I will say this and say this once and how you take it in is all on you. Your boots are the single most important piece of equipment you will ever own in snowboarding. A bad binding might suck for a day or two but it won't ruin your vacation. A bad board it's the same thing, but you can still ride it. You can ride a combo of both that suck. BUT boots are the one piece of equipment you don't EVER FUCK WITH. Go to a shop and say who gives a fuck about price, taxes, or time. This is the one piece of equipment that is an investment to your future happiness. Do it right and you'll be stoked, do it wrong like buying from the Internet and you will hate your life.