I suggest you buy another pair
I love bargains too.
This was a one of a kind deal - I had the last pair of these shoes in my shopping cart for several days. I had literally just finished my research and decided to purchase the shoes - 6pm's price was already about half off. I was reviewing my cart and before my eyes 6pm lowered the price from around $60 to $39. I watched the price change on screen.
When I saw that I pulled the trigger before someone else snagged them. So only one chance at this deal. I'm guessing these shoes are being discontinued so maybe I'll find more elsewhere. In my research I learned that the sticky rubber soles of the inov-8's are short lived compared to harder vibram-like soles. And that perhaps the shoes need to be replaced more frequently. But most everyone raves about the comfort, fit and function of the various Inov-8s.
I too like the Montrail line - I've got a goretex pair of Hardrock's for sierra early season snow fields and run-off. They are not a perfect fit. But they don't cause blisters and they are quite functional even if they are a bit heavier than I like. I've moved progressively lighter with each new pair of shoes over the last 15 years. Made possible of course by the ultralight approach of gear makers.
"BS savings" from retail
This always makes me laugh too. Safeway is our regional supermarket giant and they do the same thing. Every time I buy anything, a baby ruth bar, I save "$71 dollars". And the cashiers seem to believe it. No way they would give away that much profit. Supermarkets operate on thing margins - I'm told in the neighborhood of 1 - 2 percent. How do they do it? VOLUME VOLUME VOLUME
Makes you wonder about retail prices in general. Think about an outlet like sierra trading post. A great store with great service. Their prices are pretty good as is, and they often send 30% to 45% off offers. I've got things in my shopping cart right now just waiting for the right discount to come along. If they can make money on seriously discounted merchandise what is the actual cost of goods?