Does anyone know why Ariat discontinued these boots? I just saw them in the 2009-2010 Dover Catalog and I REALLY wanted to buy a pair but they are no longer available. Everywhere I search the message says "discontinued by manufacturer" but the shoes were JUST introduced this fall?!? Does anyone know why?

I LOVED the rubber jod boots Ariat used to make (and they discontinued those a few years back) and now this? Why can't I find a decently priced pair of rubber and/or leather jod boots? This is driving me crazy. Now I see Ariat has introduced a *new* line of jods for $260. and the only other boot I really like is the Barnyard Twin Gore and it isn't available in black.