The ideal compromise. With durability. Like I said, I’m hard on boots. And yet I’ve worn the Armadas nearly every day for a year and a half. (The boot at the back of the photo is new, at the front, used.) The tops are a little scuffed, but the soles are still fine and the boots show little wear otherwise. Better yet, they remain totally waterproof. I’ve worn this set on rainy rides without any leakage. It’s true the boot feels a little stuffy in hot weather, and it’s not something I’d want to wear to a trackday, but I’ll take those as compromises for the Armada’s durability, stability, and protection.