Regardless of what the mods think, I'm happy! I've been looking around for some good boots. I guess at $40 I won't lose much if they don't work, but I'll sure be a happy camper if they work That's less than half the price of many similar boots I've been looking at.
Edit: Interesting. Looks like some of the boots had QC issues. Some reviewers love them, and a few seem to think they're falling apart. Oh well. I've had 2nd pairs of the same shoes do that where the first didn't so we'll see.
Apparently it took 70,000 of them before the USMC noticed, so it can't be THAT common.