag. Cost was $179.