I have the desert khaki 8 in. side zipper boots. I was skeptical about the zipper affecting comfort around the ankle. Absolutely not. The boots offer great support, a composite toe (no metal detector hassles), and the side zip means you can adjust the laces to a good fit, and slip in and out of the boots in under five seconds. Being abel to throw 'em on quick is a big improvement.
Clay - September 14, 2012