There are alternatives besides Simms & Cabelas. The above example is one of the reasons I have worn DB's for years. And will continue to wear DB's when I wear these out. Good, well thought out product design, reasonably priced, backed up by impeccable customer service. Same goes for Korkers guide boots with the Boa laces. Put whatever sole you want on them (no one makes macho studs like Korkers), tighten the laces and be done with it. You can tighten those things up in freezing snow,,,, with mittens on.... And they will stay tight all day.