I'm a filthy maintainer, so I have to wear steel toed boots, which are somewhat more limited in variety than regular boots. Issued steel toes are more comfortable to me than issued nonner boots though. But during my technical training I tried on a a pair of boots that a staff sergeant who was retraining from some desk job had, and they were like walking on clouds. Wish i had him tell me what they were and where he got them, because they were divine.
I got some amazing boots for my recon course. Amazing for hot weather, now that fall is coming, I'll either have to get some more appropriate weather boots (and have the army reiumburse me) or go with the issued stuff.