Are you sure they didn't say you could change a preorder to black (meaning the shoe hasn't been made yet)? I don't think they were saying they could change an actual show in stock to black.
Regardless I recommend split toe boots... In black or color 8, on Barrie or plaza or Aberdeen, on commando or leather soles, all are great models
nope . . . . i'm absolutely positive. owning a pair of Carmina shell, I had a hard time believing it but they
emphasized the color could be changed by using darker dye at least twice.
Yes, I can wait + / - a year but they supposedly don't order ANY boot built on the Aberdeen last and
routinely order commando sole on those boots almost exclusively.