i've tried on the vortexes, as the zipper is on your ankle, it rubs a lot and isn't the most comfortable. however, i reccomend that you don't get parlantis. they are not durable @ all and are not worth the investment. i would reccomend a GOOD pair of tredsteps, filli fabbri, or tuccis.
Ella, do you have any reasons on why? I just want to see, I've heard though that Parlanti's aren't long lasting. Have you tried the vortex boots?