Personally looking for a desert boot style shoe for the Summer, I've whipped a pair of the Pointer Crago 2's in this new Copper version. We used it in our recent Percival Lookbook and that definitely turned me on to it.
Pointer have made a decent new, lo cut shoe so you get the desert boot look but without the chukka style ankle section, tunes the look up especially for spring/summer wearing. So far, so good, fit is just right and I'm getting no rubbing at all, nice and comfortable straight out of the box. Premium, suede leather, thin, leather laces and a new Pointer sole unit give them the modern twist.