I have a very specific question. Which boot would you choose between the Haix High Liability boots (standard with Gore-Tex lining) vs the desert variety (suede, no Gore-Tex) for general purpose hiking, all seasons?
I have used the desert ones in the hills quite a bit and find them decent enough, if a bit heavier than a proper mountain boot. They dry quickly if they get wet and the sole is good enough for hill walking and easy scrambling. However, the fibre insoles will not last long if they are repeatedly used in the wet. I have even done a bit of via feratta in them and did not die.