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Old 02-22-2012, 05:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
zealandblack
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If possible I'm always a fan of supporting local shops, but if you're hellbent on buying your boots online (like maybe the online deals are insaaaaane on the boots you want), do yourself a favor and go to a shop that carries the boot you want and try them on then go home and get the boots that fit on line. Boot sizes for brands can be very particular and nothing will detract from your riding more than having an poorly fitting boot.
However, a lot of local shops do a pretty good job of keeping up with the online sites in terms of price. Plus if you go to your local shops the people there (if it's a good and knowledgeable shop) can do things like give you hands on advice for what kind of gear is appropriate for you, maybe they'll heat mold your boots, some shops might even be able to give you a little discount if you're friendly with the people there.
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