budget, I'd like to keep it <$200
but at the same time, i'm willing to pay a little more for quality. from the sound of it, Union's are very-long lasting, targeting the 100-dayers
i've also heard good reviews from people with Vans BFB the same boot as i have, who have the Union Forces and say they fit perfectly as the heel cup extends at an angle upward for larger boots instead of horizontally outward.
i think i may be sold on the Union Forces, although i've heard Rome Targa's come up a couple times too. i mean i want something middle of the road, not a highback, and not too stiff, but def. not as soft as the Rome 360/390's