My first pair of packers was Double H because the foot was dark red leather, almost burgundy. I know, not a real good reason to buy boots. I wore them out and, of course, they didn't make that color anymore.
So--first I had custom burgundy (!) kangaroo and grey dress packers made for my 40th birthday. I will be 50 next year and they are great, but I only wear them for church and dress.
Then, because I couldn't get the Double H in the color I wanted, I had the same company make a pair of burgundy bullhide working packers. I have used the heck out of them. They are about 8 years old, I think. Hiked down Dick's Pass going around Lake Tahoe. With the tall shaft laced up I had lots of ankle support and no twisted ankle. Because they were custom, there was no break-in period.
These guys also make logger caulks and they told me for best fit, to soak the boots until saturated and then wear them all day until they dry out and form to your foot. I didn't try that as I didn't want slimy socks and wouldn't be wearing the boots that long at first anyway.
I LOVE my packers. If you can afford it, go custom.
The trail is the thing....Louis L'Amour