I did (finally) get my new wading boots in the mail yesterday. You may remember THIS POST when I originally posed the question of what to buy and got a ton of good feedback. You may also remember THIS POST, where I decided on getting a pair of Korkers that my local shop didn't have. I ended up ordering them online since the retailer said they had them "in stock"...and e-commerce usually means no sales tax and free shipping.
Well it turns out they didn't. They were just taking backorders. Korkers hadn't even shipped the retailer's pre-season order yet. Sounds like things are awry over at Korkers. So after waiting like 2 or 3 weeks with them on backorder (and my PayPal account drained), I finally cancelled the order to get a refund and get something else.
I ended up getting a pair of the new Gray Ghosts from L.L. Bean. I really don't know why, none of you guys recommended them...could just be because I like the way they looked. I'm stupid that way. L.L. Bean also has a pretty customer-centric return policy, so if they totally fall apart, at least I feel good about having some recourse.
|New boots. Needed to bring in a friend to get rid of the New England accent that came with them.|
Maybe I'll christen them this weekend and put the sticky rubber to the test, maybe not. Most likely not since I'm gonna be rollin' thick with Lilly, but you never know.