For those of you with experience purchasing hard-to-find boot sizes or selling boots in general:
I have a very very small foot (women's 4) and have consequently had a hard time finding boots that fit me. Early last season I purchased a pair of low-end Burton boots in size 5 because they were the best I could find in Portland at short notice. Now that new equipment has been hitting the stores, I've been making the rounds at the local shops and have yet to find a shop that will stock a boot small enough to fit me. The Burtons I have now are a size 5 and if I tighten enough to keep from sliding forward in them, I lose circulation. I have not yet tried foot beds, but that might be the next step. Regardless, I would like to upgrade to a higher quality boot.
It seems like trying on boots in my size is impossible, so what is my next best option? Trying on boots that are too big, finding a best fit, then special ordering in my size? Only purchasing if I can actually try on the size I want to buy? Killing a cow by hand, conducting a ritual sacrifice, and patenting my own boot?
I do have the gear guide from a recent TWS Snowboarding magazine, which lists the boots that come in small sizes, and there are only a handful: Bonfire, low-end Burtons, Nitro, Forum, Rome, and Salomon are my options.
I know the rule is, don't buy unless you can try it on, but what the heck? Help a midget out!