The Emergers have been replaced by a more expensive model that supposedly is better made. I ordered a pair just a few weeks ago, and was told that as long as I returned the old ones within a week, it would be an even exchange (I would not have to pay the $100 that they went up). The new ones arrived, the old ones were sent back and nothing has appeared on my credit card, so as usual, LL Bean has come through again. The only problem with the new ones that I have is that they're kind of large. Because my foot size is a 12, I can only get XL. However, for free I am not going to argue. The boot is very comfortable; the problem is the length is too long (and I'm 6'3"). I suspect they'll hear this from others and eventually make corrections.