I m planning on getting a new pair of boots as i dont feel the issues are up to the job. I have whittled down my choices to two boots, the Altberg Defender Micro lite and the Lowa Patrol boot (like mountain boot but no gore tex lining), but i cannot decide between the two and would appriciate some experienced opinions. I've got some arduous exercises coming up soon and i'm gonna need some real tabbing/running machines that dry out fairly quickly. I know both boots have their pros and cons and have read the threads on this board concerning them. My main question is which boot has the best ankle/arch support and which boot is best suited to long tabs/runs. Cheers.