Re: good warm weather backpac boots
My friend and I have had good luck with Gore-tex lined kangaroo leather boots. His from Cabelas, mine from LL Bean. Very light, durable, and decent support given its design, and is re-soleable. The Vibram Gumlite soles don't have big lugs on them so won't pick up a ton of mud. Not as cool to wear as some of the fabric based boots, but not bad either.