a few years ago, my buddy jay at red clay soul started a campaign for l.l. bean to bring back the lounger boot. they listened and are now offering two versions: 1) the shearling lounger with no buckle (not pictured) and 2) the l.l. bean signature maine hunting lounger that you see above. the shearling lounger is a 7 inch pull on boot that retails for $169. the maine hunting lounger (again above) is a 9 inch pull on boot with no shearling lining and an added buckle. it retails for $199. i love the look of the maine hunting lounger, but i do not understand the price point. $199 seems a bit excessive for a bean boot. am i wrong about this? what am i missing? would you pay $199 for this boot? i love you l.l. bean, but i think i’ll stick with my 8 inch bean boots and rubber mocs that together cost $20 less than this boot.