RE: Best 3 season boots
Side zipper works great. I don't untie any laces. I found a happy medium of correct tightness of laces and being able to slide foot in with only undoing zipper. The summer boots do breath real good. The gortex ones get pretty hot if you wear the indoors for an extended period of time. Which is good for me as I'm cold natured and hate cold feet. Good luck on finding some boots that work for you.