I've had two pairs of the R-Jays 'Speed 2' boots, after a pair of the original 'Speed' boots. They're an ankle-high lace-up thing, and I wear them all day every day. First pair of Speed 2s lasted until I wore holes in the soles, current pair the upper tore away from the sole on one not long after they were run in. Looking for something different - it should be wearable every day, and because I have beefy calves I run into trouble with anything over ankle height. Had a look at the Shift 'Fuel' boot, which is a similar kind of thing, but not really a fan of the velcroed strap closure across the laces. I'm also wondering whether a quality hiking boot mightn't get the job done for my purposes. It'd still be leather. Maybe not quite the ankle protection plates in the side, but it's for commuting and sitting in the office, not track days... Ideas?