I've used both DMS ankle boots + puttees and IDF boots. The IDF boots were better.I hope that they are all kosher. Made you I doubt that any of them would match up to DMS boots and puttees.
It looks like some journo didn't check their facts. I was in IDF airborne from January 1981 - never heard any reason given for the red boots other than it was for the airborne division's own esprit de corps.
Sorry, but I prefer the subjects in #181. However this is the modern new diverse PC 21st Century and I respect your choice.