Thanks. I watched the clip. It's a crazy good boot. In fact, Gaerne makes great stuff. I've been speaking with Brian from Atomic Moto, and he's been a great guide through this analysis. What I have taken from him is this: 1) wear as much protection as you can stand, 2) Hinged boots are the way to go.Check out the Gaerne Fastback Endurance. Excellent protection and easy to walk in. Probably overkill for those who stick to paved and unpaved roads. But they'll be my next dirt bike boot.
Note: last Sunday went out for a ride in the Santa Monica mountains, and we stopped several times on the side of the road in Gravel. I lost my footing twice with the boots I was wearing, so I am considering lugged soles (enduro style) as well.