I have a pair of Guideline Elite Rio and I love them! If Costa Del Mar wasn't such a fashion statement Guidelines would be more popular. They are very easy to sell to the avid fisherman. If you have to drive to Pensacola its well worth the drive!
I had the same problem you do. Bass Pro didnt have any in stock in Destin, Half Hitch acted like they didnt know what Guidelines were,and noone else carried them. So I finally drove over to Pensacola and tried them on and walked out with a pair.