I can get the F24 (last year) from REI for 199. (I'm not up for shelling the 350 for the newer pair). However, they have the 29.5. I tried on the 29 and they seemed to fit well(toe just against the frontwall), so I am afriad the 29.5 may be a hair too big. Or, I can get the FDB for 160 in a size 29. I am more of a freerider than a styler. Ohh the decisions. I'll go look at another shop to see if they have the 29.5 for me to try on.