I'm looking to replace my BMW Allround boots with something better - I'm particularly interested in crush resistance. They will primarily be used for touring on the GT, with one or two track days per year on the Ducati. I've narrowed my choices to the Sidi Vertigo Rain (http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/Sidi_Vertigo_Rain_Boots--507706.html) and the Vendramini Marathon Steel (http://www.roadrunner.travel/article-6465.php). The price difference is not an issue. I'm interested in protection, comfort for different weather conditions, and walkability while off the bike. Vendramini appears to use a steel insert system with an anticrush rubber sole, whereas Sidi uses more of an exoskeleton type system. Any thoughts?