I have purchased several pairs of the Alico Tahoe Hiking Boots and found the color to be consistent and as displayed in the images.
They are also very comfortable hiking boots and easy to break in.
I just responded to you inquiry, and I did not notice that there was two colors in the images. I have never seen the lighter color offered. I have the darker ones. STP forwarded your message to me for reply. And your specific questions should be answered by customer service.
The lighter color is currently out of stock. Due to the nature of the closeout business, we often receive items in limited quantities. Therefore, some sizes and colors can sell out quickly. Occasionally we are able to reorder a product, but closeout items are typically unable to be reordered. We suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items.