OK now I see why some people are having issues, and I'm not so sure if I want to gamble $54 on them. This is from the Q&A section on that page:
Are these the same batch of boots that were recalled by the USMC for falling apart out in the 'Stan?
We have two batches of these boots in stock. The 29502A boot was contracted to be made by Bates for the USMC, but once the boots made it to the field, the USMC realized that the boots needed a few subtle design tweaks. They are first quality boots. However we also have a few of the defect 29502D boots. By ordering you acknowledge that you may receive either version.