Try riding product samples it's great till you realize you didn't get the goods and your shit explodes.
I had a pair of Ride Deuce samples that did that! No fun!!!!
Boot shopping isn't the most fun. Next time i'll do it with headphones on so I don;t have to listen to all the pesky sales people. I ended up trying on over 30 pairs this year as well. In the end the ones that fit best for me were 686/NB. Got them from a small local shop which is where I will spend my boot money!