Comfy shoe that feels solid
I've got a few TCX boots/shoes that I love, but they're all waterproof so get hot and sweaty. Picked this up, first shoe I've tried from John Doe but have a heap of their garments. Very comfy!
The side zipper definitely helps getting them on, but they still require a yank to get your heel in. I think this hints at how structured they are. Can easily wear all day. They've got a fair bit of padding in them so feel more like a skate shoe than a canvas one, but that's fine. Nice and comfortable with foot controls. The mid-cut makes it easier to rotate your foot and are more comfortable for longer hauls, while still offering a level of protection of your ankle.
I find my feet still get hot but not as my other boots. That said, looking around I think they're probably among the most breathable you can get while still getting solid protection.