Thanks, I'll add the Malamue to the list. Probably try some chuck taylors for good measure too though not sure they count as "stiff"...
In response to the well meaning thread link, Im not asking for you to tell me what to buy then Ill go get it blindly. Im looking for a starting point for stiffer boot recommendation, without that I might miss out on the one that would work for me as it never gets even tried on. For example the Deeluxe I mentioned would never have been on my radar without its recommendation.