That's crazy! I swear mine dropped like 4"
Not mine!! They did drop some, but only an inch or so, and not in the back where the zippers are.
In more relevant news, I finally broke down and took my boots to the cobbler to be shortened today. I asked my mom if she knew of anyone in the area, and she recommended the place where my dad gets his shoes resoled. Took them in, showed the guy how much I wanted taken off, and he said they'll be ready in a week. He says that they won't have to be rezipped, the snap can be easily mounted in the new location, and that the overall appearance of the boot will be the same. It only cost $30 too, so more affordable than I was expecting! I pick them up next Thursday, so I'll let you know what the final result looks like. Call around and see who you can find in your area!