I've been considering getting myself a pair of these, and have one available to me for a short time. I already have another job I could use them for, but I'm fairly new to scholar and I'm having a little trouble determining how much the job would benefit from an item like this (which may sway me toward buying them, as having two jobs benefit greatly would certainly make the steep price easier to pay).
I realize that we can turn desert boots into a +movement item, though having to constantly keep standstorm seems to be a large disadvantage to the gaiters which work 100% of the time, with whichever buff you choose (I've been just about full timing hailstorm when I can) and without worry of its effects wearing if your buff wears at a bad time. I've heard that some scholars use them effectively for solo play, so it may just be inexperience on my part, but at the moment it's what leads me to believe that the gaiters could be a very worthwhile improvement. Still, I'd love to hear more experienced scholars opinions on this since I'm on the fence right now.
Any thoughts on how much of a priority I should make this item to use for scholar? To those out there who own a pair of gaiters, could you maybe share your thoughts on how much of an impact you feel they've had?