Hello all. after my first thoughts about steering away from these boots as I thought they seemed a bit fiddly to get on and off and not really suitable for a daily commute to work I tried a pair of supertech r's on and they felt like a pair of slippers compared to my now deceased boots and they are actually pretty straight forward to get on and off. The only reason I didn't buy them is that I was unsure about using them for a daily commute from a wet weather perspective - I was concerned that if I got caught in a shower that the front of the boot has a lot of openings and the material beneath this just feels like a sort of neoprene so I just wasn't quite sure about them. With that I started to look at the smx plus - unfortunately I don't seem to be able to find a pair locally in my size so can't try them on which is a bit of a worry so I have sent a couple of e-mails to online stockists that can hopefully advise me on the fit (as I tried an smx-r on and they felt too tight - odd thing was the supertech-r was perfect in a 42 and my old boots are the smx-3 and again are fine in a 42 - so I guess it depends on if the plus is a narrow fitting boot or not - any further comments would be welcomed) That aside my thought process is that the smx-plus doesn't seem as exposed to getting wet as the supertech r's - do any owners of the smx plus agree with this and find them ok in short downpours (also did they find the fit ok and can accomodate a wider than average foot?) Also anybody have the supertech r's and think my concerns are a load of crap! Thanks, Mark.