Hiking Boots Zamberlan M 1025 TOFANE NW GTX® RR $320.50 shipped (list $469.95) @exxpozed.com
Let me start by saying I don't really understand (no idea)
how I'm getting this deal/price at checkout!
These made-in-Italy "Zamberlan" brand very high quality hiking boots are at least $400-$450 in USA. (most typically $450)
Here's the Amazon link for comparison [amazon.com]
Amazon verified purchase reviews [amazon.com]
But if you go to http://www.exxpozed.com/
(in Germany I think) and put them in your cart right now, the price shows as $394.68.
First column says: "Price (Retail Price) $394.68"
Second column says: "Promotion You save $33.17. Offer of the Day"
Third column (very oddly)
says "Your price $298.49"
They seem to all price out the same, but here's exactly
what's in my cart, so you can perform an apples-to-apples duplication of what I'm seeing.
Zamberlan M 1025 TOFANE NW GTX® RR
Color Waxed Brick
Size EU 45.5 / UK 10.5-11 / US 11
You save $33.17.
Offer of the Day $298.49
Shipping & Handling (Shipping Costs - Standard) $22.01
included tax $0.00
Grand Total $320.50
Total amount in EURO €275.21
Then I fill in all my information including location as "US" (I provide all except CC info, because I "would use" PayPal at this step)
Then it takes me to the next/final screen before going to PayPal.
The reason I have not completed the purchase is because the sizes are not exactly right for me. I need a size US 10.5
But if you notice, their only larger available sizes are mostly half-sizes in Euro format, which apparently skip right over size 10.5 US. But for shoes this expensive, I definitely want/need a perfect fit. Beware of the weird sizes.
The bottom line is this: If you can really complete this transaction in the correct size shoe you want, you'll be saving a bunch over any other price you can find on these particular shoes.
These shoes (the whole brand) have a stellar reputation. These are serious Italian shoes. This deal post will be huge, but now I'll post their descriptive details:
Mens waterproof robust leather hiking boots.
Product description for Zamberlan M 1025 TOFANE NW GTX® RR from our collection of Outdoor Sports & Fashion for Male:
The multiple award-winning 1025 Tofane NW GTX® RR by ZAMBERLAN is made with the Norwegian Welted construction method.
The high quality Hydrobloc Full Grain Waxed leather upper (from Tuscany Italy) provides a perfect control of the inner micro-climate and the Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort lining ensures waterproofness and breathability. The rubber on toe box is useful for additional protection. This product has a comfortable fit and a good flexibility while hiking and the ZAMBERLAN Vibram NorTrack outsole provides traction and stability.
The Norwegian welted construction method ensures the possibility to resole the boots.
The high-end styles are all hand crafted in Italy.
Use of different types of shock absorbing materials with high cushioning and stabilizing effects.
Thanks to their cemented construction or double stitched construction, this product can be resoled as many times as required.
Vibram®: It's the brand worldwide known for quality, durability and high performance rubber outsoles.
ZAS: Special construction and design method, combined with best components to optimize comfort and breathability.
Gore-Tex®: World famous microporous membrane with specific characteristics of water resistance and breathability.
Hydro Bloc: Special tanning treatment to enhance water-repellence, resistance and durability, patented by ZAMBERLAN.
Norwegian Welted Construction: Construction method using two stitches to fasten the upper, first to the insole and then to the midsole, ensuring a longer duration of the shoe.
RRS: Special rubber reinforcement applied to the upper, using an exclusive technical method developed by ZAMBERLAN
Last: ZAMBERLAN Backpacking Last - Slightly lower instep, Wrapped foot flex point, Wrapped toe area, Tighter heel lock area
Weight per pair: 1940 g (size EU 42)
Upper: Hydrobloc® Full Grain Waxed Leather, thickness: 2,6 mm - 2,8 mm
Membrane: Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort
Insole: Nor-Flex 3.5 mm ,PE
Midsole: Double density PU wedge
Outsole: ZAMBERLAN Vibram® NorTrack
I hope I'm not just wasting my/your time with this post. I only shared it because I can get to the "go to PayPal" stage with everything just as I've listed. The offer seems to be real.
Good luck to anyone who tries this deal! Thumb up please if you saved some bucks.