I think I am missing TJ...
I bought a pair of Merrell Chameleon Goretex hiking boots on the 1st of September. They've had pretty minimal use but on today's dog walk, the right boot let lots of water into the toe end of the boot.
The water definitely didn't come from above as my sock was bone dry apart from my toes.
Amazon seem to say that I can't return goods after 30 days - I've been going round in circles on their site. Surely that can't be right, assuming that the boots are defective?