I will need a new pair soon too, so I have been asking around. I've heard good and bad about most makes so far, but that about le chameaus I have also been told about - in fact seems to be a common problem with most makes whenever there is rubber or whatever up the sides. Not come across the harkila kevlar ones yet however, so thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can find any to have a look at at the Game Fair tomorrow.
Don't get the Mouflons - they're rubbish and they Squeak even when broken in!
The best I've used by far are the Meindl Dovre extreme. Bushwear currently have them on offer for £202.49 (previously £224.99)
Awesome boots built to last!
Ah, to me they're all rounders, socks had to come off for reasons that are even more stupid than not wearing any at all..let's say driving to a morning stalk in socks only and hitting the brakes in the car can make a cup of coffee fly from between your legs into the footwell...esp. when it's not a travel mug but a ceramic mug! LOL...not my finest morning...now dear old JAYB's pajero smells like instant coffee too!
I'm still looking too - I wasn't that taken with the only boots I could find at the gamefair - the Harkilas. The things I've heard about le Chameaus seem to be borne out by comments here - they can be a very good or very bad pair.
I was recommended to look at Lowa and Alt-berg and someone said Lundhag was the dogs wotnots, all of which I see mentioned here.