quote:Originally posted by jeffweichel
I worked in outdoor retail for a very long time. Trust me, it's the latter.
I've worked in outdoor retail for a very long time too and I agree with Jeff. It's all marketing marketing marketing. 20+ years ago when I first started selling boots, you could easily find non-GTX leather boots. And now, it's what people ask for. Most people have a hard time seeing a leather boot as waterproofable. Boot manufacturers don't make non-GTX anymore [with rare exceptions] because they just don't sell. It's bizarre.