I'm thinking of getting a pair of jungle boots for ordinary hiking. I like the idea as they are, from my understanding at least, light, quick to dry, and have a tread which is good in muddy conditions.
The questions I have, though, are:
What is the panama sole like on grass, dry terrain, and rocky terrain?
Is the goretex reversed (I read somewhere that in jungle conditions, due to humidity, goretex needs to be the opposite way around to work - don't know if this is right or not, though).
Does the goretex upper provide enough ankle support?
Would the goretex version be waterproof in bad conditioned if the two drain points in the side were blocked with seam sealent (See goretex question above)?