I was in the same boat after my boots gave up after a long walk last weekend. I prefer a goretex boot and went out in search of alternatives. I've had a pair of AKU Pilgrims in the past but they're pricy and I didn't go back to them. I found out the Brit Army is now doing a fabric leather mix pair of Pilgrims as an issue boot. A quick search on eBay and I got a brand new pair for £100. Just had them on this morning, comfortable straight out of the box, they come in one colour, brown, for that price but I'm liking them.