I'll save you the long drawn out story, but let's just say, after an hour long chat with a Kohl's customer service rep (who provided me some of the best service EVER and I'm not even a cardholder), I ended up driving to another state to buy them. Dramatic, I know, but occassionally I tend to go great lengths for my personal style. Besides, there were only three size 6.5's left in the entire country and one of them just happened to be close enough to me. Plus, they were on sale.
Needless to say, given the effort involved, I'm rather fond of this look... I do love those boots. *smile*