I've often ridden to work and I always keep an extra pair of shoes there. I don't care what type of boot it is they were just never comfortable as a walking shoe. I can ride all day in boots but for walking they just don't work well IMHO. Then again I grew up going barefoot whenever possible and all shoes annoy me. LOL
I do like the zipper-back on the boot. I have a tall pair of Harley-Davidson boots (without a zipper) that I rarely use anymore because putting them on and taking them off is sort of a pain. These days I opt for a lighter pair of laced boots that are shorter but easier to get on and off.
As noted the No 177 boots shown are very, very expensive (£405 or $661 USD) but for those that are willing they are an investment as they would last for decades of riding with just a little care. Lewis Leather has been around forever and even used Lewis Leather boots can sell for $300 and more if they're in good condition. I've seen used No 178's, that are similar riding boot, sell for over $400! They really are that good of a boot.