I'm going to call a spade a spade. What are you doing here? Promoting your new found buddy? He's been banned here for his antics. What kind of deal did he cut you for coming here and chatting him up? Do you know what complicit and duplicit mean? You're both.
Did your buddy bother to tell you that he's on thin ice with Wolverine? What part of Wolverine corporate reads this thread don't you understand?
Stupid is as stupid does. Were you stupid enough to pay for the boots already?
That's all find and dandy except this guy is undermining everything Wolverine is doing with these boots. Why don't you ask the guys at Leffot how they feel about this? I bet they're pissed.... and laughing at the same time. Perhaps you would understand it better if you had a shit load of your own money tied up in stock and followed your dealer agreement. It's never a good time when some renegade asshole comes around and fucks up all of your advertising conceptuals/plans along with flagrantly violating MAP/MSRP. policy.
At best it's a pre production model.
Come on man. You have got to be too old to be making insults and wild accusations towards someone you do not know. Not only is it immature, but it is bad for business. But who am I to tell you that.
Also, I do not know the guy. Also I would not be surprised if Wolverine is purposely letting him release pictures of the shoe to stir up just this type of conversation about it. But what I do know is that him releasing pictures of a freakin' shoe, is no where near as bad as what you are doing. Making something out of nothing. Let Wolverine handle it. End of discussion.
Yes I did buy the boots. Based on Wolverine's past LTD and pictures of what I believe to be the next LTD, I am fairly confident that I will be happy with my purchase. Why would you call someone stupid for buying a product that you will be selling? Again, bad for business.
Just calm down man and live YOUR life. Don't worry about Wolverine or another vendors business. It ain't that serious.